Have you ever considered going strictly natural? Are you tired of paying for hair care products that have so many different and foreign ingredients that it’s beginning to make freak you out? Are you ready to use what God has already provided you with to make your own reliable hair care products? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions than this article is for you.
Often times we put harmful products into our hair because we like and trust the bright colored commercial on television. However, we don’t realize that the women that use the products on the commercial didn’t just slap the product on their hair; however, they sat down for hours with a professional beautician to make their hair beautiful for the commercial. I cannot count the numerous amount of times that I have seen people try out a new product and then loose a great amount of their hair. Sometimes the products that we may attempt to use can cause allergic reactions due to some foreign ingredient that may be present in the product.
It is time to wake up and realize that the best way to take care of our hair is to use nature’s own remedies. That is why I have put together a recipe collection of hair care products that you can easily make at home and for reasonable prices. Not only can you start using these safe products for yourself but you can also share these great recipes with family and friends.
However, if any products, in a given recipe, does cause you to have an allergic reaction please discontinue use or do not use at all.
My Avocado Deep Conditioner
1 small jar of mayonnaise
Peel avocado and remove pit. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl with your hands until it’s a consistent pretty green color. Smooth into hair being careful to work it to the ends. Use shower cap or plastic wrap to hold the body heat in. Leave on hair for 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning wrap a hot, damp towel around your head over the plastic, or use a hair dryer set to a low to medium heat setting.
Peel and pit avocado. Mash avocado and slowly add coconut milk until smooth and the consistency of hair conditioner. Work through hair to ends. Rinse after 15 minutes and shampoo and rinse.
My Nettle Hair Lotion
1 cup nettle tops
Simmer nettles in three cups of water. Strain. Rub into hair and scalp every other night for soft, shiny hair. Keep refrigerated.
My Dry End Treatment
2 ounces beeswax
8 ounces safflower or vegetable oil
22 ounces distilled water
1/2 ounce Triethanolamine (Triethanolamine is a liquid available at drugstores.)
Mix safflower oil, beeswax and stearic acid. Heat to boiling. At the same time, in another pot, heat distilled water and Triethanolamine. After heating, add the distilled water solution to the oil mixture and stir continuously until the solution has cooled.
To use this concoction, put a small amount on palms, rub hands together, and apply to dry ends, massaging in gently.
Note: Eggs are a great way to condition your hair. Eggs are very good at making your hair shiny also. Here is a brief group of hair products that require the egg.
Simple Cholesterol Hair Treatment
2 egg yolks
1-cup warm (not hot) water
Beat all together. Apply to wet hair; massage in hair; leave on for 5-30 minutes and rinse. For deep hair conditioning, put on a shower cap and sit under a hair dryer for up to 45mins and then rinse.
My Egg Shampoo
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup your favorite shampoo
1 tsp vegetable oil
Whisk the egg until frothy and then add the remaining ingredients. Pour into an old (clean) shampoo bottle and then store in the refrigerator for obvious reason. Share with the family as “shelf life” is only about two weeks.
Super Egg Cider Shampoo
1 large egg
2 oz mineral water
1 T cider vinegar
Using a wire whisk, whip up all three ingredients until well combined and then massage into the scalp. Rinse with warm water. Because of the egg content, the use of warm water is essential.
I hope that God-willing this article will be very helpful for you. Please consider using natural hair care products in order to maintain a healthy head of hair.