Is your hair dry and lifeless? Do you subject your hair to frequent chemical and heat treatments? Bring the natural luster, softness and silkiness of your natural hair by trying these top five homemade remedies to get smooth hair.
1. Eat healthy and drink lots of fluids.
Include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet as well as fish, nuts and milk. These nutritious food help improve your hair’s texture and appearance. A healthy diet works from the inside as nutrients from food and proper hydration can make your natural hair grow healthily.
2. Use eggs as conditioner.
You can find protein in egg yolks and protein helps repair and strengthen damaged hair by adding shine and moisture. You can use it alone or add olive oil, coconut oil or baby oil and use as a hair mask. Eggs are rich in fatty acids, sulfur, proteins and vitamins E, D and A and these nutrients help make your natural hair grow healthy. The nutrients in egg can also prevent breakage and speed up hair growth. Just remember to skip the hot water when rinsing out the egg hair mask so you won’t cook the eggs on your hair.
3. If you are hesitant to use raw eggs then try full-fat mayonnaise.
Made from eggs and oil, this full-fat dressing works miracles in making your natural hair shiny and soft. This is one of the most tried and tested homemade remedies to get smooth hair. Massage half a cup of mayonnaise onto hair and scalp, cover with a shower cap for 30 minutes then rinse. A jar of mayo isn’t too expensive so indulge and apply generous amount to your hair.
4. Beer can bring back the vitality in your natural hair.
Barley and hops in beer makes your hair fuller and more bodied. The alcohol in beer, on the other hand, cleanses and acts as a shine agent. Dull, limp hair can benefit from the yeasty brew as the protein in malt and hops nourishes and strengthens hair. The silica in hops fortifies hair while the essential oils in hops are rich in antioxidants. Beer also contains B vitamins and minerals that tighten the hair’s cuticles which results to light bouncing off your tresses and making it shine.
5. You can restore your dry hair with vinegar.
Use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar mixed with water to remove the build-up of chemicals, shampoo, conditioner and hair styling products on your hair. The clarifying properties of vinegar free your hair of excess weight from product build-up. Also, the pH level of apple cider vinegar complements that of your natural hair so the hair’s cuticles are kept sealed thus leaving you with smoother hair. Apple cider vinegar has natural antifungal properties too so you can use it to sooth itchiness and remove dandruff.
Bring back your natural hair’s beauty by trying these homemade remedies to get smooth hair. Step into your kitchen and pamper yourself with DIY hair treatment that is easy to make, low-cost and most of all, effective.