These are things you can find in your kitchen, or if you buy, would still end up in your kitchen. Why is this amazing? Hair time can be snack time. Multitasking galore! After your wash, refer to this guide.
1. Raw egg and olive oil treatment
Olive oil helps everything and I’ve never known an egg to be useless either.
Who told you eggs were just for eating? Delicious as they are, they also destroy bacteria and remove unwelcome oils from your hair. How? The egg yolk has plenty of fats and proteins AND is certainly moisturizing. The egg whites then have those bacteria-killing enzymes.
Olive oil, on the other hand, acts an emollient. An emollient is that thing you want in your lip balm and your hair. It locks in moisture like a jailer locks up his inmates.
- Take one egg and one spoon of olive oil (just one!)
- Spread it, easy enough
- So now you have 30 minutes, you can catch up on your social media updates.
- Rinse, shampoo, condition
- Go back to social media
2. Apple cider vinegar
For smooth hair and model shine.
Acetic acid and a similar pH level to human hair make apple cider vinegar amazing for frizzy manes. If you have oily hair, a consistent rinse with vinegar will leave your scalp at the right level of acidity.
- Shampoo it. Remember, rinse all the shampoo out! You should always do that anyway, shampoo dries out your hair.
- No conditioning, let the cider do its work!
- 30 seconds and you are home free! Rinse with cool water unless you live in cold areas. In which case, you can use slightly warm water.
Generally depending on your hair type. Super thin one means using this cleanse less, whereas, thicker one allows for use once or twice a week.
3. Carbonated water rinse:
Regular water? For your special self, and your wild mane? I think not!
Glad you asked. It’s all about that PH level in carbonated water. It has a low PH which reduces frizz. Or so they say. Feel free to go around and check for yourself.
- Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
- Rinse with half carbonated water and half regular water
A few times a week should you feel the need.
Note: No need to waste money on carbonated water. Regular water works just fine, it has been the giver of life all this time anyway. Also, there are so many more options.
Useful before and after a night out.
Fun nights, bad decisions, and a well-earned potbelly is not all beer is good for. It is also great for your hair.
Mainly because beer is always nice but also actual reasons. First, the malt in beer is full of proteins that are a joy for your hair. Beer likewise has more minerals, vitamins, and nutrients than I am willing to get into, and/or understand.
So, what does beer do?
- Strengthens it
- Fights dandruff
- Repairs damaged hair
- Increases shine
How? Three ways:
The way of least effort:
- Take a beer, run it through it
- Text your mum back
- Respond to the new text from your mum.
The way of a little more effort
- Buy a beer
- Let it decarbonate all night and day
- Shampoo your hair as usual
- Instead of conditioning, rinse with the decarbonated beer
- Go to bed, it’s late.
The measured way
- Take a beer, shampoo, and conditioner
- Mix them into equal parts
- Rub that mix into your curls
- Brush to create friction
- Let it sit a minute as you text your mum back
- You don’t need to respond to the new text- you’ve worked hard enough.
A couple of times a week
- The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice. The darker the bee, the better your hair.
- You can mix beer with apple cider vinegar for a good mix.
Because avocado is goodness in every way. It is good with sugar, salt or chili. It is guacamole deliciousness and it has just the right fatty acids that hydrate your hair.
How? Many ways, but here’s two:
Avocado and olive oil
- Shampoo your hair as usual
- Take an avocado and mash like you are making guacamole
- Add just a little olive oil (I know it can be expensive)
- Mix and apply
- Cook dinner, (salsa? Nachos? Some of that guac?) you have 30 mins to an hour
- Rinse with conditioner
- Eat that incredible dinner you just made
Avocado and mayo
- Same steps as above only mayo instead of olive oil
Once or twice a week, have some fun
A funny song about uncle Obama and banana’s
Perfect if you want your hair to grow, mash some bananas. Potassium, calcium, natural oils and carbohydrates increase its health, allowing it to grow. It increases moisture and takes away dullness, giving it a nice shine. Reviews also rave about how soft your hair feels after.
- Use 2 of the overripe bananas left standing in your kitchen
- Mash, mix and apply
- Leave it on for 30 minutes. Catch up on your favorite series.
- Shampoo and rinse after.
A few times a week.
Note: probably best to use on a relaxing night in just in case some bits get stuck in your hair. You don’t want to be a banana hair girl.
7. Lemon and honey for frizzy hair
Tastes good in tea and your hair likes it too.
Let’s consider what frizz is. It is caused when the cuticles in your hair shaft are raised. This means that the moisture from your hair seeps out. Honey and lemon work well together to clean the grime. Clean? Yes, please. The honey works to condition it.
Want highlights but not willing to sell your right arm for it? The lemon and honey both work to do that.
- Take 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons honey
- Mix 2 cups, 1 for tea and 1 for your hair
- Give yourself a good scalp massage- because you deserve it
- Relax, read a book and drink that tea
- Rinse with shampoo and lukewarm water (this is the exception, not the rule)
Once every two weeks
Note: Condition it regularly when using this hair mask.
If you have no lemon, just mix 2tbsp honey and 2 cups of water.
8. Coconut milk for frizzy hair treatment
if you have the whole coconut, you get a snack too.
As with all the rest, coconut milk is rather beneficial for your hair. It moisturizes from the roots to the tips.
- Heat the coconut milk (the amount you think is necessary.
- Massage it into your scalp for a few minutes
- Wash as normal and go about your day.
Up to two times a week.
9. Hot oil treatment
This is like the holy grail for hair.
It works for literally every type of hair and can use any oil. The oil treatments work to further infuse these oils into your curls.
- The oils keep your scalp moist, protecting it from scalp issues, like dandruff or dryness.
- It also moisturizes dry hair, returning it to a soft natural state.
- It restores shine keeping that mane looking fabulous
- And, it reduces tangling so that it’s not such a headache to comb through.
- Take whichever oil you have (coconut oil, Argon oil, jojoba oil, olive oil)
- Put it in an applicator bottle (or just any bottle you can place in warm water without its spilling)
- Heat hot water and put it in a bowl
- Place the bottle in and let the oil heat up (then you have hot oil!)
- Try not to get it too hot that you burn yourself
- Massage the oil into your hair- roots, strands, and tips
- Wrap in a towel or shower cap (20 if you are in a hurry)
- You can also sit in a dryer or under a steamer for 30 minutes
- Apply to leave-in conditioner
- Marvel at how wonderful it feels
Once a week, especially in colder areas
There are so many different things you can do with your hair. There are certainly enough options straight from your kitchen. The thing is to find what works best for you.