Would you be surprised to learn that you can make your very own organic, natural hair products at home?
For a fraction of the cost of most product lines, its easy to create organic shampoos, conditioners and hair masks from the comfort of your kitchen. Completely natural and 100% non-toxic, natural hair products offer hydration, nutrition and stimulation to the scalp and hair.
10 tips for organic natural hair care at home
Here are some of my favorite tips for getting and keeping the best natural-looking healthy hair. I would love to hear all of your personal tips for healthy hair.
1. Make an Herbal Hair Mask:
Combine 1 teaspoon of triphala powder (an Ayurvedic herb you can purchase online), with 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and a small amount of water until a paste is formed. Wet hair and apply paste to scalp and hair. Leave mask on for at least 20 minutes and then rinse.
2. Use a Natural Sesame Oil Conditioner:
For dry hair, rub a small amount of organic sesame or olive oil on broken and split ends. Make sure to cover hair in a plastic bag or a shower cap and leave for at least 45 minutes, or up to overnight. Shampoo and rinse well.
3. Keep Hair Clean, Not “Over-Cleaned”:
It’s important to have clean hair, but many people over-wash hair, leaving it brittle and dried out of its natural lubricating oils. I recommend washing hair every other day or every third day.
4. Don’t Drink Beer – Rinse With It!:
We may do better using beer for our hair than putting it in our bellies. This excellent rinse keeps hair healthy and shiny. Pre-shower, give your hair a rinse with 1/4 cup of flat organic, high-quality beer. Leave the beer in the hair for 15 minutes, then rinse with a natural shampoo as normal.
5. Try a Basic Baking Soda Wash:
Simply giving your hair a weekly baking soda rinse will help rid the hair of the layers of chemical gels and environmental pollutants that can attach to the hair throughout the week. What is more, it also gives the hair a vibrant glossy feeling and may even lighten the hair. Make a wash by adding 1 tablespoon of baking soda to your hair while doing your normal shampooing regime.
6. Try a Sandalwood Powder Rejuvenating Hair Mask:
Add 2 teaspoons of organic sandalwood powder to 3 tablespoons lime juice. An excellent cooling summer hair mask. You may also replace sandalwood for licorice powder, or combine both into a mix.
7. Use a Coconut Oil Conditioner:
For dry and brittle hair, increase moisture by giving yourself a coconut hot oil treatment. Massage a small amount of warm coconut oil (organic and cold-pressed if possible), into scalp and through ends. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes, and then shampoo and rinse as normal. You may need to wash twice to get out all of the oil.
8. Use Essential Oil Remedies:
Avoid harsh chemical sprays. Rosemary essential oil, for example, is an excellent de-tangler. Simply rub a few drops into your palms and then through damp, tangled hair. You can also put a little rosemary oil on your hairbrush for even more de-tangling action.
9. Eat for Healthy Hair:
Drinking purified water and eating a healthy, organic, plant-based diet will help ensure a long life of healthy locks. Avoid processed and canned foods at all costs. These chemical/preservative-based foods strip hair of its natural glow.
10. Use a Castor Oil Deep Conditioner:
For extra conditioning and healthier hair, add 2 teaspoons of castor oil to one egg white. Massage the oil-egg mixture into wet hair and scalp. Leave for at least 25 minutes before rinsing.
Be sure to switch to all natural hair care products.
Dr. Edward F. Group III has his Naturopathic Doctorate, Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist certifications, and is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the American Board of Functional Medicine. He founded Global Healing Center Inc. in 1998 which has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.
A dynamic author and speaker, Dr. Group focuses solely on spreading the message of health and wellness to the global community with the philosophy of full body cleansing, most importantly colon cleansing, consuming pure clean organic food, water, air, exercise and nutritional supplementation. Visit GlobalHealingCenter.com to learn more about living green and healthy!
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