The Surprising Household Ingredients That Add Volume To Hair
By Alison Abbey, Special Projects Editor |
Those of us not naturally blessed with bouncy, voluminous hair are ever on the hunt for the perfect volumizing solution. From leave-ins and sprays to talcs, it’s a never-ending salon and shelf search. Turns out, some of the best options can be found right at home.
Look no further than your kitchen: baking soda and vinegar are your new shampoo and conditioner. Mixing these two household ingredients may sound like a science project gone awry, but in reality, the combination makes a volumizing shampoo that delivers serious results.
First, mix one part baking soda with three parts water to make a paste. Apply it to your wet hair (especially the roots). Leave it in for a few minutes, then rinse it off entirely with water.
Next, combine one part vinegar with four parts water (add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to customize the fragrance). Rinse your hair with the concoction. Then, let the solution rinse out completely under cold water.
The result: shiny hair that’s full of volume and body, and serious savings on shampoo and conditioner!