Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pantry Pampering - Hair

Lemon, coffee, chocolate and honey are just a few ingredients you can use to create natural spa products perfect for rejuvenating your body and spirit. Try out a few of these home remedies the next time you are looking for a bit of pampering without shelling out big bucks for expensive treatments.



Get natural looking highlights by combining lemon juice and sunshine. Lemon juice is very acidic, which lightens the pigment in your hair which is then magnified by the sun. Remember to use conditioner after the treatment because the acid can dry out your hair.

Combine one cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the mix over your hair until damp and then spend about 30-60 minutes in the sun. Finish by rinsing out the mixture in the shower and applying conditioner.


While this may sound unconventional, washing your hair with coffee will pull out natural, deep tones in your hair.

Prepare 2 cups of coffee as if you were to drink it. Shampoo your hair and then work the coffee through your hair, starting from the roots. Continue to rinse and reapply the coffee until you have used all 2 cups. Leave the last bit of coffee in your hair for 3-4 hours and then rinse. After a couple times repeating this process, you should notice dark brown and red highlights begin to show.


Soften the texture of your hair by treating it with coconut oil. This is perfect if you have frizzy or long hair and struggle to keep it looking smooth and shining. Coconut oil is also an antimicrobial, which boosts scalp health to prevent dandruff.

Massage a small amount of coconut oil through your hair, starting from the roots and working to the ends. Let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse. For an even greater effect, apply the oil and cover with a shower cup. Let it sit overnight and rinse in the morning.


If the chlorine from spending hot summer days lounging at the pool has dried out your hair, try washing with a baking soda mixture the next time you get home from a long day pool side.

Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 3 tablespoons of water in a spray bottle (you may want to adjust this depending on the length of your hair). Apply the mixture, starting from the roots, and let sit for 1-3 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then consider applying a vinegar rinse to magnify the effect.


Did we miss any? Tweet your home fixes to us (@monikadixonpr) or share them below! Next week, we'll be dishing about at-home remedies that treat your face and body!

By Rebecca Taylor, MDPR Team Member

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