Homemade Recipes For All Hair Types
Recipes For Shiny Hair
To give your hair a great shine and
help remove soap build up.
Blondes — Add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to
your rinse water.
Brunettes and Redheads — Add a couple of tablespoons of
apple cider vinegar to your rinse water.
Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water.
After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not
rinse out. Dry as normal.
Fruit Smoothie Hair Mask
Blend 1/2 a banana, 1/4 cantaloupe,
1/4 avocado, 1
tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt. For
extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin
E capsule. Leave in hair for 15 minutes.
Honey & Olive Oil Hair Mask
Mix 1/2 cup honey and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Work a
small amount at a time through hair until coated. Cover
hair with a shower cap; leave on 30 minutes. Shampoo
well and rinse.
Boil 7 heaping tablespoons dried thyme in 2 cups water
for 10 minutes. Strain and cool. Pour 1/2 mixture over
clean, damp hair. Massage into scalp, do not rinse. Use
the rest of the solution another day.
Yogurt Hair Mask
Beat 1 egg white until foamy. Add to 6 tablespoons plain
natural yogurt. Apply to hair in small sections at a
time. Leave in for 15 minutes. Rinse.
Egg & Olive Oil Hair Mask
Mix two whole eggs with four tablespoons of olive oil.
Smooth through hair. Wrap head with plastic wrap, and
leave in hair for 10 minutes. Rinse well.
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Mayonnaise is a great conditioner for dry hair.
Depending on the length of your hair, apply
approximately 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to your dry hair.
Work into hair really well and then cover your hair with
a plastic bag, allowing to set for about 15 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly and then shampoo as usual.
In a blender or food processor, combine 2 1/2
tablespoons dried milk, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil, and
1 egg. Apply evenly to hair and let set for at least an
hour. Shampoo and style as usual.
Hair Setting Lotions
Try dissolving a teaspoon of gelatin in a cup of warm
water and use this as a setting lotion before styling
hair. You can use this as a liquid or chill it and use
it as a gel.
Dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 cup warm water and
apply to damp hair before styling.
Combine 4 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons
honey in a glass jar with a lid and shake until well
blended. Let mixture sit for 3 to 4 days, and shake it
occasionally. Rub mixture evenly into dry hair and wrap
hair in plastic wrap, letting set for at least an hour.
Shampoo as usual.
Mix together 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 egg.
Apply to hair and let set for about an hour. Shampoo as
To help a flaky scalp, warm 2 to 3 tablespoons
vegetable oil in the microwave (make sure it’s not too
hot!) and then gently apply to scalp with cotton balls.
Let set for at least an hour and then shampoo as usual.