Shampoos, conditioners, pomades, mousses, hair sprays and more - we’re told constantly that healthy hair requires a lot of products. It seems like everywhere you look, someone is trying to get you to put something new on your hair. The truth is, these products actually make our hair worse, even those touted as “all-natural” or “organic.” Using just a few simple ingredients and methods will leave your hair healthier than using all those products. It’s budget friendly too because you probably already have these ingredients on hand regularly!
How to Wash Your Hair Naturally
First up in natural hair care is properly washing your hair. Washing your hair can be done very simply with just an egg yolk. Yep, that morning favorite is actually great for your hair!
To wash your hair with an egg, crack the egg into a small bowl. Separate the white and yolk, setting the white aside for another purpose. Take the yolk with you into the shower, just like you would with a shampoo. If you have a lot of hair, you might have to use two eggs. Rinse and you’re good to go!
Colorado is an extremely dry environment, especially in the winter. If you have very dry hair, you can use organic apple cider vinegar as a rinse for your hair after your egg yolk wash.
How to Brush Your Hair
What you use to brush and how you brush matter with natural hair care! You may find that your hair is more oily when you switch to a natural hair care remedy. A good brush will help combat that.
A boar bristle brush is the best hairbrush to use with natural hair care. Boar bristle brushes have been around for years with good reason! A boar bristle brush will help to redistribute the natural oils found on your scalp, for shiny, healthy hair.
Brush in long strokes from the top of your scalp to the very ends of your hair. This helps with the distribution of the oil and enlivens your scalp. Brushing with a boar bristle brush this way is the best scalp massage!
Detoxing Your Hair from Chemicals
Just like our bodies need help detoxing from the chemicals around them, sometimes our hair needs to detox as well. If you have a lot of chemicals in your hair, like from hair dye or excessive product use, or if you have symptoms like dandruff, itchy scalp, or matting, then a hair detox is for you. A simple natural detox mask can be made by mixing bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. The bentonite clay will help speed the process of detoxing your hair and transitioning from chemicals to natural healthy hair.
Learn more about healthy, natural hair care in the video below: