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5 Great Homemade Hair Treatments

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Don’t spend a bunch of money on store-bought hair treatments filled with chemicals and ingredients you can’t pronounce. You can make a variety of inexpensive hair treatments for all hair types that use the ingredients in your kitchen. Ingredients like eggs, honey, and oatmeal create natural, organic, and easy-to-make hair treatments that can help to add moisture and shine to your hair.

  1. Honey and Olive Oil

The first hair treatment uses honey and olive oil to help treat your dry and sun-damaged hair. Mix ½ cup honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apply the mixture to your clean hair. Be sure your hair is damp to make it easier to apply the mixture. Let the treatment sit in your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

  1. Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

This olive oil hair treatment also uses lemon juice to improve dry, itchy scalps. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice (freshly squeezed) and 2 tablespoons of water to a small bowl. Add it to your hair, massaging it into your scalp. Rinse the mixture from your hair with warm water after 20 minutes and then proceed to shampooing.

  1. Avocado

Avocado has been used for homemade beauty recipes, including hair treatments, for many decades. If you have damaged hair, avocado will work wonders. Add a mashed up avocado to your damp hair and rinse after 15 minutes. You can also add another ingredient to the mixture such as mayonnaise or egg yolk. Limit this hair treatment to once every 2 weeks.

  1. Cornmeal

Use cornmeal on your hair to help remove grease and oil; this is a great hair treatment for oily hair. Add 1 tablespoon of cornmeal to an empty shaker, such as one that had salt or pepper in it. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto your hair and leave for 10 minutes. Brush it out after 10 minutes using a paddle brush.

  1. Eggs

One of the best things for the health of your hair is eggs, both the white and the yolk of the egg. This can be used on all hair types and will help condition your hair. Add ½ cup of an egg mixture to your hair, making sure it is clean and damp when applying. Rinse it off with cool water after 20 minutes.

Everyone loves the feeling of clean, beautiful glossy hair. It doesn’t matter if you work in oil investments or your local Subway; everyone enjoys a bit of pampering when they come home from work. Use these hair treatments for an indulgent yet budget beauty treatment.

Katie Elizabeth is a freelance writer and content coordinator. She’s worked with many different companies and blogs, including an oil investments company and real estate agency for several years. In her spare time, she studies economical fashion, haircare, beauty and style remedies and loves to share her tips with others on a budget.

Yes, the hair on my chin was about this length!

The Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin

A couple of days ago I plucked a long, coarse hair from my chin. I was appalled! I have no idea how long it had been there or if other people had seen it and were grossed out by it or had a few chuckles at my expense. I had been feeling something on my chin for a day or two but I thought it was a few acne bumps or something, but I was actually able to grab and pull it. As I headed to the mirror to have a look, I was shocked to see the hair hanging there. I immediately plucked it, put it in the palm of my hand, observed myself in the mirror, looked at the hair again in disbelief, dropped it in the sink, then ran the water to watch it flow out of my life. That damn hair had a lot of nerve! Am I a fool to think it will not return? Please, don’t answer that question.

I also thought it was hilarious because I think I am a pretty attractive woman and I take very good care of my skin and often go out of my way to look pretty and feminine. Facial hair on a woman is not what’s up (as the younger people say). Some men find facial hair on a woman to be sexy, but if I am turned off by something about myself I don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks about it.

Unfortunately, hairy women run in my family so it’s something I cannot escape. My grandmother had a full mustache and she used Nair often to get rid of it. She also had coarse chin whiskers. My mother also has the same issue and she’s a plucker and a waxer. I received laser hair removal on my mustache a few years ago and though it has helped to lessen the hair growth, a small mustache still appears occasionally and I immediately get rid of it by using a razor. I thought I had avoided the chin hair monster, but I just got a helluva reality check! My 9-year-old daughter, bless her heart, also has a mustache and hairy legs.

Damn You Genes!