This is part 2 of my Top 5 DIY Beauty Tips. Read Part 1 here. The next two tips are hair care tips, and include my favourite DIY tip of all time!
BAKING SODA AND ACV SHAMPOO
I am not a “no poo method” gal. Nah! That is not for me, at least not now. I am just figuring out my hair so to go completely off hair care products is not something I am even going to entertain at this time. The fewer things I have to research about, the better 🙂
However, I found out that I had low porosity hair and a few blogs recommended this treatment for my hair. So I decided to try it out. Today is the first day that I have used it, so I will reserve my feedback for later. However, most of the internet swears by this method, so I believe it must be good.
I do not use this as a replacement for my shampoo, but as a pre-poo and clarifying treatment (i.e. the treatment before I shampoo my hair). It is simple and easy to make and use and aids hair growth, strength, shine and softness. It also clarifies the hair, removing product buildup.
For this, you need:
I mix 3 teaspoons of baking soda and 9 teaspoons of water in a bowl and apply on my hair as I would any conditioner. I let it sit for 3 minutes, which is the time it takes to mix 3 tablespoons of ACV with about 15 tablespoons of water. Now, I did not follow this measurement exactly and was quite relaxed with the water content, while still being reasonable of course.
Next, I rinse out the baking soda from my hair with warm water, and then ‘rinse’ my hair using the ACV solution. Finally, I rinse this all out of my hair with warm water. Then begin my normal shampoo, followed by conditioner treatment.
DIY HOME HAIR STEAMER
This is by far the best DIY trick I have learnt. Having low porosity hair means that my hair needs HEAT. Once I found out my hair type, I searched online for hair steamers. They all cost too much in my opinion. So, I searched for “DIY home steamer for hair” and found some useful information.
For this, you need:
- Two washcloths
- Cling film
- Shower cap
After I have put on my conditioner, I then wet two washcloths with water, squeezing out any excess water from them. I pop them into the microwave in a Ziploc bag for 30-40 seconds. Then I put one washcloth on to my head, making sure to avoid my face and prevent the hot cloth from burning me.
Then, I immediately use cling film to wrap this on to my head and trap all the heat in the washcloth. I then put the second washcloth on to the cling wrap and seal with my shower cap. Then I sit at my laptop and either watch a movie or write a blog post like I am doing now.
After about 20 minutes, I normally remove the top washcloth and reheat it. Then I put it back in and seal with my shower cap. I promise guys, this really works well for my hair.
WRAPPING IT ALL UP
It is past my bedtime now, so I better get going. Good night, and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
DISCLAIMER: As with everything you read on the internet, please do you your own research before trying any of these. Also, if you want to use any of these tips, try on a small patch of your skin before using it.