Between the pool, the sun and all the styling products we pile onto our hair, hair can get damaged pretty fast. While most stylists recommend only using salon quality brands to tame your tresses, there are a few hair repairs you can create yourself with just a few basic items you probably already have in your refrigerator.

 

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To get some shine back… Dull hair can be a nasty side affect of too many styling products or even too many days at the beach. To bring the shine back, try a simple mask made of ½ cup of full fat sour cream or full fat plain yogurt. Apply a generous amount to clean, damp hair and allow to dry for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with cool water than shampoo and condition as usual. Use every week for best results.

 

 

 

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Say bye-bye to flakes…Whether you regularly suffer from dandruff or simply find yourself with an itchy, dry scalp thanks to the summer sun and one too many blowouts, try mixing 2 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice with 2 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil and 2 Tbsp. of warm water. Combine the ingredients in bowl or better yet, get an applicator bottle from your local beauty store. Apply to the hair and massage into the scalp. Allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes and then rinse and shampoo as normal. Use every other week for best results.

 

 

 

 

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Add moisture back to dry hair…Styling, highlighting and even just spending a few hours in the sun can leave locks damaged and distressed. Instead of spending $60 on a salon deep conditioner, try mixing ½ cup of honey with two egg yolks and apply to damp hair. Let mixture sit for 30-45 minutes, than rinse and shampoo as usual. Use once a week for best results.

 

 

 

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Take charge of your frizzy, unruly hair… When humidity rises so do the number of bad hair days. However, you can take back control by using this frizz taming mask. Mix ½ a mashed up avocado with two egg yolks and 2 Tbsp. of full fat mayonnaise. Apply to clean, damp hair and allow to sit for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and style as usual. Apply every two weeks for best results.

 

So if you’re tired of spending more on hair products than you do on your weekly grocery bill, why not kill two birds with one stone? Try these natural ingredients to create masks that will leave your hair looking and feeling gorgeous, while being good for the environment as well.

 

Sian Bitner-Kearney

Editor