If you are someone who always wants to ensure that your hair is well taken of, then you know how expensive it can be to maintain. In fact, the list of hair products available in stores today is what helps to make the hair care market a billion dollar industry.
The truth is that you can save a significant amount of money just by using the products that you already have around your home. Here are nine homemade beauty tips for hair.
1. Eggs for Hair Growth
Here's one of the classic, but still effective, hair growth tips. Except for vitamin C, eggs contain all of the best essential vitamins, proteins, and minerals.
The fatty acids that are present in the yolk can improve the skin on your scalp and fight dandruff while making it glossy and shiny. The lecithin, also found in the egg, can help to reduce frizziness and ensures that your hair does not become brittle.
Instructions: Whisk two yolks and two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mask to your scalp and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse it out with cold water and then shampoo your hair as usual.
Then rinse the mixture out with cold water. Remember that rinsing it with warm or hot water may cause the egg to stick to your hair.
2. Lemon and Chamomile for Bleaching
Do you happen to enjoy a good cup of tea?
Well, why not use a few of those ingredients to create a bleaching agent?
If you're interested in warming up your ashy blonde hair, lemon and chamomile tea just may do the trick. Each of these ingredients contains whitening agents.
Instructions: Wash and rinse your hair and while it's still wet, do a simple rinse by tilting your head pouring a cup of lukewarm tea combined with a little lemon juice. Allow it to sit for a few minutes and then rinse it out.
3. Garlic for Hair Growth
If you're still itching for more natural beauty tips for your hair, then you're in luck. We added garlic to the list because it contains a significant amount of health benefits.
While you may not think that garlic is a useful for hair growth, it may surprise you to learn that garlic can fortify your hair shaft.
In a 2007 study It turns out that garlic contains sulfur and selenium which help to replenish any lost hair as well as strengthen existing hair.
Instructions: Crush garlic and onion into a blender and blend until it creates a beautiful pulp. Heat your carrier oil, such as olive oil, in a pan and then add the garlic and onion mixture.
Once the combination has turned completely brown, turn off the heat. Let it cool and then strain the pulp of oil.
Gently massage two tablespoons into your scalp. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes, cover the rest of your hair with oil and then sit for 30 more minutes.
Wash your hair with mild shampoo.
4. Avocado For Rejuvenation and Moisture
Between chemical treatments, heat styling, and everyday pollution, your hair takes a significant amount of punishment. This results in tresses that are weak, damaged and very dry.
Luckily, one of the most invaluable hair care tips has to do with avocado - a vegetable loaded with vitamins.
In fact, the oils that are found in avocados are one of the few that penetrates your cuticle and brings out the moisture. When it comes to humidity, not even olive oil can compete with this popular veggie.
So apply the avocado as a hair mask. It will give it a healthy and radiant look.
Instructions: Mash half an avocado and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Shampoo your hair, squeeze out all of the water and then apply your mask.
Allow the mask to sit for 15 minutes and then rinse.
5. Yogurt, Honey and Olive Oil for Bounce
When it comes to haircare, yogurt has also been known for its ability to soften. This is because it's full of protein. Not only that but it also helps to strengthen the hair shaft and makes you less prone to split ends.
You see, yogurt possesses lactic acid and gently cleanses the hair. It rids it of all dead skin cells which may have accumulated over time and made your hair look dull and lifeless.
Honey is also a popular haircare ingredient. It can draw water from the atmosphere and into your hair.
Honey ensures that your hair is more flexible, smooth and less frizzy. It has both anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help you to stave off dandruff and itchy scalp.
Olive oil contains vitamin E and oleic acid. It helps to improve the elasticity of your hair and rejuvenates hair that is dry and brittle hair.
When combined, these ingredients make a fantastic serum that encourages more bounce.
Instructions: Combine 1/2 cup of plain, full-fat yogurt, 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir all of these ingredients together until they are mixed well.
