Amazing inexpensive homemade shampoo and conditioners recipes to treat your tresses without harsh chemicals, natural home remedies and cures for head lice, get rid of dandruff and to control hairfall naturally at home.
Tea Rinse to Stimulate Hair Growth
Tea is a very common ingredient and its found mostly in every kitchen. Its not too long ago when i found that many women use tea as a hair rinse.
However tea rinses do not have much proven scientific credits to them but those who have tried this vouch on its effectiveness.
What is a tea rinse and how to use it on hair
In simple words a tea rinse is water infused with tea that is used to rinse the hair after wash or after shampoo.Tea rinse can trigger common problems related to hair.
The idea about ideal tea as a beverage is different for different people. Some say green tea is more healthy and is better than black tea, and then there are people like me who are happy with both green and black tea.
The idea about ideal tea as a beverage is different for different people. Some say green tea is more healthy and is better than black tea, and then there are people like me who are happy with both green and black tea.
However green tea is very good for hair and it contains substances that are used in making herbal shampoos too, black tea rinse also works great on hair as it stimulates hair growth and stops common yet severe problems of hair like shedding and flaking.
So for better result one might consider green tea for making a hair rinse.
Green Tea hair rinse for hair growth and preventing dandruff
Green tea strengthens hair.
It prevents and reduces hairloss or shedding
Manages split ends
Green tea rinse removes dryness and itching of scalp.
Green tea is good source of pro vitamin b (panthenol) which is used in making shampoos and hair conditioners. It is also rich in antioxidants that helps prevent untimely hairfall and boosts hair growth.
How to make tea rinse for hair
A tea bag is the basic ingredient for any tea rinse. (black or green as per availability and personal preference).
2 tea bag shall be sufficient for one time rinse.
2 cups of water
Boil 2 tea bags in 2 cups of water.
Let it steep overnight or minimum 4-5 hours.
Put the tea into a spray bottle and spray it all over hair and scalp until the hair is completely soaked in this homemade tea rinse.
Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
Now condition your hair with a hair conditioner
Benefits of Tea Rinse
Stimulates Hair Growth: The presence of caffeine in black tea helps in promoting hair growth.
Leaves Tresses Shiny: A tea rinse helps in eliminating dullness and provides shine to the hair.
Helps in Combating Shedding: Green tea will help in stopping hair fall, provided it is in its purest form and is not adulterated with harsh chemical ingredients.
Using tea rinse for hair is a dollar effective way of deep conditioning hair and taking up a natural herbal approach of treating your tresses.Make sure you take out enough time for doing this treatment on your hair as you will need a minimum of 4-5 hours to steep the tea before applying it on your hair.
Other than black and green tea rinses, a chamomile tea rinse for hair can also be used and it shows great deal of improvement on damaged hair.
Have you ever done tea rinse?
Did the tea rinse help your normal hair ?
Will you recommend others to use tea rinse for hair?
All Natural Homemade Hair Conditioner Recipes for Treating your Tresses
Hair conditioners are available in plenty in the market, but if you want you can make your own hair conditioner at home. Hair conditioning leaves your hair shiny and silky after shampoo.
Ingredients: 1 Egg
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp glycerin
2 tbsp castor oil
Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk nicely. Your homemade hair conditioner is ready to use. Massage your hair and scalp with this conditioner, followed by steam. If you do not have a steamer you can soak a thick towel in warm water, squeeze the water out and wrap it around your hair. This procedure will steam your hair.
2. Natural Honey Conditioner For Hair
Take 1 tsp of honey with 1 egg in a mixing bowl and add few drops of olive oil. Massage your hair gently with this natural hair conditioner.
Take 2 mugs of water add 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. Rinse your hair with this after every hair wash.
Also Read: Homemade Shampoo Recipe
Boil 1 tsp of tea (any brand) in water, let it cool (in room temperature). Rinse your hair with this after you shampoo your hair. Let it stay, no need to rinse it again. This homemade hair conditioner will leave your hair smooth, silky and shiny.
