Hair strengthening DIY recipes
Here are some DIY recipes for strengthening your hair. If you haven’t read my blog on 11 ways to strengthen your hair, you should it’s a great read! Many of these treatments can be made with things you already have in your house. Be sure to have storage containers, markers, and labels ready.
l I hope you find these recipes helpful in your pursuit to naturally beautiful strong hair.
HERBAL HOT OIL TREATMENTS- Hot oil treatments will work magic almost instantly. Oils carry vitamins and essential fatty acids for maximum moisture retention. Castor oil, almond oil, coconut oil, nettle oil, rosemary oil, sage oil, are great for textured hair.
Herbs like catnip, rosemary, horsetail, burdock, nettle, and sage all promote hair growth by stimulating hair follicles. You will find what works for you the best.
I suggest you find many of the essential oils at health food stores, or online. You can add essential oils to a carrier oil like coconut for more economical versions. Making essential oil is time-consuming and frustrating.
NATURAL HAIR MASKS
Hair masks usually consist of a protein and a moisturizer. You can use eggs as a direct source of protein. If you prefer vegan, use avocado oil or black walnut oil. Add onion or garlic juice to a hair serum. Coconut milk is a great hair conditioner and detangler. Avocados soften hair and add shine.
Creamy Avocado Mask
1 large avocado
1 TBS Organic Honey
1 TBS Olive oil
Warning: this is very messy. You will want plenty of towels, and to maybe cover the floor. ( I stood in my shower) Use a blender to mix the ingredients together well. Put the avocado chunks in the blender and add the olive oil and honey. Slightly blend until it starts to smooth. Add some coconut milk. I add it 1 tablespoon at a time. You may want the mask thinner but not runny. Continue to blend until it is the consistency that you want. Add the mask starting at the ends and work your way up the hair shaft to the root. Once your hair is covered in product, put a shower cap on to increase penetration. A towel around your hair and cap may be helpful to hold in your body heat. Leave on for at least 30 minutes. Shampoo, rinse, and style as desired.
Protein Moisture Mask
1 large avocado
1 TBS Organic Honey
2 TBS Olive oil
1 large egg
Warning: this is a messy product. You will want plenty of towels, a bottle with a nozzle is helpful for applying. Use a blender to mix the ingredients together well. Put the avocado chunks in the blender and add 1 TBS olive oil and honey. Slightly blend until it starts to smooth. Add 1 more tablespoon at a time. You may want the mask thinner but not runny. Continue to blend until it is the consistency that you want. Add the mask starting at the ends and work your way up the hair shaft to the root. Once your hair is covered in product, put a shower cap on to increase penetration. A towel wrapped around your hair may be helpful to hold in your body heat. Leave on for at least 30 minutes. Shampoo, rinse, and style as desired.
SCALP: ALOE VERA
Aloe vera heals scalp conditions. The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
1 Aloe Vera Leaf or Aloe Vera gel (the gel does contain alcohol)
Apply aloe vera leaf close to the scalp for best benefits. Section the hair into 4-6 large sections for easier application. Part those sections of hair in ½’ sections and apply near the hairline. Gently massage scalp. Rinse remaining product out. Style as desired.
RINSE: APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar balances the ph of your scalp. It also removes any product residue, dirt, and toxins from the surface. Your hair color will vibrant again.
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Cups water
After you used shampoo and conditioner you will want to rinse. Add 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar to 2 cups water. Stir then use to rinse hair. If the smell is bothersome, rinse your hair again with plain cool water. Doing this will clarify your hair, leaving it shiny and more manageable. Beware: doing this too often may cause hair to become dry and brittle.