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What Happens If You Put Lotion In Your Hair? Is it bad?

When it comes to beauty products, most of us probably are interested in multi-purpose products. Aloe vera gel, butters, and oils are products that are used frequently on the skin and hair.

So what about lotion? It is known to be one of the essential skincare items for its moisturizing and slippery properties.

So, can lotion really work on hair and are there any lotions that work on hair? In this article, you will get answers and insights about the use of creams for your hair.

Can you use hand lotion on your hair?

Hand lotion can be considered a safe household alternative to be used as a conditioner to smooth hair and tame frizz and flyaways.

The hand lotion contains ingredients that add moisture to your hair (such as glycerin and lactic acid).

Applying hand lotion to hair may work, but it is not applicable to all hair types. Therefore, you also need to consult with the stylist to be sure whether hand lotion is suitable for your hair.

Can you put body lotion in your hair?

Many people will misunderstand and assume that the use of hand lotions and body lotions is the same for hair. But that statement is completely wrong.

Not as versatile as the hand lotion, the body lotion may work well on your skin but it’s not a good idea to use it on hair.

Although the body lotion may contain aromatic chemicals, it is not very effective for hair, on the contrary it can cause the hair to turn gray early or make it greasy.

What happens if you put lotion in your hair? Is it bad to put lotion in your hair?

It can be said that applying body lotion to your hair will contribute to damaging your hair. Not only does it make your hair worse, but it also causes dandruff and hair loss.

Because as we mentioned above, body lotions are designed to give your body what you need. No one wants a hairy body and so it’s sure that the body lotion does not fulfill the hair’s needs.

However, with hand lotion, you can depend on the type of hair to use without worrying about the health of your existing hair.

Does lotion grow hair faster?

If it weren’t for a hair extension, then there are no magic potions or lotions that can make your hair grow faster overnight.

In our body, hair is known to be the fastest growing tissue. On average, hair can be about half an inch longer per month or 6 inches a year.

However, if it doesn’t seem to be growing, then it may be due to the length retention of your hair. External influences cause hair damage, hair loss, and affect hair growth.

Hair treatments such as healthy diet, exercise, using right products for hair growth (eg shampoo, conditioner, laser hair growth devices, etc.) and stress reduction contribute to healthy hair growth and promotion.

Therefore, if you want to have long, healthy and natural hair, you should do your best to take care of your hair and properly treat it.

What is good to put in hair?

Maybe, most of us want to go to the beauty salon for professional hair treatments with top experts, but sometimes our pocketbook does not allow.

However, there are still at-home solutions for you to try that will get near professional results.

Below, we’ll suggest six foods to put in your hair:

  1. Apple cider vinegar: You can use it every month for its shine and volume, just make sure you rinse it off right away.
  2. Avocado: Mash up some avocado, apply it to your hair, and let it sit for 20 minutes, you will have shiny hair.
  3. Honey and olive oil: Mix 1/4 cup honey with 1/4 cup olive oil and apply to hair.
  4. Yogurt: Massage a pint of plain yogurt onto the scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes, this will help remove dead skin cells for faster hair growth. (You can also try to do yogurt mask here)
  5. Coconut Oil: It will help prevent split ends.
  6. Banana: Puree, then apply to hair and leave for 15 minutes. (Mix banana and olive oil is also a great idea)


I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty & make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!

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