7 Natural Hair Remedies You Can Do At Home

Shampoo ad-worthy hair starts in the kitchen

Dull hair
31 Jul 2016

Dull hair

Grab yourself a…tub of yoghurt

The lactic acid in plain yoghurt helps to strip away residue and dirt, while the fat in milk moisturises strands. Massage 1/2 a cup of yoghurt into damp hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. After that, rinse the yoghurt off with warm then cold water, and shampoo as usual. Use this every other week to reveal shiny, healthy hair.

Itchy scalp
31 Jul 2016

Itchy scalp

Grab yourself a…lemon

Stress, poor diet and the weather (especially our super warm weather) can all cause dandruff and an itchy scalp. Mix up two tablespoons of lemon juice, olive oil and water, dampen your scalp and massage the mixture into your hair. The acidity of lemon juice removes any dead skin flakes and olive oil gently moisturises for a clean scalp.

Frizzy hair
31 Jul 2016

Frizzy hair

Grab yourself an…avocado

#FighttheFrizz the natural way. The oils and proteins in avocados are best for smoothing and taming unruly hair. Mash up half an avocado — have the other half for breakfast — and massage the mash into clean, slightly wet hair. 

To boost hair growth
31 Jul 2016

To boost hair growth

Grab yourself some…green tea bags

Green tea has been found to contain a lot of antioxidants that aren't just good for health, but also stimulates hair growth. Just drinking it helps, but if you want, take it a little further with a green tea hair bath. After your usual shampooing, get some freshly-brewed, cool green tea and massage it into your scalp. Let the tea sit for 10 minutes then rinse it out. 

Greasy hair
31 Jul 2016

Greasy hair

Grab yourself a…little cornstarch

Cornstarch makes for a great alternative to dry shampoo as it soaks up any excess oil or grease. Get a clean, empty salt or pepper shaker and pour one tablespoon of cornstarch into the container. Sprinkle onto your hair until the shaker is empty and brush it all out. Use this every other day or whenever you need to degrease your hair in a pinch.

Dry, damaged hair
31 Jul 2016

Dry, damaged hair

Grab yourself a…honey jar

Mix 1/2 a cup of honey with one to two tablespoons of olive oil and apply it to clean, damp hair and let it rest for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Honey naturally helps to retain and lock in moisture for soft, strong locks.

Besides being essential to a hearty breakfast, another thing eggs, avocado and honey are great for are as natural (and cheap) solutions to all your hair woes. 

Whether you’ve got dry, oily or frizzy hair, there’s a remedy just waiting for you in the fridge. Click through the gallery above to check out 7 different natural hair remedies you can try at home.

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