Did you know that milk is great for your natural crown? Milk is a protein and during the last hundreds year or so milk has been used to infuse the hair with vitamins. All different kinds of milk can be used on hair, but being that I am vegetarian, I tend to use plant-based proteins or organic milk since the cows have been treated humanely.
But what exactly are the benefits of a whole milk rinse for your hair?
For high porosity hair
The impact of a milk rinse is great, especially for high porosity hair. When having high porosity hair the outer layer of your hair is very open, and your hair’s natural oils escape very easily. Essentially, moisture leaves your hair faster than it stays in and therefore it causes dry hair. Moreover, when the cuticles are open light falls differently on your hair making it appear less shiny.
High porosity hair is often the result of damage and in order to restore the health of your hair, a milk rinse would be the perfect solution.
Milk contributes to exfoliating and removing product build-up, therefore aiding in softer hair that can breathe. A few weeks ago, I visited the hairdresser and it turned out that I had a lot of product build-up at the roots. My hair was super matted and really hard around this area. This would have been the perfect time to use this treatment in order to remove the build-up and restore my roots.
A great leave-in
Is your hair very brittle? Then you may be interested in a temporary leave-in treatment. Grab a cup and pour ½ cup of milk in it (any kind will do). Depending on your hair's needs, you can also add in an oil. For instance if your need more moisture, you can add two tablespoons of coconut oil or almond oil. In order to improve the fragrance of the product, you can add a few drops of lavender oil as well. Shake the bottle and spritz on your hair as a leave-in conditioner.
Overall, the main benefits of a whole milk rinse are that it restores the shine and strength of your hair due to the infusion of vitamins.