Think you’ve tried every frizz-kicking trick in the book? Think again! Here are some unique and unconventional methods of fighting frizz, even in the most humid weather:
• Breast milk is a natural deep conditioner; it contains the appropriate amounts of protein and fat to condition hair and reduce frizz. It also packs essential vitamins and minerals that help combat dry hair. Fill a spray bottle with breast milk, spray locks thoroughly and proceed with your normal hair-washing routine.
• Take one cup of flat, room-temperature beer and work into hair after shampooing, then rinse with cold water. The vitamin B and natural sugars in beer add body and shine, while acting as a natural setting lotion that increases resilience, vitality and hold.
• Apply KY Jelly just like any gel. Don’t worry: this remedy isn’t that x-rated. Use sparingly or mixed in with other products. This paste will condition each hair strand section by section; simply smooth through curls with your fingers. Rinse, and behold silky, restored, beautiful hair. You can also apply to dry hair to define curls and smooth frizz.
Breastmilk in my hair…I don't think so. When I breastfeed and pumped that stuff was liquid gold, a precious commodity.:-) One time I didn't securely attach the container to the pump and while pumping the container fell off and spilled the milk onto the carpert. I was DEVASTATED!!! In short it was too much work just to get milk to the babies, I can't see doing it for my hair. If it was that serious I guess I could purchase some online (yes there are women who sell there breastmilk), but that's just gross.
Haha…now I know what to do with all that leftover breastmilk in the freezer…lmao!
i'm with Anon @ 7.52a
this is kinda reaching wayyyy beyond. i don't lactate, i don't use KY, i don't drink beer. makes me want to give my frizz a hug (esp after a lackluster Cherry Lola this morning).
I have to say, I breastfed two babies and any extra I pumped went straight into the freezer for late night feedings with Dad. I think if I had ever seen my husband trying to spray all my hard work on his hair I just might have gone ballistic! It does prove the point on how healthy breastmilk is though. lol
Wow! That's all I can say. lol ~KF519
Aren't we taking this hair thing a little too far? I agree, I'll stick with conventional methods of conditioning my hair. I'll leave the KY Jelly for the bedroom.
I am pumping fulltime for my 6 months old son because he had trouble drinking from my breasts.. I have a lot of extra breastmilk stored in the freezer but I never thought about using it in my hair!! I used it on pimples which worked great! I might try this tonight as a rinse
That's so funny about breastmilk! I know it's great for other things like you can ingest it (bake with it, etc) and it's supposed to help your immune system…. or you can put it in your eye or ear if you have an infection in the corresponding place. lol
But I have to say I NEVER would have thought to put it in my hair!
Though I have to say, pumping enough extra to put it in my hair … just to wash it out does not sound enticing! I think I'll probably stick to methods that don't take as much work! 🙂
Great article, thanks! 😀
The beer advice is inaccurate. Beer weakens your hair over time.
And KY Jelly is mostly made of glycerin and water.
My sister actually used flat beer to help reverse her relaxer when she first started going natural. It took a couple of times and a couple of trims, but it actually worked. I never thought to try it as a conditioner, so I'll have to do that.
I use to set my hair with flat beer – worked really nice.
Crimson_Butterfly – ROTFL. I didn't even see that!
Anyway I vouch for the beer. It should be flat first. Seems to work better that way when I was a kid.
Beer + Ky = __________ = Breast Milk…
I'm sorry, I had to say something this is too hilarious to me….Thank you for helping get through the last half hour of work…LMAO