Natural hair care and recipes

Natural hair care is what you need to turn to if your hair has been excessively dyes, bleached, or damaged in any way.

Before you start making some of these natural hair care products, consider these hair care tips:

  • Make sure you are using the right shampoo. Always get a shampoo that is suited for your hair type. A shampoo for dry hair might smell better, but it doesn't mean that it will fit your hair's needs.
  • Change the shampoo often. Hair gets immune to a certain shampoo if the shampoo has been used for too long. Try a new one, see if you notice any changes.
  • Apply the hair packs and balms once or twice a week. The more nourishment you provide, the more heathy the hair will be.
  • Avoid using a hair dryer. It makes the hair brittle and dries the scalp out which may lead to dendruff.
  • Trim your hair regularly. Remove the damaged ends.

Combined with homemade hair conditioners that are prepared within minutes, the effects that you will get will be multiplied.

Nourishing hair conditioner is specifically used for dry hair and dry scalp. It has oils that don't leave a greasy residue, but still provide enough moisture for hair to shine and look healthy.

You could always choose to buy a shampoo, but there are homemade recipes that are cheaper to make and all natural. Oily hair shampoo and conditioner target the excess oil that causes the hair to become oily. On the other side, there are dry hair shampoo recipes which restore the moisture and prevent dry, flaky skin of the scalp.

Banana hair pack


1/2 banana
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey

Mash until creamy. Hair has to be dry to do this. Leave it on your hair and wash out after 20 minutes. After that, use a shampoo.

Milk based Hair Balm

It is simple as this: after you wash your hair, wash it with some milk and leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. It helps bring back the softness and natural shine.

Sour Cream Hair Pack


2 teaspoons of sour-cream
1/2 teaspoon of wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix it all together, apply to hair and rinse off after 10-15 minutes.

Olive oil for shiny hair


1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 egg

Mix the two and apply on hair. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and wash off using warm water, then shampoo.

Egg white for oily hair

1 egg white (more if your hair is thick or long).

Beat the egg and simply apply on dry hair. Leave it on until it is dry and crusty. Wash off with warm water and shampoo. Doing this a couple of times a week will help reduce the oiliness and remove the excess oil.

Hair pack for damaged hair


Juice from freshly squeezed lemon
2 egg yolks
1 egg white
1 tablespoon of honey.

Mix all the ingredients, apply on hair and let it rest for 10 minutes. After that, shampoo and rinse off.

For soft and silky hair


3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of honey

Mix it all well, apply on hair. Wrap the hair with a towel or shower cap and let it rest for 15 minutes. Shampoo and rinse the hair.

Increase hair volume


1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup of warm water
Spray bottle - pharmacy stores usually sell them for a couple of dollars, get a smaller one.

  • Mix the ingredients in a bottle and shake well
  • After you wash the hair with shampoo, let it dry a bit.
  • When it is damp, spray the mix you have prepared.
  • Massage the scalp so the liquid gets absorbed better
  • Don't rinse the hair off, simply let it dry

For shiny and soft hair


1 tablespoon of coconut oil
3 tablespoons of sour cream

  • Mix the ingredients and apply them on hair.
  • Wrap a towel around it and let it rest for 30 minutes
  • Shampoo and rinse off well

Grease control

There is a simple way to get rid of greasy hair.
Every time you shampoo your hair, mix a little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice in. Shake the bottle well (you could use a smaller bottle for this purpose) and shampoo the hair. Rinse off well.

This way, you will control the oiliness of the scalp and also, if you have blondish hair, you will actually help keep it light longer. All of these hair packs and balms are really simple.The first homemade, natural hair care product I tried was the egg white one. My hair was very greasy during puberty and that one seemed to help. My hair seems thicker and fuller, less greesy.

Frizz/dryness control

Frizzy, unmanageable hair can be a real pain! One of the best ingredients to use for this issue is Argan Oil. A strong moisturizer, this oil is surprisingly well absorbed. It quickly repairs frizzy hair, dry and brittle hair. A small amount is massaged into damp hair. That's it. It also reduces drying time by 40%. An awesome product in a small bottle.

Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment 4 oz
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DermOrganic Argan Oil Masque
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Hairganic Shampoo with Argan Oil - For Dry and Colored Hair
Hairganic Shampoo with Argan Oil - For Dry and Colored Hair</</td>

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