Henna Tresses Conditioner for Shine and Nourishment
Henna Conditioner for hair brings dull and dead hair to life. It makes hair shiny at the same time this conditioner will do nourishment of hair.. Properly and regularly conditioned hair is easy to maintain as it wont get frizzy and tangled.
This Henna based hair conditioner should be used atleast once in a month.
Ingredients for henna hair conditioner
Henna powder : 200 gms
1/2 tsp of awala, shikaki amd triphala mix (powdered)
Harad 50 gms
Curd 2 tbsp
Egg white of 1 egg
lemon juice 2 tsp
Few drops of onion juice
Mustard oil 2 tsp
Prepare a paste of all the above ingredients using lukewarm water.
Apply this paste on clean hair. If applying after shampoo just make sure to dry the hair before applying the henna conditioner. Comb you hair and remove the tangles before applying the conditioner.
Leave it till the paste dries up and then wash it with water.
This wholesome henna hair conditioner provides all the vitamins and nutrients required for healthy hair.
After Shampoo Conditioner
The homemade after shampoo conditioners are basically used as final rinse.
Apple cider Vinegar Rinse for Oily hair : Dilute apple cider vinegar in water and use it to rinse your hair after shampoo. Vinegar removes any soap residues left on the scalp. It also gives volume to flat oily hair. Remember to dilute the vinegar before rinsing. No matter how much hurry you are in but never use concentrated vinegar on your scalp, this will cause more damage to the hair. Alternatively vinegar can be replaced by juice of fresh lemon to derive same results
Green Teal Rinse :
Boil Green Tea in water and use this water to rinse your hair after shampoo. Green tea contains caffeine and it is said that the caffeine penetrates into the scalp and makes the roots strong and stimulates hair growth
Natural Conditioners for Dry and Frizzy Hair
Effects of Dryness on Hair
Dryness in hair causes the outer layer of the scalp which are called cuticles, flake off (peel away) from the central shaft.
How does a conditioner helps the dry hair
Conditioner acts as a glue and sticks the cuticle back to the central shaft
Conditioner provides lubrication to the hair
Prevents static electricity which results in avoiding frizzy hair.
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Mayonnaise Hair Conditioner for extremely dry hair
The ingredients used to make mayo are coincidentally good doers for hair. The egg and olive oil in the mayo makes it the best homemade hair conditioner for dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair.
Take mayo in your hand and spread it length wise by gently combing the hair. By combing we ensure that the conditioner is evenly applied on the hair. Now cover the hair with a plastic cap. Let is sit for 20 mins then rinse it off. Remember this is not an after wash hair conditioner so you will need to shampoo your hair after rinsing off the mayo hair conditioner.
To take this conditioner one step further you can add equal part of mashed avocado to the mayonnaise.
Milk and Banana Conditioner for Unmanageable hair
Blend 1 cup of milk with 1 medium sized banana. Add 1tsp of olive oil and mix all the ingredients to make a paste. Now dampen your hair with warm water. Apply this conditioner following the technique mentioned in mayo hair conditioner.
The Avocado Hair Conditioner for Strong and Long Tresses
Cut an avocado and remove the seed. Scoop out the flesh and mash it nicely. Apply this avocado mash on the scalp by massaging it. Cover your head with a shower-cap to aid penetration. Keep it for one hour then shampoo your hair with a non alkaline shampoo. Complete this by using an after wash conditioner prepared by mixing 2 tsp of lemon juice to a quart of water. Use this as a last rinse then pat dry your hair.
How to apply homemade hair conditioners
Traditionally hair conditioner must be applied in wet hair after shampoo i.e washing your hair clean with a shampoo. It is not necessary to condition your hair after each hair wash but it is better to do so as hair conditioners gives your hair soft, silky and shiny look. For regular quick hair conditioning, apply your hair conditioner to washed hair and let is remain for 3-5 mins and then rinse it of with water.
