Homemade Hair Conditioners
Conditioning is an important part of any hair care routine. While conditioning might be seen as more important by those who have dry, brittle hair, all hair types can benefit from using conditioner. Using conditioner each time you wash your hair has a multitude of benefits for your tresses such as: making your locks shinier, causing less tangling, strengthening the hair cuticle, preventing split ends and making your strands softer.
Those who are looking for natural conditioner recipes will be delighted to find out there are various natural recipes to experiment with that are often at a fraction of the price of a regular conditioner. Natural homemade conditioners can also be used as hair masks by those who are looking for two in one treatments. A recent hair care theory suggests that using a conditioner or homemade hair mask before washing the hair might help you get rid of product buildup better. If we are to compare homemade hair masks with facial masks, we might observe several similarities. Despite these similarities, one important aspect remains noteworthy: while almost any facial can be easily rinsed off, this might not necessarily be the case for hair masks or hair conditioners.
Before adding a particular mixture to your hair, it is crucial to think about how easily removable it will be. This is particularly important if the hair treatment contains ingredients that are potentially sticky, such as honey or bananas. Although very beneficial for hair health, these can be hard to get out of hair, so make sure you are extremely careful if you are planning to use these ingredients for your recipes. Here are a few simple recipes to get you started:
Although it might seem odd, tea can make a great hair conditioner. To begin, put a cup of water to boil. When the water reaches the boiling point, add a tablespoon of dried thyme, a teaspoon of dried peppermint leafs, one teaspoon of chamomile leaves if you are a blonde or a teaspoon of cranberry juice if you are a brunette. Let the mixture cool off before applying it to prevent any accidents and massage the scalp gently for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
If moisturizing your hair is your main concern, this recipe might be well suited for you: use the milk from 1 coconut and mix it with a tablespoon of olive oil or baby oil, a raw egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of honey (optional). Make sure to distribute the mixture evenly on your tresses and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Make sure to rinse well with lukewarm or cold water because otherwise the mixture might prove hard to remove.
If you are struggling with hair loss and you are seeking for a conditioner that might help you solve this problem, the following recipe will be useful. Apply castor oil on the scalp and on the hair roots and leave the treatment overnight or for a few hours. Castor oil can also be mixed with additional oils that are lighter, such as grape seed oil or rosemary oil. Castor oil can also be used in combination with one or two egg yolks, depending on hair length, and the juice from one lemon. Because castor oil has a thick consistency, you might have to rinse with a lot of water in order to completely remove the mixture. Make sure not to use castor oil on your hair more than once a week, as more treatments might have the opposite effect.
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