With the Christmas party season approaching we’ve put together a list of the best natural hair treatments that’ll get you A-list results on a Z-list budget. And what’s more hair-mazing? You can make them all at home using ingredients you’ll already have in the cupboards.
Warm Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Masque
Victoria Beckham has recently told us it’s her best kept anti-ageing secret and along with its other 101 uses it also makes a fab hair masque because of its protein rich properties.
Mix one table spoon of coconut oil (double this if you’ve got long hair) with one teaspoon of honey and warm in the microwave (make sure you check the temperature before using). Comb through your hair and leave for 10 minutes. Shampoo and style as normal and voila your hair will be red-carpet ready.
Calming Chamomile split end treatment
Chamomile is well known for it’s relaxing effects but did you know it can also calm your stressed tresses too? Make a cup of chamomile tea, leave to cool and apply a generous amount to the ends of your hair. Leave for five minutes and then wash as usual. The chamomile helps to smooth split ends.
Egg white shampoo
Yes, as crazy as it sounds, whipped egg whites aren’t just for meringues - they make a terrific cleansing shampoo too. Apply and rinse as normal. Make sure the water isn’t too hot though or you’ll end up in with scrambled, rather than untangled locks. We think it’s egg-cellent (sorry - couldn’t resist).
This fab fruit has a whole host of health benefits and it’s not just for eating; simply whizz up an avocado with a dollop of natural yoghurt in the mixer and apply to your hair. The amino acids and proteins penetrate the scalp to help nourish and improve the appearance of your hair.
Apple cider rinse and shine
Hair expert and Trichologist Sally-Ann Travers recommends rinsing hair with apple cider vinegar to rid the scalp of build-up from shampoos and hairsprays, “Being acidic, it closes the hair cuticle, enabling better light reflection (aka, shine).” You can buy Apple cider vinegar from most supermarkets and health shops for around £1.75. For best results dilute 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water and shampoo as normal afterwards.
If you don’t have time to make these lock-a-licious recipes but still want to go chemical-free, award winning Suffolk-based company Odylique have a fab range of products which uses all natural ingredients.
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