Many of us spend quite a bit of money when it comes to beauty products, such as face creams, body lotions and more. But, not many of us stand to think about our hair and the shampoos we use. The majority of shampoo products contain chemicals that are damaging to your hair. This is where we turn to nature! Here is a list of 6 natural hair products that you could use to make your hair look as good as new.
Lemon: Itchy scalp
Do you have an itchy scalp which has been annoying you for ages? Try out a self-made lemon mask! Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of olive oil as well as water. Gently massage the mixture into your scalp and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse it in the shower and wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
Honey: Dry hair
Been spending too much time in the sun or have you almost killed your hair with that flat iron? Honey is a great way to capture moisture in your hair. Take approximately a cup of honey and apply it to your hair. Make sure you’re hair is damp so the honey can spread easier. If the honey is still too thick, you’re free to add a tablespoon or two of olive or melted coconut oil. For the desperate ones out there, you can even add a yolk of an egg to the mixture to restore the keratin in your hair.
Avocado: Frizzy hair
Oh god. You get out of the shower and before you know it your hair is a big and messy fluff ball. What do you do? You get yourself an avocado and mash it into a paste. To the paste you add an egg yolk or a bit of mayonnaise to make it smoother and easier to apply. This mask can be applied every 2 weeks. Bye-bye frizzy hair ?
Bananas: Shiny hair
This sh*t is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S (sing it like Gwen). Bananas are a great way to make your hair look silky and make it shine. Mush one banana and mix it together with 1/4 cup of olive oil and an egg. Let the mixture sit in your hair for 20 minutes and wash it out with shampoo.
Coconut oil: Conditioning
Being rich in vitamin E, vitamin K and iron, coconut oil is a great way to deep-condition your hair every once in a while. Take roughly 1/4 of a tablespoon, or 1/2 for really long hair, and let it soften in your palms. Apply the oil to your hair and scalp and let it sit for 1-2 hours or leave it in overnight. Wash your hair with shampoo after the treatment to get the oil out. Did you know that coconut may even help to reduce dandruff? Well, now you do 😉
Eggs: Oily & dry hair (yes, both!)
Eggs are a great product for all hair types out there. For the ones with oily hair, separate the egg whites from the yolk and apply about 1/2 a cup of the whites to clean, damp hair. If there is not enough mixture for your long hair, you’re free to use more of it as long as it covers all the hair. Leave the egg in for 20 minutes and rinse it out with cold water. Afterwards, shampoo your hair as normal. You may also only use the yolk of the egg to moisturize dry hair. For normal hair, the entire egg can be used as a conditioner!
These are common, everyday products that the majority of us have in the house. Go to the kitchen and take a pick! 😉
Take a look at these inspirational sources for more natural hair products and their uses: Live Strong and Woman’s Day.