Hey Baes! The holiday season just ended and it’s time to deal with the damages! Sure it was fun to go to fun and fancy parties all the time but all that heat styling and twisting definitely took a toll in our precious locks. If you’re broke, don’t worry! You don’t have to spend money to save your hair, just raid your kitchen and experiment. Even though Christmas is over, we’re still in a very giving mood. So, here are easy homemade hair treatments that can rescue your hair this season!
3 HOMEMADE HAIR TREATMENTS
#1 DRY HAIR:
What you’ll need:
1 tbsp. Jojoba Oil
- Mash the banana and avocado.
- Combine the jojoba oil with the mashed fruits.
- Directly apply the mask to your hair.
- Leave it in for 30-60 minutes.
- Rinse hair and scalp with warm water.
- Finish off with preferred shampoo and conditioner
Avocado: This fruit makes for the perfect homemade hair treatment ingredient to naturally nourish hair because it is a good source of healthy fats, biotins (vitamin B) and Omega-3. According to Hairfinity, avocados are good for dry hair because it is also high in amino acids, iron, copper, folic acid and magnesium. The oils from avocados are also one of the few that can penetrate the cuticle and effectively add moisture to the hair.
Jojoba Oil: Unlike other natural oils, Jojoba oil resembles sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands. This is a healthier and more natural replacement to animal fats that are commonly used in manufactured skin and hair products. Sierra Bright of naturallivingideas.com said that jojoba oil makes dry and frizzy hair more manageable. The oil creates a barrier around our hair strands and prevents harsh hair products from stripping off natural oils from your hair.
Banana: Rich in natural oils, vitamins, carbohydrates, and potassium, banana prevents split ends, breakage and helps with the hair’s natural elasticity. According to Style Craze’s Aparajita Chattopadhyay, bananas improve hair’s growth, shine and manageability.
#2 HAIR GROWTH
What you’ll need:
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tbsps. Honey
- Combine all ingredients
- Directly apply mask on your hair
- Leave it in for 5 hours or over night
- Rinse off with warm water
- Use mask at least once a week
Coconut oil: This multi-function oil has a lot of benefits for your hair, mainly to prevent unnecessary hair loss. According to Lucy Bee, Coconut Oil reduces protein loss from damaged hair follicles and strands that make your hair weak and unhealthy. It also has other benefits for your locks like preventing split ends, breakage, and dandruff. You can also use coconut oil to naturally add moisture, shine, softness and luster to your hair.
Olive Oil: According to Kay Ireland of Live Strong, Olive oil has a few main benefits on your hair, reduces dandruff, adds strength and shine, and adds softness & manageability. In terms of prevention of hair loss, you can replace your conditioner with olive oil to bring and retain moisture back to your hair. Making this change to your hair routine can help remove the build-up of sebum that interferes the formation of new hair follicles and stops hair growth.
Honey: Known for its antiseptic and antibacterial qualities, Honey prevents the scalp from various infections and helps combat itchiness caused by dryness and dandruff. Anamika M. said that this super-food is a natural antioxidant that can stimulate hair growth and can penetrate inactive hair follicles to boost hair growth. Because honey has high sugar content, it can also retain moisture, prevent hair fall and strengthen hair follicles.
Egg: Rich in protein, eggs can improve hair follicle’s strength and lessen excessive hair fall and breakage. Melshary of NaturalHairEverything said that eggs can make your hair thicker because of its protein, it also smooths hair making it more manageable and easier to style. You can occasionally replace your conditioner with eggs because unlike other hair products, eggs maintain the hair’s natural oils.
#3 DEEP CLEANING
What you’ll need:
½ cup Plain Yogurt
1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp. Lemon
2 tbsps. Water
*For dry hair, add 1 tbsp. Honey
- Combine all ingredients
- If you have sensitive scalp/skin, add more water
- Directly massage the mask into your scalp and hair
- Leave on for 1-3 minutes
Yogurt: For this homemade hair treatment, note that because there’s acid in vinegar and lemon, it’s important to keep the moisture locked in with the help of yogurt. Diane Mary of Curly Nikki said that since yogurt contains lactic acid and zinc, it can promote hair growth when you directly massage it into your scalp. It eliminates frizz and leaves hair feeling soft, shiny and manageable.
Apple Cider Vinegar: ACV removes harmful residues from hair product build-ups because of its clarifying and cleansing properties. According to Organic Authority’s Sara Novak, ACV can bring the hair’s pH balance to optimal levels because it has the same pH level as healthy hair. This unusual hair product can also reduce frizz and add shine to your locks because it has the ability to close the hair cuticle.
Lemon: Due to it’s natural exfoliating properties, you can get rid of product build up and dead cells by putting lemon directly on your scalp and hair shaft, if you have sensitive skin, dilute the lemon juice with water. Alissa Ward says that you can also use lemon juice to achieve silky straight hair, combat dandruff and control oil.
There you have it! Fun and cheap ways to bring life into your locks again! Broke girls gotta look cute too! Before your try out any of the homemade hair treatment recipes that we mentioned, make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients. The best way to see if it’s safe to use on your hair is to do a skin test. Take a small amount of the mask, put it on the skin behind your ear and leave it on for a couple of minutes. If you feel any burning or itching sensation, rinse it off with warm water and move on! Do you have DIY hair masks recipes that you want to share? Let your fellow FoxyBaes know by putting it in the comments below!