Everyone I know has an issue with their hair. Even the shiniest, fullest of manes can be problematic occasionally. Maybe it’s hard to cut and style or it frizzes up in humid air – there’s always something! Fortunately, Mother Nature has an answer for everything, even hair hassles. Whatever your hair problem, you will probably find the all-natural solution below. And if you don’t, just leave a comment and we’ll gladly research it for you!
Blow-drying, straightening and dyeing can work against your hair. Banana and honey are perfect natural hair remedies; they work together to hydrate and repair damaged hair. Follow this easy recipe to make the mask.
2. Oily hair
De-grease oily hair by simply rinsing it with a solution of lemon peels boiled in water.
3. Split ends
Massage the ends of your hair with almond or coconut oil and leave it overnight. This will make your hair smoother and easier to manage.
4. Tangled hair
Prevent those dreaded lice by adding a few drops of tea tree oil in your everyday shampoo. Too late for prevention? Coat hair in olive oil and comb thoroughly. Leave oil on overnight for 7 days and then every other night for two weeks. It might seem like overkill (pardon the pun) but the pesky bugs have a 30-day life cycle and this treatment insures they are gone for good.
6. Flat hair
Upgrade your shampoo by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to a large dollop, then washing as you normally would. This clarifying treatment gets rid of product buildup and adds body and life to your hair.
7. Slow growth
Give your hair a boost and make it grow faster with a yogurt mask. Apply plain yogurt to hair and wrap it in a towel for 15 minutes. Wash as normal and apply this mint spray to stimulate hair follicles.
8. Frizzy hair
Dull, frizzy hair can will hold better if you give it a little boost, in the form of an easy sugary water mix. Get the recipe here.
Unfortunately, sunburn happens to your scalp as well, especially if you don’t like covering your head in summer. Soothe it with an aloe vera gel mask, which will also moisturize hair.
10. Fine hair
For thin, fine hair, make yourself a mask from banana and avocado, which will make your hair look fuller and healthier. Then spritz hair with a homemade beach spray for tons of texture and body.
Sesame oil is packed with nutrients and emollient-rich properties, which combat hair dryness. Mix 2 teaspoons of sesame oil with some grated ginger and massage into the scalp for 10 minutes, twice a week. You can also make a deep hair conditioner with coconut oil and shea butter.
12. Dull hair
Give your hair the shine it deserves with an apple cider vinegar rinse. This will smooth the hair follicle and balance the pH of your scalp.
13. Itchy scalp
An itchy scalp can be caused by allergies to hair products, dry weather or stress. Whichever the reason, you can soothe it with a mix of lemon juice, olive oil and water massaged into the scalp. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and wash as usual.
14. Greasy roots
For in between hair washing days, use one of these 3 dry shampoo recipes (pick the one that’s right for your hair color). Apply to the roots of your hair and let it sit for 5 minutes. Comb it out and style as usual.
To combat dandruff, soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight, then ground them into a paste and apply to the scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing. You can also make your own tea tree shampoo to nix flakes.
16. Thinning hair
Make an at-home mask with coconut milk and olive oil for thinning hair. The healthy proteins and essential fats in coconut milk strengthen strands and boost hair growth.
To stretch out hair color appointments, give hair color a boost with an at-home tea rinse. There’s a tea for every hair color!14