Occasionally the most effective hair treatments aren’t the most expensive treatments, but homemade treatments. Kyle White, lead hair stylist at Oscar Blandi Salon, said that the most apparent advantage to homemade hair treatment is certainly financial, but other advantages include the capability to customize the treatments for your own particular needs. He explained that you can avoid certain ingredients if you are allergic to them or if you have your favourite oil you like for its unique benefits or smell, you can add that more heavily. In this article you can find some of his favourite homemade hair mask recipes which you can prepare in your kitchen.
Enhance Your Shine
If you want shinier and stronger hair then you should use this mask. White said that moisture and protein are the two most important ingredients in any hair mask, so get the maximum one-two punch with coconut oil for moisture and egg whites for protein. He said the you should mix these ingredients together in a bowl and heat for about half a minute in the microwave, apply this mask to damp hair 20 minutes minimum, shampoo it out and you will see the results.
Thicken Your Hair
Pumpkin is an excellent source for promoting regrowth of hair because it contains potassium. It is also full of Vitamin A which is good for your scalp. White suggests this recipe:
Pumpkin Hair Conditioner
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (Sea Mist Hairspray – Coconut)
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- 2 cups of pumpkin (sliced and cooked)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Puree the yogurt and pumpkin in a blender or food processor. After that, add the honey and coconut oil and make sure that the mixture is smooth. Apply the mixture to damp hair, use a plastic cap to cover your hair and leave it for about 20 minutes. Use your usual conditioner and shampoo to wash out the mixture thoroughly and style your hair as desired.
Intensify Your Hair Color
Redheads can add shine and vibrancy using a cherry Kool-Aid or cranberry rinse. For brunettes, use a coffee rinse or grape Kool-Aid to tone down brassiness. Blondes can comb their hair through a glass of champagne if they want to intensify their golden tones. White explained that the carbonation gives shine and volume and the champagne color will bring out any golden highlights. To fight brassiness in blonde hair, neutralize the orange tone by adding a drop of purple food coloring in your daily shampoo.