Skip the Salon: How to Keep Your Hair Looking Great at Home

Posted on 04/29/2013

Short, long, curly, straight, blonde or brown: Hairstyle Appreciation Day celebrates whatever you've got on your head. This year Hairstyle Appreciation Day falls on April 30 and while you may owe your colorist or stylist some gratitude for their hair help, consider these low-cost ways to keep your locks looking great at home.

Use Baking Soda
Hair products can be super helpful for getting your locks to look great, but all that stuff can create buildup. Clean your hair by working a tablespoon of baking soda mixed with two tablespoons of white vinegar into your scalp every six weeks. Rinse thoroughly and you'll end up with a shinier, bouncier 'do.

Apply a Nourishing Hair Mask
Yogurt isn't just for breakfast. suggests mixing a half cup with a tablespoon of lemon juice and one egg. Leave it on your hair for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly for stronger, nourished hair.

Deep Condition Your Hair
You may quickly condition your hair in the shower, but once or twice a week try a deep conditioning treatment. Ouidad Salon Series Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment, $36 at, promises to restore the natural lipid barrier of the hair and fortify its protective surface layer. Plus when you buy now you'll get a free gift with purchase.

Switch to Satin
Your pillowcase could be harming your hair. By switching to a satin pillow cover you'll avoid damaging your strands. Cotton cases can cause unwanted friction. A set of two luxury satin pillowcases is $29.99 at

Give Yourself a Blow-Out
Hairstylists know how to use a blow dryer to its fullest potential. But now you can too without paying someone. Check out this step-by-step tutorial at and get a salon-worthy blow-out at home.

Try Easy Hairstyles
If you're short on time check out this list of 17 hairstyles from that will take less than 10 minutes to achieve. From a lovely pin curl twist to a sleek side-swept bun, you'll look like you just walked out of a salon.

By Alison Storm

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