So what do you want from your hair? You probably want it to behave, to have volume, to shine. That’s just how you decide what you need in a hair product. The number one question
I’m asked when it comes to hair:
“Is there a difference between expensive hair salon products and drugstore items?”
After all these years of research, I still find that there are no immediate answers. I have tried them all (and have the split ends to prove it), yet have not come up with anything that beats the natural-based formulas.
Because everyone’s hair is unique, it is necessary to experiment a bit. The key is to purchase the smallest size available (travel sizes are ideal), and see what works. We’ve all seen the big sales and ripped out the coupons. What good is a big vat of that product going to be if it makes your hair look like a miniature haystack?
Here’s all you’ll need for beautiful hair. And I pray that you never again overspend, buy a useless product, or have a “bad hair day.”
Beat 2 eggs in a cup of warm water. Massage the mixture into wet hair. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes.
Rinse in tepid water.
Caution: If you rinse in hot water, the eggs could scramble right in your hair and be impossible to get out!
Lather and Strengthen
Mix an egg into your regular shampoo.
To Thicken Hair
Add a tablespoon of powdered gelatin to your shampoo.
¼ cup lemon juice added to ½ cup water for light hair.
¼ cup vinegar added to ½ cup water for brunettes.
Use as a final rinse.
Conditioner for Dry Hair
Mix 1 egg, 1 teaspoon honey, and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Apply to wet hair. Cover with a shower cap or layer of plastic wrap. Leave on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing out.
Brew a cup of very strong chamomile tea. Let it cool to lukewarm. Spray or comb into dry hair. Leave on about 20 minutes. Shampoo and rinse.
This will give a color lift to blonde and light brown hair.
Brew an espresso or other strong coffee. Let it cool to lukewarm. Add to dry hair. Leave on 30 minutes.
Then rinse thoroughly with tepid water.
This will add sparkling highlights to black or dark brown hair.
Flat beer is a cheap but effective styling tool. Pour a small amount in a spray mister (available at florist shops, hardware stores, and beauty supply centers).
Spritz on before setting hair. Don’t worry, the smell disappears when your hair dries. Beer will also give life to a tired perm or naturally curly hair that tends to droop. In this instance, you would spritz the beer on dry hair and scrunch the style into shape.
My beautiful colleagues who are also devout environmentalists swear to me that the following works better than any hair spray:
Dissolve a tablespoon of sugar into a glass of hot water.
Allow it to cool, and use in a spray bottle.
Source: The World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets – Diane Irons