Finding the right product to keep your hair healthy or treat common hair problems can be as simple as grabbing items from your kitchen pantry. Instead of going up and down the drugstore aisle trying to determine what hair product will work best on your locks take a natural and healthy approach to hair care. There are several foods that you can eat to keep your hair looking healthy; those same foods, and more can also be applied directly onto your hair.
Several foods have long been known to help hair look its best when applied directly; we just don’t use the same treatments anymore if it does not come out of a bright bottle. Health and beauty spas looking to incorporate natural alternatives into their treatments and offerings are turning to food based hair products and rinses.
You can create your own natural hair treatments when you know what foods are healthy for your hair and treat common issues. Remember, don’t eat the food but apply it directly to your locks for the quickest and best results.
Yogurt has long been known to be a great hair conditioner, and has been used to replace hair conditioners all together. You can buy a bottle of hair conditioner that has ingredients meant to imitate the results yogurt gives you or you can just apply yogurt instead. Yes, real edible yogurt. Purchase plain yogurt, the normal full fat kind and run it through your hair in the same way you would a rinse out conditioner. Your hair will be baby soft and have a great shine.
I’ve always said the avocado is better for more than just guacamole. Avocado does wonder on limp, lifeless hair and treats problems like split ends naturally. If you need to treat lifeless hair that lacks luster mash an avocado with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the paste to your hair and tie it up for twenty minutes, when the time is up rinse the paste completely out of your hair. Nothing left to do but enjoy the new body and bide your time till the next treatment.
If split ends are your issue a quick avocado fix will straighten your problem out, till you get yourself into the salon. Mash an entire avocado and add a cup of coconut milk, apply the paste to the tips of your hair and let it do its magic for fifteen minutes. Your split ends will no longer be noticeable when you rinse out the paste and the temporary fix will last about a week.
Perpetually greasy looking roots could use a quick cornstarch treatment to help absorb excess oil. If you have an excess of oil in your hair rub some cornstarch into the roots of your hair before washing and just rinse out in the shower. Wash and blow dry your greasy hair problems away.
Honey is a great moisturizer for both skin and hair, especially coarse hair is quickly softened with a honey based treatment applied to the hair. For shoulder length hair combine two tablespoons of honey with a quarter cup of olive oil, double the ingredients for longer hair. Apply the mixture to your hair and cover with a shower cap or in a bun on the top of the head. After twenty minutes rinse out the treatment and towel dry hair.