Summer – the time of the year when we all want to show off with gorgeous, lushes locks. Unfortunately, during summer your hair might need some extra help, care and love. If you haven’t seen our hair related article on Essentials for hair protection. Summertime hair care, you should definitely check it out!
In this article we are going to give you some great recipes for treating your hair at home, so you could keep your hair growing, healthy, shiny and strong no matter the daily styling.
You probably have seen hair products who are promising sun protection, but every hair type, just as the skin types, needs different level/type of protection. That’s why we advise you to try this recipe!
Hair sunscreen spray:
Step 1: Grab your favourite Organic sunscreen with the preferred SPV factor, but you cannot go wrong with the highest one.
Step 2: Add a tablespoon in a bowl or spray container. Then you could either use fresh Aloe Vera juice that you’ve made out of a plant or buy some pre-made Aloe Vera juice from your favourite natural beauty store, you need about two tablespoons of Aloe Vera juice.
Step 3: Add the same amount of water and stir well!
This spray should provide you not only protection of the Ultraviolet lights, but the Aloe Vera juice will keep it moist and hydrated. Do not overload your hair by spraying whole a lot of the product because you might end up with floppy hair. Remember, a little goes a long way!
The next recipe is for those who want to stimulate the hair growth. This mask is great for before shower, but also for deep conditioning if you have the time. Here’s how it’s prepared.
DIY Hot Oil hair treatment.
Step 1: Take some Jojoba or Caster oil, depending on your hair. If your hair is thinner and lacks volume, then you’d like to use the Jojoba oil because is lightweight. If your hair is thicker and coarse, then the Caster oil is the one for you.
Step 2: Add essential oils for hair stimulation. You could use peppermint, cinnamon or even rose oil. Peppermint and cinnamon are great for stimulating the blood circulation on the scalp and the rose oil is pure magic – if you’d like to know more about the amazing effects of rose oil, then stay tuned to our page.
Depending on the amount of your hair, you might need a different amount of oil. We suggest you start with 3 Tablespoons of Oil by your preference and needs, then add a couple of drops of peppermint/rose oil or a teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir well and put it in a glass container or bottle. Before application, you will have to heat up some water and put the hot water into a cup. Then place the container with the solution into the cup of water, so the oil will heat up. You are not looking for bubbling, hot oil, we don’t want you to burn yourself and fry your hair, no! The temperature of the oil should feel comfortable. After warming up the oil, apply on the roots and work your way down towards the ends of the hair. Massage into the scalp so stimulates blood flow. Then apply a shower cap and leave for 20 minutes or overnight for a deep conditioning treatment. You might have to shampoo twice in order to remove the excess oil. Apply this mask once a month and your hair will be very thankful, healthy and beautiful.
DIY Moisturising Avocado Mask.
It’s crucial to keep the moisture locked into the hair during the summer season. The moisture is the thing that makes the hair strong, shiny and healthy. Here’s a mask that’s great for the girls with oily hair. This mask will hydrate, without adding extra grease to the scalp. Here’s what you need to do this hair mask.
Step 1: Avocado – depending on your hair length and thickness you might need from half to two avocados. Put the amount you need in a blender or in a bowl where you could use a hand blender. The avocado is a great, natural conditioner that will balance the moisture of the oily hair.
Step 2: Add some natural yoghurt
Again the amount of yoghurt will vary depending on your hair but we suggest you start with 2 tablespoons. The lactic acid the yoghurt will gently exfoliate the scalp, removing the dead skin and helping with hair growth.
Blend all together until you have nice, smooth and creamy consistency. Then apply on the hair, from the top towards the ends. Leave for 10 to 20 minutes and then rinse and shampoo. Your hair will feel glossy, not oily, bouncy and silky.
It’s IMPORTANT to test the ingredients first on your skin to avoid unwanted reactions and rashes.
These are 3 of the easiest hair mask you could do at home during summer time! If you’d like to learn more about how to keep your skin and hair healthy and beautiful, then stay tuned to our page for more helpful articles!