With the holiday season quickly approaching, there will be many get togethers with family and friends. You will want to look your best and with a few simple steps you have gorgeous hair and save on time and money. There are so many hair care products available these days, but their are many things you can do with products in your own home that work fantastic.

Lighten Your Hair with Lemon Juice

Mixing lemon juice with coconut oil helps to lighten your hair without damaging it.

Mix one cup of lemon juice with ¼ cup of coconut oil. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it onto your hair until your hair is damp. To get the best results, apply the lemon juice mixture to unwashed hair. Leave for one to two hours, then rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Cleanse Your Hair with Baking Soda

Baking soda helps to remove styling product residue without stripping your hair of its natural oils. Mix one to two teaspoons of baking soda with a small amount of water, enough to  create a thick paste. Massage this paste into damp hair and let it set for 15 minutes before rinsing your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Absorb Excess Oil with Cornstarch

Cornstarch removes excess oil without the added chemicals that are found in commercial dry shampoos. Apply one teaspoon of cornstarch to your roots using a large make-up brush or spice shaker. Massage the cornstarch into your hair then brush it out using a natural bristle brush.

Add Shine to Dull Hair with Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise adds protein to your hair which will make it stronger and shinier. Massage full-fat mayonnaise into damp hair from the roots to the tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for at least 30 minutes before shampooing and rinsing your hair thoroughly with cold water.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to take care of your hair. By following these easy hair hacks you can look good and save money on your hair care regimen.