Simple Ways to Get Rid of Product Build-up and Give your Hair a Healthy Shine at Home

home remedy for product buildup on hair terri oThe environment can be brutal on your hair. So I have 3 super simple recipes you can make yourself. Chances are you already have the ingredients in your kitchen.

Here is how to get rid of product build up-

Mix ½ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup lemon juice. Put in a spray bottle and spritz on your hair. Rinse immediately. IF YOU HAVE COLOR TREATED HAIR BE SURE TO CONSULT WITH YOUR COLORIST FIRST.

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Now that you have removed the gunk let’s add some shine! After shampooing your hair, rinse with cooled tea.

Hair is made of protein and giving it a healthy dose of nutrients every couple of weeks is a good idea. It helps strengthen your hair and add tons of moisture. Here are two recipes to choose from:

  1. Smash a ripe avocado and add a tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Work into wet hair and leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes. Be sure to mash it up really well otherwise the chunks will just fall on the ground and cause a mess.
  2. Or you can whip up an egg and apply it to your hair leaving on for 10 to 20 minutes. This one is a little messy but effective.

Body Awareness

There are a few things you can do to maintain great health and they all have to do with your body awareness.  So whether you are standing in line at the grocery store or moving your house, here are three things you can remember to protect your posture:

1)  When picking up boxes or babies, bend your knees and keep your spine long as you pick up anything that requires even the littlest bit of strength.  While making your bed, kneel down on the floor and tuck the sheets under.  These adjustments will place the load on your largest muscles in the legs and not the low back.

2)  While standing in line at the grocery store – or anywhere else – notice your posture. If you lift your shoulders up a little (lengthening the side body) and then slide the shoulder blades down the back, you will have elongated your spine, creating better back health.

3)  Notice if you stand with a sway back.  So many of us do.  Gently move your thighs back and apart and then soften the tailbone towards the floor.  Now your low back is long and you can take some of the pressure off those disks.

Remind yourself to notice these common misalignments and then make those subtle shifts for a healthier body.

Compliments of yoga instructor, Lisa Kneller