What is useful sour cream for hair?

Since ancient times, it has been known about the beneficial effects of milk and dairy products on the human body. One of the most delicious and healthy dairy products is sour cream. But not every woman knows that sour cream has useful properties not only when used, but also when used externally as a cosmetic product. So, among lovers of pampering the skin of the face and hands, masks with the addition of sour cream are very popular, but sour cream has no less effective effect when applied to the hair.

We can note a number of advantages of this fermented milk product regarding its use as hair masks:

  1. Sour cream has a suitable consistency for making hair masks.
  2. It is a readily available product, it can be easily bought in the store and even prepared at home.
  3. Ease of application. Applying sour cream to your hair is very easy and pleasant.
  4. Ease of flushing. Unlike many other foods that hair masks are often made from, sour cream rinses off easily and doesn’t leave an unpleasant odor.

Why exactly sour cream can and should be used as hair masks? The answer to this question lies in a number of useful functions that sour cream has. These include:

  • strengthening hair along their entire length, as well as hair roots;
  • impact on hair follicles and normalization of hair growth;
  • nutrition of hair with proteins and other useful microelements;
  • gives hair a healthy look and natural shine;
  • reduction of hair loss;
  • nutrition and hydration of the scalp.

In addition, women who use masks with the addition of sour cream at bedtime note that they get a pleasant feeling of freshness and lightness of the scalp, thus relieving tension and relaxing after a working day.

Recipes for making masks

Sour cream and potatoes

Suitable for use on dry or normal hair.

For cooking you need: one egg, one tablespoon of lime or buckwheat honey, one fresh potato tuber, two tablespoons of sour cream.

Cooking method: Separate egg whites and yolks; no whites are needed. Squeeze juice from fresh potatoes, mix with yolk, beat until smooth. Add honey and the resulting mass with mix with sour cream. Apply to hair, distribute the mixture along their entire length. Put a cap on your head for cosmetic procedures or just wrap it with a sheet. Wash off after 30 minutes with warm water.

Application frequency: suitable for daily use.

Sour cream and egg yolk

Should be used by those who have dry and prone to breakage hair.

For cooking you need: three tablespoons of sour cream, two chicken eggs.

Cooking method: Only the yolks are needed, so you need to separate the whites and yolks from each other. Mix the yolks with sour cream until a homogeneous mass is obtained. Apply the resulting mass to clean hair, evenly distributing along their entire length. Wear a hat or towel over your head. Wash off after 20 minutes.

Application frequency: The creamy egg mask is suitable for regular use, so it can be repeated every two days.

Sour cream and castor oil

It should be used for thin and prone to hair loss.

For cooking you need: 1 cup sour cream, three tablespoons of castor oil (available at any pharmacy), three tablespoons of weak beer.

Cooking method: All ingredients are mixed and whipped until smooth, then applied to wet hair. Keep the mask for 40-60 minutes

Application frequency: the mask is suitable for use approximately once every three weeks.

Burdock and sour cream

Useful for normal hair and dandruff.

For cooking you need: one tablespoon of crushed burdock roots, 1 cup boiling water, half a cup of sour cream.

Cooking method: pour boiling water over the crushed burdock roots in a glass bowl, cover with a towel and let it brew for at least 1 hour. Mix the resulting broth with sour cream until a homogeneous liquid mass is obtained. Apply the mask to slightly damp hair, hold for no more than 20 minutes. Wash off with shampoo and warm water.

Application frequency: Best to use 1-2 times a week.

Horseradish and sour cream for hair growth

Useful for normal to slightly oily hair, promoting their growth.

For cooking you need: 1.5 – 2 horseradish roots, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 0.5 teaspoon lemon juice, 0.5 teaspoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon honey.

Cooking method: horseradish roots must be well cleaned, washed and grated on a fine grater. Mix with sour cream, adding lemon juice, honey and vegetable oil. Apply for 30 minutes on the entire length of the hair and scalp. Wrap your head in a towel. Wash off with shampoo and warm water.

Application frequency: for a month, 2 times a week.

How to use sour cream as a mask

Before applying sour cream as a cosmetic product, it is necessary to prepare a mask according to a certain recipe and make one test application in order to make sure that there is no negative reaction of the hair. Despite the positive effect of sour cream, in order to achieve a visible effect, it is necessary to apply masks regularly, and also use only a fresh, not spoiled product, otherwise you can harm the scalp. By observing the proportions in the manufacture of masks, as well as when applied correctly, sour cream is an excellent cosmetic product for preparing effective hair masks at home.

In addition to sour cream, other dairy and sour-milk products are also often used to make hair masks, for example, kefir, fermented baked milk, yogurt, milk (most often goat), yogurt, cottage cheese, and even milk mushroom. Dairy products have a visible effect on hair if it is damaged, depleted, prone to dryness and brittleness.

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