If your hair is in need of some care and attention but your budget doesn't stretch to pricey products and trips to the hairdresser, don't worry. You can moisturise your hair at home without spending a fortune. In fact, you may already have most of the items you'll need in your kitchen cupboard or bathroom cabinet. Water-based moisturisers, in which water is the the first or second ingredient in the recipe, penetrate the hair and make its shaft more supple.
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Things you need
- 2 eggs
- Essential oils
- Spray bottle
- 1/2 cup aloe juice
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- Water from a can of coconut milk
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 5 vitamin E capsules
Add gloss to all hair types with an egg mask. Mix two eggs with two teaspoons of water. Massage the mixture into your damp hair and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Remove knots and tangles from your hair with a glycerin moisturising spray. Add 1/4 cup of glycerin to a cup of distilled water. Add 1 teaspoon of your preferred essential oil. Mix well and transfer to a spray bottle. Spray your damp hair then comb through to detangle.
Keep African American hair nourished and dandruff-free with an aloe and coconut moisturising spray. Add 1/2 cup of aloe juice to a cup of purified water. Add 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil, the water from a can of coconut milk, three tablespoons of lime juice, two tablespoons of glycerin and two tablespoons of your chosen essential oil. Pierce five vitamin E capsules with a needle and add the contents to the mixture. Mix well and transfer it into a spray bottle. Spray hair liberally before going to bed and let the mixture soak in overnight.
Tips and warnings
- Adding water to your shop-bought conditioner will make it go further. After adding water to a small batch, use it immediately to prevent the formation of bacteria. Use a travel-sized bottle to mix a little conditioner and water and keep it in the shower for easy application.
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