We’re always looking for the latest miracle hair product that’s going to transform our hair, whether it’s for extra shine, curl or to create that ‘beach hair’ look. And it turns out that women in the UK spend over £440 a year and on average we spend about £30,000 over our lifetime.
So, we’ve decided to do some in-house research to discover the best remedies that you can create from the comfort of your own home.
Dull Hair: Using a lot of products can create a build-up or film on your hair – however mayonnaise, yoghurt or sour cream can help to reverse this and bring back your shine! Mostly because the lactic acid found in these products can strip away the residual product – and it moisturises at the same time.
How to use: Massage a golf ball sized amount in to damp hair and leave it for around 15minutes. Rinse your hair with warm water and shampoo as normal.
Frizzy Hair: Tasty and great for your hair – avocado. It’s packed full of oils and proteins that can smooth and weight down frizzy hair.
How to use: We’ve found that unless the avocado is really ripe you’ll need to mix it with some yoghurt or sour cream to get it to cover your hair. Once you’ve mashed it together – apply and let it sit for between 15 and 20 minutes – then rinse.
Oily Hair: Sometimes it’s the products we use on our hair, or just our genetics, but oily hair can be one of the toughest issues to solve. Henna powder is a bit of a miracle cure for this issue and can be purchased online through sites like Amazon.
How to use: Mix one cup of henna powder add one tablespoon of lime juice and mix in the white of an egg. We’re not saying this is the most glamorous treatment, but it works. Apply to your hair and leave for around half an hour and then shampoo as normal. A quick point to note is that when you’re purchasing the henna power make sure you’ve got the right type as it should not colour your hair.
Adding volume: Some of us, no matter how hard we try, just can’t get volume in our hair. Sometimes a good hair cut can work wonders and remembering not to put conditioner in your roots. We’ve found a remedy that gives your hair extra bounce and shine. It’s a mixture of egg, honey, oil and avocado’s.
How to use: Mix one egg yolk with a good squeeze of honey, two tablespoons of olive oil and one ripe avocado. Apply this to your head and leave for one or two hours, until the solution sets – then shampoo and condition as normal.
Promote hair growth: We’ve researched a lot of different home remedies available to help reduce hair loss and promote new hair growth and using onion juice seems to be the top of the list. Mostly because onion juice is rich in sulphur that boosts collagen production in the tissues.
How to use: Chop your red onions or shallots and squeeze out the juice and apply to your scalp for 15 minutes, then rinse and condition as normal.
The next time you’re out shopping getting tempted by shelves of products – think about what can be achieved using what’s found in your kitchen cupboards!