Home Remedies for Better, Healthier Hair
I don’t know a girl out there who doesn’t want shiny, beautiful, and better hair. I know I am envious of all the girls I see with such luscious locks. So the real question is, how do we get hair like that? After 10 years of being a hairdresser (and a little bit of trial and error) here are a few of my home remedies to help you get the hair you’ve always dreamed of.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Okay, okay. I know what you’re thinking! Yes, it does smell. Yes, it is also a great cleaning agent in your home. And yes, it is actually AWESOME for your hair! What exactly does it do Apple Cider Vinegar has a pH level close to human hair. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar on a regular basis can help bring your hair to its natural pH. How do you use it? Many brands are coming out with their own apple cider vinegar rinse. If you are going to purchase a hair product, we suggest buying them from a licensed cosmetologist. Our favorite is by Pureology. If you don’t want to spend the extra money, you can simply use apple cider vinegar that you have in your pantry. The steps are incredibly easy:
- Mix equal parts with water
- Wash your hair like normal
- Apply a small amount of apple cider vinegar from roots to ends
- Let sit for 1 minute
This one doesn’t come as much as a surprise as Apple Cider Vinegar. Coconut oil is packed with fatty acids and vitamins that will help nourish your hair. It will help remove sebum oil on the scalp making your scalp less greasy. Who doesn’t want that?! It will also help your hair grow thicker, longer, and stronger! Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. You may need more depending on your thickness and length. Make sure you don’t melt your whole jar. It will mold (we know this by doing that the first time). You can apply to wet or dry hair. Apply from roots to ends. Leave on for at least 15 minutes. You can leave overnight, but it may leave grease stains on your pillow. Just put a towel over your pillow for the night. When you are finished make sure to wash really well. Coconut oil is thick and will leave a greasy residue if not washed out all the way.
If you are like me you hear essential oils and you think, but which one? There are so many! We are here to help! Many essential oils are great for your hair but here are our top 3 oils and how they help:
- Cedarwood & Clary Sage: stimulates the scalp which helps the hair grow
- Rosemary: increases scalp circulation and stimulates at the root
- Chamomile: soothes the scalp and adds shine and softness
This is the least common of all the home remedies, but it should be one of the top! Jojoba oil isn’t actually an oil. It is more of a wax ester. Wax esters are closer to the natural oils in our skin. Jojoba Oil is great for more than just conditioning the scalp and hair. It is great for dealing with acne and treating wounds, or even blemishes and stretch marks. Jojoba Oil is packed full of vitamins B & E which helps the moisture in the hair. It can be added to shampoo or conditioner or used on its own as a treatment. A little bit goes a LONG way with jojoba oil. It can also be used as a serum, but be careful how much you use. It can make your hair really greasy. There you have it! Enjoy thicker, longer, more beautiful hair! Do you have any hair care suggestions? We’d love to hear them!