Our hair is subjected to external damaging factors on a daily basis so paying attention to hair care is extremely important. Damaged hair looses some of its natural beauty and becomes difficult to manage and style so preventing hair damage by turning to different hair treatment can only be beneficial. Because purchasing hair treatments, and because certain cosmetics contain harmful ingredients, more and more people are tuning towards natural homemade hair treatments as there are a variety of recipes available, plus natural ingredients are always in-handy and have a low pricing.
It seems that more and more people are turning towards natural ingredients when it comes to skin and hair care as natural ingredients do not contain chemicals. The benefits of natural ingredients are known as people have been using natural ingredients in medicine and beauty treatments since ancient times. These recipes are passed from generation to generation or have been recently developed to suit the needs of different hair types. The following natural homemade hair treatment recipes use ingredients which you can use for cooking as well so you will surely not waste any ingredients so give them a try and see if they work for you:
For shiny hair Shiny hair is indeed fabulous and can boost the hairs beauty as only healthy hair radiates so trying different methods to enhance your hairs shine can only be beneficial. Honey and olive oil are a perfect combination to moisturize and restore the hairs shine so a mixture of honey and olive oil applied on the hair and left to work its magic for about 20 minutes should do the trick. Turn to this type of natural homemade hair treatment about once a week or once every two weeks if your hair is not very dry. To remove the mixture wash and condition your hair as usual.
For dry, frizzy hair Dry hair is difficult to style as it lacks moisture and thus it feels rough and porous to the touch. Dry hair is also more difficult to style so a moisturizing hair treatment is necessary. There are a variety of ingredients which have intense moisturizing properties you can use on your hair such as:
Rosemary and olive oil are known for their moisturizing and hair strengthening properties so they are a perfect mix for dry, frizzy hair. Heat some olive oil and add some broken rosemary springs to allow the rosemary essence to mix with the oil. Allow the oil to cool off and while it is still warm (not hot so it won’t burn you) apply the olive oil on your entire hair massaging gently the oil into the scalp as well as the entire hair. Wrap your head in a warm towel and let the oil work on your hair for 30 minutes. Wash and condition as usual.
Olive oil and avocado are known for their highly moisturizing properties so mixing these two ingredients and creating a hair mask can only be beneficial. Mix some olive oil with a half crushed avocado and apply the mixture on your entire hair massaging the mixture in. If you have an oily scalp and only the ends of the hair dry, apply the mixture on the dry part only avoiding the scalp. Allow the hair treatment to work for about 30 minutes after which you can wash and condition your hair as usual.
For a flaky, itchy scalp A flaky and itchy scalp can be caused by an imbalance of the scalps pH, so a mixture of water, apple cider vinegar and mint can help restore that balance and sooth the itchiness. Mix a cup of water with a half a cup of apple cider vinegar and heat the mixture until hot. Apply the mint leaves in the hot mixture and let it cool off. When the mixture has chilled apply the mixture on your entire hair and massage the scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave the mixture to sit on your hair for about 15 minutes after which you can wash and condition your hair as usual.