The other way to condition your hair is deep conditioning. Apply your store bought or homemade deep hair conditioner to washed wet hair. After application you will now want the conditioner to sit on your hair for sometime so that it goes deep and nourish your hair. Take a shower cap and wear it such that your entire head is covered so that the conditioner does not dry up quickly. Incase you do not have a shower cap you can cover your hair with warm towel also.
Now sit and relax for 1-2 hrs and then rinse your hair.
Try these DIY Conditioners and share your experience in the comments section.
Homemade Reetha Shikakai Amla Shampoo Recipe
The classic Homemade Soap Nut Shampoo (100% Natural)
Sapindus aka Soap Nut or Reetha means Soap of India, the shells of reetha contains good amount of Saponin which is a natural surfacant and this is why it has been used for washing the hair by the women since the time when there were no chemically formulated soaps and shampoos for them to use.
Also Read: Homemade Reetha Amla Shikakai Shampoo
- Nourishes the hair
- Cleanses the hair extremely well
- Retains the natural oils unlike the chemical based shampoo that destroys the natural oils and make the hair frizzy and dry.
- The presence of shikakai promotes hair growth.
- The Amla retains the natural color of hair and prevents premature graying. It also acts as conditioning agent for hair.
- Will give natural shine to the hair leaving lustrous tresses for you to flaunt
Acacia Concinna) 75 gms
Also Read : Homemade hair conditioner recipe
|Reetha/Aritha – Homemade Shampoo|
Boil the mixture next morning till the water reduces to half. Cool it to room temperature.Your natural shampoo is ready to be used right-away.
While the shampoo cleanses and nourishes your hair, conditioner gives that shiny silky and beautiful look to the hair. Shampoo must be followed by hair conditioning. You can make your hair conditioners by using homemade hair conditioner recipe.
Homemade Egg Shampoo Recipe
The egg whites does the cleaning of hair and the yolks will do the conditioning.
Things you will requireEgg 1
Canola oil 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 Tsp
Castile Soap 1 tbs
Essential oil (2-3 drops) of your choice
Beat the egg till you get foam floating on top. A well aerated egg will make the shampoo lighter and easy to apply all over the hair.
Combine all the ingredients with the beaten egg
Put the mixture into the blender and blend it all to form the shampoo.
Apply this Egg shampoo to the hair and massage gently. Leave it for 10 mins and then rinse it away.
This shampoo must be followed by deep conditioning. If you are using a homemade natural conditioner do not use an egg based conditioner rather use a vinegar based conditioner so that it removes the smell of eggs from the hair
The Homemade Egg shampoo is ready for use. This will leave your hair clean and shiny.
DIY Soap Bark and Hibiscus Shampoo
The inner bark of the Soap bark (Quillaja saponaria)tree has Saponin in it which is a natural sudsing agent which means it can produce lather when mixed with water. Soap Bark Shampoo is an excellent natural cleansing shampoo that removes the dirt, film and oil from the hair. This shampoo is not very common in India but it has been used since ancient times by women in other parts of the world to cleanse their hair. This shampoo has excellent cleansing properties but for other hair benefits likes hair growth, moisturizing properties and texture it needs to be enriched with other ingredients that contains the nutrients that are vital for hair health. In this recipe I will be using Hibiscus flower petals for enriching the shampoo.
Things You Need
Soap Bark chips (Inner bark chips): 1 tbsp
Water: half a litre
Hibiscus Flower Petals (ordinary flower) of 2-3 flowers
A few drops of Rosemary Essential oil
To make this natural shampoo to get beautiful hair you first need to simmer the soap bark chips in water, do not boil and burn, just simmer till the water is reduced to half and it shall be done. Now crush the Hibiscus petals and add to the Soap bark de-coction, add the Rosemary oil also at this stage. Apply this shampoo on and you will see it produces lather however you wont see a huge mass of foam, but the produced lather will be enough to clean the hair and in removing the film from the hair, the Hibiscus petals will do their part by nourishing the hair.
