There are thousands of hair products out there, but there are still various myths and hair care techniques that people use to make sure that their hair looks fabulous.  While we are all about the trusty products we know we can turn to, there’s nothing wrong with using the strange care techniques every now and again — especially if they work! That is why, in today’s blog, we are going to go over some of the strangest things that people do to their hair to keep it looking great. You may find one that could help you with a hair care problem that you’ve been struggling with. Let’s get started. 

Moisturize Before Swimming

Alright, we’re talking about hair, so put that dewey tanning lotion away. Let’s take a minute and be real — as nice as it is to spend hours lying by the pool, there’s no doubt that the time actually spent in the water is incredibly damaging for our hair. The sun beaming down on our hair, the chlorine and other pool chemicals getting to the roots of our hair and drying it out as a whole, and that horrible green color that your hair turns if you have any bit of blonde in it, there’s no wonder our hair looks dry and brittle at the end of the season.

Believe it or not, one of the best things that you can do to avoid all of the issues that we mentioned above is to put a little bit of conditioner in your hair before heading into the water. Rub a little bit of conditioner into your hair and down in your roots before hopping in the pool. Once you’re actually in the water, your hair will have a shield to the harsh chemicals and rays of the sun, something it is in dire need of. 

Mayonnaise Treatments

Hair masks are a common part of so many self-care routines, but before we had scented masks with fun colors and random themes, we had the reliable mayonnaise treatment. This is a hair care technique that may sound strange to younger generations, but there are many of us that grew up with this technique and know just how well it works. The fatty acids found in mayonnaise and endless amounts of protein make it an incredible treatment for your hair. Though the smell leaves something to be desired, the results are worth the time spent with mayonnaise sitting in your hair. 

Whether you’ve run out of deep conditioner or you’re looking to give your hair a little bit more moisture, giving this mayonnaise treatment a shot is worth trying. Simply dampen your hair, get some mayonnaise and brush it through the ends of your hair. Put your hair up in a shower cap, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Once the timer has gone off, wash your hair as usual, and enjoy the incredible shine that this treatment leaves you with. 

Crushed Up Aspirin

Aspirin is a must-have at home, in your purse, and now, in your hair care routine. One of the ways that aspirin has recently been used is crushed up to help treat acne, but it can be incredibly beneficial when looking for a solution for dull, dead hair. Simply crush up an aspirin and mix it in with your shampoo. The contents will help build up your hair and leave it looking stronger, thickeer, and overall healthier. We suggest doing this every two weeks to give your hair the extra boost it needs every once in a while. 

Lotion to Fix Frizz

Frizz is something that we all deal with, on the good hair days and the bad hair days. If you’re struggling with frizz, you’ve likely discovered that adding more product in your hair can quickly leave your hair looking greasy. If you’re tired of trying to find the perfect amount of product to use so that you don’t have frizzy or greasy hair, this hair hack is for you. 

Just a tiny bit of lotion added to hair has been one of the best hair care and styling tips that we’ve come across. Just a dime sized amount can make all the difference with your hair. Simply rub it into your palms and onto your hair where there is friz. Do your best to stay away from the roots to avoid them getting greasy. All in all, this is a fantastic tip to hold onto in the case of an emergency when your products are far, far away. 

Baking Soda to Counter Dandruff

Another hair issue that people hate having to deal with is dandruff. This is yet another problem that people come across regardless of how dry the state they live in is. While there are plenty of shampoos and conditioners that are tailored to help individuals struggling with dandruff, this is a fantastic technique that can help to nourish your scalp right off the bat. In the case that you’re looking for something that you could make at home, we have got you covered. 

One of the ingredients that is known for helping with dandruff is surprisingly found in just about everyone’s pantry: baking soda! Simply mix a couple of teaspoons of baking soda into some water. Mix this until it becomes a thick paste. Now that the paste has been mixed well, put this paste on your scalp and rub it into the roots of your hair. Let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes, and wash the paste out as usual. Doing this every couple of weeks can help minimize the dryness in your scalp and remove those embarrassing flakes we all hate to see. 

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There are so many quirky and effective techniques out there. If they work, why not try them? Though we can’t provide you with the ingredients that you need to take these strange treatments into your own hands, we do have the largest selection of vegan hair dye that you need to enjoy a bold and beautiful head of hair. Whether you’re looking for temporary hair dye or a permanent color treatment, our dye is professional grade. Take a minute and browse the selection that we have available online, and place your order today.