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Natural hair treatments found in the kitchen

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You may be surprised to learn that everything our predecessors have used to keep their hair looking great can already be found in your kitchen.  Just be sure to turn down the temperature of your showers before using natural hair treatments at home.  

Hot water tends to open up the pores of your hair, while cold water closes them. The latter keeps your hair shiny and soft.  With instant water heaters like the Electrolux Aura range, precise temperature control is at your fingertips, ensuring an optimal temperature for your hair every time.

All Hair Types

Egg
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Eggs aren’t just for eating – they can be a great all-purpose conditioner for your hair too.

Eggs aren’t just a superfood for eating. They are filled with healthy fats and proteins that are perfect for hair treatment. Mix half a cup of eggs and use it on unwashed, damp hair, then leave it on for about twenty minutes before cleaning.  If you have oily hair, use only the egg whites, which contain bacteria-eating enzymes, while the nutrient-rich yolks should be used for dry hair. For normal hair, the entire egg can be used.

Coconut butter or oil is high in proteins and fatty acids, while reducing UV damage on hair. Massage one tablespoon of coconut butter at room temperature into your hair, just like a leave-in conditioner.

Dull Hair

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Yogurt can give dull hair a new shine.

Dairy products like sour cream and yogurt can help hydrate and make hair shinier. The lactic acid in them gently strips away dirt while the fat in these foods gives a moisturizing effect. Plain yogurt is also high in probiotics, which helps to increase hair growth.

Massage half a cup of sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm, then cool water and shampoo as per normal.

Itchy Scalp

Olive oil and lemon juice can help remedy an itchy scalp. The mixture exfoliates your scalp, reduces flaking and adds moisture to dry skin. Combine two tablespoons of lemon juice with olive oil and water, then massage onto the scalp. Let it set for about 20 minutes then rinse and wash as usual.

Dry or sun-damaged Hair

Honey is an ingredient which naturally attracts and locks in moisture. Massage half a cup of honey into clean, damp hair and let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil to loosen the honey.

For oily or greasy hair

Flour can remove oil and grease from hair roots. Use a dry sponge or fingers to apply one tablespoon or less of flour onto the roots of your hair. Let the flour sit for three to five minutes, then brush it out with a brush or your fingers.

For Frizzy Hair

Avocados have lots of protein and fatty acids, which work wonders for frizzy hair. Its oils are light and moist, much like our natural skin secretions. Mash half an avocado in a bowl and apply to towel-dried hair. Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.

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