By Guest Blogger, Heather R.
4 DIY Recipes for a Complete Hair Care Routine
It is no longer a secret that most commercial beauty products contain potentially hazardous ingredients. The hair care solutions don’t make an exception. Many of these products have added hormone-disruptive substances such as sulphates in the form of synthetic fragrances. On the other hand, the conventional shampoos, conditioners and masks may irritate or dry out the sensitive skin of the scalp. As a result there may be an over –production of oils, leading to greasy hair or excessive amount of dandruff. Hair fall can also be attributed to the chemicals in the hair products.
You need a cleaning solution that will not damage your hair and will leave it healthy and shiny. Natural DIY products may be the answer that you need. Here are a couple of recipes that can replace all your existing hair solutions.
1. Moisturizing Oil Treatment
As mentioned earlier, conventional products can be harsh and strip away the natural oils from the scalp. A pre-shampoo oil treatment will restore the balance of your skin and moisturize your hair. The oils will also create a barrier between the hair and shampoo, offsetting the negative effects of the regular hair cleaning solutions. You can use one type of oil such as Extra Virgin Olive oil or Avocado oil or you can combine two or three different oils and add some essential oils.
• 1/3 cup coconut or any moisturizing oil
• 3-5 drops essential oil of your choice
Blend the oils well and apply on the hair. Let it sit under conditioning for at least an hour.
2. Apple Cider& Vinegar Hair Rinse
Apple cider vinegar is not only full of beneficial nutrients, but it also helps purify the scalp, removes the excess build-up and restores the natural pH balance of your skin and hair. It will also eliminate the dandruff and relieve the itchy scalp, while adding shine and volume to your hair.
• 3-5 distilled lukewarm water
• 5tbsp organic apple cider
• 2-3 tea tree oil
Stir all the ingredients and pour over your hair while still in the shower to avoid the mess.
3. Scalp and Hair Cleanser
If you are looking for effective and natural cleaning solution for your hair, try betonite clay. The ingredient detoxifies, fights itchy and dry scalp, prevents fungus and provides essential minerals and nutrients.
• 1 cup Betonite clay
• ¼ Aloe Vera Juice or gel
• ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 cup hot water
• 3-5 drops tea tree oil
Mix all ingredients and whisk. Apply on slightly damp hair and let it dry for at least an hour. Rinse well and condition the hair.
4. Chocolate Deep Conditioner
Cocoa powder is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and magnesium, making it amazing natural product with various application. In this case, it will add vibrancy, volume and shine to your hair. It will also stimulate the healthy hair grow. Plus, your hair will smell amazing.
• ¼ cup raw cacao powder
• 1 cup Greek Yogurt
• 3tbsp coconut oil
• 3 drops lavender or other essential oil
Combine all ingredients together and use it onto freshly washed hair. Leave it for 45 minutes.