Home Remedies for Summer Hair

Between sun, sand, surf, and sweat, summer can do a number on your hair. Did you know that all you need to revitalize your tresses is probably already in your kitchen? (I swear, all the solutions to life’s problems are found in the kitchen!) These wonder items will keep your hair looking great all season long:

Mayonnaise – This wonder ingredient will make dull, dry hair shiny and soft. Take a heaping handful and massage it into your hair and scalp. Wrap your hair in a shower cap or plastic wrap and let it sit for about a half hour. Rinse with warm water and allow to air dry. (Use a full-fat variety for best results.)

Eggs – Rich in protein and lecithin, eggs add moisture, shine, and texture. Mix two eggs with a cup of plain yogurt (full-fat) and a tablespoon of almond oil. Whisk until creamy, then cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap for 30 minutes. Shampoo with warm water and condition as usual.

Avocado – The fats in avocados are not only good for your heart, they do wonders for your split ends. Mash a ripe avocado with 1 tablespoon of olive or almond oil. Massage into hair, particularly the ends. Allow to sit, covered, for 30-60 minutes. Shampoo with warm water and condition as usual.

Honey – This sweet but sticky ingredient will help trap much-needed moisture in your hair. Wash, condition, and rinse hair as usual, then drizzle 1/2 cup of honey all over still-damp hair, work in to tips and roots, and allow to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with very warm water.

Gelatin – Plain gelatin is high in protein, a perfect remedy for distressed hair. Dissolve one tablespoon in warm water, then whisk in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Apply to hair, root to tip, and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Shampoo with warm water and condition as usual.

Beer – The vitamin B in beer adds body and shine to lifeless hair. Wash hair as usual, and spritz a thin, equal layer of beer onto still-wet hair. Blow dry hair to remove the beer smell and enjoy shiny, strong locks.

Apple Cider Vinegar – Vinegar is the ultimate cleanser to use if your hair is weighed down with product and residue. Mix 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water and pour it evenly all over hair. Massage scalp and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Allow to air dry for clean, shiny hair.

Coconut Oil – The rich fats in coconut oil are the perfect drink for dry hair. Rub 1-2 tablespoons in your palm and apply to dry hair before bed and allow to moisturize overnight. One bonus? It smells amazing.

Banana – Bananas prevent split ends and add elasticity. Mash a ripe banana with 1 tablespoon of almond oil, then whisk until creamy. Apply to hair, tips to roots, and allow to sit under a shower cap or plastic wrap for 30-60 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Do you have any favorite home remedies for hair? Let me know in the comments.

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