Celebrity hair stylist Asgar Saboo offers tips on using natural remedies to detox your hair.
The party season is well over now so it’s time to detox your hair, more so as the cooler months can be hard on your locks. This can result in brittle hair, dry scalp and split ends. However, there are some natural solutions to your troubles that can all be found in your kitchen, and each takes just under five minutes to prepare!
- Cleanse your hair without harmful chemicals
Store-bought shampoos and conditioners are often full of harmful and artificial chemicals. Instead, opt for a more natural, simple approach by creating your own cleansing and nourishing remedies. All you need is baking soda and apple cider vinegar! Filter one cup of water and add a tablespoon of baking soda then mix well. Work this through your hair and rinse. Filter a second cup of water and mix this with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and repeat. Done!
- Whip up your own hair mask
Nurture your hair back to health with the contents of your fridge. Simply mash a ripe avocado and mix in an egg, before adding a tablespoon of honey. Stir well and apply to wet hair. Let the mixture work its magic for approximately 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Avocados are rich in fatty acids and vitamins to help heal dry locks. The eggs will replenish your hair with protein while honey is full of antioxidants and nutrients.
- Simply leave it
These days, we are increasingly using harmful heating devices such as hairdryers, straighteners and curling irons to achieve the perfect look. The continual use of scorching hair tools can leave your hair with split ends as a dull, lifeless mane. Asgar’s advice is simple but effective: resist the appeal of fast-track dry hair and perfectly curled locks and just let your hair dry naturally and do its thing. You might have to survive without that impeccable blow-dry bounce for a few weeks but your hair will thank you.