Hair Care Ingredients from Your Kitchen
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Every woman wants to take care of her hair no matter what products or how much it will cost just to make her hair healthy, gorgeous and luscious. Here are some ingredients from your kitchen that you can use for your hair.
Aloe vera is a humble garden plant which has been used for years to treat various ailments and enhance the skin and hair. Cut a stem of aloe vera, scoop out the gel, and mix it with an egg yolk and three spoons of olive oil. If you warm the oil, the mask is more effective. Apply it on your scalp then brush your hair so the mask spreads evenly throughout. Leave on for half an hour and then wash off. This will leave your hair moisturised, so this is good if you have dry hair.
Yoghurt is an ingredient that has all-round benefits whether eaten or applied. The good bacteria in it help in cleansing your system from within and, when used on the face or hair, nourishes both substantially. You can use yoghurt for your hair even if it has gone sour. Mix yoghurt and egg well, and then apply onto your scalp. Leave on for 15-20 minutes then wash off. It will nourish your hair and help reduce dandruff. You can also mix 2 spoons of yoghurt with apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey. This works to reduce oiliness from your hair strands and will leave your hair shiny without looking greasy.
Avocados have good fat content, and they’re also a good skin moisturiser when mashed and used with other ingredients. Mash one avocado with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Increase the oil depending on the length of your hair. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp (don’t apply to your scalp if your hair is oily ). Leave on for half an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. This mask will give you a shiny, manageable hair and reduce frizz to a large extent.
Almonds have oil in them, which can help in giving you a healthy hair. Grind a fistful of almonds without adding water. If the mixture forms a sticky paste due to the oil, no problem. Take 2 tablespoons of this mixture, add an egg white of and a few spoons of olive or coconut oil. Whisk rigorously until it forms a smooth paste (you can even put it in the blender). Apply this on your hair with a stiff bristle brush and leave on for at least an hour or two, then wash off and your damaged hair will be soft and shiny. If you have almond oil in your home, mix it with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and honey and apply on your hair all the way to the ends. The mixture will reduce the occurrence of split ends. For this mask to work, you should cut off split ends first, then use this remedy regularly.
Baking soda is a cheaper alternative to expensive clarifying shampoos. It helps remove chemical residue from the hair, leaving it lighter and not weighed down. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with water to make a thick paste. Apply on slightly damp hair and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo for best results.
Milk can do amazing things on your hair, especially if your hair is breaking easily. Take 2 cups of milk (full cream for dry hair, low-fat milk for normal or oily hair, cream only for very dry hair). Heat till it’s a little hotter than lukewarm. Mix with 2 spoons of honey (preferably organic) and stir till the honey blends with the milk completely. Apply it on your hair and scalp as if you’re giving yourself a hair massage. If the mixture is too runny with the low-fat milk, you can reduce the amount of milk or add egg yolk. The important thing is that it should not drip off. Leave on for half an hour and wash off with shampoo. With regular use, you’ll find your hair getting stronger and breakage will reduce.
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