You’re dressed to the nines and your skin is glowing, but your hair looks like a bird’s nest Free visual studio 2019.
From split ends to coarse hair and an unruly mop, we all have bad hair days. Could it be your conditioner?
The problem with conditioners
Store-bought conditioners often contain synthetic chemicals and oils which may appear to improve your hair – for a little while.
Josh Rosebrook, an American hair care professional reveals that over time, these shelf conditioners make your hair look shiny and healthy, but they may leave you with an unhealthy scalp and hair. Many of them contain silicone, a manmade oil which helps your hair appear sleeker and smoother. In reality, though, silicone smothers your hair strands after one shampoo too many, making it impossible for them to absorb enough moisture.
And just like your skin dries out without enough moisture, your hair becomes dehydrated and eventually, coarse. What ’s more, harsh foaming agents like sulfates strip your hair of its natural oils.
Conditioner recipes to revive your hair:
If you want to save your crowning glory from these hair wreckers, put away your wallet. Instead, check your cupboards for a hair miracle that will last.
Vinegar, olive oil, and egg conditioner
Vinegar adds a zesty punch to salads, and makes a mean hair potion too. It helps detangle your hair, remove residue and prevents an itchy scalp. Along with egg and olive oil, which moisturise, this conditioner can be used often.
- Two to three eggs.
- One tablespoon of vinegar.
- Two teaspoons of lemon juice.
- Half a teaspoon of olive oil.
- One tablespoon of honey.
- Whisk the eggs with the vinegar and lemon juice.
- Add the olive oil and honey. Use a blender to make it into a thick paste.
- Apply the paste to your hair tips and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly with water.
Coconut oil and honey conditioner
Coconut oil has been lauded for its many uses, including cooking and skin care, but it also helps with hair health. Randy Schueller, an American cosmetic chemist says that coconut oil is just the right size and structure to penetrate your hair from the inside out. It prevents water from leaving your hair and therefore, locks in moisture. It also contains fatty acids which help nourish your scalp and makes your hair smooth and soft.
- One tablespoon of coconut oil.
- One tablespoon of honey.
- One tablespoon of lemon juice.
- Two tablespoons of curd.
- One teaspoon of rose water.
- Add all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Apply the mixture to shampooed hair.
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse off with water.
Banana hair mask
It makes a tasty topping as a breakfast treat and is a nourishing food for your hair as well. If you struggle with frizzy or rough hair, then banana is your one-stop conditioning miracle. It’s rich in potassium and natural oils which moisturise your scalp, soften your hair and prevent split ends.
- One banana.
- Three tablespoons of honey.
- Three tablespoons of milk.
- Three tablespoons of olive oil.
- One egg.
- Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
- Apply the paste to your hair.
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then wash off.