Making homemade hair care products can allow you to use purest and freshest organic ingredients and save your locks from harmful toxic chemicals that you put on your scalp and hair. Most store brought shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulphate that has been linked to certain health problems. Similarly conditioners and styling products most often contain propylene glycol and parabens which can harm your skin. Creating your own natural and organic hair care products is not just best for your locks, but also best for your environment. Here are recipes for shampoo, conditioner and other hair treatments which you can make using ingredients found in your kitchen and garden and using essential oils and get lustrous locks that you are longing for.
All Natural Organic Shampoo
To avoid stripping of the natural oil from your scalp, try this all natural DIY organic shampoo recipe.
2 tsp avocado oil
1 cup mineral or distilled water
1/3 cup of liquid castile soap
1tsp. vegetable glycerin (optional)
10 -15 drops tea tree or peppermint essential oils (optional) for a good scent
Combine all the ingredients and put them in a bottle after giving a good shake. Use little amount to shampoo your hair. It provides good lather and helps massage the scalp gently. Rinse well. You will get shiny silky hair without any residue.
Avocado Deep Conditioner
Conditioner is necessary to add luster to your dry brittle hair. This avocado conditioner recipe will moisturize your hair, soften them and also aid in hair growth. You will need following ingredient for making this conditioner:
1 fully ripened avocado
1/3 cup of Aloe vera gel
1/3 cup of coconut oil
2 tbsp. olive oil
Few drops of castor oil
1 tbsp. honey
Put the entire ingredients except castor oil in grinder and blend until smooth. Take out the mixture and add few drops of castor oil and mix again. Apply this condition from root to tip of your hair. Cover your head with a plastic cap and leave for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.
DIY Recipe For Itchy Scalp
Dandruff and itchy scalp are common problem these days due to poor diet, environmental pollution, stress. To treat this condition, apply lemon juice and olive oil mixture. The acidic nature of lemon juice will help to combat dandruff and olive oil moisturizes the scalp and helps you get rid of dry flakes. To prepare the mixture, take 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice and add 2 tbsp. olive oil and little water. Mix well and apply on your damp scalp. Massage your scalp for few minutes and shampoo your hair as usual.
DIY Recipe For Dull Hair
Chemical laden shampoos, conditioner, styling product, pollution, hot rays of the sun can make your hair look dull. To restore moisture and shine here is a good DIY organic recipe. Yogurt contain lactic acid which helps to strip the dirt and protein and fat contain in yogurt that repairs damage and restores shine and growth to your hair. Take ½ cup plain yogurt, apply on your damp hair, cover with shower cap and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water and then shampoo your hair as usual.
Mint And Rosemary Shampoo For Greasy Hair
If you have greasy hair problem which makes your hair feel sticky and dirty easily, you can try this recipe to keep your hair clean and fresh. Boil a cup of water; add 2 tbsp. freshly chopped mint leaves and 1tbsp. rosemary leaves and steep for ½ an hour. Add 2 tbsp. natural shampoo and after straining the solution. Wash your hair with this solution 2 or thrice a week to get clean and healthy hair.
DIY Remedy For Frizzy Hair
Take 1 ripped avocado. After mashing the avocado, add ½ a cup of coconut milk. Mix well until you get a smooth consistency. You can use blender also. After shampooing, apply this conditioner from root to tip. Leave it in your hair for 5-10 minutes and rinse your hair thoroughly.
DIY Treatment To Add Natural Shine To Your Tresses
This unique organic recipe will help to add natural shine to your dry and dull locks. Boil 1 or 2 tbsp. of freshly brewed tea leaves in 2 cups of water. The liquor should be warm and unsweetened. After shampooing your hair, give a final rinse using this solution. It will not only bring shine to your dull hair but will also enhance the color of your hair. Use black tea or chamomile or any other tea that works well with your original hair color.
These simple organic recipes will help to restore shine and solve all the hair problems you are facing.