Apply this combination to your scalp and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes. You can then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Scalp
Apple cider vinegar has been recommended for everything from facial toner to treating allergies. However, its also known as an excellent beauty remedy for hair.
You see your hair is made of overlapping scales.
However, when the hair is less healthy, the scales no longer lay flat. Apple cider vinegar is a remedy that keeps these microscopic scales healthy.
It works to balance out your hair’s pH. It rejuvenates the hair with clarifying and cleansing properties.
Apple cider vinegar also works as an anti-inflammatory which helps to kill off yeast and viruses that can cause an itchy scalp.
Instructions: Rinse your scalp and hair and allow it to dry. Mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts and then pour the mixture into a bottle that has a spray nozzle.
Apply the solution directly to your scalp with cotton balls. You could also spray it directly on the scalp.
After a couple of minutes, shampoo your hair. You can use this remedy at least once or twice per week.
7. Bananas, Coconut Milk and Honey for Conditioning
We have already discussed the many benefits of honey, but we have yet to talk about bananas and coconut milk. Bananas are extremely rich in potassium which means that they do a great job of strengthening the hair.
Bananas are also a great way to minimize any possible breakage and restore all of your natural elasticity. They contain natural oils and are composed of about 75% water.
Coconut milk is loaded with both fats and antioxidants.
When your hair strong and well-moisturized it is less prone to frizz and tangling. This is what makes bananas, coconut milk and honey such as winning combination.
They come together to make a tremendous deep hair conditioner. And they can nourish your hair and leave it smooth, soft and shiny.
Instructions: Cut up a whole banana into a bowl, add two tablespoons of coconut milk, and then mix in two tablespoons of honey. Blend the mixture until it becomes smooth.
Dampen the hair and then massage the smoothie in and then cover your head with a plastic cap. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
Rinse away the smoothie and then shampoo your hair. Use this mixture to deep condition your hair at least once per week.
8. Cinnamon, Honey and Olive Oil for Highlights
Perhaps you are not interested in bleaching your hair. Maybe you only want to highlight it.
In this case, you should consider using cinnamon. Cinnamon is one of the safest and most natural forms of lightning because it does not involve any harsh chemicals.
Believe it or not, cinnamon contains peroxide, a lightening agent. Not only does it lighten, but it also can make your hair feel silkier and look shinier.
Instructions: Mix together 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin oil and 1 cup of honey (preferably raw). Brush your hair so that it is free of tangles and then apply the mixture with stylist's brush.
Wrap your hair in a sheet of aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Leave the mask on for an entire night or a minimum of 4-5 hours.
Rinse your hair.
9. Curry Leaves and Coconut Oil For Hair Growth
This is one of the fewer known tips for healthy hair and long hair. Curry leaves are popular for the flavor they add to Indian cuisine. However, this can be a very powerful herb for those who are interested in promoting hair growth.
Curry leaves possess antioxidants which can help to moisturize the scalp and get rid of dead follicles. They are an excellent source of beta-carotene and proteins which prevent thinning and hair loss.
Curry leaves are also known to be rich in amino acids. This is what helps to strengthen your hair follicles as well as keep them healthy.
And when combined with the fatty acids in coconut oil it creates a powerful hair growth serum.
Instructions: Pour coconut oil into a pan and add your curry leaves. Heat the oil until you start to notice black residue around the curry leaves. Stand at a safe distance away from the pan while you do this as the oil is likely to splutter.
Turn down the heat and allow your mixture to cool. When it has completely cooled, strain your mixture.
Gently massage the oil into your scalp while making sure to concentrate most on your hairs' roots and tips.
Let it sit for about an hour and then rinse and shampoo.
As you can see, you don't have to spend a lot to get the care that you need. It just takes doing a little research and being creative with what you already have. Hopefully, these homemade beauty tips for hair can make your beauty regimen a little bit easier.
Hopefully, these homemade beauty tips for hair can make your beauty regimen a little bit easier.