Hiya,How has your week been? When last did you open your Refrigerator to get a product for your hair?! Did you know that most of the things in your fridge are useful and will help make your hair healthy and strong? Well this post will introduce you to those natural everyday products that you can throw in your shopping cart when next you go grocery shopping!
Let’s Start with Products
FOR STRONGER HAIR!
In my ‘How to relax Naija hair’ post, I introduced you guys to my deep conditioning treatment which included EGGS and MAYONNAISE from my fridge! Eggs are great for strengthening hair due to the protein they contain which our hair strands are made up of and mayonnaise contains eggs and oil as well. So feel free to add these to your regimen for stronger, lustrous hair!!
FOR MOISTURE and SHINE;
HONEY is a humectant(retains moisture) and thus when used as a treatment (add it to your deep conditioning treatment) it helps our hair retain moisture and shine. You can also mix honey with FRESH CREAM! It serves as a great conditioning hair mask! All you need do is apply it on your hair, cover your hair with a shower cap and sit with it for 30 to 45 mins or an hour and then rinse!
Another great ‘Fridge Product’ is VINEGAR! Half a tablespoon of Vinegar ( Preferably Apple Cider Vinegar) mixed with a cup of water is great as a rinse after shampooing your hair and will help stop itching, curb dandruff and promote softer, shiny hair because it’s acidity helps balance the PH levels of our hair.
|Apple Cider Vinegar|
|Or good ol' normal vinegar!|
MOLASSES is a sweetener made from sugar cane and looks like pancake syrup( though it isn’t oh) when applied to the hair it helps add moisture and conditions it, making hair softer and more manageable. I add it to my deep conditioning treatment occasionally, be careful when using it though because it can be messy!
They might be delicious, but they are also great as a hair mask for added moisture and shine and also said to curb dandruff! Their oil is perfect for conditioning and all it takes is scooping out the avocado from its skin, mashing it and putting it on your hair. The first time I tried it, my hair felt great but it took me that whole weekend to take out avocado bits from my hair, so make sure you thoroughly wash it out from your hair or stand the risk of people staring at your hair funny. You can always get the oil if you can’t stand the hassle!
FOR LENGTH RETENTION;
The goal of every hair journey is hair growth and hair growth is only noticeable if there is minimal shedding or breakage. While breakage can be curbed by conditioning, over shedding is trickier! But don’t worry, a BLACK TEA rinse will take care of it. Lipton Tea (every Naija babe should know this tea) is an example of black tea and it is said that the caffeine from the tea blocks DHT (the hormone responsible for hair shedding). So its use will ensure that hair does not over shed! All you need to do is fill a bowl with water, place two or more tea bags in the bowl, pop it in the microwave for a few minutes and allow the tea to brew, when it’s cool, rinse your hair after you have shampooed. An added benefit of doing Black tea rinses for those who are graying is that it darkens your hair!
FOR NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS;
Grab a LEMON! It’s a safe way to lighten your hair naturally. Just slice it up and use its juice on your hair either in streaks or all round, lounge under the sun or near natural light for a bit and then rinse. Repeat often until you start to see results!
So you see my dear readers, please do not underestimate the power of a fridge raid!! Raid your fridge today because you never know what you might find, better still stock up on these natural products because they are much better(in terms of price and quality) than the so called hair products out there with a whole bunch of ‘phosphate chloroxide benzionate phospites!!’ LOL. Also because they are in the fridge, they are cold and will be soothing on your hair and promote shine! Hope you enjoyed this post, feel free to add to my list of products if you know any more, we all want to help each other bring out the best in our hair.
Thanks for Stopping by,