Six Natural Ways to Moisturise Your Hair

We all want smooth, shiny and conditioned hair.  If your hair is dry,  ruined by frequent hair straightening damage or you’ve suffered a hair injury, then it is a must-have to moisturise your hair.

There are many, and often expensive, products on the market which claim to nourish and moisturise your hair. But you may be surprised to learn that your home cupboards are probably stocked full of natural alternatives. These D.I.Y  moisturisers are just as effective as the pricey branded bottle products you can buy, and will save you time and money.

Here are Six Natural ways to moisturise you hair for silky, smooth locks:

Flaxseed Oil

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Flaxseed oil is great for improving the strength and shine of your hair.  It is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for giving your hair that glossy look and feel.  Apply a small amount of the oil onto damp hair and gently massage into your scalp. Leave it for around 20 minutes before washing out. For best results, apply a flaxseed oil hair mask up to twice a week.

Aloe Vera

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This wonder plant has many magical and nourishing qualities – including being great as a hair mask.  It promotes hair growth, moisturises hair, relieves scalp itching and reduces dandruff. Mix 2-3 tbsp of aloe vera gel with  2tbsp of natural yoghurt and the massage into your scalp. Leave it for 25 minutes before washing off. Try to use an aloe vera mas every month.

Banana and Almond

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Apart from being delicious in a smoothie, banana and almond are also a great food pairing for nourishing your hair. Mash up a banana, add in two tbsp of almond oil, and mix together. Massage into your hair and let rest for about 30 minutes. Rinse, wash and condition your hair after.

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil has become one of the most popular food trends of 2016. It has many health benefits, inclduing for your body, skin and hair. The naturally occurring vitamins and essential fatty acids found in the oil, nourish the scalp and help to remove the build-up of sebum.  Rub 1-2tsp of coconut oil in your hair and leave in overnight. Use daily before bed.

Egg and Olive Oil

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Mix 1 beaten egg yolk with a few drops of lemon juice in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Apply on the scalp and leave for 15 minutes, before rinsing with water and shampoo. Use 2-3 times a week.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Your grandmother swears by the stuff and it’s easy to see why.  A bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar is a kitchen cupboard staple and packs more punch than simply sprucing up your side salad. It’s great for getting rid of dirt and gunk that has built up in your hair, and also works as a natural de-tangler.  To make a hair rinse, mix one part vinegar with one part water. Use after applying shampoo, before rinsing everything off with clean water. Do not condition after.

 

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