Jerrold D. Bass has found that many common hair problems can be successfully treated with items found right on the shelf in your kitchen! Surprisingly, these remedies usually work nearly as well as many expensive salon products.
As the seasons change, you may notice that your hair becomes more oily or dry, dull or limp depending on your climate. Your hair may even thin out a bit; after all we’re similar to other mammals that way – we shed our hair in the spring and fall.
Jerrold D. Bass says not to worry. Even if you can’t get to the salon, you need look no further than the kitchen pantry. Most kitchens are stocked with basics that have the same active ingredients as many pricey hair salon therapies. In many cases, these home ingredients work just as well as a salon product specially formulated for that problem.
Problem: Oily Hair
Jerrold D. Bass explains that mint is a natural astringent. He suggests brewing five mint tea bags in a pot and letting it cool down. Then pour over your hair as a final rinse after shampoo and conditioner.
Problem: Dull Hair
Solution: Baking Soda
According to Jerrold D. Bass, baking soda lowers the pH of shampoo and seals the cuticle. To make dull hair shinier, mix 1 tsp. of baking soda with your favorite shampoo.
Problem: Dry Hair
Honey is a humectant that draws and traps moisture into dry hair. Jerrold D. Bass says to mix 1 Tbsp. of honey with 2 Tbsp. of shampoo and then wash your hair as you normally would.
Problem: Limp Hair
This trick is a favorite of Jerrold D. Bass. Why does it work? Well, rice protein expands the hair, making it look fuller. It’s easy: just soak a cup of rice in 2 cups of water overnight. In the morning, strain and transfer the liquid to a spray bottle. Then mist on damp hair before drying.
Problem: Thinning Hair or Hair That Won’t Grow
Basil promotes new growth by stimulating the scalp. Heat 1 Tbsp. of basil and 1/2 cup of olive oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let cool slightly and massage into scalp. Jerrold D. Bass says to leave it on the hair for approximately 15 minutes and then shampoo as normal.
Problem hair? Not a problem! Jerrold D. Bass suggests that you locate these common, everyday products, treat your hair and solve the problem for very little money!