After a summer of chlorine, sweat and lots of sun, your hair is probably due for some pampering. Treat your hair right and get it ready for fall by using simple ingredients found in your home. If you have a special hair product you swear up and down by, than by all means, add that into the mix. Hair masks, serums and moisture rich conditioners will all help reverse the damages of summer to your hair. But, foods like eggs, honey and even mayonnaise can do wonders for your lustrous locks.
Dry or Sun-Damaged Hair
Our hair can sometimes be the last thing we think about when we are out in the summer sun having fun. Now that fall is rolling in, the damage to your hair is noticeable. Sun exposure, sweat and heat can all cause their own dastardly damaging affects to your hair. But, don’t fear¦nature’s natural sweetner can help bring back your shine and gloss.
After washing your hair, massage about ½ cup of honey into your damp roots and cover your strands as much as possible. Leave the honey in for about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse out with warm water. For the worst of the worst cases of sun-damaged hair, add in 1 or 2 tbsp of avocado or egg yolk. These high-protein foods help build up the keratin protein bonds in your hair that UV rays break. Do this treatment once a month for as long as desired. Your hair will soon be healthier and flow in the crisp autumn breeze.
For the worst frizzy-hair sufferers, the frizz does not go away when the cooler weather starts. Avocado is not only good for repairing hair, but its oils can be great for weighing down and smoothing out unruly hair.
Mash up half an avocado and then massage it your washed hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. This treatment can also be amped up by adding a protein ingredient like mayonnaise or egg yolk.
No matter how many moisture intensive shampoos you buy, sometimes the pollution of today’s world can zap your hair of all moisture, leaving it dull and lifeless. Dairy products like plain yohgurt and sour cream can help to liven things up a bit. The lactic acid in the dairy products usually strips away the dirt and the fat in the products coats the hair in a layer of moisture. While this may sound gross to be putting in your hair, the benefits will outweigh the absurdity.
Even distribute ½ cup of sour cream into your damp, unwashed hair. Rinse after 20 minutes with warm water, and then cool water. Following this, shampoo and condition your hair as you would usually.
All Hair Types
While there is no universal treatment for all the hair problems women face, there is one ingredient that gives the best possible results; the raw egg. The yolk of the egg is extremely rich in fats and proteins and naturally moisturizes your hair. The white of the egg contains bacteria-eating enzymes that will rid your hair of unwanted oils and dirt.
If you consider your hair to be normal, use the whole egg to condition your hair. If your hair is on the oil side, use the egg white only. If your hair is dried out, use the egg yolk only to moisture. Apply the appropriate egg mixture for your hair to clean, damp hair. You should have enough mixture to cover your scalp and really get down to your roots. Leave the mixture in your hair for 20 minutes and rinse with cool water only. You do not want the egg to cook while in your hair!