Buying hair care products can be very pricey. The price can be explained by the use of exotic plants, but you don’t see them as it is all mixed and blended and put into a bottle. Actually you can create your own homemade hair care products. There is a way to get results as good as the expensive products create with products you can get from your fridge. You probably have them in your kitchen if not they can be easily acquired at a grocery store, things such as eggs, honey and backing soda.
Eggs for all types of hair
Eggs can be used for any types of hair as a conditioner. Egg whites have bacteria-eating enzymes in them and the yolks have are rich with proteins and fats. So from that eggs should be used to treat oily hair and yolks be used as a moisturizer for dry hair. The mixture of both can be used for normal hair.
HOW TO APPLY: Take ½ cup of the mixture suitable for you and spread over hair and scalp. If there is not enough to cover all the hair and scalp use more as needed. Keep it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water. It is important to use cold water so the egg doesn’t start to cook. Treatment containing yolks can be done once a month the one without yolk can be done every two weeks.
Yogurt for dull hair
Pollution and hair care products can build up a very fine film that would coat the hair and drain moisture from the hair and make it duller. Lactic acid from dairy products such as sour cream and plain yogurt can remove the layer. Also milk fat will moisturize your hair.
HOW TO APPLY: Use ½ cup of sour cream or plain yogurt and massage it into damp hair and scalp. Leave for about 20 minutes and then rinse with warm and then cold water. Shampoo after. This treatment can be done every two weeks.
Olive oil and lemon juice for itchy scalp
Itchy scalp can occur for many reasons but whatever the reason may be there is a simple solution. All you hair needs is some olive oil and lemon juice. Lemon juice will deal with the already loose, dry flakes of skin and oil will moisturize the skin that becomes exposed after.
HOW TO APPLY: Take 2 table spoons of lemon juice, 2 table spoons of oil and 2 table spoons of water. Mix it all together and massage into damp scalp. Mixture should sit for 20 minutes. Then rinse it out and shampoo the hair. This can be done every two weeks.
Beer for fine hair
If your hair is lump or just very thin unbelievably beer can help. It contains yeast which will thicken your hair. PLEASE DON”T USE BEER FOR DRY HAIR! Click here to read more about beer for hair.
HOW TO APPLY: You will need ½ cup of flat beer (no carbonation). To get the carbonation out let the beer sit in an open container for a couple of hours. Then mix it with one tea spoon of sunflower or canola oil and a raw egg. Apply to clean damp hair, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo after. You can also do this another way. Put the beer into a spray bottle and spray dry hair. this way when the liquids evaporate they will leave a protein residue that will continue thicken and structure your hair.
Honey for dry hair
Sun damage or over exposed hair can all be treated with honey. Honey attracts and keeps moisture which is exactly what hair needs.
HOW TO APPLY: Use about ½ cup of honey. You can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil to make the honey less viscous and easier to apply. Work it into the hair and scalp, let be for about 20 minutes. After rinse with warm water. If you feel that this isn’t enough you can try adding something protein rich like egg yolk or avocado. This will help the keratin protein bonds that are damaged by the sun. This can be done once a month.
Cornstarch for greasy hair
Cornstartch or cornmeal is an inexpensive treatment for oily or greasy hair.
HOW TO APPLY: Put one tablespoon of cornstarch or cornmeal into an empty pepper shaker and shake over your hair and scalp. When you use up all of it wait ten minutes and then using a hairbrush brush it all out. Hair should be dry for this. Treatment can be done once every two days.
Avocado for frizzy hair
Avocadoes’ oils are very similar to the oils our skin develops making it perfect for weighing down rebellious hair. It also smooths your hair.
HOW TO APPLY: take ½ of an avocado and mash it. Work it into hair and scalp and leave it there for 15 minutes. Then rinse with water. If you want more moisturizing add 1 or 2 spoons of something like sour cream, mayonnaise or egg yolk. This can be do every two weeks.
Baking soda for residue-ridden hair
Baking soda can be used to remove build ups from dished and cutlery. It also can be used to remove residue from hair.
HOW TO APPLY: Take 1 or 2 tablespoons of baking soda and mix with little water to create a thick paste. Work into damp hair and scalp and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and shampoo. This can be done every two weeks.