6 Hair Care Treatments You Can Make in Your Own Home
These days, more and more people are leaning on organic solutions especially to problems that involve their body. Understandably, natural ingredients are the safest, cheapest and not to mention the healthiest option not only for your locks, but also for the environment.
But what’s even more exciting is that you can make your own hair care products and treatments right in the comfort of your own home! Here are 6 home-made hair care treatments you’ll surely enjoy making:
As we all know, bananas are a good source of Vitamins A, E and C, as well as minerals like potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. To add to its list of benefits, bananas can also strengthen and fix hair damage without weighing it down! Simply mash it into a paste, apply it on your head, massage it into your hair and scalp and cover it with a plastic bag. For even better results, wrap a hot towel over your head. And in case you’re out of hot towels, blow dry your hair to help it quickly absorb all the nutrients.
If you happen to have spare oats and milk in your kitchen, give the oatmeal hair mask a try! Get half a cup of oats, or more (depending on your hair’s length and thickness), add 1-2 tablespoons of almond oil and a quarter to a half cup of milk. Mix everything together and apply the hair mask from root to tip. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, remember to rinse it with warm water and do your usual shampoo routine! It can be a bit of a mess to clean up, but it promises amazing results!
Aside from being a tasty treat, avocados are also a great moisturizing face mask but did you know you can use them to nourish your strands as well? Its oils and proteins will smooth and moisturize your locks without weighing down fine hair. Using a blender, blend in 1 egg yolk and half of a regular sized avocado. Apply it to your hair, working from the bottom to the scalp. Wrap your hair in a shower cap and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the mask out and then shampoo and condition as usual!
If your hair needs a serious wake-up call, believe it or not, caffeine powder can do the trick! You may find this hair treatment a bit odd but use it as a shampoo to aid hair growth. Mix in 4 teaspoons of caffeine powder and eight ounces of shampoo. You can also try spritzing it with a mixture of caffeine powder and eight ounces of water 10-15 minutes before showering!
5. Coconut Oil
Quench your thirsty strands with this lightweight moisturizer! Not only does it smell delicious but it’s also great for penetrating deep into your hair shaft leaving your hair bouncy and healthy. Just take a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to the ends of a damp hair. And if you have extra dry hair, keep the oil on overnight and shampoo it in the morning.
6. Olive Oil and Honey
Home beauty experts swear by honey and coconut oil! So here’s another hair care treatment recipe proven to be very effective and that’s simple to make. Add small drops of honey and 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Constantly mix the two ingredients until the consistency of the mask is smooth and not overly sticky. Massage the mask into damp hair until it’s evenly distributed. Wrap the hair up in a plastic wrap or use a shower cap. Let the hair drink up all the benefits of the ingredient and soak in for 90 minutes. Rinse the mask completely out of the hair and thoroughly shampoo.