Our hair, like other parts of our body, needs a lot of attention and care to stay beautiful, shiny and radiant health. To give them radiance or to add some reflections that will revive their color, several women resort to the hair products available on the market, but which are unfortunately full of chemical substances with harmful side effects. Discover how to take care of your hair and color with these homemade tricks!
The health of our hair is a reflection of our overall health. Hair dull, brittle and forked are the result of many factors including:
- An unhealthy diet, low in vegetables and fruits that provide hair with the nutrients they need
- Stress that reduces blood flow to the scalp and promotes the appearance of hair problems
- Prolonged exposure to pollution, sunlight and chemicals
- Smoking, etc.
To help you take care of your hair and revitalize it, here is the recipe for a nourishing and moisturizing home-made treatment.
The recipe for a home-made hair conditioner
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
In a bowl, thoroughly mix all three ingredients until creamy and homogeneous. Then, apply your care on the whole of your hair, as well as on your scalp by massaging it delicately. When finished, cover the head with a shower cap or a thick towel, then let stand for 20 to 30 minutes before washing your hair with a mild natural shampoo and lukewarm water. To be renewed once a week.
It is important to keep the hair dry before applying this care to allow it to penetrate deeply into the structure of the hair. The water molecules close the capillary scales and limit the action of the active agents of the ingredients.
Benefits of this mask:
Thanks to the richness of protein eggs, this mask deeply nourishes the hair and strengthens its structure, which helps to limit their fall and to accelerate their growth. Moreover, the moisturizing and softening virtues of olive oil and honey help retain water molecules in the hair and provide it with intense hydration, which gives them suppleness and movement. This without forgetting that their powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power makes it possible to cleanse the scalp, to fight against the various capillary problems and to protect the hair against the premature aging.
For people who have dull and lifeless hair and want to give them some clearer reflections and revive their color, here is a home-made lightening care very easy to try.
A home-made lightening treatment
- 2 tablespoons of conditioner
- 4 tablespoons cinnamon in fine powder
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
In a plastic container, thoroughly mix all ingredients until smooth and homogeneous. Lightly moisten your hair and then separate it into 3 or 4 parts, then apply generously your lightening care. Brush your hair to evenly spread the care on all of your hair, then cover it with a shower cap, or failing that, a food film. Leave on for 2 to 3 hours or more if you want a more visible effect before you rinse your hair thoroughly and wash with a natural shampoo, preferably chamomile. To be renewed once a week, until obtaining the desired shade.
Warnings: Cinnamon can cause allergic reactions, so it is recommended to apply a hazelnut of care on your hand and wait for about ten minutes. If your skin starts burning you, do not use it. It is also not recommended to apply this mixture on an irritated scalp or on the skin of the neck.
What are the benefits of this recipe?
The conditioner helps moisturize the hair and boost the lightening action of this treatment. As for honey and cinnamon, they both have an enzyme called peroxidase that destroys melanin, the natural pigment of the hair, thus contributing to their enlightenment. An action boosted by the effect of the citric acid contained in the lemon.
In addition to reviving the color of your hair, this treatment allows to nourish and hydrate them thanks to the vitamin C of the lemon as well as the nutrients contained in the honey and the capacity of the latter to retain the hydration in the hair . Moreover, the antioxidants contained in the different ingredients protect the hair against climatic aggressions and the effect of free radicals and help to cleanse the scalp.