An Acidic Rinse
Lemon juice or vinegar mixed with water can also be used as a last rinse to give your hair a shiny and bouncy look. All you need to do is mix one cup of water with the juice of one lemon or two tablespoons of white vinegar. Mix the two together and pour it in your hair, concentrating on the roots which is typically the oiliest area, then rinse it out with warm water. This diluted hair rinse will help decrease oil and product buildup in your hair.
Vinegar will also help control dandruff. A mixture of 2 teaspoons of vinegar and 6 teaspoons of water will do the trick. Apply it your scalp, leave in for as long as it suits you and rinse. Do this about once a week and you will notice a major difference soon.
A Hot Oil Treatment
A warm oil scalp massage two or three times a week will help stimulate and moisturise the scalp. You can use coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil – but make sure that they are good quality. Warm the oil and gently apply it to your hair by massaging your scalp. It is best left on overnight, but will also work if left on for an hour or two. Once you’re done, shampoo and condition as per usual. Best of all, the scalp massage will help you relax and will aid sleep as well!
A Coconut Oil Massage
To strengthen brittle hair, massage a small amount of coconut oil (it strengthens the roots of the hair and conditions the shaft, promoting healthy growth) into your scalp for 5 minutes, working through from roots to ends. Wrap your head with plastic wrap or a damp towel heated in the microwave. After 5 or 15 minutes, depending on the length of your hair, rinse out thoroughly. Repeat twice a week.
A Dry Nourishing Shampoo
A budget-friendly remedy for oily hair is to use baking soda. Mix a couple of tablespoons of baking soda with a litre of water, mix well and apply to your hair. After you apply to your hair, leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes, then rinse well with warm water. Another great trick is to sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on the roots and brush it out as an alternative to dry shampoo.
Tea For Your Tresses
Tea contains tannic acid which is awesome at decreasing excess oil in your scalp and hair. You can use chamomile tea or green tea, but rosemary tea is highly recommended as it contains essential oils that help with the overproduction of oil. Pour a cup of boiling water and steep a tea bag or two tablespoons of loose leaf tea for about 20 minutes and allow it to cool. Next, apply to this to your hair after you shampoo. There’s no need to rinse it out unless you don’t like the fragrance.
Egg is a fabulous protein that acts as a conditioning hair care agent. Egg shampoo is also great to bring a deep condition and shine to your hair! All you need to do is mix 1 egg, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon castile soap, 1/2 a cup of water or herbal tea and last but not least 5 drops of essential oils of your choice. Apply, leave on for a few minutes and rinse well!
Use His Beer
Beer is one of the oldest ways to bring shine to your hair! Simply use flat beer as your last rinse.
Avo For All Seasons & Reasons
Avocado oil, with its nutty aroma, works wonders on hair. The early Egyptians were the first to realize these benefits and it is now more widely known. Avocado oil contains many proteins and vitamins, including A,D, E and B6 as well as magnesium, folic acid, amino acids, copper and iron, all of which can help with both hair growth and nourishment. Some benefits that the avocado has for hair are to add shine and luster to hair as well as preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Simply heat your avocado oil on a low heat and apply to your hair for at least an hour, but longer if you can.