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Easy Natural Hair Care Products You Can Make For Yourself (Part II)

So making your own natural hair care products is an excellent way to improve the health of your natural black hair and help you save a lot of money cause the ingredients to make natural hair care products cheap and you can often find them in your pantry.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

You might be wondering why would you need to make Do-It-Yourself natural hair care products if there are numerous multi-billion dollar industries out there who are already producing every kind of product for your hair and beauty needs. Well, most of the products you can find in the market contain harmful chemicals such as sulfates and parabens that can damage your natural hair. Even those that are marked as organic natural products still contain dangerous ingredients that are not good for your tresses. So making your own natural hair care products is an excellent way to improve the health of your natural black hair and help you save a lot of money cause the ingredients to make natural hair care products cheap and you can often find them in your pantry.

Peppermint-Infused Pre-Poo

Improve the health of your hair by applying this peppermint-infused pre-poo. Make sure you untangle your hair before washing it so it will be conditioned. Then, scrub this peppermint-infused pre-poo for thirty minutes and rinse. The ingredients that you will be needing are:

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

10 drops of peppermint oil

The ingredients are very simple, aren't they? The coconut oil can help revitalize and moisturize your hair strands and the peppermint oil will help nourish your scalp and speed up hair growth. Just mix the ingredients together and rub the mixture on your hand. Then, apply it through your hair. Rub your scalp and move from the roots to ends. This natural hair care product is also great as an overnight deep conditioner.

Herbal Hair Rinse

If you love tea because of the many health benefits they can provide to your body, I'm sure you are gonna love herbs for they are more than just tea. Yup, herbs can also stimulate your scalp, restore hair color, and soften your tresses. This natural hair care product may contain more ingredients than the rest of the DIY natural hair care solutions we shared, but it is still easy to do and very effective. You will be needing:

A pitcher of boiling water

One or more of these herbs:

Thyme (to reduce oiliness)

Chamomile (to soften hair)

Catnip (to promote hair growth)

Parsley (to brighten hair color)

Nettle (to heal dry and flaky scalp)

Rosemary (to bring out natural dark highlights)

Add four tablespoons of chosen herbs to a glass pitcher and pour in boiling water. Let the ingredients steep for about 20 minutes and strain out the herbs. Let the mixture cool and wash and condition your hair as you normally do. Then, pour the herbal hair rinse mixture over your head and let it stay. Do not rinse out.

Avocado and Banana Conditioning Hair Mask

Who would have thought your favorite avocado and banana can also do wonders for your hair? Yes, you read that right. These super-healthy fruits can be used to condition your tresses. You only need:

1 ripe banana

1 ripe avocado

1 tablespoon wheat germ or olive oil

Mash all the ingredients in a blender or in a bowl and apply it to your hair and scalp. You can also condition only the ends if you want. Then put on a shower cap or wrap your hair in saran wrap for about 15 minutes or longer. This natural hair care product can be used overnight if you want ultra-conditioning. Then rinse the mask out.

Green Tea Shampoo Substitute

If you are a green tea lover and always keep boxes or bags of green tea in your pantry, well, I have great news for you. Did you know that you can use your favorite green tea as a substitute to shampoo? So say goodbye to your drying shampoo and say hello to smooth and healthy hair. Prepare the following ingredients:

2 green tea bags

Apple cider vinegar

Honey

A squirt bottle or an empty shampoo bottle

Stove pot

Measuring spoon

First, boil two cups of water on the stove or in the microwave. When it boils, turn off the heat and steep two green tea bags in the water. Let the bags steep for ten minutes then remove them from the water. Remove any excess water from the bags into the tea. Add two teaspoons of apple cider to the green tea and two teaspoons of honey. Stir the honey in the tea and let it sit until it cools completely. Pour the mixture into a squirt bottle or empty shampoo bottle. Wet your hair with lukewarm water and squirt the mixture on the roots of your tresses. Massage your hair and scalp and squirt more mixture at the ends. Keep massaging. Leave the mixture in your hair for about ten minutes, then rinse with cool water. The apple cider vinegar can be a clarifying agent and it helps to cleanse your hair gently. The honey has antibacterial properties that can help soothe dry or itchy hair.

And that’s it! I hope you already have the ingredients with you so you can start making your own healthy natural hair care products!

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