Aloe vera is one of the most efficient natural moisturizers and works great not only when used for skin treatments. An aloe vera mask can give your hair a boost of nutrients and will moisturize it really well since the ingredients contained in the plant penetrate easily into the hair strands. The higher the level of moisture in your hair, the straighter the strands become.
You can use organic aloe vera gel that is available in pharmacies and in health food stores, but it’ s best to use the pulp of a fresh plant. Take a large leaf of aloe vera, cut it in half and squeeze the pulp into a small bowl. Take an equal amount of olive oil and heat it for half a minute in the microwave. Mix the two ingredients well and massage it into your scalp and spread liberally on the hair.
Cover your hair with a shower cap and keep the mask on for up to two hours. If your hair is very thin, you can rinse the mask off earlier because keeping the oil on for too long might add unnecessary weight. Make sure you rinse it with warm, not just lukewarm, water, otherwise the oil will not get removed from the hair and might leave a greasy look. Shampoo your hair, and leave it to dry naturally.
Eggs and Olive Oil
If you want a treatment that will make your hair straight, shiny, strong and healthy at the same time, try the mask of eggs and olive oil. Depending on the length of your hair you might need from one to three eggs. Beat them with a fork and add two to four tablespoons of olive oil.
Shampoo your hair and rinse it to remove any chemical products that might be preventing the nutrients from penetrating the hair. Apply the egg and olive oil mask on moist hair by massaging half of it into the scalp and spreading the remaining part along with the hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap because the mask might be dripping and will stain your clothes.
Leave the mask on for 30 to 45 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Shampoo your hair and towel dry it. Once your hair gets dry, you will notice how much softer it has become due to the nutrients and how much straighter it has become thanks to the moisturizing properties of olive oil and the boost of proteins from the eggs.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This product is often recommended in antibacterial and antifungal treatments and not many people associate it with hair care. However, apple cider vinegar not only gives your hair a healthy and glossy look but also strengthens the hair structure and makes it straighter.
Additionally, it helps maintain the scalp free of fungus and bacteria. The best thing about these treatments is that it’s very simple and quick. All you need to do is mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a cup of lukewarm water and use it as the final rinse after you shampoo your hair and rinse it with normal water.
There is no need to rinse it off. Just towel dry your hair and let it dry naturally. If you have some symptoms of scalp infection, for example when the skin on your head is itchy, you can also rub some of the mixtures of water and apple cider vinegar into your scalp, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off. You can do both treatments two to three times a week.
You may have heard about bear treatments for the hair. For centuries beer has been used by women who wanted to have soft and glossy hair. Due to the fact that beer contains a surprisingly high level of proteins, it also acts as a straightening agent. There are two ways of using beer in hair treatment. The first option is to boil one cup of beer until it reduces to half.
Take it off the heat and let cool down. Add your regular shampoo to the previously prepared beer and wash your hair with the mix. You can leave the shampoo with beer on your hair for two or three minutes more than you would normally do so that the proteins from beer have enough time to penetrate the hair. Rinse your hair and let it dry.
The second way to take advantage of the properties of beer in your hair treatment is to use it as a rinse after you shampoo your hair. Once the hair is clean after washing, simply get one small beer and rinse your hair with it. Don’t rinse it with water, later on, just leave the beer on. Don’t worry about the smell as it will be minimal once the hair gets dry.