I’ve always known there has to be an alternative solution for pricey salon hair products. While they can make your hair look and feel pretty good, they are often filled with mysterious ingredients and can strip your hair of its good natural oils. I’d heard of using baking soda and vinegar recipes, but it turns out there is a whole world of natural hair care that requires minimal ingredients and investment.
This is an ancient tradition of peoples in the American South and Caribbean.
Cut the root into sections and peel the thick skin off using a good strong knife. Chop the inner root into small, manageable, chunks, being sure to keep everything clean during the process. Using either a hammer or blender, pulverize the root until it is an amber, pulpy consistency. It is now ready to be applied to hair or stored for later use in the refrigerator.
Baking Soda Shampoo
Just mix one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of warm water and mix into a lather. Starting with the scalp, rub the mixture in until all of your roots are covered. This should remove most of the oil that makes your hair look wet, so you don’t necessarily have to rub any in to the tips.
Mash one avocado in a bowl with one cup of coconut milk until it becomes a smooth, lotion-like mixture.
Using a comb apply it evenly through your hair and let sit for around 15 minutes.
If your hair needs help detangling, apple cider vinegar is a great solution. One tablespoon to cup of water should be enough. If you use too much, it can leave your hair a little oily looking, so experiment with amounts to see what suits your hair type. It also helps to avoid applying directly to the scalp. After shampooing, just soak the tips of your hair in this and rinse out.
Hot Olive Oil Treatment
In a sauce pan heat 3 tsp of olive oil with 1tsp of honey. Allow to cool and thoroughly mix. Massage 3tsp of warm olive oil into the scalp and comb through your hair. Wait 15 minutes then shower and shampoo.