START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Rx for Problem Hair: How-To Formulas

Rx for Problem Hair: How-To Formulas

Whatever your hair issues are–damaged, dry, oily, or dandruffy–we have a super-simple solution for you. You just won’t believe the inexpensive ways we can combat these conditions and more with just kitchen-cupboard ingredients rather than costly and possibly dangerously toxic chemical products.

These wise ways are cheap, safe to use, and effective. We have the one-ingredient answers for all your hair woes right here:

For Damaged Hair
Blackstrap molasses is a great treatment for damaged hair. Massage some into your hair, cover with a towel or plastic bag, and allow it to remain on for as long as possible before rinsing.

For Dry Hair
Simply massage a mashed ripe avocado or some olive oil into your hair and allow it to remain on your hair for an hour (you can wrap your hair in a towel or a plastic bag, if you like) before shampooing as usual.

For Oily Hair
Add 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts to 1/2 cup of shampoo and shampoo as usual. You may increase the amount of Epsom salts a little at a time as needed.

For Dandruff
Massage some aloe vera into your scalp before washing.

Read more: Health, Hair Care, Natural Remedies

Inspired by Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

Go to the Source

Better Basics for the Home

Simple solutions for less toxic living.buy now

42 comments

+ add your own
2:22PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

will try the avocado on my dry hair

10:16AM PDT on May 25, 2013

Thanks

10:39AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

I have used avocado before...it really does work. I would avoid the oil though, I find it counterproductive because it takes quite a bit of shampooing and rinsing to get it out.

4:17AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Thanks for the article.

1:47AM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

Thanks

6:12AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

5:14PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

thanks

5:33AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

p.s shaved my hair, and ALL MY SCALP PROBLEMS WENT AWAY!

5:32AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

They say that the Dandruff can be also caused by tiny bugs in the hair, fungus, bacteria, poor health, disease.

5:31AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Thank you for the health information.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I don't care about fitting in... I've always been a loner; less drama...

Take Benadryl and/or allergy elimination treatment; keep the animal outside in an enclosed, warm and…

Delicious, delicious! Thanks!

There are love bites and nibbles and then there are pissed off bites. This article is talking about …

Sounds so yummy and healthy! Thanks for sharing:)

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.