Ever wonder how women took care of their hair long before they had all these commercial products now available at the stores? Back in the old days most women had long hair and managed to take care of it naturally. If you’re willing to spend a little extra time to take care of your beautiful locks, this article will help with many natural hair care tips and homemade recipes. You will also learn a bit about history of our hair care products.
If your hair looks dull and lifeless and you want to do something about it, you have to ask yourself how come you got to this stage. Obviously the products you’ve been using are not working for you, so why do you keep using them? Have you ever considered using natural ingredients in your hair care routine?
There are so many products on the market, and so many tempting advertisements, that you tend to believe your hair will look just like the actress in the commercial. Of course you disregard the fact that this actress spent a few hours in the make up chair and had her hair done by professionals from scratch, and not to talk about Photoshop magic.
But it doesn’t work for you. You keep buying products and using them only a few times. The time, the money, the frustration…
Have you ever thought how did the aristocrats in the 19 century took care of their hair? They were wearing wigs for public occasions, but their real hair, the one under the wig, what did they do with it without shampoos and conditioners?
The Japanese Geishas worn their hair very long and that was part of their appeal. The look of the hair, how it shines, and the way it was set were very important. How did they do it without sprays, gels and other chemical products?
My favorite hair conditioner is some extra virgin coconut oil. Place about 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil (or more depending on the length of your hair) in a cup and melt over hot water. Apply to your hair and leave on for a couple of hours or even overnight if you can. Wash off with a natural shampoo. If you’re going to leave it on overnight, make sure that you put an old towel over your pillow and wear a plastic shower cup. All those natural hair care tips and homemade recipes can get a little messy.