Beautiful, healthy hair is something most people would love to have, and chances are you are no exception. Nice hair is great for your image and self-confidence, so who wouldn’t want it? The problem is beautiful hair can cost a lot of money to achieve and maintain. Salon hair treatments and even store-bought treatments you apply at home are often very expensive. These treatments may also contain harsh chemical ingredients that really aren’t that great for your hair. Luckily there are many hair treatments you can make in the comfort of your own home, using ingredients that may be right in your own kitchen.
Hair masks are a great way to nourish and deep condition your hair. There are many different hair masks you can create at home that will give you results similar to masks purchased at a salon or store. For a fruity, deep-conditioning mask, simply combine 1/2 of a mashed avocado, 1/2 of a mashed banana, 2 teaspoons mashed cantaloupe, and 3 to 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Stir thoroughly until all ingredients are well blended and uniform in appearance. Smooth the mixture evenly through your hair, paying extra attention to dry areas. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before rinsing completely. Your hair will be soft and shiny after applying this mask, and you can repeat this treatment up to 3 times a week.
Another hair mask recipe that can be easily made at home uses 1 mashed ripe mango, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, and 2 egg yolks. Combine the mashed mango and yogurt in a medium-sized mixing bowl until blended. Add the egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Comb evenly through your hair until well coated. Place a shower cap on your head and leave the mask on for 25 to 30 minutes. Applying heat from a hair dryer or sitting outside in the sun will make the ingredients work even better. Rinse completely when the time is up. The eggs will add moisture to hair, and the fruit acids from the mango will leave your hair with a gorgeous shine. Repeat this mask twice a week.
Miscellaneous Hair Treatments
The issues you have with your hair almost always depend on your hair type. That being said, there are countless treatments on the market for every hair issue imaginable. You can make your own personalized hair treatments at home, and they will surely help whatever issue you may be facing.
If your hair is especially dry and frizzy, you can make a hot oil treatment that will help tame your tresses. All you need is 2 teaspoons jojoba oil and 1 teaspoon soybean oil. Combine the two oils in a mug or small mixing bowl. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 10 second intervals for up to 30 seconds, checking the temperature after each interval. You want the oil to be warm but not so hot that it will burn your head. When the right temperature is reached, comb the oil through your hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, applying heat if desired. Rinse the oil from your hair thoroughly and style as usual. Your hair will be moisturized and less frizzy. If your hair is very thick or long, you can double the batch. Use this recipe once a week. Another way to calm frizzy hair is to apply coconut oil. All you have to do is distribute 1 to 2 teaspoons of coconut oil through clean hair before styling. This will keep your hair soft and easy to manage.
If you are suffering from dull locks, there are some treatments you can apply at home that will give your hair a beautiful sheen. The first treatment uses a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. Just combine a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Use it as a rinse after shampooing your hair, and leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse with cool water and style as usual. You can use this treatment up to 3 times a week. This is an excellent treatment for removing build-up from hair as well.
The next treatment that will leave your shiny and soft uses plain old honey. Honey is known for its great soothing and nourishing qualities for hair and skin. All you have to do is dissolve a teaspoon of honey in 2 cups of warm water. After shampooing and conditioning as usual, pour the mixture over your hair until it is soaked. Wring out the excess liquid, then dry and style your hair like you normally would. There is no need to rinse. This treatment will leave your hair shiny and soft. Use up to 3 times a week.
Once you give these great, homemade hair treatments a try, you will be amazed at how well they work. You will save money by making them at home, and you will also know exactly what is going on your hair. There will be no wasting expensive, store-bought products because you will be able to make only the amount you need. You should definitely give these hair treatments a try today.
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