Let’s face it: Few of us are blessed enough to wake up with perfectly smooth, de-frizzed hair that cooperates with our styling efforts. Dry, dull, and frizzy hair is common, but not something we should have to deal with. Here are 20 tried-and-true homemade hair treatments for dry, dull, or frizzy hair.
Meet the Experts
Daniel Koye, a licensed cosmetologist and hairstylist
Penny James, New York City trichologist and hairstylist
Jennifer Matos, stylist at Rita Hazan
Bridgette Hill, certified trichologist
Gina Rivera, celebrity stylist and founder of Phenix Salon Suites
20 Homemade Hair Treatments
“Hair becomes dry when your natural oils don’t get to the ends of your hair,” explains Daniel Koye, a licensed cosmetologist and hairstylist who works in theater, film, and television. Dry hair is often the result of overuse of hot styling tools or environmental factors and, luckily, can be handled with a few changes in routine.
For healthier hair, check to make sure your styling tools aren’t at the hottest setting and avoid overuse of dry shampoo, which can make the hair look dry, according to New York City trichologist and hairstylist Penny James, IAT. “A poor diet will also lead to dull, dry hair, so make sure you are eating well—lots of protein—and taking vitamin D 2,000 IU per day,” she says.
You can also add in these at-home hair solutions for just about every hair problem. These easy DIY hair masks are made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Need to moisturize?
For clients with thick and coarse hair, Jennifer Matos, stylist at Rita Hazan, likes to use a mask containing avocado, coconut oil, and honey. “Avocados are a great source of biotin, potassium, and magnesium, which help seal cuticle cells and prevent breakage, and the hair will look smooth and shiny,” she says.
Mash up half an avocado and add a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil. Shampoo hair, squeeze out the water, and apply the hair mask. Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes and then rinse. “This type of mask can be applied once a week before shampooing your hair,” says Matsos. “Rinse out the mask in the shower, then shampoo and condition as normal.”
Not only did my hair come out super soft—not flat or greasy at all—but the added scent made sitting around with green goop on my head much more pleasant.
If you’re not worried about weighing down your hair, you can amp up the avocado mask moisture by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil, egg yolk, or yogurt.
2. Coconut oil
The wonders of coconut oil never cease! This oil is heavy, which is great for penetrating deep into the hair shaft. But use it sparingly, especially if you have fine or thin hair.
“Coconut oil strengthens and protects fine hair by strengthening the protein bonds, attracting moisture elements, and sealing those elements and thus providing elasticity,” says Bridgette Hill, certified trichologist. “When used conservatively on the lengths of hair, it protects strands from chlorine and salt when swimming.”
Take a small amount of coconut oil, rub it between your hands, and apply just to the ends of damp hair. If the oil is in the solid form, just warm it in the microwave for about 10 seconds until it becomes liquid, and let it cool a bit before touching it (be careful because it can get VERY hot).
Got really dry hair? Keep the oil on overnight and shampoo out in the morning.
3. Banana + Olive oil
Not only can bananas work their magic on your feet, but they are awesome for your hair! Mix a banana with 1 tablespoon of organic extra virgin olive oil, and mash thoroughly until the banana is pureed.
You definitely want a super-smooth, smoothie-like texture so you don’t end up with banana chunks in your hair. Massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave the treatment on for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and shampoo.
4. Pumpkin + Honey
This could be the perfect use for canned pumpkin puree leftovers (because there are always leftovers). Pumpkins have lots of amazing benefits—they’re rich in vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, and zinc [source].
Add 1–2 tablespoons of honey, a natural humectant, to 1 cup of pumpkin puree, and pack as much as you can onto your hair and scalp. You’ll need to either wrap your hair in saran wrap or wear a shower cap to keep the mask in place.
Let it sit for at least 15 minutes, and then rinse. Feel free to apply to your face as well!
Yogurt is naturally high in healthy fats and proteins, which will leave your hair super shiny and loaded with maximum moisture. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to yogurt, but it’s best to opt for the high-protein, low-sugar, plain variety (no fruit additives).
Protein strengthens the hair shaft, which helps prevent split ends and hair damage. And sugar is a no-no if you want to keep yeast and flakes at bay.
Gina Rivera, celebrity stylist and founder of Phenix Salon Suites, recommends soaking your hair and massaging in 1 cup of plain yogurt. “Put on a shower cap and let the yogurt sit on the hair for 30 minutes. Then wash and condition with your favorite professional product,” she says. “I recommend the Pure BioGen Complex wetline because it’s packed with biotin, collagen, and nutrients.”
6. Aloe vera
We use aloe vera all the time in natural healing remedies, but did you know that it also works wonders as a homemade hair treatment? Aloe vera is a great natural conditioner that leaves hair feeling smooth and shiny. It’s also a good leave-in product when applied to damp hair that is primarily air dried. “I have found that aloe vera performs best on hair that is air dried for experiencing the shine and softness this plant has to offer,” says Hill.
