Here are 9 TREATMENTS you can make at home — saving you money to splurge on a fabulous haircut instead.
(3) Clarifying Shampoo
(4) Hair Mask
(5) Dry Shampoo
(6) Curl Enhancer
(8) Thickening Rinse
(9) Beach Spray
SHAMPOO | Grab an empty bottle + fill it with equal parts distilled water + unscented liquid castile soap. Then add in a few drops of essential oils (rosemary, lavender + mint are popular), + get ready to lather.
Experiment with adding other ingredients — honey, jojoba gel, aloe vera, dried herbs, even beer! Depending on where you shop, a 4oz bottle of your finished concoction can set you back less than a buck!
CONDITIONER | Whether you just ran out or are looking for a natural substitution, DIY conditioner is a snap: Start by raiding your fridge for the base ingredient (think plain yogurt, avocado or even banana), then mix in a few drops of olive or coconutoil to fight tangles, adding in a squeeze of honey, if you like. As with DIY shampoo, play around with extra ingredients like milk, herbs + essentialoils. That’s it!
CLARIFYING SHAMPOO | This is a great recipe to use once or twice a month to get rid of hair product or pollutant build-up: Mix 1 to 2 cups warmwater with 1 tablespoon of baking soda + a teaspoon-tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply to your hair in the shower + let it sit for few minutes to let the baking soda + vinegar do its magic.
HAIR MASK | Not only can you eat coconut oil to help your hair + nails, you can directly apply it on the hair! After shampooing, apply 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon from mid-shaft to the ends. Leave on for a few minutes before rinsing. One caveat: It’s important to stay away from the roots, as sometimes the oil can lead to weighing the hair down! I recommend repeating the treatment 1 to 2 times a week to keep hair healthy.
DRY SHAMPOO | When you’re short on time, a dry shampoo is a great way to help soak up unwanted hair oils. Coconut milk powder, cornmeal, baby powder + baking powder will all do the trick. It’s all about personal preference or what you have readily in your cabinet. Just lightly dust your roots with the powder of your choice for an instant matte look that will keep your locks looking freshly washed.
CURL ENHANCER | In a bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, 2 teaspoons of coconut oil + 2 tablespoons of shea butter. Apply 1 tablespoon daily by twisting the product around each curl for definition
FRIZZ-TAMER | Need something to smooth flyaways? Coconut + oliveoil. Use a dime size amount on your palms + lightly rub from the midshaft to the ends of your hair to help fight frizz!
THICKENING RINSE | Shampoo + condition like always, + then take a room temperature beer + pour it over your hair. Leave it in for a few minutes + rinse. This will give your hair loads of body. The hops in the beer give a little bounce to your hair!
BEACH SPRAY | Add 8-ounces of water, 1 teaspoon gel + 2 to 3 teaspoons of salt to a spray bottle. Shake it up + spray it on for instant beach texture! When applying, spray lightly, scrunching the hair to allow your waves to form. You can also blowdry it in for fullness + lift at your roots.