Monday, December 20, 2010

Natural Hair Care Tips

We are always tempted by new, laboratory-tested brands of hair care products in new bottles. A lot of them are very good, but they are expensive and they often smell of chemicals. Try some of these natural hair tips and enjoy the fresh smells of fruit and other good things.

To Give Your Hair Body And Shine
Beat an egg and massage it into freshly washed hair. After five minutes, rinse it out with cool water. Do not use hot water or you will have scrambled egg in your hair. Then you'll spend all morning washing it out.
Mayonnaise is excellent for conditioning hair. Massage it through, and preferably keep it in overnight (put your hair in a plastic bag or something, to avoid getting mayonnaise all over the pillows). Again, rinse out carefully in cool water. If you use hot, the mayonnaise will set in your hair and will be very difficult to get out.

Beer also gives a lovely shine to hair. Rinse your hair in beer in the shower, then rinse out with water. Use a beer that does not smell too strongly, or you will give people the wrong impression at work. Shampoos based on beers used to be popular though they do not seem to be around at the moment. They never smelled of beer.

Oily Hair
Opinions vary about how often oily hair should be washed. Some people prefer to wash it every day. Others claim that this merely encourages more oil production, thus worsening the problem. Whenever you wash your hair, try a tablespoon of cider vinegar to the final rinse to help cut down on the grease.

Dry Hair
You have to be very careful not to overwash dry hair. It's very easy to strip away the natural oils if you wash it too often.

Olive oil is a wonderful conditioner for dry hair. Warm up half a cup, or more if your hair is very long. Massage it through the hair, especially the ends and middle bits - these are always drier than the hair near your scalp. Wrap your hair in plastic, and then in a warm towel, and leave for 30 minutes. This allows the oil to penetrate the hair shaft. Wash out carefully, using a gentle shampoo suited for dry hair.

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