Try a DIY hair mask

Four easy and af­ford­able at-home treat­ments for soft, glossy locks.

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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.

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