Determining how to find time to have your hair professionally cared for can be a problem for today’s busy woman. In addition, salons can be cost-prohibitive and, when you can afford them, they may apply harsh chemicals to your hair that cause you concern. Several hair care solutions can be used at home with foods you find in the kitchen.
Using a vinegar rinse on your hair can help keep it soft and shiny, according to the Hairstyles website. The acid in the vinegar will correct the pH balance of your hair and will strip the hair of old shampoo, conditioner and hair spray. In addition, a vinegar rinse will close up the cuticles of your hair shafts, which stops your scalp from getting itchy and also prevents dandruff from forming. Applying the vinegar hair rinse after you shampoo your hair will leave your hair with a vinegar odor, but the odor goes away when your hair dries.
Applying a thin layer of coconut oil over the entire scalp will help prevent dandruff. The oil needs to be warmed before it is applied. Using a cotton ball as your applicator will help you cover more of the scalp’s surface. Once the coconut oil has been applied, you should leave it on your head overnight while you sleep. As soon as you wake up in the morning, squeeze lemon juice all over your head, wait for 30 minutes, then wash your hair using your normal hair care products. The coconut oil should loosen any dandruff flakes; the lemon juice should help lift them and also make your hair shiny. The shampooing process removes the flakes.
To treat dry or damaged hair, use olive oil. Running the olive oil through your hair and massaging your scalp once or twice a week will help return the luster and shine to your dry hair. In addition to olive oil, honey is a good treatment for dry hair, according to the Home Remedies Guide website. Mix one part honey with one part olive oil. Apply it all over your head, and then wait for 30 minutes before washing it out; your hair should be manageable and silky smooth.
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