Black hair is beautiful and fragile. It can range from straight to wavy or curly to kinky. According to Naturally Curly, black hair may have fewer cuticle layers than other hair types. As a result, it does not have as much natural protection from hair styling products and tools. If your hair is in desperate need of a remedy, look in your pantry before heading to the beauty supply store.
Protein Scalp Conditioner
This protein-rich remedy is an all-natural clarifying conditioner that will help promote circulation in your scalp and hair growth, according to Hair Boutique. To make this conditioner, combine the following in a blender and mix well: 1 cup of skim milk, 1 egg yolk, 2 capsules of wheat germ or vitamin E oil, 1 tablespoon of wheat germ, 1 tablespoon of lecithin granules and 1 tablespoon of wheat bran.
Massage the conditioner into your scalp and cover your head with a shower cap. Leave the conditioner in your hair for 10 minutes and completely rinse it out of your hair with warm water. Wash and condition your hair as normal.
Honey for Softness and Shine
When you want to add a boost of shine and softness to your hair, add a tablespoon of honey to your conditioner. Smooth the conditioner mixture into your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes have passed, rinse the conditioner out thoroughly.
Remove Hair Product Residue
When your hair is weighed down with residue from hair products, grab the apple cider vinegar from your pantry. Shampoo your hair as normal, but rinse the shampoo out with a mixture of 1 cup of water and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar. Then, rinse the apple cider vinegar mixture with water. Your hair will smell like vinegar for about 30 minutes, so do not plan to go anywhere immediately after your shower.
Deep Moisturizer and Hair Protector
The next time your hair needs a deep-moisturizing treatment, skip the expensive hot oil treatments sold at the store and use an avocado instead. According to Black Women Beauty Central, the fats within avocados help promote hair growth, act as a deep moisturizer and help strengthen your hair by giving it extra elasticity.
After washing your hair with shampoo, make your own moisturizing hair treatment by mashing the inside of a ripe avocado, minus the pit, with a fork until there are no more lumps and it forms a paste. Place the avocado all over your hair so it forms a hair mask and leave it in for 20 minutes before rinsing it out with water.
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