Gone are the days when perfect hair seemed like a surreal myth. Here are a few DIY tips to get the healthiest tresses:
– Apple cider vinegar is an inexpensive way to boost shine and remove product build-up. Shampoos, conditioners and styling products high in alkaline can build up on hair over time, coating strands and preventing shine.
An apple cider vinegar rinse removes residue and restores hair’s pH balance back to its natural acidic state. It also closes the hair’s cuticle so that hair lies flat, making it glossy, healthy and more manageable.
– Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which is extremely good for the scalp and is often added to a lot of products. It’s also a great moisturizer for dry, damaged strands, plus it’s rich in potassium, a nutrient that is useful in promoting hair growth.
For this treatment, combine two cups chopped, cooked pumpkin with a tablespoon of yogurt and puree in a blender. Add a tablespoon of honey and one of coconut oil, then mix to ensure it’s smooth and well blended. Apply the mixture to damp hair, then cover hair with a plastic shower cap and wait 15 minutes. Rinse and style as usual.
– Have a few bottles of leftover NYE champagne you don’t know what to do with? Well, you’re in luck! You can enhance golden tones, add volume, and amp up shine by pouring a glass of champagne in your damp hair and working it through your strands with a comb. Cheers!
– Fight hairfall by loading your plate with beta-carotene-rich foods like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, yams and pumpkin. Beta-carotene in foods is converted to vitamin A in the body, and vitamin A is necessary for all cell growth, including hair growth. A deficiency can lead to dry, dull, lifeless hair and dry skin, which can flake off into dandruff.