Remember the old trick of using Kool-Aid to dye your hair in high school? While that was fun, it might not be the most practical and healthy thing to do with your hair. There are some do-it-yourself home hair tricks that do actually work though and aren’t harmful on your hair. Below are our five favorites.
If you’re noticing build up in your hair, create a paste with baking soda and water. Use the paste to wash your hair, then wash it out with apple cider vinegar. You’ll have naturally clean hair!
In the summer, use lemon juice to get subtle highlights. Simply squeeze a whole lemon into a dish, then dip a toothbrush into it and apply to your hair. Go out in the sun for 45 minutes or so. Keep doing this for a couple of weeks and the lemon juice will start lightening your hair color.
Dryer sheets really do help fight static. Simply rub one on your hair from the roots to the end to get rid of unwanted static. You can rub dryer sheets on your combs and brushes to get rid of static before it gets to your hair too.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can actually help eliminate breakage and damage to your hair at night. If you toss and turn a lot while you sleep, try using a silk pillowcase to keep your hair healthy.
If you’re planning on hitting the pool in the summer or on vacation, protect it from chlorine by getting your hair wet in a sink or shower, then saturating it in conditioner. Leave your hair wet, then have fun in the pool. Your hair will soak up the non-chlorine water and conditioner instead of the chlorine.
Credit: Beauty High.