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SOS hair rescue

So seeing as I color my hair, and bleach my roots every three to four weeks, it tends to get just a tad dry (read: like straw).

Thankfully there are many things around the house we can slap on to heal it! (and they’re vegetarian!)

But.. what does what?
I’ll make a bit of a guide here, based on different hair issues.
Note: any oils I mention can be substituted by other ones if you prefer, replace olive with argan oil for example.
Also, the concoctions can be left on your hair for as long as you like, the time I mention is the minimum.


Dyed hair
(let’s get right to the good stuff)

  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Toss the cucumber in a blender. When it’s nice and soft add the egg and olive oil, and blend blend again. Take the paste, spread it over your hair, and wrap some tin foil over it. Let that simmer for at least 30 minutes and rinse it out.
This should make your color much more vibrant.


Dry hair

  • 1-2 very ripe avocados 

Squash the avocados until they’re soft. Again, wrap the hair with tin foil and let it sit for 30 minutes. After that give the hair a good wash.


Curly hair 
(i’m jealous of you. Yes you.)

  • honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp argan oil

Beat the egg, and add the honey. Add the oils and give it a good stir, to make the oils spread evenly throughout the mixture.
Be generous when you work the mix into your curls, and let it sit for 3 hours. After that, wash your hair as usual, with shampoo and conditioner. Done! Bouncy and gorgeous!

Fragile hair

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Squash the banana, add the oil, and spread the mixture onto your hair. Same as before, wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Damaged hair

  • Olive oil  (alternatively: coconut oil)

Olive oil does wonders to your hair, because its molecules can adhere to it. But if you heat the oil up a tiny bit before you work it into your hair, it sinks in even better. The heat makes the hair follicles open up.
Let it sit for 30 minutes, and rinse/wash it out. If you want to use shampoo afterwards you can, it depends on you.
My hair can’t take just rinsing pure oil with water, but it does leave your hair really soft if you do.
The way I like to use this mask (for oily hair) is just warm it up, put it on my hair and leave it in overnight ultil I shower in the morning.

Temporarily “fix” split ends (or make them less visible)

  • Argan oil

Same principle as with the olive oil!
 


Dull hair

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg

Beat the egg, add the oil and mayonnaise, and spread that onto your hair. Soaky soaky for 30 minutes and rinse your hair really well.
Let’s relate! ^_^ do like using any of these masks?  Or have anything to add?

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About LifeOfBun

I'm a student from Belgium, but raised in Holland. My life evolves around animals, games, traveling, make-up, and COLOR. I seek for cruelty free awesomeness & alternatives to my favorite things each day. ^_^

Posted on June 17, 2012, in Box o' appearance, Care, Hair and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I do ALL of these ^_^ Except honey. I feel like that wouldn’t wash out of my hair! Also, add coconut oil, issamazing! I sleep with it (put in dry hair, cover with tinfoil, heat with blowdryer, wrap in towel to keep the heat in) once or twice a week and my hair is all shiny and soft ^_^

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