Here are some other crazy things you can do, with stuff you can find at home, for some healthy and strong hair!
- Olive Oil
Ok, so this has been done a lot before. But yet it is the easiest, and least smelly ;) All you have to do is, grab some olive oil, starting from the tips of your hair and spread it towards your head. And you don't really need any on your roots, because you already have (usually) enough natural hair oil coming from your scalp. Tie it up, or wrap it up, whatever you like as long as it doesn't get in your face and make you all oily, and let it sit for as long as you like. If you've got time, 1~2 hours, but if not, 30min or so will be good too! When you are done, wash it out, dry it, and enjoy the extra silky shine!!
Smelly shit. BUT it will clean out the pores of your scalp, squeaky clean!! And for sensitive skin/hair type, its one of the milder chemicals which your body will most likely be able to handle. Grab an empty water bottle, and pour in vinegar to water at 1:5 ratio. Mix it, and put a little bit at a time onto the top of your head while massaging it into your scalp with your fingertips. Any product residue or shampoo/conditioner remains, icky dead skin cells and dust, ALL of these will be cleansed out of your scalp! When this part is done, just wash it all out, (wash it REALLY GOOD, you won't get the smell completely out, but rinse as best as you can for minimal smell) and conditioner it as usual. If preferred, you can also shampoo ;) If the smell still bothers you after all of this, and drying it after you get out of the shower, then try spraying some kind of fragrance in your hair. This vinegar stuff is also good for guys who wear hair product every day. But guy OR girl, this is recommended once per month (or every other week if you prefer), to keep your scalp fresh and clean :D
Apple vinegar is best, but cheap regular white vinegar is also fine.
(* Do beware though, if you have any artificial colouring, or stuff non-permanent in your hair, the vinegar will also rinse that out too! So caution!)
Ewwwwww, I know right?
But hey, its got a nice fatty texture, with lots of nutrients (a bit too much for some albeit), and very thick.... it's actually EXCELLENT stuff for restoring damaged hair! Just grab a jar, dab a bit onto your hair-tips, and gradually spreading it upwards. You really only need it for the super damaged areas, so no need for any on the top part of your head. Wrap it up/tie it up, and let it sit for, say, 20 mins or so? then RINSE THE HELL OUT OF YOUR HAIR. aaaaaaaaand it's good to go :)
Shampoo it if you like, conditioner it if you like, but DO notice, the mysterious extra treatment your hair's gotten.... ;)
- Lemons, or Chamomile tea
Ever wanted to get a brighter-ish glow to your hair? Or maybe just a shade bit lighter? But not want to damage it, with harsh chemicals or weird temporary dyes? Weeeeelllll, here's a SUPER CHEAP option: freshly squeezed lemons, or, chamomile tea!
Just soak your hair in some lemon juice (1~2 lemons should be fine) for a while (15~30mins?) and try it a couple times a month to let it gradually let your hair become lighter. Likewise for chamomile tea, it doesn't matter if its just from a regular teabag you get at a supermarket, just brew yourself some strong chamomile tea, cool it down first!! and then soak it into your hair ;) After that, same instructions as the lemons.
- Mouth wash, or Salt
Have any dandruff problems? Try washing your hair with some of that mouth wash you have on your counter top! Just a few cups onto your scalp, leather it in real good, enjoy that freshy smell/feeling, and rinse it off!! Another possible option is salt, especially if you've got oily dandruff. Sprinkle some of that twinkle onto your hand, and massage it in to your pre-wet hair. If you are lucky enough to be living near the ocean, go for a dunk in there! Nothing will beat sea water with all its minerals and good stuff. But remember this: they key to dandruff free hair is RINSING SUPER WELL, and then DRYING your hair RIGHT AFTER you get out of the shower. And enjoy some of these off the counter tips, while you're at it ;)
So there you've got it! Some cheap and easy tips to help your hair be fine and shine :)
Over and out!