Applying it directly to locks helps promote hair growth, reduces irritation (such as dandruff), and conditions your hair. I like to add a little cedarwood essential oil to enhance circulation in the scalp, thus promoting healthy growth and slowing hair loss.
Mix 2 teaspoons of fresh aloe vera gel or store-bought aloe with 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil. Massage the mixture into your hair, and let it rest for half an hour. Shampoo and condition as usual.
Need a color boost?
7. Cocoa powder
Give brown hair a boost with cocoa powder. For a stay-at-home DIY with safe ingredients, try a combination of cacao powder, plain yogurt, honey, and apple cider vinegar to give you a deeper, richer brown. I couldn’t test this one personally, but if you can make bronzer lotion with cocoa powder, why not try it in your hair?
8. Lemon + Chamomile
To warm up ashy blonde hair, try lemon and chamomile herbal tea. Both have long been used as lightening agents for blonde hair. You can do a simple hair rinse by tilting your head back over the sink and pouring a cup of cooled tea combined with the juice of a lemon over clean, wet hair. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and rinse.
9. Purple Kool-aid
Of all the homemade hair treatments I’ve tried, this one is by far my favorite. Are your blonde locks starting to look brassy? Just do a rinse with grape-flavored Kool-Aid to get rid of the dreaded orange.
This totally works! I have never had a problem with my hair turning purple (I have heavy blonde highlights, not all-over color), but if you do see a hint of color, just shampoo again.
10. Raw honey
Honey has been used for years to naturally lighten hair and give it a soft, sun-kissed glow. Mix 4 tablespoons of raw honey with 1 tablespoon of water, and apply the mixture to your hair and scalp.
Pop on a shower cap and let it sit for an hour. Rinse the mixture out of your hair, and shampoo, condition, and style as usual.
11. Walnut powder
Not only do crushed walnut shells replenish vitamins and minerals in parched hair, but they’re also said to darken locks and get rid of grays. Crush 10–15 walnut shells, and soak them in boiling water for 30 minutes. Cool the liquid completely. Then strain out the shells, and apply the liquid to your hair using a cotton ball. Let it sit for at least an hour before rinsing.
Note: if you don’t want to mess with the walnut shells, just buy pre-made walnut hull powder. Add 3 tablespoons of the powder to 3 cups of water, which is a good ratio for most people (but it depends on your starting color and how dark you’re trying to make it). Then you just boil it like you would the crushed shells.
Although sage leaves are light green, tea made from this herb is said to gently darken hair. Simply boil 1/2 cup of dry sage leaves in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes and let it cool.
Strain the leaves out, and pour the infusion onto your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing out. Do this daily until your hair darkens to the desired shade and then weekly to maintain the color.
Dull, frizzy hair?
13. Sugar water
If your hair is frizzy, try mixing a packet of granulated sugar (about a teaspoon or so) with a cup of water. Pour a bit into your palms, and then run your hands over dry hair. Your hair will get a slight bit of “crunch” and hold because you basically just made homemade hair spray!
Residue and product buildup will also dull your hair. The cure is as simple as crushing an aspirin into shampoo! Just add the aspirin powder to a small amount of shampoo and lather up. The salicylic acid in aspirin helps remove product buildup and restore the natural shine. You can do this every 2 weeks.
Another remedy: baking soda. Combine a handful of shampoo with 1–2 tablespoons of baking soda and massage into hair. Warning: I have used baking soda to intentionally strip out hair color (because the color was too dark), so don’t use baking soda on recently colored hair.
15. Apple cider vinegar
An apple cider vinegar rinse helps clarify and smooth hair cuticles—the secret to shiny hair! “Apple cider vinegar neutralizes and supports the natural biome of the scalp. It has antimicrobial properties and natural alpha-hydroxy acids that encourage cell turnover,” says Hill.
Combine a tablespoon of vinegar with 1/2 cup of water. Add a couple of drops of sweet orange essential oil if the smell is too much, and pour over damp hair.
Comb through your hair, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then rinse. The acidity in the vinegar helps seal the outermost layer of your hair, the cuticle, making it lie flat—and that brings back the shine.
16. Rice water
Rice water has been used as a homemade hair treatment for centuries. Like the name suggests, this is just the starchy, nutrient-packed water left over after rice is cooked (or, in some cases, soaked). It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and starch, which are said to help strengthen hair, so it can grow longer and thicker without breaking.
Thoroughly rinse the rice (any rice will do, but I use plain white rice). Plan to cook it on the stove like you normally would, but with 2–3 extra cups of water that you can drain off at the end. When the rice is done cooking, pour the leftover water into a glass bottle, and store it in the bathroom for 3–4 days or in the fridge for up to a week.
Next time you take a shower, pour the rice water over your hair and let sit for 10–15 minutes before rinsing off.
17. Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil used as a moisture treatment is good for dry hair because it works from the inside out, according to Rivera. “It’s very similar to the sebum that your scalp naturally produces and best used as a hot oil treatment to infuse the hair,” she says. “Just warm up ¼ cup and massage gently through dry hair from scalp to roots. Wrap hair in a warm towel or shower cap and wait 30 minutes.” Rinse out and shampoo twice. Condition as usual.
