Planning a night in? Give your hair some love with these home made hair treatments — dry shampoo, deep conditioners, intense hair moisturizers, and hair color boosters for blondes and brunettes — all with natural ingredients out of your fridge and pantry.
If you’re looking for an all-natural, quick fix solution to your hair woes, take a dive into your cupboard and listen up:
Zap Excess Oil with Epsom Salts
If you’re still suffering from excess oil in your tresses, toss some Epsom salts in a wee bit of your shampoo (two to three teaspoons to half a cup of liquid shampoo) for a dry-hair wash that’ll soak up the grease. After massaging one tablespoon of the mix to your hair, don’t forget to rinse!
Add Shine with Eggs
If shine and body is what your hair needs, beat an egg and massage it into freshly washed hair. After a five-minute treatment session, wash out with cool water — you don’t want scrambled eggs on your scalp so make sure that water is cool!
Moisturize with Mayo
Mayonnaise — the real stuff — is a fabulous conditioning agent for achieving silky hair. Rub mayonnaise through your hair, starting at the root and moving out through the strand. Cover your hair with plastic (a shower cap or plastic wrap will do) and wrap with a hot, damp towel. Let your hair soak up the treatment for 30 minutes, and then wash twice to remove the mayo’s goopy residue.
Condition with Hot Oil Treatments
If your scalp and strands are like the Sahara Desert, save yourself the dehydration with a hot oil treatment that will condition your dry hair. Warm roughly half a cup of olive oil and massage it through your hair, focusing on the dryer parts as you move away from the scalp. Wrap your hair in plastic and a warm towel and let the treatment sit for about half an hour. Slide back in the shower afterward, washing with a dry-hair appropriate shampoo.
Blondes: Get a Natural Boost
Golden haired beauties can give their faded locks a jolt of sheen and brightness with the help of chamomile. For 10 minutes, steep three chamomile tea bags (or two tablespoons of loose tea) in half a cup of boiling water, and use the cooled, strained liquid as a color-enhancing final rinse.
Brunettes: Ramp Up the Richness
Like your light-haired pals, your hair can achieve a boost of color with items found in your cupboard. Steep two tablespoons of dried rosemary in two cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Wait for the liquid to cool, strain, and use as a final rinse.