People do some crazy things and we’ve all seen our share. Yet when it comes to these crazy-beauty tips, you’ll find some actually work! The following tips might sound strange, but give them a try and see for yourself how effective they can be.
1. Real Mayonnaise for Your Hair
All the fat and oils in mayonnaise may be lousy for your hips, but they are sure good for your hair. This is one of those old tips that never seems to go away no matter how bad it smells! The smell aside, this does work when you want to give your hair some deep conditioning. You don’t have to leave it in all night though; a twenty-thirty minute treatment will do. You also don’t need to use the whole jar – a teaspoon or tablespoon for long hair will do fine.
2. Olive Oil for Your Hair
If mayonnaise is too much for you, consider the beauty treatment that Mediterranean women have long used for their hair – olive oil! The nutrients and fat in the oil can coat the hair luxuriantly and protect it with its rich array of nutrients. Coat your tresses with olive oil for about ten minutes before rinsing. You’ll love how lusciously soft your locks will feel after this deep moisturizing treatment.
3. Diaper Rash Cream
If you are experiencing a bout of dry and cracked feet, go ahead and borrow your baby’s diaper rash cream. This gentle stuff is also magical and will repair and protect your little cutesy footsies! The brand shouldn’t matter as they all work much the same, but you might find one with a scent you prefer – with sleep-time lavender for instance!
4. Soothe a Sun Burn
If you’ve fallen asleep in the sun having forgotten to reapply your sunscreen, you might wake up with a bad burn. You’ll want to promote healing fast and also reduce the pain, swelling, and inflammation. Just run a hot bath and steep some tea; that’s correct, you’ll be taking a black tea bath to get your skin back on track. The tannins in the tea will help you feel better and allow your skin to begin to mend.
5. Lemon Loves Blonde
If you want to naturally lighten your hair, squeeze some fresh lemon juice into it before going outside to garden or hang out at the beach. The acid in the lemon reacts when struck by the UV rays of the sun. The best part about this lightening is that is looks sun-kissed and not kissed by a bottle of hair dye.
6. Preparation H
This one may not entirely take the cake as far as weirdness goes (it does take a good chunk of it however), but, indeed, hemorrhoid cream like this well-known name brand can reduce the under-eye puffiness that plagues many, especially as we begin to age. Its anti-inflammatory properties can make a big difference on your face as well as…er… you know. If this just isn’t your cup of tea, go ahead and put a couple boring slices of cold cucumber over your eyes which can also do the trick.
7. Strawberry Teeth
Want to naturally clean and whiten your teeth? Mash up a strawberry and use it as a paste. While this isn’t recommended for daily use, it can naturally whiten your teeth. Moreover, it tastes great! Be sure to rinse, though, as the acid in the strawberries isn’t something you want to leave on your teeth. Strawberries are great natural skin cleansers too.
8. Toothpaste Zit Remedy
If you want to dry out a pimple quickly, add a dab of toothpaste to it. Of course, no gels; this remedy requires plain white toothpaste. It does work and it’s even cheaper than many over-the-counter pimple remedies. Don’t coat your face with it, but if you need a fast remedy and this is all you happen to have on hand, go ahead and use it. It’s a weird remedy that many people swear by.
9. Caffeinated Body Scrub
Did you think your coffee grounds were only good for getting you rolling in the morning? It’s time to rethink your morning ritual because coffee grounds also make an effective exfoliating scrub for your body. Slough away dead skin cells and smell the wonderful aroma of coffee while you do it. Experts also say the caffeine in the grounds can stimulate new skin cells. If you run out of exfoliation products, give this a try and see how it works for you; you’ll see some cellulite disappear on top of it all which is a great benefit.
10. Say Goodbye to the Bloat
One glass of water mixed with about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar can help you decrease that bloated feeling that makes it seem like nothing you own fits you anymore. In fact, this remedy is known to work as fast as ten minutes. On the other hand, simply adding more water can also help you get your bloating situation under control. Also be sure to cut down on carbonated beverages and consider eating your vegetables cooked instead of raw.
There are many other weird beauty tips that many women use daily, but these are the most popular. Do you know or use any weird beauty tips? Share them with us, please.