Try a DIY hair mask
Four easy and affordable at-home treatments for soft, glossy locks.
Affordable treatments for soft, glossy tresses
1 Amp up your shine factor
Product build-up is one of the biggest contributing factors to dull hair. The easiest way to remove it? Aspirin! Crush an Aspirin tablet, add the powder to a small amount of your usual shampoo, apply to your hair and build up a lather. The salicylic acid in Aspirin will clarify your strands – great if you’ve been using a lot of styling products or dry shampoo. Do this once every two weeks for super clean and shiny locks.
2 Say sayonara to split ends
The best remedy for split ends is still a trim, but you can achieve smoothness until your next salon visit with an egg mix. Eggs contain lots of protein, which helps rebuild and strengthen damaged hair. Mix one egg yolk with two tablespoons of honey. Add three tablespoons of olive oil, mix well and apply generously to damp hair. Leave for 30 minutes, then rinse out thoroughly. Hello, strong and smooth strands!
3 Revive with a deep condition
Stock up on beer. Yes, beer. A great deep conditioner, the hops in beer are rich in proteins that help revive volume and create shine. After you shampoo, pour flat beer into a spray bottle and spritz onto damp hair from midshaft to ends. Allow to sit for two to three minutes, and don’t rinse it out. Have no fear – the brewery scent will disappear once your hair dries, and the result will be beautiful volume and shine.
4 Get rid of dryness
A good old-fashioned mayonnaise mask is one of the best ways to treat dry hair thanks to the inclusion of oil and eggs, which will nourish and hydrate your tresses. Take a cup of mayonnaise (add a few drops of essential oils or vanilla essence to get rid of the smell) and apply it to dry hair. Cover with a plastic shower cap or a warm towel, and let it penetrate. Leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo as usual.