Moisturizing treatments lock in moisture and help keep your hair looking shiny, healthy, and clean. A natural one is better because it has fewer additives than many over-the-counter hair care products that in most cases have potentially nasty ingredients. A homemade natural hair moisturizer will not only make you feel better about your hair but will also save you lots of dollars in hairdresser appointments because you can do deep hair conditioning at home. Here are five natural hair products you can make from everyday items in your pantry.
#1. Olive Oil Treatment
How to treat dry hair?
Virgin olive oil from the pantry makes a great natural hair moisturizing treatment.
This is possibly the best moisturizer for dry hair and scalp.
Pour enough olive oil to coat your hair (about a tablespoon or two) and let it soak in. Leave for 30 minutes to a few hours, or overnight just like you would with a leave-in conditioner (just make sure you place a towel on your pillow so as not to stain it). Then, wash as normal. You’ll find your hair is soft and lustrous.
#2. Cool Final Rinse
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A cool final rinse will close the cuticle and seal in moisture. This simple action amazingly helps and will save you lots of dollars at the hairdressers or on commercial products.
#3. Coconut Oil Treatment
Another natural moisturizer…
In place of olive oil as a hair treatment for dry hair, you might find that coconut oil works for you as a deep natural hair conditioner. Apply the same method as stated for olive oil.
#4. Egg Protein Treatment
This is a great moisturizing fix to make your hair full, with a bouncy shine. It is a good home conditioner for dry hair especially. Though, homemade hair conditioner does have that raw egg and cider vinegar odor. If you can handle that for 15 minutes, you are on your way. Whisk together three whole eggs and 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar and apply to damp hair. Leave for 15 minutes, then rinse off in cold water.
#5. Rosemary Herbal Final Rinse
This one is for normal to oily hair. It will leave your hair feeling glossy, clean, and soft. You can also use it to treat dandruff or an itchy scalp. Like lavender, rosemary contains terpenic compounds that are useful in the treatment of dandruff¹.
For a final rinse, get hold of 3-4 sprigs of Rosemary from your garden or supermarket. Steep these in about 2-3 cups of boiling water for about an hour. Strain the herbal water and use in your final rinse as a leave-in treatment. Whallah!
Rosemary has a reputation for stimulating hair growth as it helps with blood circulation of the scalp. So, it aids in preventing hair loss². It also helps (especially combined with sage) to treat premature graying ² ³. It is also great for dealing with everyday stress as it helps with our cognitive processing and contains powerful antioxidants that protect us from the effects of stress and toxins¹.
The above covers some natural hair care ideas for a moisturizer treatment. Choose a homemade hair treatment to add moisture to dry hair and aid natural hair growth.
Use these recipes for you and your family. Or, you could, with a bit of thought about packaging, turn these into awesome gifts for that special someone who prefers natural products. I hope this has helped.
- Andrade, J. M., Faustino, C., Garcia, C., Ladeiras, D., Reis, C. P., & Rijo, P. (2018). Rosmarinus officinalis L.: an update review of its phytochemistry and biological activity. Future Science OA, 4(4), FSO283. http://doi.org/10.4155/fsoa-2017-0124
Hi, this is Mary-Anne. I have a PhD in Earth Sciences and a whole heap of other life experiences. I am a believer in wellness through wildness. This is about connecting with the nature within and the nature around to keep fit and healthy in body, mind, and spirit. I enjoy researching and writing about natural things that support our wellbeing and then sharing the benefits I discover.