Did you know that you can make many all-natural hair care products right in your own kitchen with just a few ingredients that are widely available. Well you can. Here are several hair care recipes that are easy and economical to make, and it's kind of cool to go green and look great at the same time!
Hair Spray for Fine Hair
- 1 chopped up lemon or orange
- 1 ½ cups of water
- 1 oz. bay rum (this preserves the mixture)
On the stove, in a double boiler, boil chopped lemon and water. Simmer, add bay rum and reduce the liquid by about half, then strain through a cheesecloth and pour into a spritz bottle. Add extra water to thin if you wish.
This is great for fine hair and gentle enough for children's hair. Make it fresh and store in fridge.
Treatment for Chlorine Damaged
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 of a peeled cucumber
Blend the egg, olive oil and cucumber into a spread and apply mixture thoroughly into your hair. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse.
If you swim year round repeat applications monthly.
Rinse for Shiny glossy hair
- 1 oz. wine vinegar
- 6 oz. bottled water
- 10 to 12 drops of essential oils (jasmine, lavender, rosemary)
Pour mixture over hair after shampooing and rinsing and massage into your scalp. Rinse with clean water (cool if possible). Repeat three times a week as needed to restore luster to dry hair.
The vinegar helps restore the natural pH balance of your scalp to combat dry, dull hair.
Frizz Taming Conditioner
- 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt
- 1 egg
Mix egg and yogurt into a bowl and massage into your head after shampooing. Work it from root to tips and make sure you have everything coated. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse out with lots of cool (if possible) water. This works well preventing fly-away and frizzy hair and softens dry hair.
Rejuvenating Hair Brush Treatment
- 1 oz. oil of Rosemary
- 1/8 oz. oil of Lavender
Just mix the two oils together and store in a small dark vial or bottle. Before brushing your hair, put a few drops on your palm and rub your clean hairbrush into it. Brush your hair 100 times (no it's not just an old wives tale) standing both upright and hanging your head upside down. After each brush follow through with your other hand, this will help eliminate static electricity.
This mixture should last about 6 months and is guaranteed to give you healthy, shiny hair.
Dry Hair Moisturizing Shampoo
- ½ cup of Liquid Castile soap (or baby shampoo)
- ½ cup of mashed avocado
Blend this mixture on medium until smooth, then apply to thoroughly wet hair as you would any other shampoo. Massage into the scalp and work to the ends of the hair. Add a little more water and work into a lather and rinse as usual.
The avocado in this treatment helps to deliver to your hair, which you need to strengthen and moisturize. You can shampoo as often as you like with this mild shampoo mixture.
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