Try out these amazing natural shampoo recipes to get beautiful hair naturally and do come back to share your experience. if you have your wonderful shampoo, share it with us.
Hair Coloring Tips
Hair coloring has brought a new storm in the beauty and fashion arena. Coloring your hair can change our entire look making you appear more stylish and uber trendy. But wait its not every one cup of tea to get the best out of this new hair coloring thing. Choosing the right color shade is the utmost DO. There are a variety of shades available to color your hair but not all will suit you. It is better advised to take expert help before choosing hair color shade, brand and technique.
How too choose the right hair color shade?
The answers is with you as you only know for what occasion your are coloring you hair
- If going for sporty, funky bash you are free to chose any vibrant color shade blues and reds and even purple.
- If you are working woman than you should probably go for darker shades of brown
- If you study in college and want to carry a decent yet stylish looks you can choose highlights of blonde.
No matter what color you choose but coloring your hair put them to risk if not done properly and carefully.
Here i share some common yet useful tips for hair coloring.
Hair Coloring Tips: Before coloring your hair
Shampoo your hair properly. If hair is dirty the color will not reach your hair.
If you have applied henna than wait till the hair looses the color of henna.
If you want any hair treatment done than keep a gap of minimum 20 days between the coloring and the treatment. Doing both the things simultaneously will increase the pressure of chemicals on you hair and scalp.
Do not color your hair if you suffer from any kind of scalp allergy or irritations.
If you are undergoing any treatment for allergies than wait till the course of treatment is complete.
Hair Coloring Tips: After coloring your hair
once you get you hair colored then its becomes mandatory to take care of it .
Take hair spa once in every 20 days.
Oil you hair and scalp once in a week.
Trim your hair from time to time to avoid split ends.
Use color protective shampoo to prevent early discoloration of hair.
Use serum that suits your hair type. (take guidance from your beauty expert)
Do not use hair dryers.
Get root touch up done on your hair.
Try to use organic and branded hair colors.
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Ever Tried Home Remedies as Your Weapon for Combating Dandruff.Home remedies for dandruff are effective, side effect free and economic.Going green and using natural products is trending , then why not try some natural ways to eliminate those nasty flakes.
What is Dandruff or Flaking/ Scurf ?
Dandruff, medically known as seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, to be more specific seborrhea that occurs on the scalp is shedding of dead cells from the scalp in form of white flakes. Normal Flaking of dead cells is ok but excessive scaling may damage your hair and it can also lead to pimples and acne on forehead and back.
Dandruff may Lead to moderate to Excessive Hair fall
Dandruff sticks to the scalp and it tends to weaken the roots of hair which further leads to hair fall.
Also read : Home Remedies for Hair Fall
Causes and Natural Remedies for Dandruff
What causes dandruff ?
Poor head hygiene
Excessively dry scalp
Synthetic hair products (shampoos, conditioners, hair gels and sprays)
Intestinal disorders like constipation and indigestion.
12 Natural Remedies for Dandruff
1. Coconut Oil
The first and most widely used home remedy for dandruff is coconut oil. Warm the coconut oil and massage your scalp with this oil. keep it for atleast 12 hours and then rub the scalp gently with fingers or brush.
Also Read : Coconut Oil Uses and Benefits
2. Fenugreek Seed
Packed with plenty of medicinal properties Fenugreek seed is also known for its anti-fungal properties that helps in combating dandruff. Soak fenugreek seed in water overnight and grind it in the morning to make a paste. Apply this paste on the scalp . This fenugreek seed pack can also be mixed with yogurt and applied on scalp for better results.
3. Aloe vera Gel
Aloe vera gel and juice both work great for hair. It is used in many skin care and hair care products. Aloevera gel makes a perfect home remedy for dandruff. This gel is also used in many anti dandruff shampoos. Take aloevera gel and spread it in your palms, now rub the gel gently on your scalp. Shampoo your hair after keeping it for almost 15-20 min. Smooth and silky hair comes as a bonus with this remedy.
