I'm all into hair lately and I know a lot of edible stuff can be found in the kitchen that are also good for hair care. Like eggs, baking soda, lemon, olive oil, avocado, yogurt, cornstarch, honey, mayonnaise etc. There's a bunch of recipes on the internet, so why not try it out? And I did. I tried two of them and they both sucked.
The first one I tried was the (homemade) apple cider vinegar recipe. It's supposed to remove the residue from the product buildup and work as a detangler. It's also described as a hair softener or a natural conditioner. Yeah, right.
I mixed one part of vinegar with one part of water and applied it to my hair after shampooing and rinsing. My scalp didn't like it as much as I thought it would. It burned! I know our vinegar is quite strong, but I did dilute it... Anyways, I rinsed the vinegar after a couple of minutes and since my hair didn't feel right or soft enough, I decided to use conditioner as well. After I dried my hair, I could still smell the vinegar and my hair looked kind of damaged. The lower parts of my hair felt dry and didn't look that good - they usually look OK, so I guess it was vinegar's fault. If I count the burning of my scalp, the scent and the look of my hair, I'd never use it again - or maybe if I diluted it in a massive amount of water. The only good side of my apple cider vinegar experiment was that my hair didn't get greasy as fast as usual.
My scalp gets greasy quite fast, but my ends are rather dry. That's why I decided to try the olive oil and honey hair mask recipe. I though olive oil and honey will give me the moisture my hair needs, but I got something else - nausea. I mixed 3 spoons of olive oil and 1 spoon of honey and heated it up (just a little) in a microwave. Warm oil is supposed to work better. I applied the mask to dry hair, wrapped them in some plastic and left it on for 45 minutes. The smell of warmed up olive oil almost made me hurl and I couldn't wait for the time to pass so I could wash my hair. Then I rinsed the mask off and shampooed my hair like I usually do. My hair didn't feel better after this mask. My scalp just got extra greasy after one day. And I didn't even use the mask on my scalp. Eh, the hell with it. My conditioner works and smells much better than this. Plus it comes in a tube so I don't have to mix it up... I give up!
Maybe, just maybe I might give beer a chance. If I end up with a beer hair scent I won't hate it as much as I did with the treatments mentioned above. =)
My hair is completely happy with my Balea conditioners, a nourishing mask every once in a while and hair oils. Today I used my Wildrosen Öl from Müller and now my hair smells like roses. Love it!
Do you use any homemade hair treatments? What are they and what do you think of them?
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