Summer can be murder on our hair: increased exposure to seaside salt, chlorinated water, and sun can cause damage and dryness, leaving us with tresses that lack body, bounce, and shine.
But there is soothing help at hand. Try this easy one-ingredient technique from healthy-living expert Annie Bond to restore vitality to your hair. It balances the pH, repairs split ends, and leaves hair stronger, softer, and more manageable.
All you need is aloe vera gel (available at your local natural food store).
Massage a generous amount into your hair and allow it to remain in for 30 minutes, then shampoo and rinse as usual.
Inspired by Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).