4. The acidic Lemon juice
As lemon juice is purely acidic in nature it removes all the impurities and particles from the scalp. But it can be a little harsh on the skin to apply it without diluting the juice. Mix the juice with olive oil and apply all over the scalp. Olive Oils helps in rejuvenating the scalp by getting rid of the damage caused due to the dandruff. Lemon juice and Olive oil makes a perfect combination for dandruff free and healthy hair.
5. Eggs works Amazingly
Eggs are full with vitamins, Proteins and fatty acids which helps is removing scurf and replenishing the nutrients in the scalp. Eggs can also be used to treat dandruff. Take 2 eggs, beat them and mix with lukewarm water (caution: we do not want to poach the egg so take slightly lukewarm water just to break the chill). Apply this on the head (scalp and hair both). wash it off when it dries.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Dandruff
The anti fungal properties of apple cider vinegar makes it one of the best natural treatments for dandruff. Mix equal part of warm water with equal part of apple cider vinegar. Spay this mixture on your scalp and hair. Leave it for 15 mins and rinse it off. Be careful while spraying the mixture. It should not enter your ears or eyes. This is one of the best home remedies for dandruff
7. Yogurt a Natural Remedy
This is probably the simplest to do and cheapest of all dandruff home remedies. Apply the yogurt, leave it for 20-30 min and then wash it off. Do not let the yogurt dry out completely as it will make you hair dry. If you are using frozen yogurt then you must bring it to room temperature before applying on the scalp.
8. Brandy : Booze that Scurf
Just as beer makes a good homemade hair conditioner brandy makes a good home remedy for dandruff. Dampen a cotton ball with brandy and apply it on the scalp. Massage the scalp gently and rinse.
9. Thyme concoction for dandruff
Boil 4 tsp of thyme with 2 cups of water for 10 mins. Strain it and massage the head with this concoction. You can also use this as a final rinse after shampoo for wonderful smell and texture for hair.
10.The Camphor (Kaphoor in Hindi) Remedy
Mixed with coconut oil is helpful in getting snow free hair without hassles. Massage thrice in a week and see he results in form of dandruff free and lustrous hair. Those allergic to strong smell should avoid using this remedy.
11. Oils for dandruff
Oil massage is the best way to pamper your tresses. Some of the oils that can be used for massaging the scalp during your anti dandruff regime are Olive oil, Coconut oil, almond oil, Neem oil with few drops of essential oils like Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile essential oil etc.
12. Neem Oil (Indian Lilac Oil) and Paste for Dandruff
Neem is used for treating a variety of ailments in Ayurveda. It has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and it is used in various health and beauty products like shampoo, face-pack, tooth-paste, soap, face wash etc.
Neem can be employed to treat dandruff both in form of oil and paste. The scalp becomes dry and itchy due to dandruff, Neem oil can relieve you from this problem. Just massage your scalp with Neem oil and the redness and itching along with dandruff will go away.
Make paste by grinding fresh Neem leaves and apply it on the scalp. Leave it on for 15-20 mins and rinse off. If you find the smell too strong to tolerate you can shampoo your hair after rinsing away the neem paste.
The Do’s To Have Dandruff Free Hair
- Keep your scalp and hair clean. Wash them atleast twice a week.
- Cover your head with a scarf while going out to keep it safe from dirt, smoke and harmful sun rays.
- Dry scalp is a common cause of dandruff. Take oil massage on your head atleast once in a week.
- Limit the use of harsh chemical based hair styling products like hair styling gels and sprays.
- Use herbal shampoo instead of chemical based shampoo considering the texture and type of your hair.
- Dandruff on face can lead to acne problems. If you are suffering from dandruff then keep your hair off your face and forehead.
- If you are suffering form excessive dandruff problem then you also need to cut down on oily and spicy food to get rid of scurf.
Home remedies for dandruff treatment can be clubbed with use of some good anti dandruff products. But try choose herbal products and limit the use of chemicals on hair.