Weird Hair Tips That Work
We spend a lot of time worrying about our hair, but it’s been that way for hundreds of thousands of years! Hair is a good indicator of one’s overall health; shiny, luxurious locks may have been a signal to our ancestors that a woman was capable of producing living children. Wandering down the aisle of any drug store can be overwhelming; there are dozens of brands of hair spray, shampoo, conditioner, and styling gels to choose from.
The hair care industry is built on giving advice for how to get your locks to shine, bounce, straighten, and hold; you’ve probably heard millions of tips and tricks throughout your life. The following tricks are slightly off the beaten path, but they might change your entire routine! Why not give them a try?
Brush, Don’t Spray
If you’re blow-drying your hair, you’re probably used to holding your breath and closing your eyes while you spray a cloud of hair spray all around you to lock in the look. Instead of a smoke bomb, why not spray the hairspray onto a brush and run it through your hair as a final step? Your strands will get root-to-tip coverage, but you’ll avoid the shellacked look.
Enjoy a Beer
…on your hair. It might sound ridiculous, but the malt and hops in beer both contain proteins that can help repair damaged locks and replenish the moisture you need. Bring a dark beer to room temperature, and then pour it onto your hair, coating from root to tip. Let it soak for a few minutes, and then wash it out completely with cool water. Follow up with your regular conditioner, which will help neutralize the beer’s scent and lock in the softness.
Powder Your Head
This is great for the second or third day after a shampoo, when your roots may start to look a little greasy. Use a fluffy powder brush and some loose face powder; dust it lightly over your roots. The powder will absorb the oils on your scalp, giving you one more day of wear and making it easier to work with your ‘do.
Do a Ketchup Rinse
While blondes may be the envy of brunettes, they struggle with a unique problem: gross green hair caused by chlorinated water or over-exposure to the sun. While you wait for a salon appointment, you can cancel out the green hue with a unique home remedy: a ketchup rinse. The tomatoes and acidity will help cancel out the green tone. Massage the condiment onto your head; let it sit for about half an hour, and then rinse with cool water.