DIY Styling Products For A Healthier And Shinier Mane
On an average, there are over 10,000 by-products and chemicals in your conventional hair styling products, of which only 11 percent of the products are tested for safety. Would you eat a pesticide-ridden apple or a Greek yogurt that contains artificial hormone? I'm sure not! So why apply hazardous chemicals and neurotoxins on your hair and sensitive skin on the scalp?!
Our internal organs have several ways of eliminating toxins from the body (liver, fat reserves etc.) but anything that comes in contact with our skin, gets absorbed into the blood stream as there is no barrier in between. Therefore, chemicals and products applied directly onto the skin can prove to be dangerous for our health. I suggest, instead of subjecting yourself to so many health hazards, why not switch to these natural and safe DIY alternatives that work equally well and are, in fact, healthy for our skin and hair in the long run!
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Instead of leave-in conditioner, switch to Moroccan Argan oil
A conventional conditioner contains substances like sodium lauryl sulphate or sodium laureth sulphate, parabens, PEG-3 Cocamide, Aminomethyl Propanol etc which are generally used to cleanse industrial equipment. Imagine subjecting your sensitive scalp to such harsh ingredients! Instead of using so many chemicals, use 100% natural argan oil to make your hair soft and silky. It's known for taming frizzy hair with just half a teaspoon of oil.
Chuck the hair mousse and opt for molasses or shea butter
Hair mousse is a great way to tame unruly hair or set your hair in a particular updo. A few drops of organic molasses can do the trick. Simply dip a finger into your jar and rub it between your palm to generate heat. Use it to style your hair as you would. If you have blond or light brown hair, then consider using shea butter as molasses is dark so it may show on our hair.
Strong hold hairsprays are passé, choose natural lemon hair mist
Hairsprays contain alcohol that severely dries out your hair and damages it from within. Not to mention the toxic fumes that you happen to inhale while spraying it. Try a home-made lemon hairspray that does the job better and also provides nourishment to your hair. All you need is a glass of distilled water or packaged mineral water, juice of 1 lemon, 1/4th tespoon salt. Mix all ingredients and tranfer to a spray bottle, spray on damp hair and let air dry.
Forget the conventional hair pack and use a DIY instead
Hair packs claim to nourish your hair and make it smooth, silky and shiny; but how many of them show results that really last more than a week? You've got your answers. So now that you know where to save your money, try this homemade DIY hair pack: 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 egg white, 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Blend it in a mixer for 2 minutes or until light and frothy, and apply it on your hair from root to tips. Wash off after an hour.
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