A lot of you have asked us what products you guys should use and where you can find them. Although you can simply click the links that we give you (always beside the name of the product), where you will find all of the products that we use on our hair, sometimes, the answer is your kitchen. Here are a few common ingredients, that you probably already have in your kitchen, that can be added in to your routine:
- Olive Oil
As you may already have noticed, we love using olive oil. It’s a very versatile oil and it can be used in a lot of different ways. We use it to cook (obviously), as a moisturiser for our skin, to remove makeup, to seal our hair moisturizers and as pre-wash or hot oil treatments.
- Garlic or Onion
Garlic and onion can be used to stimulate hair growth. Cut a bit of onion or a garlic clove in half to expose the juice. Before you wash your hair with a sulphate shampoo (so you can make sure that the smell is completely removed), separate your hair into small sections and rub (not too hard) the garlic or onion juice all over your scalp or in problem areas. When you’re done, massage your scalp with your fingers for about 10 minutes. After that, proceed with your regular hair washing routine.
- Black Tea or Coffee
If you think that your hair is shedding too much (excessive shedding, not breakage) boil about 3 cups or so of water and let 3 or 4 teabags steep until the water completely cools down (this could be overnight or for a few hours). If you’re using coffee, make the coffee super strong and let it completely cool. When the tea or coffee is at room temperature, after you wash your hair with shampoo, pour it all over your hair and let it sit for about 20 to 30 minutes. After that, deep condition with a moisturising treatment for approximately 1 hour. Afterwards, use your regular leave-in conditioner and seal with an oil, as per usual, and you will notice that there will be less shed hairs when you detangle and that your hair will feel stronger. Be careful, black tea and coffee can stain your clothes and towels so try to do all of this inside the shower. If you have light hair, I suggest that you use coffee because black tea tends to slightly darken your hair.
If you don’t have a protein deep conditioner handy, you can always make a homemade treatment at home using, just eggs or by adding more ingredients to it (we’ll soon have a post on some homemade treatments that you can try to do). The amount of eggs you should use depends on how long your hair is; I use 2. Beat the eggs until the yolk and the egg whites are completely combined, and then put the mixture on your hair, before or after you shampoo your hair (it’s up to you, the smell of raw eggs should go away after you add your deep conditioner and seal with an oil, but you decide if you want to do it before or after shampooing) and let it sit for about 30 to 40 minutes. Eggs have a lot of protein in them, so if your hair is sensitive to protein, I suggest that you don’t use it.
- Fruit (bananas and Avocado)
If you want to make a homemade protein treatment that is less potent than the eggs, try to use bananas or avocados. You can simply smash or blend them on their own or add any other ingredients as seen in this post.
I hope you guys have an idea of the amazing things you have handy. Also get inspired to try different things on this journey without breaking the bank. The items shown are our favorites, but we were wondering if you have some of your own that you’d like to share.