3 DIY FOR YOUR HAIR? MIND THE MIX!Gurpreet Kaur
“Good hair days make everything better.”
That phrase in golden letters is the first thing I notice on the salon wall. Well, that is true; almost true, I should say. When the hair is well-done, it magically perks up my mood. But today, nothing seems to be working well.
What happened, my regular hair stylist asked as she took a long look at my mane. And frowned.
‘’I tried a home remedy, and it seemed to have back-fired,’’ I confessed. ‘’There was this Insta reel about a DIY serum to clean the scalp, and I made it. But my hair is totally dry now.’’
She rolled her eyes. And, what followed was a mild version of what my mother would have said if she just saw the mess called my hair. I should have stuck to her tried-and-tested DIY methods. Of course, coconut oil tops the list.
- Warm up some coconut oil and apply it on the hair, starting at the roots and working your way down to the tips. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, then rinse the hair with shampoo and conditioner. This is an easy way to moisturise and nourish the hair.
- Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and use it as a rinse after shampooing your hair. This is an effective method to remove piled-up dirt and grease and clarify the scalp, leaving the hair looking shinier, softer and healthier.
- Wear a mask! Mix honey and olive oil in equal parts, and apply the mixture to the hair. I always cover my hair with a shower cap and leave the mask on for 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse it out with shampoo and conditioner. This is the best hydration for my mane. Sometimes I use an avocado mask too by mashing up an avocado and mixing it with some olive oil.
- Who says tea is only a beverage? For my hair, it is a remedy for hair loss. I brew some black tea, let it cool down well, and then pour it on my hair. I wash it off after 10-15 minutes, and my hair is shinier than ever!
- When I am in the mood for hair care, and I could find some leftover curd in the fridge, then it goes straight to the scalp. I might add a few drops of lemon juice too, or mix some coconut oil.
I know, everyone’s hair is different, so it’s important to experiment with different treatments to find what works best for you. It’s always a good idea to do a patch test before trying any new treatments to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction. Just like the mess I created for myself.
And, if you want to do away with these DIY methods and use natural remedies in bottles and jars for shiny, healthy hair, go for Soilscents’ range of hair care products. Pick their rosemary and nettle shampoo if you have an oily scalp.
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