How To Use Vodka for Hair
Sep 22, 2020
Vodka is a popular beverage around the world. It’s neutral, smooth taste and distilled nature are what makes it popular for alcohol lovers. While you may (or may not) enjoy this distilled alcoholic beverage, you’ll be surprised to know that vodka for hair is highly beneficial.
With Vodka, you get a low-cost option to treat your hair for a celeb-like hairdo. This way, you can also avoid chemical-heavy hair treatments available in the market. In this article, we’ll list the benefits of using vodka for your hair and explain how to prepare a vodka hair mask.
Vodka For Lustrous Hair
Who doesn’t want a lustrous hair that shines whenever you step outside your home? While people spend hundreds of dollars in hair treatments, you can use vodka for this purpose.
If you’re not sure what causes hair to shine, then it’s the cuticle. This is the outer cellular layer that acts as a mirror and reflects light, thus making your hair shiny. The more the layer of cuticle you have, the shinier your hair will be. Over time, these cuticles get damaged and open up, thus reflecting less light. That’s why your hair becomes dull. To fix this, your hair needs treatment. And we’ll show you how you can prepare a vodka hair mask for lustrous hair.
Since vodka has antiseptic properties, it can cure and seal your cuticle. You need to use it along with other ingredients, so they moisturize the outer layer.
To prepare a Vodka-based hair mask for lustrous hair, you’d need the following ingredients:
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
To prepare the mask, first, take a bowl and mix all the ingredients and stir till you get a smooth paste. Apply the mixture evenly throughout your hair, starting from the root scalp. Once applied, stay still for 20 minutes or so. Now rinse your hair in lukewarm water and dry your hair with a towel. While vodka will seal the cuticles, other ingredients thoroughly moisturize and condition your hair. At the end of the process, you’ll have shiny hair for days to come.
You can follow this hair treatment once every week or every two weeks. But not more than that. Overdoing can dry your hair scalp.
Vodka For Dandruff-Free Hair
Vodka is excellent to fight off dandruff. This because of its balanced pH level and cleansing properties. As you might know, vodka is nearly 40% alcohol and is pure for the most part. Its pH level hovers between the 6.0 to 7.0 range. This neutral pH level, which even sometimes leans toward the alkali side, can treat your dandruff problem.
But you should note that you should only treat your hair with vodka if you have an oily scalp. If you have a dry scalp, vodka-based hair masks might not provide the desired benefits. Dandruff occurs because of excessive oily scalp. The skin cells build up around the oil and shed over time. In the dry scalp, the skin flakes off. So you need to make sure that you have a dandruff problem and not a dry scalp problem.
To prepare the vodka-based hair mask to fight dandruff, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- ½ cup vodka
- 2 tbsp Rosemary (crushed)
Take the ingredients in a jar and store in a cool, dark place for three days. After three days of storage, take the mixture out and filter the mixture to strain the rosemary-infused vodka. Take this liquid and massage it thoroughly in your scalp. Leave it for an hour or so and rinse with lukewarm water.
The reason vodka works best for the oily scalp is that vodka is short-chain alcohol. Ethanol, the main constituent of vodka, has only two carbons in its chain. Thus, it dries quickly along with the oily scalp and removes toxins in the process. Rosemary provides the necessary moisturization.
The frequency should be once a week.
Vodka For Hair Growth
The direct after-effects of a clean, healthy scalp are improved blood circulation. And this stimulates hair growth. So if you’re looking to add volume to your hair, you can use take help of vodka.To prepare a vodka-based hair mask for hair growth, you only need two ingredients:
- A mild, natural shampoo
Take the ingredients in a shampoo dispenser and shake them well. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Apply this mixture on wet hair and rinse after 5-10 minutes. Air-dry your hair later.
The vodka will help remove the build-up and dirt from the surface. At the same time, the natural shampoo will provide the necessary conditioning and minerals like selenium, silicon, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, etc.
Follow this method no more than once a week. You can have this mask after you’ve treated your hair for dandruff.
Vodka For Hair Conditioning
Vodka can help you if you just want to feel good about your hair. Hair conditioning treatment can improve your appearance, feel, and manageability of your hair all in one treatment. This also reduces the damage the hair sustains during combing or from pollution.
To prepare a hair mask for hair conditioning, get the following list of ingredients:
- 2 tbsp vodka
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/3 of a ripe avocado
First, take the avocado and mash it into finer pieces, completely free of lumps. Add other ingredients to the mashed avocado and create a creamy mixture. Leave aside for 10 minutes and let the ingredients blend evenly. Apply this mixture to your hair, starting from the scalp to the tips of the hair. Keep the mixture applied for 30 minutes and wash off under lukewarm or cool running water.
While the vodka seals your cuticles, the rest of the ingredients strengthen your follicles and moisturize the hair.
What Type Of Vodka Is Best For Hair?
Vodka is usually a colorless, odorless, distilled alcoholic beverage. It is processed to have flavors to create flavored vodka and fruit vodkas. It’s better to stick with pure vodka for hair treatment. Other added elements may interfere with vodka mask ingredients.