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Hair care 101: Here’s how to get shiny, frizz-free hair this summer

If your hair gets exceptionally frizzy in summer, try these foods that make for excellent hair conditioners.

fitness Updated: Jun 08, 2017 14:59 IST
Arundhati Swaminathan
Mayo contains egg yolks, vinegar and oils that work together to nourish and moisturise hair.
Mayo contains egg yolks, vinegar and oils that work together to nourish and moisturise hair.(Shutterstock)

In this scorching summer heat, your hair needs as much attention as your skin. Drink lots of water, eat well, oil your hair regularly and cover it with a scarf or hat when you step outside. If your hair gets exceptionally frizzy during this season, try these foods that make for excellent hair conditioners:

Mayonnaise
A delicious addition to sandwiches, burgers and fries, Mayonnaise is also an excellent hair product. Mayo contains egg yolks, vinegar and oils that work together to nourish and moisturise hair. It not only removes hair frizz, but is one of the most popular treatments when it comes to getting rid of lice and dandruff. You can also add a spoonful to your conditioner to get a quick, extra-nourishing kick.

Bananas are also excellent to treat hair loss. (Shutterstock)

Bananas
Rich in potassium, bananas are great for hair conditioning, especially when combined with honey, a well-known humectant. Just peel a banana and add 1/4 cup of olive oil and one egg white and put in a blender. Let it stay on your hair for 15 minutes and wash. Bananas are also excellent to treat hair loss, when mixed with yoghurt. Apply the smooth paste on your scalp and rinse with cool water after 15-20 minutes.

Beer
Beers can be used as a natural hair conditioner because it is rich in proteins and adds volume and shine to your hair. If you have dull and lifeless hair, rinse it with beer. Beer also contains activated yeast, which helps in plumping up the cuticles of hair that adds volume.

Honey can reduce hair frizz to the point of eliminating it. (Shutterstock)

Honey
Thanks to its nourishing and moisturising properties, honey can reduce frizz to the point of eliminating it. The enzymes and nutrients in raw honey also give dull hair shine without weighing it down. Just mix three tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of water, apply it to clean, damp hair and let it sit for an hour. Rinse well.

Egg

Eggs have fatty acids that give deep nourishment to the hair and remove dryness of the scalp. (Shutterstock)

Eggs help tame that frizz and make hair smooth and shiny. To strengthen your hair, apply a whipped egg to dry hair, then wrap it in a towel for 20 minutes. Just make sure to rinse well with lukewarm water. Also, eggs have fatty acids that give deep nourishment to the hair and also remove scalp dryness.

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