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From Suki Waterhouse's Coke To Mayo: 10 Mad Things You Can Rinse Your Hair With

by Tolani Shoneye ,
From Suki Waterhouse's Coke To Mayo: 10 Mad Things You Can Rinse Your Hair With© Getty

When stunning Suki Waterhouse revealed that she washes her hair with Coke, yep that's right Coca Cola, we were all ears. Apparently the fizzy drink gives her hair the tousled, carefree look that we have spent hours of our lives trying to achieve. So following Suki's lead we got to thinking about the other unusual things you can rinse your hair with. From egg whites to beer, there isn't much we wouldn't try for GREAT hair, including this crazy lot....

  1. · Lemon Juice
  2. · Beer
  3. · Cider Vinegar
  4. · Fabric Softener
  5. · Coke
  6. · Egg Whites
  7. · Castor Oil
  8. · Mayonnaise
  9. · Tea
  10. · Ketchup

Lemon Juice

Rinsing hair with lemon juice is a great way to remove the build up from excessive use of products. It removes excess oil left on the hair without stripping away any of the natural oils.

Lemon juice can also be used to colour hair. The citric acid in lemon can be used in combination with sunlight to naturally lighten hair. ​It might take a while, but hey it's cheaper than a dye job.


We have the old wives to thank for this one! For centuries women have used beer to add life back into flat dull hair. Beer works well on most hair types, as the alcohol helps to cleanse the hair and leaves it ultra shiny. The proteins and vitamins in beer also makes it great for dealing with frizzy hair.

Six pack of beer for everyone.

Cider Vinegar

Cider vinegar or apple cinder vinegar to be exact, works wonders on the hair. Not only does it cleanse and reduce frizz, it also stimulates hair growth and treats dry itchy scalps. And don't worry about the smell, fortunately it doesn't linger on the hair.

Fabric Softener

We weren't sure about this one, but it works. Fabric softener diluted in water helps to untangle fine, flyaway hair, and also makes coarse, curly hair easier to manage. The amount you use depends on your hair type, a strong solution is needed for coarse hair, while a weaker solution is best for thin hair. Proceed with caution!


Just like Suki suggests, Coca Cola helps to give hair a tousled, just got out of bed look. For ladies with stick straight hair Coke allows the hair to get surfer girl curls. Drench the hair with about 2 cans of Coke, rinse, and then crunch for a tousled look. We might like the way this looks but the sticky neck and hands that comes with this technique are a bit of a put off.

Egg Whites

Egg whites are full of protein and since hair is made up of protein, it makes sense to use it on the hair. For deep conditioning and nourishment nothing beats egg whites, they leave the hair feeling soft and moisturised.

Castor Oil

A favourite for afro haired girls, castor oil is the go to oil for hair growth and thickness. And not only does it work on the hair on your head, you can also use castor oil to thicken lashes and eyebrows. Add post washing to get maximum results.


Not just great on a sarni, mayo is also good for your hair. It helps to thicken the hair, as well as leaving it soft. It's cheap, natural and not too messy. One you definitely have to try.


Put the kettle on, your hair needs a cup of tea. Tea is great for conditioning dry hair, using warm black unsweetened tea as a final rinse after shampooing is a great way to strengthen hair, while leaving it manageably soft.


This funny tip is perfect for blondies. When your bleached blonde hair goes a little green call on the ketchup to help you out. The hue of green you get in hair, after it's been in chlorine or salt water is never a good look. But fear not, ketchup can sort it out. The red sheen and acid nature of tomato ketchup helps to neutralise this, and it is also good for putting natural oils back in your hair.

Have you got any more hair tricks for us? Tweet us @SofeminineUK

This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t

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