18. Rose water
Rose water is said to stabilize the hair’s pH balance, which soothes scalp irritation and softens strands. Thanks to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties [source], it can even lessen dandruff and nourish the scalp.
Pour rose water into a spray bottle and mist onto your hair any time you want to decrease frizz. You can also apply rose water directly to the scalp using cotton swabs. To reduce dandruff and itching, gently massage it into the scalp and leave on overnight.
19. Coconut milk
As far as homemade hair treatments go, coconut milk is king. Its high fat content, proteins, and vitamin E nourish the hair from roots to ends, helping to restore thinning hair, split ends, and chemical and heat damage. It also works as a conditioner and detangler, thus reducing breakage and improving hair growth.
Add 2 teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil and ¼ cup full-fat coconut milk along with 2–3 tablespoons of water to thin it out a bit, and mix to combine. Add the mixture to an empty spray bottle. Replace the cap, shake, and spritz generously on damp hair. Let it sink in for 30–60 minutes, and shampoo as usual.
You may also want to try these 9 homemade hair masks for thinning hair.
20. Witch hazel + Glycerin
Witch hazel improves scalp circulation, relieves irritation, and leaves your strands feeling soft [source], while glycerin, an emollient used in many cosmetics to lubricate, goes to work to seal strands, make hair look shiny, and leave split ends less noticeable [source].
Just add in some biotin, also known as “vitamin H” for hair [source], and you’ve got yourself a hair-fortifying mask that encourages growth and strengthens strands.
Combine ¼ cup witch hazel, 1 tablespoon glycerin, and 1 biotin capsule in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Apply to clean, dry hair. Comb through hair until the strands are lightly coated but not soaking wet.
To protect your bed linens, wear a plastic hair cap, use an old pillowcase, or cover your pillowcase with a large towel (you might need to do all of the above). Rinse out the next morning and style as usual.
And why not check out our post on how to get rid of split ends naturally while you’re at it?
Hair Mask FAQs
How do I get the mask remnants (like banana or pumpkin) out of my hair?
The smoother the homemade hair treatment when it goes on, the easier it will be to remove from your hair. For stickier substances, like banana and avocado, puree them thoroughly in a blender with a bit of oil before applying to hair. You can always try using banana or avocado baby food instead.
Can I replace olive oil with castor oil?
Yes! All the oils are interchangeable. If you have a particular hair or scalp issue, it’s best to do a little research on the oil beforehand, but otherwise, feel free to swap in any oils you like.
Will these help get rid of product buildup on my scalp?
To avoid buildup, I recommend using baking soda as a scalp cleanser every month or so. Simply sprinkle straight baking soda on wet hair, and massage it into the scalp with your fingertips. Shampoo and condition as usual.
Can I leave these hair treatments in overnight?
Unless stated in the recipe, it’s best not to leave hair products in overnight. Even natural ingredients can clog hair follicles or irritate the scalp, which will only make hair problems worse. I recommend leaving most treatments on for no longer than an hour and thoroughly shampooing the hair when you’re done.
Will apple cider vinegar affect my hair color?
I’m not an expert, but according to Dr. Google, apple cider vinegar is safe for all hair types, even color-treated hair. ACV may even help to strengthen your hair by closing the cuticles and smoothing the hair shaft, thus sealing in color.
Have you tried any of these hair masks? What’s your favorite homemade hair remedy?
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A very useful and practical topic and healthy recipes as well. Both eggs and mayonnaise contain a lot of protein, which helps in strengthening the hair and returning moisture to very dry hair http://bit.ly/30n8Nld
Erin Harlow says
I have tried different products and hair masks, but really haven't had much luck. I found that the products made my hair feel oily. I ended up using a brush from ForBabs made for frizzy hair and it was really amazing. https://forbabs.com/how-to-get-rid-of-frizzy-hair/ I definitely recommend it to my friends.
Richard L Parez says
Really awesome tips and very helpful concept for hair treatment.
Thanks for this great natural home treatments.
Can you plz share how u use coconut oil?
As I am having postpartum hair loss right now would love to know how you use
Hi! I use the coconut oil (organic, raw) as a hair mask. I take some in my hand and apply it on my scalp after washing my hair with lukewarm water. I use a towel over my head (turban style) for an hair or two and then wash with my soap. I did it once a week for three months when I first noticed extreme hair loss and it work wonders! Two notes that I am not sure have any difference: One I am vegetarian and two I breastfeed for 33 months. Still unsure what will happen to my hair due to hormone changes once I stop bf. Best of luck to you!
Your comment caught my attention! I breastfed my daughter for almost 2.5 yrs, I noticed as well a huge amount of hair loss. My hair is very curly, long, and low porosity (dry!). It used to be super thick, I will definitely try the coconut oil. I’ve stopped bf’ing quite some time ago and the hair fall is still there. I’ve been looking at different ways to slow it down, besides supplements or eating lots of veggies etc (which I do!).
