Rx for Problem Hair: How-To Formulas
Whatever your hair issues are–damaged, dry, oily, or dandruffy–we have a super-simple solution for you. You just won’t believe the inexpensive ways we can combat these conditions and more with just kitchen-cupboard ingredients rather than costly and possibly dangerously toxic chemical products.
These wise ways are cheap, safe to use, and effective. We have the one-ingredient answers for all your hair woes right here:
For Damaged Hair
Blackstrap molasses is a great treatment for damaged hair. Massage some into your hair, cover with a towel or plastic bag, and allow it to remain on for as long as possible before rinsing.
For Dry Hair
Simply massage a mashed ripe avocado or some olive oil into your hair and allow it to remain on your hair for an hour (you can wrap your hair in a towel or a plastic bag, if you like) before shampooing as usual.
For Oily Hair
Add 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts to 1/2 cup of shampoo and shampoo as usual. You may increase the amount of Epsom salts a little at a time as needed.
Massage some aloe vera into your scalp before washing.
Inspired by Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).