Natural Hair Treatments
A lot of us dye our hair and struggle with keeping it soft and silky. As the months start to get colder, our hair and skin can become especially dry. It can be frustrating to manage this as moisture starts to decrease due to the lack of humidity in the air. Even if you are one of the lucky ladies who’s hair doesn’t change with the weather, we've learned about hair masks and treatments that can still benefit you on many fronts and the result is always the same, having a healthy head of hair feels great.
Avocado Hair Mask
Mash a ripe avocado (pit removed) with one egg, then apply this home remedy to wet hair. Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals that will help restore luster to your hair, says Stephen Sanna, expert colorist at the Pierre Michel Salon in New York City. Leave on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. Repeat once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair. Short of going to a salon and having a scalp treatment, the real beauty is these products are probably already in your home and they work so well! You will fell the difference.
Tea Hair Treatment
Sometimes we think of tea as a sore throat remedy or a delicious beverage that is warm and soothing but tea is also used it to give hair a natural shine. Use a quart of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo. Tea can enhance hair color, so make sure to use a tea that works with your hair color. Blondes should use chamomile tea; black tea may darken their tresses. Brunettes should use black tea to enhance shine and enrich color.
Botanical Oil Hair Treatment
Available at food stores everywhere, olive, jojoba, and sweet almond oils are all wonderful elixirs for damaged hair. If your hair is thick and heavy, coconut oil works well. Dampen your hair and apply small amounts of the botanical oil until your hair is thoroughly covered. Wrap you hair in a towel, preferably warm, put a shower cap over your towel for about 30 minutes then rinse and shampoo your hair out.
Beauty is a very personal thing, and everyone’s routine is different. We know that for the busy, on the go woman, beauty can be the last step on your mind. However, we think it is important to treat yourself well and take the time (whether that’s daily or not) to make yourself feel beautiful. Perhaps this doesn’t entail anything physical, perhaps you feel most beautiful when you take the time to read a great book, or paint a beautiful picture. Whatever it is, we encourage it. We would love to see and hear the ways you make yourself feel good! Feel free to share tips and/or photos with us!
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This blog is an updated version of a blog posted by us a year ago.