Thoroughly cleanse with vinegar and baking soda. First, make a paste with equal parts baking soda and water. Massage it through the hair and scalp and rinse thoroughly with a 50/50 solution of lukewarm water and vinegar. Some may need to do this twice to remove dirt and buildup. The baking soda acts as a scrubbing and softening agent. The vinegar helps remove buildup and provides a clean rinse. Also, when the two blend together, it creates a bubbling action that helps remove residue.
Follow up with an egg wash. Get one egg and a small container. Separate the egg white from the yolk. You can save the yolk for food or other purposes, so as not to waste it. If you have thick or long hair, you may need to use more than one egg. The egg white is your wash. You can add a drop of pure almond oil to the egg white for extra shine. Saturate the hair with the egg white wash. Leave it on for about a minute. Then, rinse thoroughly.
Mask your hair with a homemade avocado blend. This step gives the hair some deep conditioning and also helps with shine. To make a homemade avocado hair mask, you need half an avocado and an equal amount of mayonnaise. Smash the avocado into the mayo until blended well. If you do not have a potato masher (or you just don't want to do all that work), you can stick the ingredients in a blender for a few seconds. Saturate the hair completely with the avocado hair mask. Apply a shower cap to the head to hold in the moisture. Leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour. Rinse thoroughly. You will likely notice shine and manageability.
Keep up the egg wash and avocado mask. In order to maintain this healthy look, be sure to repeat the egg was and avocado mask regularly. I recommend doing this 3-4 times per week. It should replace your normal shampoo and conditioning routine. You will probably notice that over time, the hair starts to look healthier and healthier. The protein in the egg whites helps the hair shine and also adds strength and helps prevent breakage. The avocado mask helps moisturize, strengthen, and seal split ends. It also contributes to the shine and manageability.
Avoid heat and chemicals. For the best results when using this regimen, avoid any heated styling products. This means blow dryers, hot combs, curling irons, hot rollers, and any other such devices. While these products may help you achieve certain looks, they also contribute to split ends, breakage, dull hair, and other issues. Chemicals do the same thing, but in a different way. There is no need to use these products. Hair can dry naturally. Plastic and foam curlers can be used instead of heated ones. To make the hair more straight, wet it and comb through slowly while it air dries. This may take longer. But your hair will thank you for it.
*The information herein is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the advice of a licensed medical professional. Always consult an appropriately-licensed specialist when it comes to your health.
**I originally published a version of this via Yahoo Contributor Network