So, I’ve decided to trial ‘Beauty Hack or Beauty Whack’ – a feature on my blog dedicated to stuff I find on the Internet which claim to “change your life“. First up is something I touched on yesterday… The experiment that claims to revert premature grey/white/silver hair to its natural colour.
Was I sold before trying it?
Look, a girl can dream, right..? As much as I’d hoped it would, I knew it wasn’t actually going to (least of all on the first try)…
Come on, I’m an optimist, positivist and someone who has hopes, dreams and aspirations – but I’m also not stupid or gullible – over stuff like this, anyway!
The overruling reason as to why I wanted to try this was because I know the benefits of applying lemon juice onto the hair and coconut oil too – so putting it on my hair for those reasons Justified it.
What you’ll need:
Juice of a lemon (3-4 tablespoons) 🍋
Coconut oil (4 table spoons, or enough to cover your hair)
As I said, this hack isn’t just for those who suffer from premature greys/whites/silvers from leading stress-free lives, waking up to rainbows above their beds, and singing Teletubbies… Oh no! You could do it just to boost the condition of your hair, making it healthier.
What you’ll need to do:
Mix the lemon juice and coconut oil together (melted, liquid consistency), and lather on your hair root/scalp to tip. Then, leave the solution on your hair for one hour, before washing off with a non-harsh shampoo and conditioner.
What does Coconut Oil do for the hair?
Coconut oil helps to condition the hair and scalp, it also strengthens the hair, treats the damaged and promotes hair growth. I knew all of that from before, but apparently – coconut oil also helps reverse greys and stop/prevent dandruff.
I find the latter hard to believe, I’ll tell you why… If you’re coating your hair with Organic coconut oil (with bits) you’re going to look like you have dandruff, even when you know it’s just shavings of coconuts.
The people you meet out and about don’t know that, do they? 😆 I’m speaking from experience…
What does lemon juice do?
Obviously lemon juice includes vitamin B, vitamin C, and phosphorus – this nourishes the hair, treats the root cause (pun intended) of greys, and claims to prevent premature greying.
I’m sure it does, don’t get me wrong, but if someone could’ve possibly called me up before I discovered my first grey and told me: “BATHE IN LEMON JUICE!” I think it would’ve helped more than telling me after finding my 6th…
Did the experiment work?
LOL. Major diluted LOL. Can we just laugh. Can you just accept my answer is LOL. Did you really think it would work in just one try? Come on now… The only way this’d work is if it was mixed in with the age old thing called HAIR DYE. That’s the only way you’ll get your natural hair colour back and reverse the grey!
It does say do this twice a week to see results – but I’m sceptical and don’t believe it… I’ll be doing this just because I like the way my hair feels and looks afterwards. It’s cheap, affordable and natural. My hair feels shinier, healthier and is easier to manage. No more ‘Russell Brand: The Early Days’ for me.