Emergency At Home Remedies For Those Beauty Mishaps

Posted July 2, 2013 by in Beauty

We all have little beauty mishaps every now and then, but not having the products to solve them can be the worst. Here are a few little tips that could save the day!

Help…I Have Green Hair

This is a common problem for blondes. The usual fix is a good clarifying shampoo, which rids the hair of chlorine and other impurities. But say you get the dreaded “swamp” hair before a hot date and you’re fresh out of clarifying shampoo. If that happens, head on over to the fridge, ketchup is going to save the day! (wait keep reading!)

The red ketchup will neutralize the green in your hair. Treat the ketchup as you would a shampoo, letting it sit on your hair for about five minuets. To prevent smelling like a cheeseburger after, shampoo twice with your regular shampoo. If you don’t have any ketchup, try dish soap mixed with vinegar.

Help…I Have a Dry Scalp

If your scalp has been feeling a little dry lately, bringing your sugar jar and olive oil into the bathroom might help. Just add a tablespoon of sugar and a few drops of oil into your hand before squeezing out your shampoo. The sugar will help exfoliate and the oil will help moisturize.

This same trick also works for skin. Just add a tablespoon of sugar and a drop or two of oil into your body wash.

Help…I Have Product Buildup

After daily use of serums, gels and hairsprays, our hair can get a bit dull and lifeless — this happens due to product buildup. To add some shine back into your life you’re going to need a good clarifying shampoo. We at Broke & Chic suggest the Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo Two. If you’re fresh out, add a tablespoon of baking soda to your regular shampoo.


Help…My Face Is Dry

If your skin is feeling tight, add a dab of honey into your regular face wash. According to stylist Laurie Dimitriou:

Honey is a natural exfoliant.


Help…My Hair Is Dry and Coarse

If your hair is extremely dry and course, add some fabric softner into your conditioner. According to Manhattan based stylist James Joyce:

It’s honestly like crack for hair. I always keep fabric softener under the sink for emergencies.

Hopefully you won’t need to fret the next time you have a beauty mishap! Do have a tip to share? Let us know in the comments below!