Everyone can have a bad hair-day. To have nice looking healthy hair, you need to take care of it. You can run to your local drugstore to buy the best hair product there is, but there are other solutions you can try. Here are some tips to give your hair the (natural) attention it needs.
Glands in your scalp produces oil to moisten and protect your hair, so don't wash it every day. How often depends on 3 factors:
- Skin type - Normal to dry hair, once or twice a week should be enough. For greasier hair, every other day.
- Hair texture - Coarse or curly hair usually don't need to wash their hair very often. People with fine or straight hair will probably wash two times or more each week.
- Styling - The more you style your hair, the more damage you do to your hair. Let the natural oils do its job by washing less frequently.
Instead of bottled shampoo, try shampoo bars. These solid bars have the same function as liquid shampoo but don't come with the plastic bottle. And lasts longer too.
This is actually soap, but intended for hair use. Being alkaline, make sure this is compatible with your skin.
Aleppo Soap / Olive Soap
Made from olive oil and laurel oil, this soap was made hunderds of years ago in the region around Aleppo, Syria. Make sure it doesn't contain palm oil for environmental reasons.
Light Rye Flour
Rye flour is loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and even has Omega 3 fatty acids! With a ph of 5, it won't upset your natural ph hair balance. How to make this hair wash? Take 2 tablespoons of rye flour (3 for longer hair) and mix with water to a consistency like normal shampoo. Use it like normal shampoo and leave it on for about 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Make sure you use light rye flour, whole rye sticks like hell.
It's a strange thought, using dirt to clean your hair, but it can. Mix 2 tablespoons of clay with water until creme-like. Apply on hair from the roots to the tips. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
This method is pretty simple. Submerge your hair in a bucket of water and scrub your hair like you're using shampoo. In the shower or bath a head massage can spread the natural oil quicker through your hair.
Whip an egg and put on clean, damp hair for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. For dry hair use the egg white.
Apple Cidar Vinegar Rince
Fill a bottle with 2-4 tablespoons of apple cidar vinegar and half a liter of water. After you washed your hair with your preferred method, pour the content over your head and hair. Be careful not to get it in your eyes. Rinse with water when done.