Organic hair products you can make at home
- Created on Monday, 27 September 2010 17:27
- Written by Planet Fashion TV
- Category: Hair & Skin
Why pay for expensive hair products when you can make them at home for free!
Here are 10 homemade organic hair products you can make from the comfort of your home. The best part it’s easy and free!
1. Herbal Hair Mask for Dehydrated Hair
Combine 1 teaspoon of triphala powder (an Ayurvedic herb you can purchase online), with 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and a small amount of water until a paste is formed. Wet hair and apply paste to scalp and hair. Leave mask on for at least 20 minutes and then rinse.
2. Natural Sesame Oil Conditioner
For dry hair, rub a small amount of organic sesame or olive oil on broken and split ends. Make sure to cover hair in a plastic bag or a shower cap and leave for at least 45 minutes, or up to overnight. Shampoo and rinse well.
3. Beer Rinse
Believe it or not beer does wonder in the hair. Give your hair a rinse with 1/4 cup of flat organic, high-quality beer. Leave the beer in the hair for 15 minutes, then rinse with a natural shampoo as normal.
4. Baking Soda Wash
Washing your hair with baking soda weekly will help get rid of chemical gels and environmental pollutants that can attach to the hair throughout the week. It also gives the hair a vibrant glossy feeling and may even lighten the hair. Make a wash by adding 1 tablespoon of baking soda to your hair while doing your normal shampooing regime.
5. Sandalwood Powder Rejuvenative Hair Mask
Add 2 teaspoons of organic sandalwood powder to 3 tablespoons lime juice. An excellent cooling summer hair mask. You may also replace sandalwood for licorice powder, or combine both into a mix.
6. Use a Coconut Oil Conditioner
For dry and brittle hair, increase moisture by giving yourself a coconut hot oil treatment. Massage a small amount of warm coconut oil (organic and cold-pressed if possible), into scalp and through ends. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes, and then shampoo and rinse as normal. You may need to wash twice to get out all of the oil.
7. Use Essential Oil Remedies
Avoid harsh chemical sprays. Rosemary essential oil, for example, is an excellent de-tangler. Simply rub a few drop into your palms and then through damp, tangled hair. You can also put a little rosemary oil on your hair brush for even more de-tangling action.
8. Use a Castor Oil Deep Conditioner
For extra conditioning and healthier hair, add 2 teaspoons of castor oil to one egg white. Massage the oil-egg mixture into wet hair and scalp. Leave for at least 25 minutes before rinsing.
Be sure to switch to all natural hair care products.
9. Eat for Healthy
Drinking purified water and eating a healthy, organic, plant-based diet will help ensure a long life of healthy locks. Avoid processed and canned foods at all costs. These chemical/preservative-based foods strip hair of its natural glow.
10. Keep Hair Clean but Not too Clean
It’s recommend-washing hair every other day or every third day. Washing daily or more than once a day can leave your hair brittle and dried out of its natural lubricating oils.