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Homemade Hair Treatments: Cleansing and Washing Techniques for Shiny, Healthy Hair

Do you know that there is more to washing hair than simply applying some products in the shower? There is a lot of lore on the Internet that suggests women’s long hair requires specialized and sometimes odd care; some tips suggest that when using semi-permanent colour, you should weekly wash with mayonnaise to keep your hair well conditioned.

Perhaps not surprisingly, there is a lot of truth to some of the lore and even those who are professionally dealing with hair each day at a salon do encourage women to wash hair with an eye to its overall health, and not just for cleansing. Of course, persuading busy moms and career women to take the time out to follow such instructions is difficult to accomplish, yet since many of these beauty treatments do not have to be applied every day, a workable frequency may be found.

Washing Hair After Relaxers, After Straightening, and After Permanent Hair Coloring

Those wondering how often to shampoo and just rinse will be delighted to learn that many special treatments may only need to be undergone after relaxers are used, after straightening, and after using permanent hair coloring products. In addition to the foregoing, many times these treatments simply take five extra minutes in the shower or with the head over the kitchen sink, and therefore the pursuit of beauty does not have to be as time consuming as many envision it to be.

How to Wash Hair with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, With Dish Soap, and More!

Definitely the most popular treatments can be summed up as follows:
  • Olive Oil Treatments

    - Undergo a hot oil treatment with extra virgin olive oil which is gently heated to a temperature that can be tolerated on the head. Over a portable tray, massage the oil into hair and scalp, leave it on for about 25 minutes, and then use everyday hair soap to wash out the oil. It will do wonders for dry hair.

  • Dish Soap and Egg Treatment

    - After cleaning your hair with dish soap, apply some lukewarm water with egg and massage it into the hair and scalp. Rinse out with lukewarm water. You hair will have a great lustre!

  • Zap Oil with Baking Soda

    - Shampoo with baking soda and then shampoo again with regular hair soap. This will help to curtail excessive oiliness that weighs down long hair.

  • Homemade Dry Shampoo

    - How to clean your hair without shampoo and without water is simple. Have some portable devices (shallow pan or simply a paper sack) and apply some baking soda. After working it in, shake out the excess and then brush out the rest. The oil will be gone with the baking soda.

  • Vinegar to Add Shine

    - Vinegar has long since been hailed as the perfect method for increasing the shine that so many women value on their hair. Some complain that in spite of careful rinsing the scent of the vinegar can still be detected, so it is wise to test this with the vinegar you are intending to use before the big evening out!

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