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At-Home Hair Remedies

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I don’t care how wealthy you are: if you have a collection of high-end beauty products or a glam squad of professionals at your disposal, women love home remedies. Something about making my own facemask from organic ingredients in my kitchen on a lazy Sunday relaxes me.

Sometimes I notice at the last minute that my hair feels dry, drab or boring. My inability to run to the salon at the last minute usually leads to me mixing a homemade concoction up, and most of the time, I prefer these. The ingredients are completely natural and won’t harm your hair with harsh chemicals like salon products would.

Residue Ridden Hair

Sometimes I find that my hair is heavy from product build up. Mixing 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda with water (to form a thick paste) and massaging into damp hair is the best remedy. Leave this paste on your scalp for 15 minutes, rinse, shampoo, and your hair will be clean and clarified once again.

Oily or Greasy Hair

It isn’t recommended to wash your hair everyday, but some women aren’t blessed with non-greasy hair like others. If you’re ever out of dry shampoo, cornmeal or cornstarch works just as well. Try pouring some into an empty salt or pepper shaker and sprinkle it onto your roots. Let it sit while you get ready for a few minutes, and then brush it out.

Dry or Sun Damaged Hair

Dry hair plagues me everyday, especially at the end of the summer. Try massaging ½ cup of honey mixed with2 tablespoons of olive oil into clean, damp hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse your hair out with warm water and style as usual once a month. Adding an egg yolk or avocado in to the mixture can also be beneficial.

Limp or Fine Hair

If you’re hair is flat, a great way to add body is beer. A half-cup of flat beer (let a cup of beer sit out in a cup for a few hours) mixed with a light oil (like sunflower or canola) and a raw egg applied to clean, damp hair for 15 minutes will help add natural volume to your hair. In a quick bind, you can pour flat beer into a spray bottle and spritz it onto your hair before styling for similar effects.

Would you try any of these remedies?

Ally | Elite.

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