What with the hair colouring, styling, chemical treatments and the humid weather, dry and damaged hair is a common problem that’s faced by men and women alike. Not only does dryness make your hair look unattractive, but dry hair could also lead to much bigger problems such as dandruff, hair loss, and split ends.
Of course, eating healthily, drinking enough fluids and exercise could prevent your hair from drying out, but a relaxing and moisturising hair treatment is always welcome at the end of a long day. Here are six hair treatments for your tresses you can make with the ingredients from your kitchen that are so simple, you’d raid the kitchen right now.
Honey and olive oil
We’ve shared with you a great tip on getting shinier and more manageable hair with honey and apple cider vinegar, but honey and olive oil are also a great combination and packed with all the needed nutrients to treat dry and dull hair.
Simply mix half a cup of raw or organic honey with a quarter cup of olive hair and apply to dry hair. Leave it for at least half an hour before washing it off with shampoo (you can leave it overnight for better result) and repeat the treatment once a week.
Note: You can also use coconut oil, almond oil or jojoba oil for this treatment.
This yellow, multipurpose fruit does wonders to your hair and is excellent remedy for split ends and frizzy hair. Its high potassium content helps improve hair elasticity and texture.
Mash a ripe banana and add a teaspoon of almond or coconut oil for smoother hair and mix evenly. Spread the mixture from roots to ends and leave it for thirty minutes to an hour. Rinse the hair mask with warm water followed with gentle shampoo and repeat on a weekly basis for frizz free hair!
Egg and yoghurt
These protein-rich foods can do magic to your dry, limp hair by adding shine and lustre with just a weekly thirty minutes treatment.
Crack two eggs in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt and beat it until it becomes a smooth, creamy texture before applying it to your hair. Wash it off with cold water and enjoy softer, shinier tresses everyone would envy.
There are just endless use for this amazing superfood we are so fond of. Its moisturising properties will bring your lanky, dull dry hair to life without weighing it down.
Mash up half a good-old avocado (you can add peppermint oil for a refreshing fragrance or yoghurt for more protein) and apply it to your hair after shampooing. Leave it, read a book, listen to music or simply relax for fifteen minutes before rinsing it off.
This acidic liquid is not only capable of ridding the build up dirt and excess oil from your scalp, it also balances the natural pH level and prevent dandruff and itchiness – a common problem faced by us living in this humid tropical country.
Just mix half a cup of plain-old white vinegar with a full cup of water to shampooed hair and let it sit for ten minutes before rinsing it off
Note: Vinegar can be harsh on your scalp and skin due to its acidic nature, so be sure to handle it carefully and don’t allow skin-contact with its undiluted form.
Although some people comment that hair treatments with baking soda tend to dry out the hair the first few sessions, it’s actually great to clear your scalp off dandruff and excess oil – leaving hair clean, soft, and lustrous.
The trick is to add egg (also yoghurt if you feel it won’t weigh down your hair) to the baking soda treatment to provide protein and shine to your hair.
Beat one egg, add one teaspoon of baking soda and apply the mixture evenly to your scalp and hair. Leave for thirty minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
Please note, although Beauty Guide always endeavours to provide you with the best and most well-researched beauty and wellness tips, your own results may vary. Always apply any products you want to apply to your skin, hair or body with a small amount on a less-visible area of skin or hair to test for any potential side-effects or reactions.