By: Denise K. Livotti PetitsChefsAcademy.com
I’ve been on a search for some inexpensive hair products that can condition and give my lack luster, dull hair some vibrancy and shine. I’m not getting any younger and with my hypo-thyrodism my hair is always very dry and brittle looking. So I went out there looking, reading scanning the internet for these great, inexpensive concoctions to give me what I’ve been looking for.
You’re probably wondering how this has anything to do with cooking, let me tell you how much it does have everything to do with cooking and the kitchen. Most of these items should be staples in your home pantry, fridge and diet for health reasons.
All these ingredients are natural taken from the produce isles in your local grocery store or farmers market. Not only are these mixtures natural, they’re edible too!
I’ve spent, over the years, quite a bit of money looking for the right product for me. All to my chagrin, nothing really seemed to work on my hair, outside of the ones below. I go back and forth from using #1, All Hair Types which gives a great soft, supple glow to my hair to #2, Olive Oil & Egg for those times when my hair is on one of it’s dry, brittle benders.
For my youngest daughter 4 who suffers, at times, from Psoriasis and Eczema, I use #4, Dry, Flaky Scalp and Hair: Banana, Honey and Almond for my eldest daughter 8, once in a while we use #3, Oily Hair: Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon.
I interchange these recipes depending on what our hair is doing that particular week or month.
Not only have these home remedies proven effective they’re easy on the wallet and you end up saving not only money but numerous of unused bottles of products which then end up in landfills and oceans around the world. It doesn’t take long to make a batch of the stuff since most of the items should be staples in your home pantry, fridge and diet for health reasons. It’s like riding a bike, once you get into the routine it becomes quick and easy.
Skip the unnecessary expense plus the toxins and chemicals found in commercial hair products and look to your kitchen for the BEST natural, edible conditioners to moisturize and revitalize your hair!
Cut and scoop out the flesh from a ripened avocado and mix in a tablespoon of organic honey. Apply to hair and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off in the shower.
Avocados are rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin E and protein, both of which your hair needs to remain soft and healthy. Meanwhile, honey is a natural antibacterial agent.
2. Dry Hair: Olive Oil and Egg
The olive oil will help hydrate brittle locks, while the protein in the eggs will promote healthy hair growth.
3. Oily Hair: Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon
Apple cider vinegar will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair’s pH level, kill bacteria, and is a cure for dandruff.
4. Dry, Flaky Scalp and Hair: Banana, Honey and Almond
Bananas can increase the moisture of your hair, smooth frizz and soothe your itchy scalp.
Choose a mask that suits your hair condition and bring your hair back to life!