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DIY: Hair Remedies for Dryness, Hair Growth, and Scalp Relief

One of the most remarkable benefits of making your hair care products is that you’re cognizant and in charge of every single ingredient. Selecting natural products made exclusively naturally isn’t always affordable and can be time-consuming. Skipping the hassle of triple-checking the ingredients list and brand rapport comes with a do-it-yourself (DIY) badge of honor. Many are along the wave of creating mixtures for certain occasions, but have we thought of the simplest ingredients around the house? It’s time to consider being your hair chef or implementing a few different fixings to your hair bottles.

More feet are marching through the DIY movement, and rightfully so, there’s power in choosing the best route for your hair. Home remedies are rewarding in the therapeutic realm and in the sense of reclaiming the strength of your strands. The beauty of being the maker is that you can target your specific hair needs, even if things change weekly. Being your hair mixologist comes with so much flexibility! Everything starts and ends with what you pick and how your hair feels. 

Most of us are already aware of the fantastic benefits some foods provide for internal and external healing. Can what we consume give similar results when added to our hair care routine? Absolutely! A lot of what we can use in our hair is already in our homes, so there is no need to add many different things to your grocery list! 

What are The Benefits of Using Rosemary Oil for Hair?

Rosemary oil, known for its restoration benefits, ability to prevent breakage, and promote hair growth, is powered to do much more! It functions as a natural anti-inflammatory agent due to one of its vital ingredients, carnosic acid (CA). This powerhouse of a liquid has antioxidant, anti-infectious, and anticancer properties. Rosemary oil also helps break down the buildup of excessive products while relieving a distressed scalp.

How to incorporate rosemary oil into your hair routine?

Blending rosemary oil into your shampoo or conditioner is a great way to add those extra benefits. Adding just a few drops of rosemary oil to your shampoo or conditioner should do the trick. Starting with five or so drops and possibly increasing will let you get the benefits of the fantastic oil. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your hair to achieve your desired style and to maintain a clean scalp.

What Are the Benefits of Using Sea Moss for Hair?

Sea moss, also known as Irish moss, contains fatty acids and vitamins such as A, C, D, and E. As an extreme source of potassium, protein, iodine, sulfur, and magnesium, the benefits of sea moss perform as great promoters to sustaining a healthy scalp and flourishing strands. The condition of any texture is strengthened by the sea moss’s ability to help thicken hair, encourage hair growth, aid in creating soft hair, avert bacteria, enhance hair, support hair shine, and deliver hydration to the hair. 

How to incorporate sea moss into your hair routine?

Sea moss can be purchased in different ways outside its natural form: gel, liquid, cream, and soap. Depending on the stage of the sea moss process, the steps of using sea moss will vary. In its natural and clean form, soak the sea moss in water until it becomes incredibly soft. Once soft, use a pan to bring it to a boil until it converts to a gel-like state. Wash and condition your hair while the sea moss cools. Once the conditioner is rinsed out of the hair, use the gel as a hair mask. Allow the gel to sit for thirty minutes before rinsing and styling as desired. 

What Are the Benefits of Using Tea for Hair?

Drinking tea is well known for helping to boost the immune system and energy levels, combat inflammation, aid weight loss, and so much more. Full of antioxidants, brewed and chilled tea can also prevent split ends, soothe an irritated scalp, prevent hair loss, promote hair growth, and help the hair feel soft and shiny. Tea can also help the hair absorb nourishing vitamins and minerals while eliminating dead skin cells that restrict hair follicles. Caffeinated tea effortlessly overpowers dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the androgenic hormone responsible for hair loss. Caffeinated tea also stimulates the hair follicles and upturns circulation and blood movement to the scalp.

How to incorporate tea into your hair routine?

Freshly brew your tea of choice. Allow your tea to cool completely before pouring it over your scalp and strands. Once the hair is thoroughly soaked, allow the tea to sit for approximately 10 minutes before starting your wash routine. 

What Are the Benefits of Using Honey for Hair?

Honey is a trendy hair ingredient, and many DIY enthusiasts already use it in their hair treatment routine. A holy grail of healing and soothing, honey does wonders in moisturizing dry hair and scalp, reducing breakage, restoring shine, improving imbalanced conditions of natural hair, reducing frizz, and softening the hair. Its long list of impactful components is also why it serves as a fantastic bonding agent for various ingredients. A little honey goes a long way.

How to incorporate honey into your hair routine?

Using organic honey is highly recommended to take advantage of its high antioxidants. Processed honey can be used in the hair to achieve similar results. Combine honey and olive oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 15-20 seconds. Once the mixture is warmed and stirred, ensure it is cool before applying it to your scalp and hair. Be sure to comb through your hair with your fingers or wide-tooth comb and work all the product from top to bottom of the hair shaft. Consider massaging your head for a few minutes while waiting. Leave the honey and olive oil on your head for 20-30 minutes before thoroughly washing your hair.

What Are the Benefits of Using Bananas for Hair?

Bananas, widely known for potassium benefits, are also a booster of thickness, texture, and shine! Irritated scalps can be calmed by the healing power of the banana’s antimicrobial properties. Bananas are the most prominent fruit source of silica, a mineral that helps synthesize collagen to make the hair strong and full. Averting dandruff and moisturizing your scalp, bananas are rich in natural oils and vitamins.

How to incorporate bananas into your hair routine?

The combination of bananas, coconut milk, and coconut oil is perfect. Both have outstanding healing properties. Using a ripe banana is best for maximizing all its nutritional benefits. After mashing the banana and mixing all three ingredients into a bowl, apply the mixture to a freshly shampooed head. Cover your entire head before allowing your hair to sit for approximately 30 minutes. Once the time has passed, shampoo again and continue with your regular conditioning steps.

What are the overall benefits of hair remedies?

The saying, you are what you eat, couldn’t be further from the truth when feeding our hair. With so many different ingredients, some selections are easily accessible when we think of foods we consume that are jammed-packed with vitamins and minerals. Background research allows us to understand what’s happening to our hair and access what it needs. Feed your hair with your natural favorites, even the yummy ones!

Jalisa Bannerman
Jalisa Bannerman

Jalisa Bannerman is an author, poet, and freelance writer based in Michigan. She is most passionate about motherhood and loves to take on new experiences.

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