By Joan Salmon
Every bride-to-be dreams of looking exquisite on their wedding day hence going to great lengths to achieve it. Tradition also plays a part by sending her to her aunt for extraordinary pampering. All this is done so she will come out looking strikingly beautiful on her big day. However, what if you have done all you possibly can to no avail, more so regarding your hair?
Here are some homemade remedies to help your hair achieve a bouncy, healthy and shiny look;
Coconut and mustard oil
If your hair is weak, this is the ideal treatment. Michael Ochieng, a seasoned hair stylist, says weak hair is a sign of pollution, stress, and poor nutrition. ”However, dryness could also cause your hair roots to weaken hence make the hair brittle. This treatment will give your hair strength and make it look bouncier and thicker by the time of your wedding.”
4 teaspoons of coconut oil mixed with 4-5 teaspoons of mustard oil
Warm the mixture a bit
Massage the oil into the hair and scalp thoroughly though gently
Let it stay overnight and then rinse using mild shampoo the next day
Ochieng says doing this at least twice a week will give you for amazing results.
Essential oil mask
Due to constant heat treatment, for example, ironing, curling wands, it is easy for hair to become dry, brittle and damaged. Ochieng says to counter these adverse effects, essential oils such as avocado oil, olive oil, jasmine oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or castor oil will come in handy. “You will need any three of these oils to make your mask.”
Mix the three oils of your choice in relation to your hair length
Apply the mixture on the scalp and hair strands
Keep it through the night
Lifeless or dull hair is not what any bride would want to have on their wedding day. Violet Mugumya, a beautician, says this treatment will give your hair a shiny look. “Apart from being easy to make, it takes a few minutes to implement. If you have oily hair, it will strip it of the oiliness and the scalp will also become dandruff free.”
Get half a cup of vinegar plus two cups of water and mix
Shampoo and condition your hair
Use the mixture for the last rinse
Egg and curd treatment
Mugumya shares that his treatment will nourish your hair making it bouncy and beautiful.
Break an egg in a bowl, add a tablespoon of curd and mix
Apply the mixture to the hair and scalp
Wash off with shampoo after two to three hours
Olive oil and lime juice
Dandruff is the last thing any bride’s hair should have as it causes embarrassment and the constant itching will make it impossible for you to concentrate on anything on your big day. Ochieng says this treatment will help you to deal with dandruff as olive oil is great for nourishing dry and itchy scalps while the lime reduces the fungal infection which is the reason behind the dandruff formation.
Five to six teaspoons of olive oil mixed with some lime juice