All Natural Home Hair Recipes

So, last night I decided to go all out with some home hair recipes that I have heard of/found online. The first one is a deep conditioner treatment with avocados and the second one is good ‘ol apple cider vinegar. I color my hair and it can get pretty dried out on the ends….so a deep condition every now and then is in order.

Looks tasty! Haha.

The recipe is something like this:  1 avocado (mashed up as much as possible – into a paste like substance), 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp olive oil.  I only had half an avocado and my hair is short so I halved the recipe.  I started applying it onto the ends and then worked my way up – avoiding my actual scalp. I left it on for about 25 minutes because I decided to do a facial mask as well.  My overall impression is:  It is messy.  Bits and pieces kept falling off, which made Willy very happy – but it was annoying to clean up my sink area afterwards.  Also, it smells like sweet guacamole.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to eat avocados – but smelling it in my hair was kind of weird.  I will admit that my hair felt softer afterwards – I shampooed and conditioned it as usual after rinsing out the gook.  It looked a little dull though – maybe there was still some residue on it.  Anywho, I wonder if a dash of lemon or lime juice would help too – maybe the natural acids would help the oils and conditioner to sink in more.  (I don’t know if I would try that on colored hair though).

Alright so that was the avocado treatment, the second one that I tried was an apple cider vinegar spray for my oily roots.  I have this problem of my hair being really oily/almost like a product build up on my roots on the back of my head.  I have had a recent thought that this could actually be hard water build-up (Arizona is known for the heavy mineral deposits in the tap water).  So I did some research on this and most people are saying that a little apple cider vinegar rinse would help.  My mom has been rinsing her hair with vinegar for years – I remember the potent smell of it when I was a kid.  Yuck.  Anyway, it’s not that bad – but I was concerned that it wouldn’t be great for colored hair.  Well, I spritzed on a little mixture of 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (unfiltered would be best, but I only had the cooking kind) and 1 cup of filtered water.  I really only concentrated on my root area and then let it sit for a few minutes and then rinsed.

The next day after I got ready…looks shiny-ish.

I didn’t notice a huge difference – but I don’t think you are supposed to after the first time.  It is actually a great treatment for dry/itchy scalp as well.  I get that occasionally too.  I didn’t notice a significant change in my color either – maybe slightly less red.  Although I must point out that my hair color is not permanent – it is the type that washes out naturally over 20 or so shampoos.  It’s been 3 weeks since I had my hair colored anyway.  But if you are worried it might effect your color – than skip it!

Overall – I am all for trying natural products – especially when it is stuff I can easily obtain in my house!  Yay!  If any of you guys have any home treatments/remedies for hair or skin – let me know!

Bye for now!