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DIY Hair Treatments to Do at Home

August 30, 2017

DIY hair treatmentsIt can be harder than your stylist makes it look to keep that beautiful shine after a visit to the salon. With everything we put our hair through, it may begin to look (and feel) a little rough around the edges well before the next trim. Whether your hair gets especially flat between washes or it’s looking duller than usual because of all your sun-filled summer adventures, we have come up with quick fixes for whatever hair problem you're experiencing right at home.

Luckily, you won’t have to worry about spending much time or money on preparing these home hair remedies, because everything you need is probably already in your kitchen. So read on for simple tricks on how to get healthy hair without even changing out of your PJs.

Moisturize

Coconut oil is not only good for our insides, it’s amazing for hair as well. If the ends of your hair seem to be getting drier and damaged by the day, soften them up fast by applying a few teaspoons of coconut oil. You can go even bigger by applying more coconut oil from the middle of your hair all the way to the ends to really moisturize your locks. Let the oil do its job for about 20 minutes, like you would a hair mask, and after a quick rinse, your once straw-like hair will feel shiny and brand new. For even more hydration, It’s a 10’s Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin includes the restorative benefits from Apricot Kernel Oil, Linseed Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil.

Boost Shine

A lot of things can lead to dull hair, especially in these hot summer months. While you may be having tons of fun, your hair may not feel the same way about your summer activities. Dryness from sun, swimming, and product buildup can lead to dull and lifeless hair. Apple cider vinegar is a great solution because it removes product buildup, while also sealing your hair cuticles, which will lead to soft and shiny hair. Instead of applying the vinegar to your hair before washing like many other at-home DIY hair remedies, use diluted apple cider vinegar to rinse your hair after washing and conditioning. If you’re looking for shine while you’re styling your hair, the It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Conditioner Plus Keratin will leave your hair feeling smooth and looking sleek.

Cleanse Your Hair of Toxins

Air pollution and other environmental elements can have a negative effect on our hair. Even some styling products you use to make your hair look pretty can end up decreasing the health of your hair in the long run. You would not expect it, but plain yogurt can actually be a great source to help rid your hair of toxins and bring dull strands back to life. Yogurt has two components that help us out hair-wise: the lactic acid is what helps effectively, yet gently, strip away any dirt from your hair, while the milk fat works to moisturize. All you have to do is add one more step to your shower routine! Just massage plain yogurt into damp hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes, followed by a rinse and wash as usual. Feel weird slathering on a breakfast food?

Say Goodbye to Itching

Let’s talk about dandruff — one of the most dreaded conditions when it comes to hair because of how noticeable and uncomfortable it can be. A dry and itchy scalp can be caused by several factors, including lack of nutrients in your diet, stress, and climate. Flakes are not fun for anyone, so try this rejuvenating mixture to get rid of them once and for all. Combine equal parts lemon juice, olive oil, and water to massage onto your damp scalp. Let it sit for 20 minutes before the rest of your shower to cleanse your hair of any unwanted dry skin while moisturizing as well. You can also help calm the scalp and reverse the effects of drying with the Potion 10 Miracle Hair Repair Mask. You won’t be left with a dry scalp, just soft, manageable hair!

 

Add Body

 

If you were surprised by some of our home hair remedies before, you might be shocked to know beer is a great way to volumize limp hair. In order to that get voluminous hair that you usually only see in shampoo commercials, mix one-half a cup beer that has been sitting at room temperature for a few hours (so it has less carbonation) with a teaspoon of canola oil and one raw egg. Apply this odd mixture to damp hair like a hair mask for about 15 minutes and rinse for more body. When it comes to everyday styling, the It’s a 10 Miracle Volumizing Blowdry Spray will also give you the bounce you’re looking for without weighing your hair down.