Now that winter is coming to an end, are you noticing that your hair is breaking? Dry? Split ends? If you haven’t kept up your hair care regimen with regular treatments during the past couple of months, then your hair is definitely paying for it now. It’s understandable with a busy lifestyle you may fall short of taking care your hair, but now is time to get on track. One of the benefits of being home during this time is that you can do something to take care of your hair until you can get back to your stylist.
There are various treatments and recipes you can try. Once you find something that your hair responds to, keep using it. These treatments can be used on all types of hair – locs, natural and relaxed hair. Just remember that you must rinse your hair thoroughly after deep conditioning if you have locs or dense hair. It’s very important to keep your hair well moisturized to be knots and frizz free and aid in its health and natural shine.
There are some great homemade recipes for hair treatments that I will share with you. Even though there are many different recipes online, these recipes are easy to prepare and come straight from your kitchen with benefits for inside the body and great external applications as well.
So let’s spring forward with some home remedies from your kitchen. Choose one of the treatments below, apply, and let it work its magic!
This recipe is a pre-wash treatment for your hair:
Amazing Avocado Treatment
- ½ cup of mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3-5 drops of vitamin E
- 3-5 drop of lavender
- Add 3-4 drops of vitamin E and lavender to the avocado and mayonnaise mix.
- Use either a blender to combine or mash it with a fork.
- Apply on damp hair and put a plastic cap on.
- Keep it on for 30 minutes under a hair dryer or hot towel. Or you can lavish with it throughout the day or overnight.
Shampoo your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, then style accordingly.
This recipe is a deep conditioning treatment:
Rose is Merry Hot Oil Treatment
- ½ cup of dried rosemary leaves or 5-6 drops of rosemary oil
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- Combine ingredients
- Heat up until warm.
- Apply treatment to your entire scalp and ends of your hair.
- Wrap hair in a hot towel for one hour or hair dryer for 20 minutes.
- Rinse hair with warm water to remove the oils.
This will leave your hair shiny and re-hydrated while promoting healthy hair growth and soothing your dry scalp and dandruff.
This recipe is a leave-in treatment:
Lavishing Lavender Mist
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- ½ cup of jojoba or almond oil
- You can put the above ingredients in a spray bottle.
- Fill it up with water.
- Shake, spray and style hair as desired.
Depending on how often you wash your hair, determines how often you incorporate the pre-wash and deep conditioning treatments. For example if you wash your hair every two weeks, every 3rd wash should be a treatment. Also, remember to apply a generous amount of the treatment on the ends of your hair. It is best to use homemade treatments when they are fresh. Refrigerate any leftovers and use within 2-3 weeks. While you can add to these recipes, the rule of thumb is to keep it simple.
Have lots of fun creating and experiencing these recipes. Let me know what your results are or if you have any other ideas.
Here are the benefits of these key ingredients:
Almond oil promotes healthy and strong hair by treating dandruff and damaged hair. It can help to treat scalp infection and inflammation which can lead to hair loss and split ends. Almond oil is a natural hair shiner and softener.
Avocado / Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is good for moisturizing dry, brittle, and damaged hair. It has a light weight formula that is easily absorbed into the hair and scalp. It contains many nutrients such as vitamins A, B, D, E, protein, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium, and folic acid. All these nutrients are beneficial for nourishment and hair growth. It has natural humectant properties that add and lock in moisture. In addition, it acts as a natural Sun Protection Factor. (SPF)
Coconut oil is a great, all over moisturizer. It seals split ends and deeply moisturizes because it can penetrate the hair shaft.
Honey is a natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial. It also helps in overcoming itching and flakiness by providing moisture to lifeless hair while making it shiner and stronger.
Jojoba oil adds shine to the hair and promotes softer, more manageable hair. It also soothes the scalp as an effective treatment for dandruff.
Lavender oil is an essential oil. As one of the top aroma therapy oils, it has powerful antiseptic qualities for treating dry scalp, fungi, bacteria, and other microbes. It’s known to help with improving blood circulation on the scalp, aiding in hair growth and helps prevent shedding hair.
Mayonnaise is rich in proteins and helps to make your hair soft, shiny, and healthy
Olive oil is loaded with vitamin E and
Rosemary / Rosemary Oil
Rosemary can stimulate hair growth, slow shedding, helps with dandruff, and gives hair body.
Vitamin E deeply cleanses hair follicles and the scalp, providing optimum and much needed levels of moisture to the scalp.