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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Homemade recipes to help your hair..

My hair has been suffering lately - too much time in the swimming pool is taking it's toll. So, I was pretty happy to receive some helpful advice from Yana, who blogs over at Yana and Jane. I'll be trying out the avocado one for sure - not that I needed another reason to love avocado. 

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For frizzy hair:
Mash half an avocado and mix with 1tbsp of egg yolk. Once combined, spread this on your damp hair after washing. We all know that avocado is the "good kind of fat" and those healthy oils and fats will help to smooth your unruly locks.

For dry hair:
If your hair has dried out, the best thing for it is a protein boost. The combination of the fats in the yolk and the enzymes in the egg white make it the perfect thing to repair your hair and this one couldn't be simpler. Just mix up the egg until it's frothy and apply to your hair. If you have long hair, or it's really thick, you might need two eggs.

Don't forget only to use cool water when you come to rinse the egg mixture out, otherwise it could cook - and nobody wants a headful of scrambled egg!

For oily hair:
Just like above, but just use the egg white and mix with a couple of spoonfuls of vinegar. This will reduce the oils in your hair, whilst still giving it the protein boost it needs. 

For residue build-up:
If you've been using every hair product going, after a time all that residue is going to begin to build up. The best thing to combat this? Bicarbonate of soda. (You know, that one in the baking cupboard which you don't use very often!)
Simply mix 2tbsp of bicarb with a little water until it forms a thick paste. Massage the paste into your hair and leave it to fizz for 15 minutes. Then rinse off and shampoo as normal.

For softer, shinier hair:
Coconut oil really is having it's time at the moment. If you'd like to use something a little more kind than regular conditioner on your hair, try this. Simply mix together 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part honey in a bowl and gently heat them in. Make sure that the oil melts but doesn't start to bubble. Massage into the full length and thickness of your hair (use a comb if needed). Leave this to set for an hour, then rinse and wash as normal.

Do you use any homemade treatments on your hair? I'd love to know. For more hair and beauty expertise, be sure to visit Yana and Jane's blog.



10 comments:

  1. I will definitely be using the tips for dry and frizzy hair - especially as I've been looking for some natural alternatives as some products I've been using seem to have made it worse. Great tips and post here Char! - Tasha

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    1. Also hair care products can be so expensive, and I'm never sure they do what they say they will.

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  2. The only homemade treatment I've used is very cheap vodka in conjunction with a nit comb in order to get rid of nits. Varying degrees of success - you have to comb through daily for about a week, and it's a pain if you've lots of hair.

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    1. Oh, I've never heard of that one!

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  3. I love the idea of this but I can't bring myself to put eggs in my hair, I seem to have a part of my brain that simply prevents this from happening. Ever.

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    1. Yeah, there's something a little icky about the thought, isn't there?

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  4. I will defiantly be trying the egg one. My hair is so dry and damaged.

    Sammie

    Little Blonde Life - Lifestyle Blog

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  5. These sound promising but I've never had much luck with homemade masks! I'd rather eat an avocado than wear one haha xxx

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