I love amazing hair products. However, you can also supplement your hair regimen with some Do It Yourself (DIY) treatments. In order to DIY right, you need to make sure you have some natural ingredients that support healthy hair. In today’s article, I am going to discuss 7 Natural Ingredients to Make Your Hair Feel Healthier and Beautiful. These ingredients will help with your hair moisture, color and frizz. The good things is that these are ingredients you can easily find at home.
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Avocado is considered to be the perfect food for just about everything. Avocado is also an excellent ingredient for treating dryness and damaged hair. In addition, it is rich in fatty amino acids that coat your hair shaft and help it retain moisture. The natural oils in the fruit provide your hair with long-lasting and deep hydration. To use it in a DIY treatment, mash up half an avocado and add a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Apply the mask after shampooing your and rinsing. Let it stay on your hair for 15 minutes before rinsing.
#2 Coconut Oil
The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. Moreover, to apply this to a DIY treatment, dampen hair and apply coconut oil to your ends, let sit for 15 minutes and then rinse out prior to washing and conditioning.
#3 Banana + Olive Oil
Who would have thought that banana could help your hair. But, it’s simple, you only need banana and olive oil to make this amazing hair mask for damaged locks. It’s important to combine the ingredients thoroughly for best results. However, the banana should be blended into a smooth puree with no lumps. Use this hair mask once a week to restore damaged hair back to its former luster.
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#4 Cocoa Powder
Cocoa powder is a natural darkening dye. When it comes to dyeing hair, box dyes done at home or at a salon are usually the go-to choice for most women. Along with plain yogurt, honey and apple cider vinegar, cocoa powder holds its own as one of these natural dyes that not only adds beautiful color to the hair, but makes it healthier as well.
#5 Lemon + Chamomile
Lemon and Chamomile have long been known as brightening agents for hair. Mix together a cup of strong chamomile tea with the juice of a couple lemons.
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#6 Sugar Water
Have you ever wondered how to make your own hair spray without all the toxins? Sugar spray may be an option for you. To use this one, heat water to a boil, add 1 tsp of sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Allow the water to cool (this is very important to do) and then add your favorite essential oil to add fragrance. Then, mix ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle. Mist lightly on your hair and let it set for 10-20 secs.
#7 Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a power combination. To use it, mix two tablespoons apple cider vinegar with one cup water, and use to douse your hair after washing. Rinse thoroughly, and follow with a light conditioner. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar will remove residue from product buildup and help you get shiny, lustrous locks.
So if you’re a DIY kind of person these natural ingredients can be all that you’re missing in your hair regimen. Have you tried DIY recipes before? What’s your favorite? Comment below.
This article was first published in April 24, 2018 and updated on March 2, 2021.