Are you tired of dull or frizzy hair that never cooperates? Losing just a tad more hair in the shower than you feel comfortable admitting? Most of the time, there’s no need to run out and spend a bunch of money on expensive hair treatments.
We all know that many kitchen staples can be used for non-food purposes. When was the last time you relaxed with cucumbers over your eyes to get rid of unsightly puffiness? Or used baking soda to clean and deodorize? Similarly, there are many things you can do for your hair. So instead of heading into town, simply head to the kitchen and try these easy, quick and natural hair treatments.
Avocados are good for your hair in several ways. It’s rich in both vitamin B and E. Vitamin B is known to be important for hair growth. If you scalp is dry or damaged, then it can prevent proper hair growth. That’s where vitamin E comes in – Vitamin E can help improve the condition of your scalp. Using avocados can also help prevent hair loss, too.
*Note: Avocados are known to be a common allergen. Even though you aren’t eating it, you could still have a reaction if you’re allergic to them.
Olive oil, like avocados, are rich in vitamin E. But it also has plenty of vitamin A. It will help protect the keratin in your hair. It promotes growth by getting rid of any sebum buildup that likes to get in the way and block hair follicles. It will also moisturize your hair.
According to Elle, here’s how to get the most out of an olive oil treatment…
- Get a hair cap and some olive oil
- Slightly heat some olive oil in the microwave
- Apply to dry hair
- Put on cap (or use a towel)
- Rinse hair thoroughly after 30 minutes, preferably with a sulfate-free shampoo
Our third natural hair treatment is coconut oil. Not only does it make your hair LOOK fabulous, it helps repair and care for your scalp and luscious locks. It thickens. It moisturizes. It protects. It shines. It helps prevent dandruff. It silkens. It provides vital proteins.
You can use it alone or you can create a healthy homemade hair mask. Which ever you choose, make sure you’re using a quality coconut oil product. Look for pure unrefined virgin coconut oil. It will cost a bit more than cheaper versions, but it’ll give you the best results and it’s still cheaper than expensive salon style treatments.
If using alone, simply melt some down in the microwave (it’s normally a pretty thick oil, more like a semi-solid cream texture). Oh, and make sure you have a few hours or even an entire afternoon to do this. Massage into damp hair, wrap your hair in a towel for a few hours and rinse. If you want to make a hair mask with it, try to find some rosemary oil and you’ll need one egg. See this video.
Treat your tresses to extra sexy shine. While this one may not fall into the kitchen staple category, argan oil is a natural oil that’s a favorite for many things – not just hair. It comes from the Argan nuts found in Argan trees in the Southwestern part of Morocco and can be found in many natural health stores or online.
It can transform your locks into thicker, moisturized hair overnight. But do take note that it works best on hair that’s pretty healthy already, but just needs an extra boost to shine and moisture.
*Note: According to NaturalNews, If your hair is actually damaged, don’t expect it to work miracles because it doesn’t have repairative properties that many other these treatments have.