5 Homemade Hair Products: Treatments for Damaged Hair Part 1

This post discusses 5 homemade hair products that you can use as a treatment for damaged hair.

Buying hair products can get expensive. So, every now and then it may be a good idea to switch out your store-bought brands for some natural remedies. Homemade hair products are fun to make, often cheap, and sometimes even just as effective as their manufactured counterparts.

AdvertisementsWith that said, pull up a chair, maybe grab a snack and let’s get into it!

5 Homemade Hair Products

In one of my previous posts on home remedies, I focused on creating different types of hair products like shampoo and conditioner. The topic today, however, will showcase how to blend together the right ingredient to help you solve your hair problems. Thus, below you’ll find very specific DIY treatments depending on your needs.

Lemon Juice

Problem: Build-up

Build-up can be a BIG problem, particularly for fine and or curly-haired people. In this case, try a lemon juice mixture.

Lemon is extremely acidic which is good. We’ll need it to help restore our hair’s pH balance as well as reduce the excess of oils and sebum residue sitting on our scalp.

How to Use Lemon Juice DIY for Build-up

You’ll need 1 regular size lemon for this. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into a small bowl or container.

Then mix in two cups of water. After you’ve shampooed your hair but before conditioning, massage the mixture into your scalp. You could also use a spray bottle and apply it this way.

Allow the remedy to sit on the hair for three minutes and then rinse out. Continue with your wash day routine.

Brown Sugar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Problem: Dryness

AdvertisementsDryness definitely affects curly and or damaged hair disproportionately.

So, if you fall into this category, feel free to use any one of the next four homemade hair products, since they could also be beneficial for this issue.

Now, I’ve featured brown sugar before on this blog as a homemade scalp scrub. That’s because it makes a really effective natural exfoliant.

It helps to remove dirt and dead skin cells from your scalp.

The extra virgin olive oil, on the other hand, has been utilized in the past for dryness to help condition hair while adding shine, softening strands, and trapping moisture

How to Use Brown Sugar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil DIY for Dryness

For this blend, you’re going to combine 2tbsp of brown sugar and 1tbsp of extra virgin olive oil into a little cup or a bowl.

After mixing them together, apply the mask onto the scalp down toward your ends.

Leave it on for about 15 or 20 minutes and rinse.

Coconut Milk

Problem: Damage

And you thought coconut milk was just for drinking. It may surprise you to learn that coconut milk can be very beneficial to hair.

Or maybe it doesn’t surprise you all that much since it’s derived from coconuts and we all know how great they are for hair.

In fact, there have been studies that suggest it could be useful for replenishing moisture and strengthening your strands.

How to Use Coconut Milk DIY for Damage

Use anywhere from 2 to 4 tbsp of coconut milk. Place it in a bowl or pour it right into your palm and begin applying the liquid onto the hair.

AdvertisementsMake certain to cover the hair from the root all the way to the ends. Restrain the hair with a clip for 1 or 2 hours.

Wash the coconut milk out with a herbal shampoo and towel dry the hair. Opt to air dry your strands over using a dryer.

Cinnamon & Coconut Oil

Problem: Thinning Hair

Thinning hair can be extremely stressful to deal with but depending on the cause it can be treated.

Coconut oil has long been used in hair care.

It’s believed to do everything from softening the hair, conditioning, repairing damage, preventing protein loss, adding shine, and even stimulating hair growth.

The benefits of cinnamon, however, may not be as well known in the hair care industry as its efficacy is still being analyzed.

This spice is thought to support hair growth while slowing hair loss and strengthening strands.

How to Use Cinnamon & Coconut Oil DIY for Thinning Hair

Take 1tsp of ground cinnamon and blend in 1tsp of coconut oil. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and massage gently into your scalp.

Let the mask sit on the head for 30 to 45 minutes and then rinse with water.

Banana & Almond Oil

Problem: Frizz

Frizz has long been the cause of many bad hair days. Luckily, there are homemade hair products that may combat the problem.

Bananas are mostly water so when applied topically, they can make a really cool and effective moisturizer.

Almond oil, on the other hand, helps lock in the moisture and adds an incredible natural sheen to the strands.

Together the mixture works to soften and nourish your tresses keeping frizz at bay.

How to Use Banana & Almond Oil DIY for Frizz

AdvertisementsFor this to work, you’ll need to puree your bananas. So, puree 2 ripe bananas whether by hand or in a blender until it is lump-free.

Pour your banana puree into a small bowl and mix in 1 to 2tsp of almond oil.

Coat your entire head working from root to tip with the mask and pin your hair back. Cover in plastic and sit for 15 minutes.

Rinse the hair out thoroughly and follow with a shampoo.

Final Thoughts

Alright, so there you have it! Five easy, homemade hair products that you can use as treatments for damaged hair.

I love using home remedies because as I said earlier, they’re a lot of fun. Especially if you make them with other people.

Plus, you could switch up the recipe and customize it to your unique issue or texture.

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments if you have any questions or just something to say about the topic.

You could also message me on my contact page if you like and I’ll see you later.

Until next time!

*Want more home remedies? Check out one of my most popular posts: 15 Home Remedies for Hair Breakage

Any information published on this blog is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professionalEspecially if nursing or pregnant. Some ingredients in this post may cause an unpleasant side effect if used on the skin or possible allergies. Always do a patch test and wait 24 to 48 hours before beginning the application.


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