Whenever we take a look at our fridge, we may not realize that we have all the ingredients we need to give our hair a nice treatment. Whether you are looking for a way to moisturize dull hair, relieve an itchy scalp, add body to your hair, or reverse sun damage, taking a quick trip to your kitchen or local grocery store might be the answer.
Suffering from dry hair can happen to anybody, especially during the hot days of summer, and moisturizing products can sometimes be a bit too aggressive on our hair and scalp, or simply too expensive and ineffective. However, a great way to reverse this damage and keep our hair hydrated is by using dairy products like yogurt or sour cream. The lactic acid will help us clean our hair from dirt while milk fat will moisturize it, giving a healthy and shiny look.
Another common problem we might suffer from during summer or winter is having an itchy scalp. You can easily fight this annoying situation by mixing lemon juice with olive oil. The acidity in lemon juice can get rid of any flakes on your scalp while olive oil helps moisturize the skin. All you need to do is mix lemon juice with olive oil and water, massage your scalp, let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse and shampoo your hair.
There are many products out there that are made to add body to your hair, yet some of them tend to be not effective enough, and others might simply be not very affordable. The best next alternative might come from an unlikely beauty beverage. Beer contains a great amount of yeast and vitamin B, which work wonders when trying to add volume. Mix a half cup of beer with sunflower or canola oil and a raw egg, apply it to your clean and damp hair, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off.
Sun damage is a common and difficult problem to solve, as we must be careful not to overexpose ourselves to direct sunlight, this to protect both our hair and our skin. When we have sunblock to keep our skin safe, when it comes to hair protection, hats and caps are not always the best choice. SO, in order to reverse sun damage, honey can be our secret weapon, as it is a natural humectant that attracts and locks in moisture. We can apply honey to our scalp directly or mix it with olive oil, then massage into clean, wet hair, and let it sit for 20 minutes. To rinse it off, make sure you do it with warm water so that no residues are left on our hair.