I collected two beauty tips from my gorgeous sister in law who has the most shiny, healthy looking hair and doesn’t look anything close to her real age.
First, a hair mask using olive oil. I have written at length about the health and cosmetic benefits of olive oil, but she gave me a recipe also using garlic. Now I know this sound unusual, but garlic actually has many cleansing and antibiotic qualities and is very efficient as a treatment against acne and fungal infections. Basically she crushes a whole bulb of garlic in a mortar, and then leaves it decant with about 200mL of olive oil for a few weeks, the longer the better. She then removes the garlic: the oil has been infused with its essence and she thus gets a bottle of hair oil that she can use for months. To use, she simply applies on dry hair, warming the oil in her hands first, and leaves for 3-4h before washing off.
Garlic bulbs: full of health benefits
The second tip is very useful for those who have oily hair or dandruffs: lemon is the most natural remedy. Its acidity works as an astringent and purifies the scalp, and it is extremely simple to use: massage a good few drops of lemon juice on your scalp, or better, use half a lemon straight on the head. Then rinse off, and voilà! Lemon juice is also used to whiten the teeth, applied with a cotton stick, but this shoudln’t be done more often than weekly because it can weaken the teeth’s enamel.