Hi,I want to try the purple cool aide in my hair.you didn’t clarify how to put it in.do i mix it with water first? Just the powder?
Theresa Socci says
My daughter is mixed , she has dry tangled undefined curls. With a lot of product she can fix that but… I’d like to fix that from the root of the problem with some masks enriched in vitamins and mineral ect that I make myself . Bc truthfully you never know about these products out there.do u have a suggestion in a hair mask I should be making for her or a routine in which would be good to follow ? Your advise would be appreciated.
L coop says
I was in that situation as a kid too. A good natural brand is Shea moisture I love their natural curly hair products. If you want diy products, trying mixing some Shea butter cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, and a spoonful of mayo for a homemade mask to use every other day. Curly hair care is, when you get down to it, quite simple. Just shampoo once every week or two depending on the hair’s texture with a gentle silicone, sulfate, and paraben free shampoo for curls. Condition every day with a GENEROUS amount of moisturizing conditioner. There are many recipes out there for diy conditioners, basically all you need is a few hydrating ingredients. Use a wide tooth comb after showering and rake a moisturizing cream or leave in conditioner and then a gel through hair. When it’s dry scrunch out the dry gel.
Well described. I have a dry hair and I heard from my sister that egg mask effects on me. But can I replace olive oil with castor oil? Please help me out. Thank you in advance.
Katie O'Connor says
I tried #3 today: banana and olive oil. Pros and cons. It did indeed moisturize my hair and give it a nice soft shine! And my scalp feels good too. Cons: the banana was very hard to get out. No matter how pureed it is, there are still tiny bits and they stick! After washing twice and conditioning, I combed thoroughly but couldn’t get all the banana out. It looked like tiny lice nits. I blow dried it hoping to “blow” the slimy little bits out. But they’re too sticky. I had to keep pulling them out with fingernails. Then I thought if I straightened it, the heat of the iron would melt the gooey bits and they’d vanish. No. Banana is like glue when it’s hot. The heat made the teeny chunks expand and stick even more! After that, it was like picking dried glue out of my hair. Finally, many pulling strands of hair pulled out of my head later, I think I got all the banana out. Never again. Might as well melt marshmallows into your hair if you want that much of a struggle. I think the olive oil on its own will be just fine. (But banana is amazing in a face mask!)
Instead of puréed banana try banana baby food
Rika vo says
Try banana baby food dear! It will help to prevent banana sticky in your hair
U should purée banana and olive oil in mixer or blender instead and it would b fine. As it happened with me too the first time I used it.
First of all, thank you for letting us know that there are great items within the home to resolve the hair issue. The second thing is the beautiful explanation of what each of them can do. This helps a lot in identifying what is the issue that we have and how we can get rid of the same. Thank you for sharing the valuable tips/
Where are those beautiful looking combs from?
I have 3 homemade hair remedies I rotate on a weekly basis:
1. A deep conditioning hair mask made from 1-2 egg yolks and 2 tbsp olive oil. I leave it in for half an hour, rinse, shampoo and style. My hair is softer and shinier.
2. A clarifying “shampoo” made from 1 tbsp baking soda and 1 cup of filtered water
3. A colour-boosting rinse made from 1 cup of cooled coffee and 1 cup of filtered water
And I always do a final rinse on my hair with about 2 cups of filtered water!
That is best hair treatment at home for hair fall i am facing this so i must implement this on my hairs
does it really work the homemade spray ?
(sugar with water)
Yes but I must warn you that I tried it years ago and I was pestered with wasps all the time it was on my hair
Essential oils, like peppermint, castor, and rosemary, in a carrier oil have been proven to be as effective or better than Rogaine without the side effects and costs. Do some research to get the right ratios. Rosemary can be applied to scalp full strength, but peppermint oil needs to be a small amount in the carrier oil or it’ll burn and irritate. These are dht blockers and stimulants and are the answer if you are noticing hair shedding and thinning and suspect hormone imbalance and/or perimenopause to menopause-related hair trouble. Put on at bedtime and wash out with gentle, safe shampoo in the morning. I use 10 parts magnesium oil to one part peppermint and one part rosemary. Magnesium keeps scalp clear of buildup like calcium, and is easily absorbed, helping the absorption of the dht blocking oils. It’s proven to keep the hair you have and even grow baby hairs in thin areas.
like this idea and am going to try this as my hair is very thin. I’m loosing a lot of it these days. plus its snapping off & going frizzy.
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Hannah Martin says
The pumpkin one made my hair so soft, but now I have a bunch of super tiny pieces of pumpkin in my hair that are hard to get out
Do you think it would help if I added coconut oil so it’s easier to shampoo out?
Katie O'Connor says
Same problem with the banana!
Curling Iron says
My little niece’s hair is super frizzy and it drives my sister crazy. So, I was happy to know that there are some homemade treatments that can help with that. I particularly loved the banana and olive treatment you suggested. I wonder if there is a leave in conditioner that could also help manage my niece’s frizzy hair.
