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  • Homemade Solutions for Your Hair Issues

    Looking good comes with a price. And as much as we want to maintain our best appearance, especially with our hair, we do not always have the budget to do so. However, like the popular adage, “If there is a will, there is a way”, everything is possible. Even with your occasionally stubborn hair. And you will be surprised that most of the things you can use to tame your mane are just within the corners of your home, some of which are even in the food you eat!

    To start let us acknowledge the fact that we all have different problems and complaints when it comes to our hair. Some have to deal with oily or greasy hair while others have to constantly put up with dry hair. And the good thing is we might have something to offer to resolve your issues. Here are some convenient concoctions you can do on your own to add in your hair care regimen. These are particularly helpful alternatives when you just can’t afford to go to the salon.


    Dull Hair

    Having dull hair is one the most common dilemmas in existence. With a lot of styling products available that are just too tempting not to try, it is difficult for the hair to preserve its natural shine and moisture. And even if you abstain from artificial hair styling, you cannot hide from air pollution. However, there is a cheap way to magically reverse the damage of such harmful elements with a dose of sour cream or yogurt.

    Dairy products like sour cream and yogurt contain lactic acid that can help remove dirt and milk fat which aids in moisturizing.

    How To:
    1. Damp Hair.
    2. Massage ½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt into hair.
    3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
    4. Shampoo and rinse hair with warm water.
    5. Recommended every other week.

    Itchy Scalp

    There are many reasons why the scalp becomes itchy and flaky. If you are continually exposed to stress and are having poor diet, you should stop wondering why. Climate, too, can be a contributing factor. On this trouble, what is recommended is a blend of olive oil and lemon juice.

    Dry flakes of skin can be battled with the acidity in lemon juice complemented by the moisture the olive oil contributes to the scalp.

    How To:

    1. Damp hair and scalp.
    2. Combine 2 tbsp olive oil with 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 2 tbsp water.
    3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse and shampoo hair.
    5. Recommended every other week.

    Dry Hair

    This is probably the least agreeable of all hair problems. Dry hair can unfortunately make way to further difficulties – frizzy, lifeless, no-sheen hair. This is normally a result of overexposure to the sun, ironing and hard water, which are too usual a harmful element to avoid. All the same, it is easy to resolve with a very sweet remedy – honey.

    Honey helps lock moisture in the hair. If this is your hair situation, you better check the label of your shampoo first for some composition of honey before buying.

    How To:
    1. Damp hair.
    2. Rub ½ cup honey into hair.
    3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse with warm water.
    5. Recommended once a month only.

    (You can also try mixing it with 1-2 tbsp avocado or egg yolk for severely dry hair.)

    Oily or Greasy Hair

    Why hair turns oily or greasy can be blamed mostly to temporary hormonal problem. That being said, we have no escape. At one point in our lives, we have to deal with an oily scalp leading to acnes on your hair line. If you are in this stage, the most readily available ingredient you can use is baking powder.

    Baking soda can also be a cheap alternative for dry shampoo.

    1. How To:

      1. Add 1-2 teaspoons baking to your shampoo.
      2. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
      3. Rinse and repeat if necessary.
      4. Recommended for daily use.
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