Everyone has at one point of the other, looked at a celebrity and wished I had hair like them. Some even go so far as to spend tons of cash of chemicals that claim to make their hair silky smooth and shiny but ends up making it dry and in tangles all the time. We spend hours of spa treatments and shampooing and in the end, never match the celebs’ looks. One thing you have to realize is that the only way you can make your hair look good is by taking care of its health. Hair care is all about hygiene and cleaning and regular grooming and it requires patience. But it’s totally worth it. Natural means are really effective when hair care is concerned and a homemade hair conditioner can work wonders.
Ever since the first hair conditioner was introduced, people have been turning to it for hair care and now it’s a fundamental hair care fact that hair conditioners are as essential as oiling and shampooing your hair. There’s tons of companies that claim to have the most natural and the most effective hair conditioners but nothing beats the real natural hair conditioners that you can make from natural foods. They provide the nutrients your hair needs in order to grow and gain the lustrous look and they bind the hair follicles firmly to your skin and reduce hair fall and even perform hair restoration.
Most Common Hair Problems:
The first step to haircare is identifying the problems our hair faces, so that we can target and treat them individually.
Hair fall is the most common problem among both men and women and is common for anyone. Normally, our hair grows in a regular cycle. It grows for a few months in a row and falls away for around 3 months in order to accommodate new hairs in its place. Our hair fall rate can be accelerated by excessive straightening or perming or using other heating tools like blow dryers as the heat affects the roots of our hair and makes our hair less sturdy. Other means of hair fall include excessive use of chemicals like artificial styling products, hair colouring chemicals and even changes in hormone levels.
Dandruff is a major scalp problem that most people suffer from. What’s dandruff? Small pieces of dead skin stuck in your hair. If your scalp, the skin on your head, becomes weak, it cracks in numerous areas, resulting in flakes of skin all over your head and these flakes cause itching. Dandruff is causes by lack of hygiene, dry skin, skin condition, bad diet, improper showering pattern or even stress. It’s not a huge deal to hair restoration, but still, it’s pretty bad to look at and nobody likes to see dandruff all over the top of your torso.
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This is a very common phenomenon among women. As your hair grows, the natural oils produced by the scalp, to keep the hair moist and strong, fail to reach the tips of the hair. This causes the hair tips to become brittle and dry. Now, your hair is surrounded by a protective layer called the cuticle that keeps it intact. When your hair becomes dry, the cuticle at the tip of your hair get shredded easily and causes your hair tips to split into multiple tips. This can be avoided by trimming your hair down by a quarter of an inch every two months or so.
This too is most common among women. Frizzy hair is just tangled up, unmanageable hair. If you hair is too dry, it becomes frizzy and difficult to separate due to lack of moisture. Suggested diagnosis would be to wash your hair regularly with moisturizing shampoo followed by a conditioner in order to keep it moist. Frizzy hair gets tangled up easily so care needs to be taken when engaging in activities which could involve your hair coming in contact with any chemicals.
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The glands in our hair produce something called sebum, which is a waxy substance and keeps our hair water-proof. Sometimes, when you use too much gels or anything that has too much liquid chemicals in it, the sebaceous glands assume that your hair is getting more wet than usual, so it produces more sebum in order to water-proof even more. This makes your hair greasy and oily and makes it look dull and withered. Restraint from usage of gels is recommended in order to avoid greasy hair.
6 best types of homemade hair conditioner
Here’s our list of some easy-to-make homemade hair conditioners that can be made from natural sources and can give your hair that silkiness and shine you’ve always wanted.
1. Egg Whites, Yoghurt and Mayo
I know this sounds pretty disgusting, but it works pretty well, if you ignore the smell or mayo and yoghurt. If you want to to smell better you can use a different flavour of yoghurt. This hair conditioner is a very good remedy for hair fall as the egg whites provide vitamins that increase the amount of natural oils in the scalp, thereby increasing the hair follicles’ sturdiness and preventing the formation of dandruff. Yoghurt makes the hair soft and shiny. It’s also good for hair restoration.
Egg whites from 1 egg
1 cup yoghurt (any flavour)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Beat the egg white until it;s nice and smooth. Mix yoghurt and mayonnaise and whip up a nice looking hair conditioner. Massage it on your hair and cover it with a shower cap. Stuff cotton or anything similar around the edges of the shower cap since the conditioner will drip.
2. Avocado, Butter and Vinegar
Avocado is helpful for both growing and maintaining your hair, so it makes sense to use it as a hair conditioner. Butter is used to protect the hair follicles from dust and makes them denser, giving your hair a much more wavy look. Apple Cider vinegar, mixed with avocado and butter has numerous uses for hair, especially to promote hair growth. These three, together, make a good homemade hair conditioner and work also for hair restoration.
1/2 Cup Shea Butter
2-3 Table Spoons Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix all the ingredients up to form a paste and comb it through your hair gently. Snap on a shower cap and wait a few minutes before showering.
3. Banana, Olive oil and Honey
Bananas are a very rich source of potassium and vitamins A, E, and C, which make them perfect to use for hair treatment. That, coupled with Olive oil and honey makes an excellent hair conditioner. Olive oil has been around for centuries and we all know it’s the go-to product for improving hair health. And Honey is an excellent source of moisture for hair and makes it smell really good too.
1 Banana (Ripe)
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Use a blender to blend all the ingredients into a paste, slap the paste on your hair, stick on a shower cap and let it work it’s magic. Fair warning; honey’s quite sticky, so it’ll be a little hard to wash off. You might need to be a little patient to wash it all off.
4. Aloe Vera Gel and Sesame Seeds Oil
Aloe Vera for hair treatment is one of the best ways to moisturise and care at the same time. Aloe Vera gel is applied on hair to cleanse, nourish, protect hair from damage, to get rid of dandruff, itchy scalp, dry hair, bacterial and fungal hair infections. What makes it even better is mixing it with sesame seeds oil which prevents hair fall and fights dandruff. These two, together, make the perfect homemade hair conditioner, for hair restoration too.
2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds Oil
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
1 Cup Yogurt (Any flavour)
Mix all the ingredients into a sticky paste and apply it onto your hair, covering it with a shower cap afterwards. Shower after a few minutes.
5. Honey and Coconut Oil
Honey and Coconut oil make the perfect hair mask as they both have properties to protect and nourish hair. Honey gives the hair moisture and acts as a natural hair straightener while coconut oil, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, good for hair restoration, keeps your hair strong, shiny and looking great.
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Organic Honey
Mix both the ingredients in a bowl and apply to your hair. Wait for 30-40 minutes before washing off completely.
Mint is great for hair treatment as it fights dandruff and makes your hair stronger. It smells great too. It’s the cheapest homemade hair conditioner that can be made in just 10 minutes.
1 bowl of mint leaves
1 glass of water
Boil water for 2-3 minutes and add mint leaves to it. Wait for a few minutes till the water absorbs the nutrients in the mint leaves. Wash your hair with this water after you shower in order to refresh your scalp.
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