Great post really like it a lot. This is the first time to read such nice wonderful this, i am in India, but in many smoothies, there are many ingredients I have never heard of.How can I substitute it? Thanks for the outstanding post, it really is useful…
I am really curious to know if the sugar one works cuz i wanna try it but i dont want to ruin my hair . Someone help please.
Linda Berry says
The same thing has happened to me & I have gotten bleach many, many times. In my case the hairdresser that I’ve been seeing for years chopped off my hair when I only went in for a trim. I still cry about it and it’s been already 2 months. But I’ve read a lot about Castor Oil. Just put in the search Castor Oil & hair growth. Hope it gets better for you…smootches.
I let my husband “bust his load” in my hair. I noticed a difference when we took a shower afterwards. My hair was extra soft and shiny. Now I let him do it about once a week. Also used coconut oil. My hair has been tame ever since.
you are doing God’s work Sharon… bless you
Lmfao OMG i love you guys! Lol not only have i found some awesome home hair remedies to try i also had the best laugh I’ve had in a long time after reading your comments!! Hahaha cant wait to try the ‘bust a load’ treatment in my hair and face!!! ??????
Hair growth is often times slowed down by product build up on your scalp.. to avoid too much build up; every few weeks I mix baking soda with dried rosemary and add it to the water when i rinse my hair.. it helps to rub it into yourhair a little bit. When you dry your hair after washing you can feel a noticeable difference
Does sugar water help to smoothen the hair and does it heal the hair cuticles
For many people, frizzy hair is a daily battle. For others, it can be an occasional problem. In my case it is really frustrating for because I want shiny, silky and bouncy hair. I am definitely going to try these tips and surely looking forward to your next post .
Carlie Rose says
The banana idea was terrible. I don’t have a blender so I tried to mash the bananas with a fork. Thought I was thorough enough.. nope. It took me almost 2 hours to get the banana chunks out. Won’t do that again
That happened to me too and i learned my lesson.
Yeah, fuck that banana idea. My mom was mad bc my bathroom smelt like bananas n I made a mess lol
I have tried avocado hair pack and banana pack for my hair. These really make the hair very soft and smooth.
Malayeka Rafi says
Ummmmmm I’ll try them all but srsly i want to grow my hair fast and also want shiny hair too .. I wanna know the best way to get shiny and long and healthy hair . any Idea!??
Mary Ware says
Avocado, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar are my favorite homemade hair treatments. But apart from that, I also get the best JUVEXIN treatment every six months. It’s free from formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals that burns and damage the hair. The best JUVEXIN treatment is basically for hair smoothing. Only one application keeps my hair straight, smooth, soft and strong for upto 5 months. The best hair treatment I had ever used. My hair truly deserve this treatment. :)
Amudha panneer Selvam. says
This is the first time to read such nice wonderful this ,i am in india,but in many smoothies there are many ingredients I have never heard of.Hwo can I substitute it.
when you bleach your hair you strip it of color (obviously) and moisture, so a good idea would be to first replenish that color with hair dye–doesn’t matter the color, i chose my natural brown. after that, just continue to do treatments for dry and damaged hair, refrain from heat, and use leave in conditioners. deep condition your hair twice a week. shampoo your hair every three days instead if you do it every day–if your hair is too oily for that, invest in a dry shampoo. also, argan oil and almond oil are great for moisturizing your hair, just make sure your hair is at least damp when you put oil and serums on because they will lock in dryness if its dry. one last tip, look up curly hair routines on youtube because curly girls have to take extra care of their hair so it will be similar to what you will need to do for damaged hair.
Insane idea but I’d consider shaving off all your hair to promote new growth Rebecca
Caroline LeBlanc says
I really thought I would give my hair up to my husbands hair clippers and all was really great until my hair started growing back. I had beautiful curled at first then it went straight and frizzy… I seriously thinking about shaving it off again and leave And leaving it like that. My husband said if that’s what I want then do it, my daughter says, mom please don’t. I’m so confused right now.
My hair is very rough end dry chip chip hair plllllllzzzzzzz give me some tttiiippppsssssss
deep condition twice a week, wash less often, and use a leave in conditioner.
Hi, I have hair fall problem.
I am trying herbal shampoos, coconut oil, mynthic oil, herbal oil, Almond Oil, but still i cant see results.
Can you please suggest me if i am missing out something.
Yes you can use onion juice jest massage in scalpe in the affected area
Yea an u can also use hot sauce salsa and dirt works really well
you should see a dermatologist if its that bad/bothers you.
Have you had thyroid levels checked (including antibodies)?
Xa Kazmi says
Well i had hairfall prob due to Unhealthy diet amd Tension i used use a pakistani brand Hair oil (co natural intense hairgrow) and castor oil also it worked wonder for me never new my hair could be that thick mashallah
Protein grows hair. Eat eggs, chicken or protein shakes. DO not add more chemicals.
Experiment with your hair while it is short trying new styles with scarfs and side sweeps.
