Our hair is continuously exposed to damage on a daily basis, whether it be from chemical based products, blow dryers or hair irons, or simply environmental factors such as the wind and sun. Most of these factors are within our control and can be prevented, however should your hair become victim to these factors there are simple solutions available to help improve the overall condition of the hair. Lack of moisture is the most common reason behind the majority of hair issues, and once this moisture is replenished you are well on the way to healthier looking hair.
Homemade Hair Moisturizer #1
Honey Hair Conditioner
This conditioning treatment combines the beneficial properties of honey to add shine, olive oil to lock in hair moisture, and rosemary oil to help stimulate healthy hair growth. It will leave your hair looking vibrant and feeling silky smooth.
1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup of olive oil (use 2 tablespoons for normal to oily hair)
4 drops of rosemary essential oil
1 teaspoon of Xanthum gum (sold in health stores – or on amazon)
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
Transfer into an airtight plastic bottle.
Apply mixture to damp hair a little at a time.
Gently massage into the scalp and hair until completely coated.
Cover hair with shower cap, cling wrap, or a warm towel.
Leave in for approximately 30 minutes.
Shampoo and rinse with cool water.
Homemade Hair Moisturizer #2
Hot Oil Treatment
This recipe contains a powerful concoction of natural moisturizers to provide a rich nourishing hair treatment. Apply this treatment once a week to experience luxurious and healthy hair.
1 cup of macadamia nut oil
1 cup of sunflower seed oil
1/4 cup of hemp seed oil
1/8 cup of avocado oil
1/8 cup of jojoba oil
2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil
1/8 cup of cocoa butter
1/8 cup of avocado butter
1/8 cup of mango butter
Melt all ingredients slowly in a double boiler.
Transfer liquid in a jar.
Before use, heat treatment gently for 10 minutes over a bowl of boiling water until warm to the touch.
Apply mixture generously to hair and scalp.
Leave in for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly and shampoo as normal. You may need to shampoo twice.
Homemade Hair Moisturizer #3
Avocado Hair Lotion
This treatment is highly recommended for damaged, dry, and chemically or color treated hair. The essential oils provide a floral but minty aroma as well as conditioning qualities for the hair and scalp.
3/4 cup of avocado oil
1/8 cup of safflower oil
1/8 cup of sweet almond oil
8 drops of lavender oil
6 drops of lemongrass oil
6 drops of rosemary oil
4 drops of geranium oil
Mix together in order avocado, safflower, and sweet almond oil in a microwave-safe bowl.
Heat mixture for 40 seconds.
Add in order lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, and geranium oils.
Swirl mixture to combine ingredients.
Test mixture before application to ensure it is not too hot.
Divide hair into sections and secure with clips.
Apply mixture to the scalp, roots, and tips of hair and gently massage.
Cover with shower cap or cling wrap.
Leave in for approximately 45 minutes.
Rinse and shampoo as normal.
If you want to restore the moisture and shine back into your damaged hair, then these homemade recipes using only natural ingredients are for you. Give them a go and leave a comment below letting us know how they work for you.
Plus, for more hair care and hair treatment recipes, have a read of these articles from the archive.
Here are a list of herbs and the areas in which they work best in.
Bay,bayberry bark, chamomile,comfrey leaf and root,elderberry flowers,frankincense,lemon.mint,myrrh,primrose,pansy,rosemary,sage,rose,violet,wintergreen,witch hazel.
STIMULATING HERBS: Beebalm,elderberryflowers,lavender,mint,nettle,plantain,rosemary,sage .
Bay, chamomile , echinacea, myrrh, sorrel, thyme.
HERBS FOR ACNE:
Burdock, clover, horsetail, lavender, tansy.
FOR FACIALS: Chamomile-soothes and cleanses,comfrey-heals,elderberry flowers -stimulates and tightens,fennel-cleanses(good base for any facial ),nettles-cleanse and increases circulation,peppermint-stimulates nd tightens,rosemary-increases circulation,yarrow excellent astringent.