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How to: make your own hair treatments

G Magazine

Don’t spend money on chemical-laden treatments for your locks – there’s plenty of natural ways to help your hair shine, no matter what type of hair you have!

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For dry hair:
Honey helps lock-in moisture and works well when used at the same time as a protein rich nutrient. Apply ½ cup honey to clean, damp hair, add a tablespoon of olive oil to work it through and two tablespoons of avocado or egg yolk. Wait 20 minutes before washing out with cold water.

For normal hair:
The white of an egg has bacteria-eating enzymes that remove unwanted oils, and egg yolk has lots of fat and protein and helps moisturise brittle hair. Scramble a few eggs in a bowl and apply to clean hair for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water (so the egg doesn’t cook!) which also makes the hair cuticle closed and smooth.

For oily hair:
Apply a baking soda paste to your scalp for 2 to 5 minutes once a week to get rid of build-up, and condition the ends with apple cider vinegar for softness and shine. Allow your natural oils to settle by reducing the amount you wash your hair and apply a dry shampoo made with cornstarch instead. After 10 minutes, brush out the flour over a basin.

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