10 KITCHEN STAPLES YOU CAN USE IN YOUR HAIR
Posted on 25 September 2017
Your kitchen is probably full of products that are great for your hair! From vitamins to extra protein, there is so much that can be found in your kitchen cupboards. In this week's post, we're revealing 10 products from your kitchen that you can use in your hair!
Let us know how many you've tried down in the comments!
While carrot oil isn't as popular as coconut or castor oil it's just as good. Rich in Vitamin A, C, E and a range of antioxidants, carrot oil will have your hair looking luscious. Best of all you can make it yourself! Here are instructions to make carrot oil.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda is just one of those household items that can be used for literally anything and that includes your hair! Mix some in with your favorite shampoo on wash-day to leave your hair squeaky clean! Or if you're feeling particularly frugal use the baking soda as your shampoo, simply mix it with some with water, add lemon if your scalp is prone to dandruff and voila! Homemade shampoo!
3. Chamomile Tea
Want to gently lighten your hair? Then chamomile tea could be for you! While the results won't be very dramatic it may add a slightly different dimension to your hair. Steep a strong cup of chamomile tea, add a few drops of your favorite oil and spray the mixture onto your hair before heading out in the sun. Some people also recommend adding a few drops of lemon juice however we don't advise it. Lemon juice can dry out your hair and cause breakage.
4. Tomato Juice
Strengthen and nourish your hair with tomato juice. Tomatoes are a superfood after all! Rich in nutrients such as vitamin A, C, K, B1-B6 and iron, tomato juice can add the vitality your hair needs. Mix some in with your condition to let all of that goodness seep into your hair.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
You've probably heard that apple cider vinegar is great for your hair. Use it as a rinse after washing your hair to help keep dandruff at bay. It also helps to reduce frizz, add shine, reduce the porosity of your hair and prevent breakage and split ends.
OK, so onions smell and make you cry (not fun), but if you make a juice from them to apply to your hair you'll love the outcome. Onions are rich in sulfur which helps prevent breakage and thinning, making your hair look voluminous, they also contain nutrients that can nourish your hair follicles, and help prevent head and neck cancer.
Rosemary doesn't just taste amazing on lamb, it can also add shine to your hair, encourage growth and even prevent grays! Infuse it in coconut oil for a week or two and then apply to hair and scalp.
Protein is vital for hair health! If you take a strand of hair, stretch it and find that it's too stretchy or it's gummy then it probably needs a protein treatment - and eggs are full of protein! The yolk of an egg is full of fats and protein while the egg white is naturally moisturizing. Use an egg mix on its own or with conditioner, just don't add heat or you'll end up with an omelet in your hair.
Want glossy hair? Then add mayonnaise to your hair and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. This kitchen staple is packed with nourishing egg yolks!
10. Cayenne Pepper
Growing your hair can sometimes seem like it takes forever! Cayenne pepper can help with that! This pepper contains capsaicin, a compound which stimulates hair growth. How's that for hot! Mix a spoonful of powdered cayenne pepper in a cup of olive oil (you can also use chopped up fresh peppers), let it sit for a week or two so that the pepper infuses in the oil, and then apply it to your scalp!
This is just a small sample of the products that can be used in your hair. We'll do another post soon showing even more!