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Homemade & Natural Hair Care Techniques

We have put together a selection of homemade natural hair care treatments for you to make and use at home. If you are all about the organic lifestyle, we think this will suit you and your hair, right down to the root!

It’s as simple as A, B, C

Your hair craves the vitamins and nutrients that you put into your body, but there is more than one way of giving your hair those vital vitamins. Whilst we do not condone completely ignoring dietary recommendations, we understand that we cannot always be in control of what nutrients our body is getting, so how can we ensure our hair is always looking its best without that guarantee? The trick is to use topical treatments on the hair itself, nourishing the hair and scalp from the outside in. Here are a few natural hair treatments you can make at home.

Argan Oil: from seed to root

Seeds and nuts are healthy due to their high impact nutrients. We often use almond butter or almond oil in our food, but what about hair products? Argan oil, from the seeds of the Argan tree native to Morocco, was originally used for cooking. Now, the benefits of Argan oil have been given new fame in the beauty industry. The natural and eco-friendly production process makes it ideal for those of us who struggle with heavily fragranced or chemical based products.

It is a natural moisturiser, for both skin and hair, so grab some today and get mixing up this deep conditioner:

Ingredients:

  • 1tsp Argan Oil
  • 2tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 3 drops Essential Oil (Any)
  • 1tbsp Shea butter

Directions:
Apply to hair, combing through to the tip. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse before washing with shampoo and conditioner. Use our Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner pack after this deep conditioning treatment to get the most long lasting results.

Get yourself an Avoca-do!

If you think you have stretched the imagination with all the ways you can use avocado in the kitchen, then get ready for a whole new green remedy. This time it’s for your hair! As we already know, avocado is full of good fats, which help rebuild moisture in our hair, helping us achieve those shiny locks we’ve always dreamed of.

Check out this moisturising DIY hair mask:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Avocado (pureed)
  • 1tsp Olive Oil
  • 3 drops Rosemary Oil

Directions:
Work into damp hair, from root to tip. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Follow with Sexy Hair Soy Milk Shampoo and Conditioner for both coloured and normal hair.

Go Coco-Nuts

Coconuts bring the exotic into our homes, but they don’t just go well in a cocktail. As an oil, it gives brilliant results on both body and hair. It helps rebuild protein in the hair, whilst nourishing your scalp, both preventing dandruff and regulating oil production, which promotes growth and shine.

Here’s a double duty coconut conditioner that will give you a full head of health:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil

Directions:
After washing hair with shampoo, blend ingredients together and thickly apply home made coconut conditioner to hair and scalp. Leave on for 30 mins – 2 hours depending on preference, then rinse with a further application of shampoo. Try Jenoris Hair Care Keratin Shampoo to really lock in the moisture.

Head of Roses

Rose water is a ancient toner, containing properties that help restore the hair’s strength and stimulate follicles for healthy growth. It is not only easily accessible, but can be made at home at very little cost. Simply remove petals from roses (6-8 roses), pour 2 cups of boiling water over petals and cover for 30 minutes (until petals have lost colour), then strain and store.

Here’s how to use it as a hair mist for frizzy and dry hair:

(Note: you’ll need empty spray bottle)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 4 tbsp Rose Water
  • 3-5 drops Orange Oil

Directions:
Pour rose water into spray bottle, add aloe vera gel and shake until mixed. Then add orange oil before shaking until combined. Spray onto hair after washing whilst still damp. Use the Tangle Teezer Blow Styling Brush when drying hair for a smooth finish.

Health From Root to Tip

Want to know more about how to get a healthy head of hair? Check out the Additional Lengths guide on what you can do for healthy hair and scalp and give your scalp some love today.

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