It would seem that to have healthy and beautiful hair, all you need to do is use shampoo and conditioner. Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes a little more effort to maintain a stunning hairstyle.
The undeniable effectiveness of home methods
Did you know that avocado oil is, in terms of its content, more similar to the composition of sebum than other oils commonly used in cosmetics? Or that lemon juice is gentler on the scalp than luxury cosmetics packed with chemicals? When it comes to hair care, it’s not worth limiting yourself to what the industry has to offer. Some foodstuffs are a great alternative to store-bought cosmetics.
How to take care of your hair? The best way to take care of your hair is with eggs, dairy products, honey, lemon and even beer.
The raw yolk is rich in fats and the protein has strong moisturising properties. In addition, it contains enzymes that are an effective remedy for oily hair. Depending on the condition of your hair, you should use either a whole egg or just the yolk or white. For normal hair, the whole egg will do; for oily hair, just the egg white; for dry and brittle hair, just the yolk.
To make an egg mask, you only need about half a glass. Rub the mixture into your hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cool water and a little shampoo. Use the whole egg and egg yolk mixture once a month and the egg white mixture every fortnight.
Are you using styling products? Then know that a lot of these products will weaken the condition of your hair. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop using them. All you need to do is take care of your hair in a way that minimises the effects of chemical enhancers. Dairy products such as cream or natural yoghurt work best in this regard. Lactic acid cleanses the hair effectively and gently and the fat contained in milk moisturises the hair better than fancy cosmetics.
Milk products will give your hair a shiny and healthy look. Just apply half a glass of sour cream or yoghurt. After 20 minutes, rinse the mask off first with warm and then with cold water. At the very end, use a shampoo. Milk masks should be used every 2 weeks.
Oil and lemon – dandruff killers
Dandruff? Perhaps you eat poorly, lead a stressful lifestyle or overuse styling products. After all, washing your hair with olive oil and squeezed lemon juice will not only thoroughly cleanse the scalp, but also moisturise it properly.
To make the rinse, mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of water. Massage the mixture into your washed scalp and after 20 minutes, wash it off with a shampoo (preferably an anti-dandruff one).
Beer contains yeast, which adds vitality to your hair. Just set aside half a glass of beer for a few hours, add 1 teaspoon of oil and a raw egg, and mix everything together. Rub this mixture into your hair and rinse it off after a quarter of an hour with cold water. Those with dry hair can pour weathered beer into a spray bottle and spray it on. The residual protein, hops and malt will strengthen the hair structure.
Honey – a remedy for dry hair
Honey is effective at retaining moisture, which is why it has almost always been used in cosmetics. No matter how dehydrated your hair is, treating it with honey is guaranteed to make it look better. Even with overexposure to the sun, frequent use of straighteners or soaking your hair in hard water.
Massage half a cup of honey into damp hair and leave on for 20 minutes. For a better result, you can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Those with dry hair should enrich the mask with avocado and egg yolks.
We’re not urging you to give up using store-bought cosmetics altogether. Especially since more and more naturally formulated products are now appearing on drugstore shelves. It’s always a good idea to take a look at the label before putting the product into the basket.
Remember to choose cosmetics containing as few synthetic substances as possible. The complete elimination of synthetics from the cosmetics industry is not yet possible, because, for example, the preparations containing water must have at least a minimum amount of preservatives, otherwise they could develop bacteria and fungi.
In addition, some products must also contain substances which ensure the right consistency or protect active compounds from decomposition. That’s why the organisations certifying natural cosmetics allow up to 5% of synthetics in their composition. It’s worth taking this into account when choosing.