I had the same thing happen to me. With good health and all natural products it was long and shiny again.
Hang in there, your beauty goes much further than you know.
Invalid User says
Hm. Should’ve thought about the consequences before bleaching your hair..
Hmm, should’ve thought about sounding like a judgy douche before you commented. Judgy douche.
How smug and unhelpful.
Very snug and unhelpful. You know if all you could do was be unpleasant you just shouldn’t have bothered
If you know exactly what to do with your hair, why are you here!?
I know this will sound funny but won’t using sugar and water attract ants???!!!
why would you be tried about ants in your hair? do you lay in the grass often, or do you have an ant infestation in your home? If not, I’m sure your head will be free of ants
worried*, not tried. stupid autocorrect
Perhaps she lives in a warm climate. Now that I live in a warm country I don’t make homemade hair products that suggest sweet ingredients because ants WILL find them and me; even in my clean home which is 9 floors up. Obsessive cleanliness doesn’t completely deter them – they’re even attracted to toothpaste:(
Kimberly Triplett says
I’m ocd in my house about cleaning and when it’s hot ants still get in.
very useful tips. i will try some of them
Its intended to be used as hairspray, so you’d just wash it as normal when u choose, as if it were hairspray.
Nice ideas, I’ll definitely try the one with avocado. My grandma gives me one before few years and my hair is always shiny with volume. Here is the recipe (For a long hair, if you have short one, just use half of the products): 2 egg yolk with 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Add a cup of milk and a squeeze of lemon juice. Apply to your scalp and hair, stay 10 to 15 minutes with it and and rinse off with cold water (NB: Remember to wash it with cold water or you will have problem with glair if you left some ).
how long will my hair grow n for how long should I use it
I used a super ripe avocado with 1/2 cup olive oil with 1 Tbl lemon juice. Whipped smooth with a mixer, applied to damp hair for 15 minutes with a hot towel covering my head. OMG I am such a believer !!! My hair was pure static due to the Winter heating. This will be my forever go to for sleek shiny hair !!
varunika sharma says
What is the proportion for the cocoa powder recipe?
Whenever I try the avocado or pumpkin treatments, I feel like they do nothing. It’s chunky and hard to get through my hair which is full, long, and thick. :-(
I have mid back length hair and whipped this mixture smooth and it was no problem to rinse out and shampoo. Use an electric mixer. It’s truly a miracle. I was impressed
I also have mid back length hair and when I use avocado mask my hair become oily the next day, so I just stop adding extra oil. I’ll try to use an electric mixer and if there is an improvement.
Home remedies are the best for your hair. These are safe on the hair and good too.
ms amazing says
I have naturally wavy hair – not too curly but definitely frizzy. I wear my hair both ways – naturally wavy as well as pin straight (via a flat iron).
Either way I style my hair, I use the Somaluxe Exotic Oil Conditioner – It eliminates/makes the frizz go away and gives you a smooth and sleek look. This product does as good a job and smells great. I have been using the same bottle now for 2 months – it lasts a long time. . .
where do you get that conditioner at ? I have natural curly hair and if I let it curly I have to use so many products so they aren’t frizzy or dry >>>. my hair fall out in handfuls of hair everytime I shampoo my hair >>> I get most of my supplies at Sally’s Beauty Supply I usually buy the 32 oz of generic Paul Mitchell or other brand names shampoo with moisturizer
Great tips !
I’m very satisfied to look your post.
Try natural Faciano Dry Shampoo, with organic certificate and very clean, without powder and use tons of times.
Most of the shampoos now a days have so many chemicals which are bad for the scalp. These home remedies are the best!!! Along with a natural ingredient shampoo they will make my hair problems go away!!
Bonnie fossum says
What natural shampoo are you referring to? Nice to know. Thank you.
For the avocado one do you have to add the peppermint oil?
Randolph Jubilee says
Lemon is a citrus fruit, which helps in maintaining healthy hair by alleviating several hair problems, like dandruff, itchy scalp, and hair fall. For the treatment of dry and dull hair, wash your hair and then, apply one tablespoon of lemon juice on hair and dry your hair with a towel.
Mary seren says
Spa Day with my Daughter! Wohoo! Am trying these tips
With all the hair dyeing and i would think using the hair iron my hair is now totally damaged.My hair has totally lost it’s shine and has gone totally dry and frizzy my hair is natuarlly thin,now seems to be gone thinner and does not seem to be growing
You can try Heena/Mehendi with various combinations like lemon or yogurt etc. We also have various clors available in mehendi, they have a small amount of chemical which is not really harmful.
you can condition your hair by mixing conditioner/hair mask, olive/coconut oil, glycerin, orange or lemon juice. apply this mixture on clean washed damp hair and let it stay for 1 hour. do this once a week for 1 month. you will surely see the difference in the first wash.
Try using the hair stylers which do not use the method or ironing(like strainers) you can use the john frieda hair stylers or vs sasson hair stylers. with the heat resistant spray all the time. this will keep the hair away from all the damages.
