Your natural hair is often the thing that many people, including yourself notice first. If you have a bad hair day, it can literally make you have a bad day. Unhealthy or damaged hair hair can bring down your self-esteem and it is noticeable when you don't feel confident about your hair. Many people want to be able to have better hair care, but feel that many of the great products for natural hair are just too expensive. There is a solution for that: make it at home! You will not be sacrificing the quality of the product either, simply because it is homemade. You may find that these homemade products give you a better result than the most expensive salon products.
1. Shampoo A great alternative to store bought shampoo is to make your own Chamomile Shampoo for natural hair. You need for bags of Chamomile Tea or 1 handful or fresh Chamomile flowers, 4 drops of chamomile essential oils, 4 tablespoons pure soap flakes or a 1/4 cup Dr Bronners organic liquid soap, and 1 ½ tablespoons glycerin. Let the tea bags soap 1 ½ cups of boiled water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the soap flakes or liquid. Wait until the soap softens, and then stir in the glycerin. The shelf life should last for about a week, and don’t forget to refrigerate.
To create a natural homemade conditioner for natural hair you simply combine 1 peeled and mashed avocado with 1/4 cup of coconut milk and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Combine just enough that it becomes the consistency of conditioner. Using a hair color brush apply it into your hair and keep it on for about 15 minutes covered with a plastic cap the rinse.
3. Hot Oil Treatments There are two different hot oil treatments that work well. Simply combine 1-teaspoon soybean oil and 2 teaspoons castor oil in a color applicator bottle and warm for 10 seconds. The other is a half a cup of dried rosemary leaves and ½ cup of olive oil. Strain this concoction. You can cover your hair with a towel or use a shower cap, and keep on for 15 minutes. You will need to rinse your hair once to remove the oil. Using olive oil you can also add rose water or lemon, or another type of essential oil if you prefer.