We’ve all got hair issues, I think. Some people lose hair, some people’s hair is too brittle. Some people wish their hair was straight, some wish for curly, some wish for different colors. Thats a lot of insecurities, and sometimes keeping up with making yourself feel better about them can be really time consuming. Who has the time and the money to dedicate towards “fixing” all of these issues? It can be a real challenge! So many of us are on campus every day, we have homework, tests, and projects, not to mention work. Alongside that, books are not cheap! And neither is the gas it takes to get to school. The drive alone is thirty-five minutes for me, and I know that personally, my days are chock full as it is.
Well, sometimes it doesn’t have to be as hard as you think it might be! If you just change up your routine a little bit, you could save a lot of the dollars and hours spent in hair salons. First off, its important to make sure you pick out shampoo/conditioner that suits your needs. Sound expensive? Have no fears! You don’t have to buy salon brands like TreSemme to get products that treat you well. It may cost three or four dollars instead of one, but lots of stores have shampoos, conditioners, and styling agents that are specified to different types of hair (long hair, curly hair, dry hair, flat hair, etc.). Meanwhile, there are home remedies that also work well. You might have heard of women putting mayonnaise in their hair and wondered to yourself, “Why would they do that?” The answer is actually quite simple! Two of mayonnaise’s main ingredients are eggs and oil, both of which are very good for hair. For those who don’t relish the idea of putting a condiment in your hair, consider this: Heat 1/4 a cup of olive oil in the micro then mix it with a beaten, raw egg. Gently rub it into your scalp and roots, lightly through the length of your hair, and into your tips as well. Let it sit for 30-60 minutes. Go do some homework or cook dinner while you let it soak! It may sound a little gross, and it may not feel too great when its all over your fingers, but after you wash it out with shampoo and conditioner, you hair will feel healthier already.
For those losing hair or have hair that breaks too easily, go to your doctor and ask if it’s a reasonable worry that you might be iron deficient. My hair is naturally very thin, so I’m of the opinion that that is why it breaks. But sometimes not having enough iron in your diet can also cause this, and as long as it is doctor approved, you can go out and purchase iron supplements. Another option is a vitamin called Biotin! These vitamin helps strengthen the keratin your body produces, making it good for hair and nails!
When you’re a student, its always a great idea to look into the less-expensive options. High quality boxed hair dye, vitamins, and home hair treatments are all just a few things that could help you out! Why dedicate an hour or two alongside $70 at a salon when you can accomplish the same results at home, while getting school work done at the same time. Have you tried any of these home ideas? Or have any other suggestions? Drop them into an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear about them.