Looking for salon-quality results without salon-quality prices? Here are a few ways to create your own homemade hair treatment and get fabulous locks all on your own.
1. Dehydrated hair treatment
Especially good for dry, damaged hair, a coconut oil mask is effective and simple to make. Combine ¼ cup of coconut oil with one tablespoon of olive oil. Once the two ingredients are mixed well, spread all over your hair, emphasizing application to the ends (which are the most desperate for extra moisture!). Tie your hair in a tight bun and cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap. After about 15 to 20 minutes, wash out the mixture and shampoo and condition and usual. Your hair will be revitalized and hydrated, with a softer, smoother finish.
2. Zesty scalp treatment
If you suffer from a dry or itchy scalp, this zesty treatment will work wonders for you. Mix equal parts warm water, lemon juice and olive oil and mix well. Gently massage the liquid mixture onto your scalp with your fingertips for about five minutes. Then, let the mixture sit on the scalp for at least 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it out and shampooing as usual. This simple and easy concoction will help treat your dry and itchy scalp and soothe the irritation. Plus, it’ll result in fewer flakes. For best results, apply this mixture once or twice per week during the cold and dry winter months.
3. Uncontrollable frizz treatment
Frizzy hair can get wild and crazy, but you can get your mane under control with the regular use of a quick avocado hair treatment. Mash up half an avocado with a teaspoon of olive oil and blend the ingredients well. Apply like a mask and leave in for 15 minutes, then rinse out and shampoo the residue. This treatment will calm and soothe your rebellious hair and its extra nourishment will keep frizz at bay. Try this mask once a week for long-term frizz treatment and prevention.
4. Fortifying hair treatment
For hair that’s lacking strength and resilience, a protein-infused mask is your best treatment option. You can easily make an effective mask yourself by combining a raw egg with olive oil. Together, these ingredients are loaded with both protein and essential lipids that can restore your hair to a healthier state and strengthen it to prevent future damage. Apply this homemade mask to your wet hair, and leave in for about 15 minutes before washing your hair as usual. After a few weeks, you’ll start to notice thicker, stronger hair.