Are you tired of dry, damaged hair caused by store-bought beauty products made with chemicals? Many regular shampoos and conditioners do not have the right ingredients to treat your hair right, and they can be expensive. Also, sometimes you might need a treatment for your hair on short notice when all you have is what’s in your kitchen. Here are some homemade beauty tips for hair that will improve your hair no matter what type of hair you have.
On this page you can find tips for getting a clean scalp, why you should moisturize your hair, how to use a deep treatment and how to keep your hair shiny and manageable.
Keep your Scalp Clean
A brown sugar scalp scrub will keep your scalp clean. Dandruff results in a dry, flaky scalp. Using a scrub can help get rid of the flakes. Also, when washing your hair, it is most important to keep the scalp clean. If you have an oily scalp, a scrub will get it at the source.
Mix together one part brown sugar with one part conditioner. Use a light conditioner. Start with 2 tablespoons of each and increase as needed. Mix the two ingredients together after you wet your hair and apply it to your scalp. Use the tips of your fingers to gently scrub your scalp. Be careful not to tangle your hair too badly. Rinse thoroughly.
Moisture is very important for your hair, even if you have thin, oily hair. If you normally avoid conditioner, apply it to the length of your hair and stay away from the scalp. Use a light conditioner.
If you have curly or wavy hair that is dry, you can apply it to all your hair or just the length. Try both methods to determine which works best. Homemade beauty tips for hair that is dry are an excellent idea. Take your regular conditioner and give it a boost. Add some honey and olive oil, but not too much. Honey is a natural humectant which draws in moisture, and olive oil helps to seal in moisture. Adding a half teaspoon of each to a couple tablespoons of conditioner is plenty.
Use a Deep Treatment
A deep conditioning treatment is excellent for dry hair. Use a treatment once a month, once a week, or more frequently if necessary. Here are a couple of great deep conditioning recipes.
To strengthen your hair, use mayonnaise. You can make your own with fresh ingredients or use it out of the jar. Apply it to wet hair and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, shampoo if necessary. The egg in the mayonnaise replaces lost protein in your hair. You can also try mixing an egg with moisturizing ingredients such as honey and oil.
Give your regular conditioner a boost. Mix together 1/2 cup of conditioner with 1/4 cut honey, 1/4 cup aloe vera gel, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Apply it to wet hair and cover all your hair with a shower cap. Wrap your head in a warm towel and let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes or longer. Rinse thoroughly, and style as usual.
Keep Your Hair Shiny and Manageable
Do you have dull hair once it’s been clean and dried? A rinse with apple cider vinegar will help to restore shine and manageability. Mix together 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into 2 cups of cool water. After you have completely finished washing and conditioning your hair, poor the vinegar mixer over all your hair from root to tip. Let it sit for a couple minutes and rinse lightly. Style as usual.
Make Life Easier and Improve Your Look
There are many great homemade beauty tips for hair that can often outperform store-bought products. Boost your routine with these tips and tricks to make life easier and to improve the look and feel of your hair.