Homemade Hair Treatment Options
In order to maintain the
beauty of your
hair, it is important to
keep hair properly
and hydrated. While there are a large number of
treatments available for purchase at drugstores and
salons, many hair masks and
moisture treatments can be made inexpensively at home. These mixtures provide a
more natural means of
taking care of your hair.
To begin with you need to understand the present condition of your hair.
Extremely dry hair tends to absorb more moisture, but your individual results
may vary greatly. Before trying a mask, apply a small amount of the mixture to a
test strand in order to determine if the treatment is right for your hair.
Mediterranean Hair Mask
Massage a teaspoon of olive oil into the scalp for about two to three minutes.
Then brush through the hair.
Wrap it in a towel for thirty minutes and then
Fruit Hair Mask
To make a mask, combine one-half
banana, one-half avocado, and a small amount
of cantaloupe or other melon. Blend fruit thoroughly with a few tablespoons of
plain, unflavored yogurt. Smooth evenly through hair and allow the mixture to
sit for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing thoroughly. The yogurt and avocado
moisturize and condition the hair while the cantaloupe and banana encourage
shine and manageability.
Fruits mixtures can be used to enhance the
health of your hair. The citric
acid in many fruits adds shine to hair, while
from harmful environmental toxins.
Note: if your hair is blonde or light brown, avoid dark fruit such as
berries or grapes that can stain light hair.
Before heading outside, slick your hair into a ponytail coated with leave-in
conditioner. Then coat lightly over the entire head. Youíll be amazed at how
absolutely sun-kissed your hair looks after thirty minutes of "sun" treatment.
swimming in the ocean, make a
or several braids in your hair. When
hair dries, take them out for gorgeous waves.
This is just like a very expensive scalp massage models love!
Soak a towel in a bowl of hot water and five
cucumber and five lemon slices.
Wring the towel, and wrap it around your head.
Relax and breathe deeply for about ten minutes.
In the palm of your hand mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a few drops
of jojoba oil.
Massage your scalp, making circles with your fingers.
Mix one tablespoon apple cider vinegar into a quart of water and rinse your hair
it when you shower. The vinegar helps to eliminate flaking.
Mix two tablespoons fresh lemon juice with two tablespoons apple cider vinegar
and one tablespoon mayonnaise. Slather on dry hair (concentrate on the ends).
Leave on for twenty minutes.
Rinse with very warm water.
Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Mix the contents of a green-tea bag and two tablespoons of olive oil, with the
juice of a half a lemon and half an orange. Whip In a blender. Then massage into
hair and leave on for fifteen minutes. Shampoo and condition.
Mash a ripe mango with one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Add two egg yolks.
Blend and spread all over hair.
Cover with plastic wrap or a shower cap and
leave on for about twenty minutes.
Shampoo out thoroughly.
Oregano & Vanilla Hair Detangler
Mix Ĺ cup fresh oregano leaves or 2 tea spoons dried oregano, one teaspoon
vanilla extract, and one cup water.
Microwave for thirty to forty seconds. When cool, strain and pour into a spray
bottle. Use after shampooing and conditioning. Leave in refrigerator for up to
Brew a cup of tea in a flavor close to your
Mix equal parts tea with hair conditioner. Use once or twice a week.
How to add volume to hair
Steep a bag of nettle tea in a cup of water and apply to clean and conditioned
hair while damp. Nettle coats and thickens your hair shaft.
Adding extra shine
Honey is considered by many to be an excellent hair treatment. Dissolve a
spoonful of honey into three or four cups of warm water. Once the honey is
thoroughly the mixture over wet, freshly washed hair. Gently ring excessive
moisture from your hair, but do not rinse the mixture out. Use a towel to
lightly pat hair dry and then style as normal. The honey will help soften and
add shine to your hair.
Boil two tablespoons of dried thyme in a cup of water. Cool, strain, and pour on
your scalp. Donít rinse out.
Thyme has antiseptic properties.
When using homemade treatments, don't be afraid to experiment with natural
products. Remember to check your concoctions on a small test strand in order to
assess the effectiveness of the mixture and to avoid any potential
Opt for natural hair treatments and save money on expensive salon treatments.