Natural hair care recipes for soft and shiny hair

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Natural hair care recipes for soft and shiny hair

Natural hair care is essentially affordable luxuries every one deserve. If you treat your hair with care and attention, it will be both beautiful and healthy. The best thing you can do for your hair is  to care for it naturally and avoid conventional products that contain harsh chemicals, petroleum products, sulfates, synthetic dyes, and other potentially harmful ingredients. Instead, choose to care for your hair with plant-based ingredients that will strengthen, smooth, and moisturize.

Apple Cider Rinse

Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider Vinegar

If your hair has a buildup of product, or is just tired looking from environmental residue and oils, a quick beauty recipe for shiny hair is just what you need. It’s so simple.

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

Preparation and Application

Before shampooing your hair, pour the apple cider vinegar on your head in the shower, with your head tilted back. Gently work through your scalp and hair, as if you were shampooing, although the vinegar won’t produce any suds. Rinse with the warm stream of water from your showerhead and follow with a shampoo and conditioner, as usual. The shampoo will remedy the vinegar smell and will get incredibly sudsy because of the apple cider vinegar stripping the dirt and oils away for ultraclean scalp and hair.

Egg Protein Mask

Egg yolk
Cracked Egg

Egg whites have tremendous protein benefits. We want to nourish our hair with an intensive egg-white protein mask for shiny and healthy stands of hair.

  • 3 egg whites
  • 5–7 drops lemon essential oil

Preparation and Application

Crack three eggs over a bowl, separating the whites (acne sufferers, save the yolks and for the Yolk Facial recipe on this page). Once the egg whites are isolated in a bowl, whisk together until fluffy. Add the drops of lemon essential oil for a pleasing aroma. Use your fingers to apply the mask to damp hair, focusing on the ends where the hair naturally weakens. Set hair in a clip and place a shower cap over masked hair while showering. Before exiting the shower, thoroughly rinse out the protein mask with cold water. Comb through hair gently and let air-dry.

Olive Oil Scalp Massage

This beauty recipe is all you need to improve a dry and irritated scalp.

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
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Cute woman with long hair

Preparation and Application

Pour olive oil into a small bowl. Take the bowl into the shower with you (use a plastic bowl for safety). Wet your hair and separate your hair into parts. Pour the olive oil directly on your scalp at each part of your hair. Massage gently for a couple of minutes before shampooing and conditioning as usual. Try not to shampoo your hair every day; that dries out your scalp and your hair. Instead, wash your hair twice weekly for optimum scalp rejuvenation.

Champagne Locks

If you covet European blonde hair, then you should mimic the French and add champagne to your hair care beauty regime. Champagne Locks is the perfect recipe for soft, shiny, champagne-highlighted hair. Chamomile teas, just as champagne and lemons do, have a blonding effect on your strands and enhance your natural highlights. Chamomile also has healing properties to condition and soften your hair. Celebrate your tresses with bubbly!

  • 1 cup (2 tea bags) chamomile tea, steeped and cooled
  • Juice of 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 cup champagne
Chamomile tea

Preparation and Application

Steep two bags of chamomile tea in 1 cup of boiling water, covered, in a medium-sized pot. Allow tea bags to infuse the water. Remove tea bags and allow water to return to room temperature. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon (don’t worry about the seeds or pulp getting in the pot).

Add 1 cup of champagne and stir. Pour through a strainer into a bowl.

Take into the shower and drench your hair with this beauty recipe after shampooing. Let the sunshine dry your hair to reinforce the highlights.

Shine on!

Healthy Hair

Every woman wants healthy, beautiful hair, right? In the days of bleaching, hair spraying, and harsh styling products, healthy hair is becoming harder to achieve. This beauty recipe will support you in the fight for healthy hair, so you don’t have to give up the styling routines you use to reach for beauty.

  • 5 drops rose essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
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Woman with long hair

Preparation and Application

Mix oils together and place into the palms of your hands and rub together. Coat the ends of your damp hair. Brushing your tresses distributes the natural oils from the scalp to the ends of your strands of hair, where the moisture is needed most. Leave in to seal the ends and style as normal. It’s always a great idea to allow your hair to dry naturally because the intense heat from a blow-dryer is damaging and splits the very ends of the hair that this beauty recipe is meant to heal.

Cucumber Conditioner

Silica is rich in potassium, which is great for strong hair and nails. Cucumber has high levels of silica; therefore, it’s beneficial for promoting hair growth. Cucumber Conditioner is an excellent natural beauty recipe that you can also concentrate on your scalp area to stimulate the hair follicles.

  • ¼ cucumber, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
Cucumber slices

Preparation and Application

Place cucumber in the blender until puréed. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, egg, and cucumber until smooth. Spread evenly through your hair and scalp. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes while in the shower. Rinse well. This is a good time to shave your legs while your hair is being deeply conditioned.

Baking Soda Saviour

Hair Shampoo

Rid your hair of residue commonly associated with product buildup.

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of your  favourite shampoo

Preparation and Application

Mesh the baking soda with your shampoo. Shampoo your hair as you normally do. The addition of the baking soda makes for a wonderful lather. This beauty recipe clarifies your hair.

Avocado Oil Enhanced Conditioning

The best part of this beauty recipe is that it creates shiny strands of hair because of the intensive moisture retention capabilities of the avocado oil and vitamin E oil.

  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 3–4 drops natural liquid vitamin E oil
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite conditioner
Avocado fruit
Avocado fruit

Preparation and Application

Add the avocado oil and vitamin E oil to your favorite conditioner for an enhanced nourishing treatment. Massage into clean, shampooed hair, focusing on the ends, which tend to be the driest. The vitamin E protects your hair and scalp. The fatty acids in avocado oil nourish your hair for shiny locks.

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