What’s hiding in your kitchen? Could it be the cure to brassy highlights? The secret to volume and texture? Or is it the cheapest and least damaging method to going a few shades darker? We compiled a list of weird, yet effective everyday kitchen items that will help you achieve better hair. Read on for the perfect solution to common hair ailments.
Nutella Hair Dye
We know, you probably shed a tear thinking about pouring Nutella anywhere other than your mouth, but this actually works! Straight from Huda Beauty, we discovered that a concoction of Nutella and condensed milk can dye hair a darker shade without the damaging chemicals. Don’t believe us? Watch this video to see for yourself.
Lemon Juice Lightener
Lemon juice is known to lighten dark marks when applied to your skin and lighten the whites of your eyes when served as a refreshing morning beverage, but what about your hair? Yep! Next time you find yourself soaking in the sun, try squeezing some lemon juice into your hair for a safer solution to lighter hair.
Ever think about pouring a can of Coca-Cola over your head? No? Well, you might rethink that after you read this. Coca-Cola contains phosphoric acid which tightens the cuticle due to its ultra-low pH. The result? Softer, smoother hair with beachy like texture. Next time you shower, skip the shampoo and conditioner and just rinse your hair with a coke instead.
Dish Soap Fader
At home dye job gone terribly wrong? Check under your sink for this hair hack and you’ll thank us later. You never know how hair is going to react to certain hair dyes so when you end up with jet black hair when you were rooting for chocolatey brown, take a bit of dish soap and rinse out your hair. After one wash, it should lighten hair up to a shade or two.
Sweet ‘n Low Savior
Have a sensitive scalp? Try adding two packets of Sweet ‘n Low to your color formula to help protect your scalp during a dye job. Why does it work? Hair color is considered an alkaline (8-9) on the pH scale and hair itself is an acid with a pH of 4.5-5.5. When combining Sweet ‘N Low, which has ingredients with a low pH value, with hair dye, it acts as a neutralizer to offer relief for a sensitive scalp.
So, what do you think of these strange hair tips? Have you tried any? Let us know in the comments section below and let us know if you have any other wacky hair tips not mentioned here.
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