My hair and the health of my hair has always been something I have struggled with. There was a period of time I wouldn’t do my hair at all… it was always uncontrollably frizzy and would shed.. it felt like a broom! I tried many hair treatments and went to many salons to try and get my hair healthy again. I started this Shielo line with the Shielo Smoothing Conditioner and fell in love!!! My hair is like new! Healthy shiny and strong! and can use hot tools now and style it, or just leave my hair natural.
My hair is basically thin and frizzy, I had hair fall recently using other products, but after using Amiri hair cream my hairs are strong, thick, straight and feel bit my hair density got increased.
Mereana Te Whaiti says
Does your hair have to be dry when you do the sugar and water one?? Just wondering so I can try it soon! B-)
Jazmin sabeto says
Can i leave apple cider vinegar and coconut oil in over-night?
I have thick, frizzy, wavy/semi curly red hair. I’m always trying the newest products or suggestions from my stylist. I’m not loyal to many brands. However, for once I could tell a noticeable difference in the texture of my hair after I started using the Shielo Hydrate Conditioner. My hair feels much softer and smoother. I’m not happy about the price, but so far I’ve decided Shielo is worth it. Love it!
Having problem with my hair…it is very light and i want it to be
heavy and grow fast too what procedure should i follow
Avocado, essential oils, coconut oil and bananas always work a treat on my sometimes dry hair. I used lemon juice on my hair when I was a teen and apple cider is a great pH balancer … not sure about the aspirin or Kool Aid ones though. =)
Pro Naturals is my favorite
Albert Aashik Watson says
yes! I use this easy formula & I m loving my silki and smooth hair….
Tried the banana and olive oil. 25 mins in I noticed how dry it was so I rinsed (well… tried). The pureed mixture basically turned to gum in my hair. I spent an hour in the shower combing it out with conditioner and lost a lot of hair in the process :( I don’t recommend.
Anna DeLoach says
Hair stopped growing
ACV rinse is amazing on my course, grey hair! I like to put the coconut oil on my wet hair and style (air dry) as usual. My favorite hair mask is made with avocado and honey. Mash a ripe avocado and mix in some honey, about 2 tablespoons. Coat dry hair and wrap it in a plastic bag or shower cap. Leave it on for 20 minutes then shampoo as usual. Voila! Smooth, shiney, managable hair. :)
What I actually do is put the coconut oil in dry hair and it seems to work way better! And with the apple cider vinegar I also put it on dry hair and let it sit for like 20 mins and it works wonders! <3
So I tried the number 5, the one with the cocoa butter and it was a fail. I was really excited to try it on my dark brown hair, and maybe I did something wrong but it left my hair course and stiff.
On the plus side my hair does smell nice
Prob bc it was cocoa powder(Not cocoa butter) haha
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vinaigre france says
I have utilized apple cider vinegar with coconut oil combined worked glorious to clear up and saturate. Hair felt spectacular thereafter!
I’ve used baking soda before to clarify my hair. It worked to get Vaseline out of my hair after washing my hair 20 time with shampoo would not get it out. Although I definitely recommend a good conditioner afterwards s it gets hair super clean.
I’ve used vinegar to smooth my hair. It seemed to work. I’ve also added a few drops of purple food coloring to the vinegar to tone the brassiness in my hair. Also once your hair dries it doesn’t smell like vinegar.
I’m going to try coconut oil. I know people who use that instead of pricey hair oils an d live it way better.
This is so interesting. I’ve always known about apple cider vinegar and avocados, but the rest if the list is amazing. Sugar… Who would have ever thought that.
I have very curly, frizzy hair, and it has been a challenge for me to find products that reduce frizz while not making my hair feel “crunchy.” My hair dresser started using the Shielo Restoration Oil in my hair after I dry it – and the result is very smooth curls. I really like the Shielo Oil and it smells delicious. I would recommend for anyone with dry or curly hair.
My hair is very dry and damage and non growing hairs ad thick also plz help me…
My hair is very dry and damage and non growing hairs ad thick also plz help me…what will I do…
I’m black and I wear my hair natural.. I’ll try some of these tips and see if it’ll work for me! Thanks!
Ohmygod! I tried the mayo thingy and it was a nightmare to wash off! And it reaaally stinks. I did the treatment because i had a cheerleading competition the next day and i had to was my hair 6 times in oder to get the smell out of my hair.
Oh no! So sorry to hear that Tasha! Which one did you try since none of the above include mayo?
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risa martin says
Oils are the easiest way to put moisture in your hair ! No fuss and the results are soo good!
if you have thick long hair do not do the banana and oil treatment!!! you will spend hours combng and washing banana out of your hair!!!!
I have long, thick and curly hair. This happened to me once when I tried to mash the banana by hand. I tried it again last week but this time I pulverized the banana in my blender and I had no trouble at all washing it out. The same goes for the avocado treatment.
Tasha t. says
Thank you for that cus thats the one I wanted
Do I wash my hair then try the treatment?? And do I do it once a week??
