If your hair feels unmanageable, overly dry, and is defying gravity with all that static electricity, you need some serious deep conditioning to keep them in check this season. We suggest you skip the chemical hair spas and go au naturel with DIYs that can be whipped up at home.
Coconut Conditioner: Heat 2tbsp of coconut oil in a double boiler and add two to three drops of essential oils such as lavender for fragrance. Use your finger tips to massage the oil into the roots and scalp. Tuck all your hair in a shower cap and leave it on for an hour to maintain the heat. Finally, use a mild shampoo to wash your hair, preferably with lukewarm (not hot) water.
Why It Works: The oil at the roots will help weigh your hair down, making them less frizzy. Also, coconut oil contains vitamin E that moisturizes the hair and enriches it with protein. It helps remove bacteria, fight dandruff and keep the scalp clean in the process.
Egg Conditioner: Mix 2tbsp of olive oil with half a cup of egg and apply it to damp hair. You need to leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Why It Works: While it does not have the most pleasant scent during application, the after effects are instantly visible. Egg is a good source of protein which strengthens the hair and improves growth. It also restores the moisture and repairs hair damage, leaving you with lustrous, shiny hair.
Banana Conditioner: Put one banana, one egg, 3 tbsp of honey and 5tbsp of olive oil into a bowl and mix thoroughly (shouldn’t be granular). Apply it to your hair for 30 minutes, then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Why It Works: Banana restores the natural elasticity of your hair and prevents breakage. This will prevent split-ends and make your hair manageable, while also controlling dandruff and improving hair growth.
With these home remedies, use the money you save on hair conditioners and indulge in a foot spa instead. Oh wait; we have some DIY fixes for that, too.