Haircare can get very expensive, but it doesn’t have to cost so much money. There are three ingredients that are very inexpensive and easy to get.
While I prefer not to skimp on taking care of the hair or skin, there are cost-effective ways to hydrate and protect hair.
Rice water is renowned for hair care because it makes hair soft, silky, and strong. Rice water contains an ingredient that strengthens the hair.
Pour water over your hair as the final rinse, or let it soak into your hair for 30 minutes before washing. Giving the scalp a massage with rice water helps hair growth strong hair.
After boiling rice, save the water. Leave the bowl out at room temperature for 12-24 hours. Save in a spray bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Olive Oil contains everything your hair and scalp need to stay hydrated and healthy. While Olive Oil can be greasy if over-applied, a light coating of Olive Oil provides nutrients to the hair.
The key is the warm the oil first so that a thin layer can be applied into the hair and massaged onto the scalp.
Another useful trick is to mix Olive Oil into an existing creamy conditioner. Philip Kingsley used this technique in creating his renowned Elasticizer treatment.
Green Tea helps the scalp grow hair and keeps hair shiny and strong.
Brew tea and strain. Massage into the scalp about 30 minutes before washing hair.