Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Homemade Hair Treatments

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a little obsession with hair. Straight, curly, colored, or natural, beautiful hair is my weakness. And recently, since reading the Grazia, "100 New Beauty Rules You Need to Know for Autumn,I have been religiously blow drying my hair straight. I'm in LA and the heat is intense. Mix 100 degree smoldering sun, with quick jaunts into the ocean (salt water + colored hair = disaster), and blow drying, and you've got dry, stressed, tattered tressles. For a self-proclaimed hair obsessor, this is, "so NOT a good look." So I decided to do some web research... what treatments could I put on my tender lockes? Here are some favorites that I came across (***NOTE*** these can ALL be made from the comfort of your own home. TRANSLATION - no salon visit necessary!)

*1*Olive Oil Hair Mask
Mix 5 tablespoon of olive oil with 2 eggs. Apply throughly to hair. Wrap head with plastic wrap or a shower cap. After 15 minutes rinse well.
*2*Honey & Olive Oil Hair Mask -1
Mix 2 tablespoon honey with 3 tablespoon olive oil. Apply throughly to hair. Cover hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap. After 15 minutes shampoo and rinse well.
*3*Beautiful Gorgeous Hair Mask
After you shampoo your hair, pour 1 cup fresh lemon juice or vinegar through hair and massage and rinse with water. Apply your usual conditioner and wash with water. It will remove all the dirt and your hair will be shine sparkling. Do not repeat this method before 2 weeks.
*4*Beautiful Gorgeous Hair Mask
Grind fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. This paste is good for all types of hair problems, viz. dandruffs, falling hair, thinning of hair, baldness, split hair, etc.
*5*Hair Rinse for soft and shiny hair
Mix 1 Tbsp of following herbs with enough boiling water and let it stand for 1/2 an hour. Add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and mix well. Shampoo your hair. Pour mixture over hair repeatedly. Vinegar will seal the hair cuticle. Use the herbs as following:
For hair general care: rosemary leaves, nettle, burdock root, elder flowers
For dry hair: chamomile flowers, comfrey root, nettle, elder flowers
For oily hair: lemon peel, , peppermint, lemongrass
*6*Shining Hair
Mix juice of one fresh orange, water, 1 tablespoon Honey and a few drops (5-7) of sandalwood oil. Use as an after-shampoo rinse.
Beat two eggs in a tablespoon of milk and apply on your hair. Rinse your hair after 5-7 minutes to get an instant shining.
Add a 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in water and rinse your hair.
*7*For Damaged Hair
Mash a ripe banana with a few drops of almond oil and massage into hair. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse with soda water and then shampoo and condition.
*8*Dry Hair
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey in half cup of full cream milk. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.
Combine 1 banana, 1 egg, 1/4 cup honey, about 3 Tbs of milk and about 5 Tbs spoons of olive oil. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.
Zinc and essential fatty acids (pumpkin seeds, nuts, vegetable oils) are good for dry hair. Eating the foods rich in zinc help.
*9*Falling Hair, Hair Loss
Rub Indian gooseberry (Amla) into the scalp regularly. It can show wonderful results, it will stop hair falling.
Eat a protein rich diet inluding green leafy vegetables, carrots, mango, dried apricots, whole grain cereals, sprouts, lentils in the daily diet for the hair loss and falling hair.

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So try out a treatment and let us know how it works! Or email us with your own, do-it-yourself hair treatment!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love u sarah whereever did u come up with this on?xo, JC

Anonymous said...

i love u sarah whereever did u come up with this on?xo, JC

Anonymous said...

I can't wait till I recover from these 2 months, I am so trying these. Thanks Sarah.

Anonymous said...

I tried this and it made my hair fall out. Please don't try these.

Beauty Banter said...

if your hair fell out, that may be due to stress or genetics (as in a balding mother or father). however, these are ALL natural recipes... highly unlikely that they would cause any sort of hair loss.

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