True Total Body Wellness- Natural Homemade Hair Care on a Budget
July 7, 2012
Have you ever heard the saying, “your body is a temple”? When most people hear this they think that it only applies to our internal health as it pertains to our muscles and bones, but did you know that the health of our skin, hair and nails also is determined by the lifestyles we lead? Total body health should include all things external and with these homemade remedies you can show some TLC to all the little parts of your body that we can see every day like your hair.
Everyone’s hair is different; it reacts to the environment differently and acts according to its genetic makeup. Regardless of whether your hair is straight, curly and long or short, your hair’s health depends on the health of your scalp. Take a small cotton ball or pad and soak it in witch hazel. Use the cotton to dab oily spots of your scalp, this will remove the excess oil and help your hair build stronger defense against its return.
Is dandruff a problem for you? The white flakes are your body’s way of telling you that something is imbalanced. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo while you are in the shower and lather as usual. This will add moisture and help balance the health of your scalp. You may be a bit sensitive after the treatment but resist the urge to scratch.
Every woman wants voluminous and bouncy hair like the women we see on shampoo commercials, but we always fall flat after buying expensive treatments that claim to work but never do.
What you will need:
- ½ cup of honey
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2-3 TBSP of olive oil
- 1 egg yolk
In a small bowl or food processor (I like using the magic bullet or ninja), puree the avocado until smooth, then add in the egg yolk and honey before eventually adding in the olive oil. Once is it the desired consistency, use your hands to coat your entire head of hair from root to tip. It helps to wrap your hair in a bun and wrap your scalp lightly with saran wrap while it begins to set. Leave this mixture on for at least an hour, and rinse with lukewarm water when the mixture hardens. Always use lukewarm water when rinsing hair – if the water is too hot it can deplete your hair’s natural moisture.
If you are looking to brighten you color or liven up your natural shine, mix beer, lemon or vinegar with water and rinse your hair with it after applying shampoo to your scalp. These rinses will boost your shine and leave your hair show stoppingly shiny. If you prefer a shine treatment simply brush olive, jojoba or Moroccan argan oil from root to tip and leave in for an hour before rinsing; it will have the same effect.
The “S” word (split ends) affects most hairs at one point or another, and finding a way to prevent and fix the snags can be challenging. Try this out if your hair is constantly breaking or splitting away.
What you will need:
- 1 whole papaya
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
- ½ cup of honey
Peel the papaya and remove all seeds before pureeing in a blender. Then in a small bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth. Coat hair from root to tip and emphasize the ends. Wrap hair to keep out of face and leave on scalp for 30 minutes before rinsing. This will revitalize your hair and prevent future split ends. For best results, use this mask at least 1 time a week.
This week has been jam packed with healthy hair and skin tips that will leave you feeling like you’ve spent time at a day spa. Remember that taking care of your body needs a total body perspective. If you have your own home remedies and tips we would love to hear them – Happy Pampering.