Did you know that most people think they need to wash their hair every day? But that is just not true. Overwashing it can make it dryer and dull.
Your best bet is to wash your hair a few times a week. So what do you do on the other days? First, use a dry shampoo that contains cornstarch. Cornstarch is oil-absorbing; it makes your hair look clean and non-greasy.
You can also alternate with just using conditioner every other day so that your hair is left looking healthy, soft, and manageable. On the days that you do wash, remember to use a creamy, moisturizing soap.
Those with scalp problems, such as flakes or dandruff, may need to wash their hair every day. They concentrate on the scalp look for invigorating essential oils like Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Myrrh.
If you have chemically treated, dry, or damaged hair (primarily if bleach is used), this is a great alternative. And remember to get a trim every four to six weeks.
For those with hair loss, shampooing every day is just too harsh. In addition, shampoo can cause the hair follicles to become loose and fall out. Using a natural, chemical-free, dry shampoo is a great alternative to keep your scalp healthy and nourished.
Natural DIY Dry Shampoo
Have you ever had the best hair day? And you didn't want it ever to end? But you know that the very next day, you would need to wash your beautiful do will be gone.
What if you could extend your favorite hair-dos? I am not talking about letting your hair get greasy because it's not washed.
I am talking about dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is a powder that cleans without water. The bonus: you can extend your favorite hair-do another day or two. And even better, it's so easy to make.
It takes less than five minutes! It is very inexpensive, and you may already have all of the ingredients right in your kitchen!
Essential oils for healthy hair:
You will want to use an airtight container. I like the small pots from mineral makeup as they have shaker holes to allow the product to be distributed without making a mess. You will need a brush to apply to the roots. You could also use a baby powder container, a round tube with shaker holes. You can use your homemade natural dry shampoo with a brush or sprinkle it on.
Dry Shampoo Recipe:
Cinnamon For Red Heads and Brunettes with Red Highlights
Cocoa Powder For Brunettes
For Light Hair - (Blondes) Use 1/4 cup Cornstarch 3 to 5 drops Essential Oil
For Red Hair -
1/8 cup Cornstarch
1/8 Cup Cinnamon
3 to 5 drops Essential Oil
For Dark Hair - (Brunettes)
1/8 cup Cornstarch
1/8 Cup Cinnamon
3 to 5 drops Essential Oil
Follow the above DIY dry shampoo recipe appropriate for your hair color. First, place the cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Next, add the essential oils one at a time while mixing. Then put into an airtight container.
Making DIY Organic Hair Care Products
At some point in our lives, we all need to style our hair. But what have we all been putting on our tresses all these years? If you want to DIY some hair care and hair styling products, this is the article. Not only are they easy to make, but you also can rest easy that you aren't destroying your hair in the process.
DIY Ideas For Cleansing Hair
1. Baking soda is an incredible organic product for cleansing your scalp. Simple water and baking soda mixture can work wonders as a detox (and work as an alternative to shampoo) when switching from commercial products to natural ones. Who doesn’t want to get rid of that hard, sticky build-up of waxes, gels, and hair sprays? This 100% natural cleanser works wonderfully.
Recipe Mix half a cup of baking soda with three cups of warm filtered water. Pour the mixture over your scalp and hair in the shower. Distribute it equally throughout your hair using your fingers and rub gently on the scalp. Rinse your hair using warm water until it is grit-free.
Use Caution Doing this every time you wash your hair might cause dryness. However, women with oily scalp are recommended to use this recipe a couple of times a week to make their mane shiny and sparkly clean.
2. Moroccan Rhassoul clay Although it might sound a little off-the-grid, clays make great cleansing products. Trust me. I didn’t come up with the idea. Bentonite clay has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for treating many skin problems. It is not only inexpensive but also filled with minerals and vitamins. Although it is not always easy for some women to get past the “NO bubbles” issue, you might no longer care about studs once you’ve tried Moroccan Rhassoul clay. Recipe For shoulder-length hair, you’ll need a half-cup of clay. Make a thin paste by mixing the clay with distilled water. Spread it all over your scalp and cover your hair with plastic wrap. Rinse your hair thoroughly after about 10 minutes. You can use it five to six times a month.
