I’ve been making my own hair products for years. I find them to be healthier and more effective than store-bought products, and they’re also much cheaper. Plus, the ingredients are usually things you can find around your house or at your local health food store. In this article, we’ll go over how to make some of the best DIY hair masks, conditioners, deep treatments and rinses that I’ve used over the years!
Make a hair mask.
You can make a hair mask out of different ingredients and oils. Some of these include:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Jojoba oil (this is actually a wax, but it does absorb into the hair)
You need to mix those with other ingredients like aloe vera gel or honey and you’re good to go. You can also add some essential oils if you want a specific fragrance. If your hair is damaged or brittle, try adding egg yolk or avocado flesh in there too!
Make a leave-in conditioner.
- Use coconut or olive oil.
- Use apple cider vinegar.
- Use honey, aloe vera, or vitamin E oil to emulsify it all together.
Make deep-conditioning treatment.
If your hair is dry, it’s best to use a deep conditioner once or twice a week. Apply it from root to tip and leave it on for five minutes before rinsing out. If you have time, wrap your hair in a towel and let the conditioner soak in overnight. This will help repair damage caused by heat styling tools or environmental elements like sun and wind that can cause split ends to become more pronounced over time.
To make your own deep-conditioning treatment:
- Mix 2 tablespoons avocado oil with 1 teaspoon honey and 3 tablespoons coconut milk (not skim). Put this mixture into an old glass jar with a lid or plastic container with a tight seal so you can shake it up every time you use it! You could also use any kind of natural oils like shea butter or cocoa butter if they’re available where you live! You could even try substituting them out for other kinds of oils such as jojoba oil—they smell really good too 🙂
Make a hair growth serum.
To make your own hair growth serum, you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup jojoba oil (or any other carrier oil of your choice)
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil (or any other essential oil that’s beneficial for hair growth)
Make a hair rinse.
A hair rinse is the most basic product you can make, and it’s a great starter project for anyone looking to dip their toes in the homemade cosmetics industry. It’s also really useful for people who don’t have much experience making things from scratch—the process is simple and straightforward, so there are few opportunities for error.
To make this rinse, you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (ACV)
- 1 cup water
- essential oils of your choice (optional)
Combine ACV and water in a small bowl or jar that has been sterilized ahead of time by boiling it on the stovetop for 10 minutes. If you want to add some essential oils to your recipe, do so now while they’re still cool—that way they won’t cause any reactions once introduced into hot water later. You can use just one oil or several different ones in different proportions depending on what effect you’re going for (for example, rosemary oil makes hair softer while thyme makes it stronger.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach me out on social media or leave a comment below.