Time for Ask Denise…this is when members of my online DeniseAustin.com community post questions in the forum that I answer in my blog. I love answering your questions and it’s sooo much fun connecting with everyone.
This week member Babengin asks, “I shower daily after workouts and have noticed my hair is getting very dull looking and resistant to styling. Anything in particular I can do to help this? Thanks so much!”
Yes, during the summer I try and take extra care of my hair because of all of the time spent in the sun, the pool, and the beach where the salt water can really dry it out. One of the biggest things I do is not wash my hair every day. It strips your hair of natural oils that we all need to keep it shiny and sexy. But whether you’re washing more frequently or spending time in the sun, here are some natural, at home remedies I use to revamp dry hair!
- Coconut Oil Hair Mask. My personal favorite remedy, coconut oil, is considered the magical healer of dried out hair. To use, warm the oil for about twenty seconds, and with your fingertips, starting at the tips. Leave this mask in over night and rinse out in the morning for completely rejuvenated hair!
- Banana and Almond Oil. After using this mask my hair was left soft, smooth, and moisturized. If you’d like to give it a try mash up one medium banana, and mix in one teaspoon of almond oil. Then, massage into your hair and let sit for thirty minutes. Finally, shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse. Another way to treat dry hair is to simply add apple cider vinegar into your shower routine. Take out some of the vinegar in a bowl, apply to the scalp and hair, and after five to ten minutes, rinse out and continue your hair-washing routine, as normal.
- Olive Oil. Olive oil is one of the most effective treatments for dry hair, and most likely something you already have lying around the house. It’s great for the skin, too. All you have to do is warm the oil for about fifteen seconds, apply and massage into your scalp, then wash out with shampoo. Easy, fast, and totally nourishing!
- Brown Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub. I love this scrub because not only does it exfoliate the scalp, but it also restores moisture into your hair. To use, combine two tablespoons of brown sugar and one tablespoon of olive oil and mix. Next, massage into the scalp with circular motions, rinse to remove, shampoo, and condition.
Treat yourself! These are fun, easy treatments you can do it right in your home, using most items you already have in the kitchen. You deserve it and you are worth it!
Love always from your personal trainer,