Ingredients for Conditioning
1. Bananas Mashed bananas are touted as one of the best hair conditioners. Reportedly, even Dr. Oz couldn’t resist doing a show on its many benefits. Bananas come with potassium that softens your hair. It also contains Vitamin E, A, B, and C. In addition, the natural oils present in the fruit help the elasticity of your hair and prevent split ends.
2. Avocados Avocado is probably one of those very few fruits used in almost every other commercial skincare and hair product for its outstanding moisturizing and hydrating properties. If you have dry hair, avocados are ideal for you. Recipe Toss some very ripe avocados into a blender with a half teaspoon of olive oil. Avocados can sometimes be hard to wash out of hair, but you can avoid this hassle by blending the fruit down to a very smooth paste. The olive oil helps a lot. Spread the mixture on your scalp using your fingers, and wrap your hair with a plastic wrap to seal in your body heat. Leave it in for a few minutes. If you want to deep condition your hair, leave the mask for 2 to 3 hours. Then, wash it out using a mild cleanser to keep your hair healthy and shiny for days.
3. Yogurt, Who doesn’t hate those annoying frizzy hair days? The lactic acid in yogurt is the perfect antidote. For all the curly heads out there, it isn’t always easy to bring manageability. Yogurt is your best friend. It not only conditions your hair but also temporarily loosens your curls.
1-ounce rose hydrosol 1-ounce witch hazel 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon Copper Peptide Powder 10-15 drops of Essential Oils - if desired (we recommend rosemary, lavender, peppermint, chamomile)
Add hydrosol, witch hazel, and apple cider vinegar together, add powders, and dissolve for 5 to 10 minutes. Add essential oils if needed. Mix. Pour into a spray bottle using a funnel, then lid. Shake well before each use.
1. Beach Waves Spray Sea salt spray, second to dry shampoo, is probably the most utilized hair product, and it is incredibly easy to make. The following recipe is 100% natural and costs you approximately 1/50th of the commercial, store-bought versions. In addition, you can easily customize it, considering your hair type.
Hot water: One cup (You can also use Chamomile Tea instead of water if you want to lighten your hair, or black tea if you're going to make your hair darker than it already is)
Sea Salt: Half teaspoon
Epsom salts: Two tablespoons (You can add more for additional texture)
Aloe Vera gel: One teaspoon
Organic Conditioner: Half teaspoon
Optional: Sprints of your favorite scent/perfume or a couple of drops of essential oils. Citrus and lavender are some excellent options. You can also add a teaspoon of vodka and lemon juice to lighten your hair.
Directions: Take a spray bottle that can hold more than ten ounces. Put the hot water/tea into it and add sea salt, Epson salt, conditioner, Aloe Vera, lemon juice, alcohol/vodka, and scent. Put the cap on and shake the mixture for two minutes until the salts are completely dissolved. You can store the mix in the fridge for future usage. It will last you for about four months. Then, spray it on your damp hair and dry it for loose beach waves. You can also use it to add volume and texture to your hair.
2. Curl Moisturizing Spray You can keep your curls, kinks, or coils refreshed with a perfect balance of Aloe Vera and distilled water. Then, add a couple of drops of tea tree oil or peppermint oil to the mixture to soothe your scalp and get your hair ready to take on the day.
3. Curl Defining Gel If you are looking for ways to define your hair's natural texture, this gel is perfect for you.
2 Tablespoons of Flax Seeds
2 Cups of Water
Aloe Vera (2 ounces) + 2-3 drops of essential oil for a lovely scent (both optional)
In a small pot, bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, add the flax seeds and let simmer for 10 minutes - stirring frequently.
Once simmered, remove from the heat and immediately pour the mixture through a strainer (that has a bowl underneath).
If you want to add the aloe vera- do it now while the mixture is still warm. You will add the essential oil once the gel has cooled.
Wash your pot, filter, and utensils immediately.
Once the gel has cooled completely, pour it into a clean jar. It will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. If you'd like to keep bits of it for longer- you can also freeze it.
Try out the above-mentioned natural recipe to keep your curls healthy, shiny, and attractive! About the Author Kari Thomas wrote this article.
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