If you’re thinking of making the change over to homemade beauty products, or you already have but you’ve run out of ideas for hair conditioner, then hopefully these ideas will give you some inspiration.
Also, if you’ve never tried them before, give them a shot: they can do a lot more for your hair then the store bought ones will.
Hot Oil Treatments (These treatments really help moisturize the hair, control frizz and smooth out your hair.)
Heat 3 tablespoons oil (you can rub between hands to warm) and apply on damp hair, combing through. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse.
You can use olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil or sweet almond oil (or other oil of choice).
Hair Masks (Masks also help to rejuvenate hair and really moisturize.)
You could also add an oil to either fruit to get more conditioning.
- Avocado: Mash 1/2 avocado (or whole if you have long hair) to smooth paste. Try not to leave any chunks because that’s what will get stuck in between strands. Apply to hair and leave for 30-45 minutes. Rinse.
- Banana: Mash banana to smooth paste. You could also add 1tbsp. olive oil and honey or agave, about 2 or 3 tablespoons – any more and your hair will get sticky. Apply to hair, leave for 20-40 minutes. Rinse.
Hair Treatments (Leaves hair surprisingly soft and shiny.)
Any leftovers can be put in a bottle or container and used later. Should keep for 2-4 weeks. You should be able to tell if it’s gone bad.
- Baking Soda & Water: Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to 9 tablespoons warm water (or 3 times as much water compared to baking soda). Leave on for 3 minutes. Rinse.
- Vinegar Rinse: (Use no more than once a week.)
4 cups hot water
3/4 cups vinegar
1/4 sprig rosemary (fragrance)
1 bag chamomile apple tea (fragrance)
Place all ingredients in hot water, let sit for 20-30 minutes. Pour rinse over hair, as needed.
- Lemon & Agave:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons agave
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Massage onto hair, leave 20-30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo, if desired.