Homemade Hair Treatment Options


In order to maintain the health and beauty of your hair, it is important to keep hair properly conditioned 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 shampoo.

 

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 antioxidants help protect hair 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.

 

 

Sun Streaks
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.

Gorgeous Waves
After swimming in the ocean, make a braid or several braids in your hair. When your hair dries, take them out for gorgeous waves.

Scalp Massage
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.

  • Remove towel.

  • 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.

  • Shampoo thoroughly.

Hair Salad
Mix one tablespoon apple cider vinegar into a quart of water and rinse your hair with 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.

 

 

Hair Reviver

  • 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 seven days.

Shine-Boosting Conditioner
Brew a cup of tea in a flavor close to your hair color.

Blonde/Chamomile
Brunette/black current
Redhead/Orange pekoe

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.


Dandruff Treatment
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 allergic reactions. Opt for natural hair treatments and save money on expensive salon treatments.

 

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