Winter months can take a toll not just on your skin, but your hair as well. Freezing cold, indoor heating, time spent bundled up in hats–these are inevitable causes of those dreaded effects. A dry and itchy scalp, dandruff, and no foreseeable good hair days in your near future are all signs that your hair could use a detox. Here are six ways to give your hair a break with DIY shampoo:
Do you tend to wash your hair every day simply because you can’t stand your second-day hair? That happens a lot, especially for those of us with oily hair. But daily shampooing isn’t as good for your hair’s health as you may think: it removes natural oils from the follicle and scalp, which leads to overdrying. Since you still have to function socially in between washes, dry shampoo is your bestie! Customize one to suit your hair color or try a dry shampoo spray to tame crazy tresses at the same time.
Apple cider vinegar shampoo
The real heavy hitter in my hair care arsenal is a fancy apple cider vinegar shampoo. It clarifies and cleanses at the same time, saving me a step and some much-needed time in the morning. Not to mention, it leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean and softer than anything else out there.
Castile soap shampoo
Speaking of overwashing your hair–did you know that’s one of the main causes of dandruff? Washing your hair with a castile soap-based shampoo will reduce the need to do it so often, resulting in naturally healthier hair. And with added tea tree oil, this natural shampoo is the key to no more dandruff!
Honey is an all round amazing beauty ingredient, and your hair loves it! It’s gentle and nourishing, while also packed with antibacterial properties. Its moisture acts as a conditioner, which leads to less breaking and more growing. And who doesn’t want that? Learn how to use honey as shampoo on BLDG25 or try this recipe for a pH balanced shampoo, which has a few extra ingredients.
Coconut milk shampoo
Rich in fat, protein and vitamin E, coconut milk is amazing for a dry scalp. It locks in moisture, restoring split ends and thinning hair, and it acts as a conditioner too. Try this 2-ingredient recipe, which also doubles as body wash.
Clay is known to remove toxins from your skin, and guess what? It does the same for your hair! It leaves it clean and shiny, with extra volume, and less frizzy. Find out more on how to wash your hair with clay on Mommypotamus.46