You treat your mouth in the kitchen, why not your hair? An easy, fun, and healthy way to pamper and nourish your hair is to use home remedies that can be thrown together in the kitchen with very little fuss. With all of the harmful chemical additives made in labs these days permeating a large number of popular products, these recipes are a great choice if you feel like you shouldn’t be putting a science experiment on your hair! Nature provides everything we need to slather on our hair to make it more shiny, soft, and luxurious.
The next time you are going through your cabinets and your fridge thinking about what to do with your frizz, consider implementing one of these tempting treatments:
Sage Pre-Wash Conditioning Treatment
Steep 9 crushed sage leaves in water, tightly covered, for 30 minutes. Strain and reserve the water. Add 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil and 1 tablespoon of lavender oil. Mix and put in a dark colored bottle.
Before washing and when hair is damp, apply a small amount on your hair and scalp. Wrap with a towel and leave on for 45 minutes to an hour. Shampoo & condition as usual.
Sage is known for its conditioning effect on hair, and it is a powerful tonic making it a smart choice for thinning or graying hair. If your hair is suffering from severe split ends, rub some of the wash into the ends of your hair directly after your shower before towel drying.
Molasses Moisture Hair Wrap
An easy molasses treatment may be messy but will add shine and moisture to damaged hair. Apply ½ cup molasses directly onto damp hair and work into the scalp. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let it work for at least 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and shampoo and condition as usual.
Avocado Dry Hair Treatment
This recipe combines the moisturizing effects of avocado with the hydrating and conditioning powers of egg yolk and olive oil to provide luxurious locks.
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Mash one peeled and pitted avocado with 1 cup of olive oil and 2 egg yolks. Massage gently into scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let it work for at least 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.
Yogurt & Henna Conditioner for Brittle Hair
Combine ¼ cup of colorless henna powder with ½ cup plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to hair after shampooing, and leave on covered with a shower cap or plastic wrap for at least 20 minutes. Rinse, dry, and style as usual.
Be sure to use colorless henna for this treatment unless you want to dye it the color of the henna you use. Other than neutral henna, henna is commonly used in natural hair dye treatments for dark brown hair. Henna is a great conditioner, it evenly coats the hair follicle with a seal that helps lock in the hair’s natural oils and moisture. The hair’s cuticles are also tightened, giving the hair more shine. This treatment should not be used if your hair is colored or chemically treated in any way.