June 19, 2013
In today's society, there seems to be a product for everything. From beauty and hair products that claim they'll help you look better than ever, to robotic vacuums and hands-free phones, if you can dream it, someone will eventually make it. However, it's been proven time and again that sometimes, it's the most simple ideas that work best. Case in point - using certain foods like egg, yogurt and honey to help repair damaged hair.
Dull, lifeless locks
If you've noticed your hair looking anything but shiny and healthy, then it may be time to bring in the big guns, yogurt that is. The experts at Woman's Day suggest refraining from you typical hair routine and instead massage a half cup of either sour cream or plain yogurt into your damp hair and then let it sit for about 20 minutes.
After the timer goes off, rinse the product out with warm water followed by cooler H2O, and then shampoo your locks with your normal shampoo, such as Elemis Aromazing Shampoo 300 ml, and repeat the yogurt trick once every other week for best results.
Greasy and gross
Though it's easy for hair to get greasy, especially if you skip washing for a day or two, but if you've noticed your locks are looking oily the day you shower, something is likely off.
An easy way to help prevent oil slicks at home is to head to your cabinet and grab the cornstarch. Simply pour about 1 tablespoon into an empty salt or pepper shaker and then sprinkle the starch directly onto your dry scalp. After about 10 minutes, run a brush through your hair to help it blend better. This trick works just as well as dry shampoo and won't make your locks feel sticky or rough to the touch.
Dry and brittle
If you're dealing with the opposite problem - dry and brittle locks - then how often you shampoo could have something to do with it. Discovery Health reports some people believe the best way to care for their locks is to shampoo everyday. However, doing so can actually strip your hair of its natural oils, which work to provide bounce, softness and shine.
To avoid this problem, it's best to wash your hair every other day and to select a shampoo that you would feel fine using on your hair and your face. This rule of thumb will ensure you don't pick a product that's too cleansing or too oily.