Shine, hydrate and cleanse: home remedies for beautiful hair

May 20, 2018

Shine, hydrate and cleanse: home remedies for beautiful hair

We were browsing the library (yes the library), and came across this marvellous book called Homemade Beauty. We've pulled out some of our favourite recipes for clean, shiny and beautiful hair! Did you know using inverse with hair masks will push all those goodies into your hair, helping those natural ingredients to work their magic?

If you've given any of these a go before, do let us know how you went! Putting egg in your hair is certainly an interesting experience… Maybe put the treatments in when standing in the shower to avoid a mess! ;)

Protein-Enriching Hair Treatment

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 10 drops of essential oil (to reduce the egg smell)

Instructions:

In a small bowl, beat together egg, yoghurt and essential oil. After shampooing, apply treatment generously to hair, concentrating on your scalp and follow with your frozen inverse. Leave on for 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly and follow with your standard conditioner.

Why it works:

Our hair is mostly protein, and when it's not supported or nourished, hair can feel brittle and break easily. Eggs and yoghurt are incredible sources of protein, not only for out body, but our hair too.

Honey-Banana Shine Mask

You will need:

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

Mash banana until completely smooth, then stir in honey and apple cider vinegar. Ensure ingredients are totally mixed to allow for proper distribution. Apply mixture to shampooed hair and follow with your frozen inverse. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and follow with your standard conditioner.

Why it works:

Honey and banana make great hair hydrators, which helps give your hair a beautiful shine. Adding the reside reducing apple cider vinegar can take your shine to the next level!

Purifying Baking Soda Rinse

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 cup distilled water

Instructions:

Combine ingredients into a spray or squeezy bottle, and shake thoroughly. Distribute throughout dry hair and let sit for 1-2 minutes before rising well. Follow with shampoo and conditioner.

Why it works:

When it comes to hair, sometimes too much of something can be a bad thing. If you have build ups of products such as hair oils, serums or deep treatments, you can irritate your scalp and weigh your hair down.

This can remove all the nasties and give you a clean base to start again. Just use it sparingly, as over use can dry out hair.

Resources: Homemade Beauty, by Annie Strole, published in 2014.



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