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5 Amazing Homemade Hair Recipes

Imagine this scene – you, at a party or a night out and one of your new friends asks you something like: Wow, great hair. How do you keep it so healthy and shiny? My hair stylist swears by Oscar Blandi and Redken…

And your response? Eggs and avocado oil.

I can vividly imagine that face and that dropped jaw because I’ve seen it happen. I am a professional stylist, but I’ve been dabbling a lot over the past few years in all-natural hair nourishment. I’ve seen some great results and I am here to share!

Why does it make sense to experiment with home-made hair products? A few reasons: The manufacturer of your hair care products probably did not have YOU in mind. What I am trying to say is that hair products are chunked into categories for things like dry or for greasy hair. But everyone’s hair isn’t the same. We don’t just suffer from dry or greasy hair, because hair is a lot more complicated than that.

Homemade recipes allow you to experiment and adjust your treatments to suit you. A drop more of this and a dash more of that and see how your hair reacts, and in time, find that sweet spot that will lead to the kind of situation I described at the beginning. Most of the “good stuff” in hair products is herbal-based anyway, but its mixed with chemical concoctions that might be drying the life out of your hair. If you have been chasing the elusive dream of healthy hair for years, then this might be your answer. Plus, it saves you money, and in spite of what impression you might have right now, all of the recipes I am about to present take under 15 minutes to make!

So, let’s dive right in!

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1.  Natural Egg Shampoo

Eggs are super foods but not just alongside bacon or rye toast. They are just as great for your hair as they are for your stomach! Eggs are especially moisturizing and nourishing leaving you with nice, healthy and shiny hair.

For natural egg shampoo you will need:

  • 2 whole eggs and one additional yolk
  • 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp of honey
  • 3 drops of olive oil
  • 3 drops of olive oil

Application: Use a spray bottle to wet your hair with warm water. Apply the mixture evenly and leave it in for two minutes and then rinse using warm water.

2.  Avocado & Mayo Conditioner

This is one of the best examples of the simplicity of making all-natural hair products. It takes five minutes to make, ingredients are common and it works wonders on dry hair.

For natural avocado and mayo conditioner you will need:

  • 3/4 of a medium sized avocado
  • 1 jar of homemade mayo (I use a 16 oz jar)

Mix the ingredients well using a hand mixer until the mixture is evenly blended.

Application: Dampen your hair and apply a generous amount of the mixture. Take some time to evenly and fully cover the strands of your hair and then cover with a plastic cap. This way the nourishing ingredients will penetrate deeply into each strand. Leave the mixture in for 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cool water.

3.  Deep Sesame Conditioner

This recipe is not only great for the hair, it’s also great for your scalp. If you have a dandruff issue, now is the time to say your bye-byes!

For a deep sesame conditioner you will need:

  • 1/3 cup of sesame seed oil
  • 2.5 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel
  • 0.5 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt

Application: After mixing together the essential oils and the yogurt, apply the conditioner to your hair in the shower and leave on for a few minutes for it to take full effect. If you are needing a deeper conditioning treatment, feel free to apply the conditioner to wet hair and wear in a cap for as long as you’d like.

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4.  Aloe Vera & Coconut Leave-In

This is my favorite leave-in of all time. I’ve seen this one in action many times, I use it personally and it turns the worst of skeptics and non-believers into DIY product junkies.

For an aloe vera and coconut leave-in you will need:

  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup Aloe Vera
  • 6 drops of honeysuckle oil
  • 6 drops of honeysuckle oil

Application: Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle starting with the aloe vera gel. Gently shake the bottle until all the ingredients are well blended. Refrigerate the leave-in and shake well, but gently before each use. I’ve seen best results when I apply it to damp, freshly washed hair.

5.  Flax & Grapefruit Detangler

This is my favorite all-natural detangler! If you have a naturally coily hair, you might find that the use of conditioner alone is just not enough to detangle your hair well enough, and that not even the best hair straightener does the trick to getting you the silky hair you are going for.

I cannot always completely explain why these recipes work and sometimes I don’t even try. With this recipe, I believe that it’s all the super beneficial protein that does the trick.

For a flax and grapefruit detangler you will need:

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1/4 of finely ground flax seed
  • 8 drops of grapefruit seed extract
  • 8 drops of grapefruit seed extract

Application: Mix the water and the ground seeds in a pot on your stove top on low heat. Stir until you get a nice and consistent gel-like mass, then set aside to cool. Strain the mixture through a fine sifter; this will remove the seed residue. Then, add the grapefruit seed extract to the gel and stir gently until even. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. If stored properly it can last up to 20 days so label the container to make things easier! Apply the detangler directly to your knotted strands and watch the magic happen!

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