Joy Reime says
Krystle, I do the treatments on dry hair… my hair is fine and dry. I then leave treatments on for at least an hour or two … washing out with gentle shampoo in the shower and with a comb. Everyone talks about having to comb out globs of banana and avocado, but since I only wash my hair once a week its really not that much hair considering… I’ve tried lots of different masks. Aloe vera is another great ingredient to add in as well, but the avocado seems to be the best to start with!!!
Kiki Owens says
I love DIY… these are some great ones!! Good job!
Julie white says
I’ve only ever tried the mayo and wasn’t very happy with it. But will def try these. Have very hard water and its killing my hair..
i have tried mayo too, what a nightmare to wash it off!
I have hard water too, but I bought a filtered shower head from amazon for 30 buck…. best investment ever.
Had a blonde streaks or halo putt in my hair my hair is really long and I find that the middle of my hair is getting rough and frizzy and dried out I’ve tried Macadamia oil I tried Aragan oil it’s not working what else can I try. And I don’t want to pay $80 for a bottle of shampoo I need help I have a 50 yr old long hair and I don’t want to cut it. :) wanting to try anything but I’m hearing positive and negative about these
Shubdha Bhandare says
my hairs are too much fizzy ,dry and white . i use egg two times a weak as conditioner and henna for white hairs . what should i use other than this.
I mix egg, avocado and coconut oil. Let that sit in your hair for as long as you can.
Linda Berry says
What is the recipe for these (amounts)?
I have experienced a bit troubles getting banana from hair (sounds funny right:D). it does indeed stays in hair no matter how well you mince it, or make quite liquid pure..so I would not really recommend that one for very dry hair… However I am eager to try next time one with coconut oil. I somehow sense for very dry hair it must be much more oil based mask instead…
Just like you, I have long curly hair that tends to dry-out and frizz. I used the Shielo Restoration OIl (applied to wet hair) helps retain the natural curl while adding deep shine and hydration. I have used Shielo’s Oil daily for 6 weeks…and my hair looks so healthy!
Humayun Hashmi says
I will this surely try method, my hairs are dry and a lil bit curly, i want to straight them, i am using a coconut oil massage and shampoo technique, it is a traditional technique in my country to treat dry and damaged hairs. Do i need to stop my ongoing treatment (massage and shampoo) while applying your method?
hair care says
this is really a awesome tips for hair care
Lynn Marie ford says
Spa Day with my Daughter! Wohoo! Am trying these tips
Just curious, and sorry if this has already been addressed, but I’ve heard about the apple cider vinegar before but is there any difference in white vinegar and apple cider?
Hair fall solution for women says
These tips are vreally very helpful tome,i am going to try all these tips to get my hair longer and stronger.
I am going to try some of these. What is your bakeing soda stripping recipe? I dye my hair a lot and most of the time I have to strip my hair first since I go from dark brown to blonde a day :). But I will not use bleach only for highlights. Anyway it can get expensive. Pleade share.
For brightening blond hair, I’ve always used lemon juice mixed with water. Used much the same way as your vinegar rinse. Now that I’m much older, I need to moisturize so I’m going to try some of these. Thank you for sharing.
I have used apple cider vinegar with coconut oil mixed together worked wonderful to clarify and moisturize. Hair felt fabulous afterwards!
Why didn’t you include a color boost for red hair?
You can use a strong red zinger tea, and spray it in your hair. I’ve heard you can also use beet root powder or paprika, depending on whether you want a cooler or warmer shade of red.
How does the apple cider vinegar affect colored hair?
We recently moved and went from “city water” to “well water”. In July, I had the underneath of my hair bleached and then dyed purple…the purple of course eventually faded. Since we have moved into the home with the well water I’ve noticed a change in my hair texture and have been using ACV as a rinse/leave in conditioner. My hair has felt great, however, yesterday I was going to have my hair done again and we discovered that the underneath bleached parts were now green! eeekkk!
I’m wondering if it is our well water or the ACV or a combo of both!?
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I used to dye my hair with Kool-Aid in junior high. :) It smelled so good too! I need to do the aspirin trick–I bought a moisturizing shampoo and I have so much buildup now!
elle sees says
yes–i swear by all of these!!! they work!
Oils are the easiest way to put moisture in your hair ! No fuss and the results are soo good!
Interesting I never heard of some of these tips. I definately could use something to spruce up my dull, frizzy hair. Of course this whole topic reminded me of a time in college when I read mayonaise could help make your hair shiny and there I was in the shower dumping a whole jar of mayo on my head. Kind of grosses me out when I think about it! LOL
it seems as i get older my hair gets harder to manage
will definitely try some of these
Your hair can never be too shiny as far as I’m concerned. I’ll have to try that aspirin trick sometime!
I hope to try this out, thanks for the recipe! I have a hair mask i recently bought from beyas.ca, Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Mask, it has worked really well but it’s pricey so I’m getting into homemade recipes to make it last.
Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos says
I am definitely trying these! And you’re so right about leftover pumpkin. Haha!
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