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5 Hair Products to Make at Home

5 Hair Products to Make at Home

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.

Yucca Shampoo

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.

Avocado Conditioner

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.
Wash out.

Vinegar Rinse

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.

See 3 more vinegar uses for the hair.

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.

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Aidan Koch

Aidan Koch is an illustrator, artist, and writer. Her formative years were spent in the heart of the Puget Sound in Olympia, WA. Though Portland, OR has been her home base for some time, she always has an adventure around the corner.

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6:20AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Thanks!

8:18AM PDT on May 27, 2012

good tips thank you

1:34PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

these are soem good solution here going to try each and everyone of them

1:27PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

I should try that olive oil one. Sounds lovely.

2:41PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Thank you

2:38PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Thanks for the tips :)

2:59AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Thanks for info..

2:17AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

7:22PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Thank you :)

2:59PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Thanks for this excellent info.

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