Who doesn’t adore their hair? We all spend much of our time and energy on making sure that our hair looks good. This is the reason hair problems are so depressing to everyone.
Here we’ve rounded up the best effective homemade beauty tips for hair. To be precise, we’ll share DIY hair treatment formulations for 20 different kinds of hair problems.
Onion contains antioxidants and sulfur and has antifungal and antibacterial properties with a strong pungent-smelling.
Take a few onions or garlic depending on the size, peel off their skin, and crush the cloves until smooth pulp or just squeeze out the juice from a coarsely pounded paste. Apply all over your hair like a hair mask, wait for five minutes, and wash off thoroughly.
It is rich in vitamin C and amino acids. Make a fine puree out of its flower petal, apply on hair, leave for an hour nearly, and then rinse with lukewarm or room temperature cold water.
Curry leaves are also loaded with amino acids. Boil a bunch of the leaves with your hair oil till they turn almost black. Strain the mixture and store it in a bottle.
Gently massage two to three tablespoons into the scalp, cover all the hair with this oil and let it sit for at least 1 hour to overnight before you shampoo.
Also known as amla, it is considered as a miracle fruit often added in hair tonics. Full of antioxidants, gooseberry is a natural scalp cleanser and removes germs too. It has a variety of medicinal and hair treatment values.
Crush a couple of gooseberries and apply the juicy pulp all over your hair from roots to tips. You can also use dried amla and grind to make powder and preserve it for months. The readymade powder is also available in packets.
Mix water with the powder to make a thick paste, apply before taking a shower, and allow it to dry.
Rice water works as a substitute for a mild shampoo. It can be used for cleaning your hair in place of the shampoo or a final rinse.
Take a handful of white rice in 2 cups of water and bring it to a simmer. Strain out all the residue liquid and what you’ll get is the rice water.
A banana is an abundant source of vitamins and natural oils with antimicrobial properties. So, bananas are good for healing both hair and scalp. They make your hair stronger by protecting its natural elasticity and prevent breakage and split ends. They also help in relieving a flaky, dry, and itchy scalp.
Blend 1 or 2 ripe bananas peeling the skin off and mix ½ cup coconut milk. Coat the hair in this mixture and wash off after allowing it to sit for about 30 minutes. You can prepare the mask only using bananas too.
Coconut oil is absorbed into your hair easily and reaches the hair shaft quickly. Use it 2-3 times a week along with your regular shampoo and conditioning routine. Gently massage 2 tbsps of oil from the scalp to the ends and leave it for a minimum of 30 minutes before a bath.
You can also dilute it by mixing a good amount of water and keep in a spray bottle. Lightly sprinkle the mixture onto the tangles to loosen it up or onto the surface area of your hair to set it with the help of a toothbrush.
Make a solution of lemon juice, olive oil, and water 2 tbsps each. Damp your scalp a bit and give a good massage with the mixture. Leave it on for 20 minutes approximately and rinse off well as usual. Take this treatment every other week until you see positive results.
Exposure to sunlight, dust, and harmful chemicals for a long time can damage your hair badly. Honey is extremely sticky. So, mix 1-2 tbsps of olive oil to ½ cup of honey for easier application.
Apply this mixture on damp hair and wash with warm water after 20 minutes. Add 1-2 tbsps of avocado or 1 egg yolk since these protein-rich ingredients can help repair highly sun-damaged hair. Repeat this treatment once a month.
Beat a whole egg and one tbsp of olive oil into half a cup of flat beer. Coat your hair with this mask, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with tepid water.
Combine the brown sugar and your hair conditioner in a 2:1 ratio, rub on the scalp lightly taking some time, and wash off thoroughly.
It has skin-soothing effects and antifungal properties. Take a handful of fenugreek seeds and soak in water overnight. Drain the water next morning, blend the seeds into a fine paste, and apply all over the scalp. Let it stay for around half an hour before you wash.
Neem oil works like magic in fighting dandruff. Use it twice a week or daily if possible.
Hair loss is the most common complaint and ever-existent hair problem in almost everyone’s diary. Aloe Vera can balance the pH level of our hair, heal the scalp, and clean out the pores.
Peel a medium-size Aloe Vera leaf or slice it and scoop out the gel. Finely blend, apply all over the hair, and either allow it to dry completely or just remove after 20 minutes. You can also mix a few drops of lemon juice and coconut oil to the smooth gel.
Brew a bundle of chamomile flowers in hot water, strain the water, and your tea is ready! The hair color won’t fade if you wash your tresses with this liquid. Make sure to let it cool down before use.
Just squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice on the tea if you want to warm up your ash blonde hair since both of the ingredients have whitening agents. You have to pour this mixture onto wet hair.
Mash an avocado and add a little peppermint oil. You can also combine 2-4 tbsps of any hydrating ingredient, such as mayonnaise or sour cream. Cover your whole hair with this mask after you’ve shampooed. Leave it for 15 minutes and finally wash off. Try this method twice a week.
Bring two or three spoonfuls of unsalted butter at room temperature and rub all over your hair. Allow it to sit for one hour at most and rinse off normally. You can also rub some Shea butter before you go to bed at night.
Take half a cup of sour curd or cream or plain yogurt and massage into damp hair. Wash with warm water after 20 minutes. Apply this mask once a week.
The protein in butter and yogurt also enhances natural curls and offers a glossy finish.
Take half a cup of flat beer and deplete carbonation for a few hours. Pour into a spray bottle, spritz onto your dry hair, and wash after 15 minutes. In this way, the liquid portion evaporates and only the protein residue remains. You can also rinse off the hair with beer twice a month to replenish lost protein levels.
Eggs are great for treating hair. The yolk part largely contains fat and proteins that help to moisturize dry hair. On the other hand, the white portion is appropriate for oily hair since it removes unwanted oils.
Slightly whisk ½ cup any part of an egg and coat your hair roots to tips in it. You should wash with cold or lukewarm water after 20 minutes and do shampoo. If you use a whole egg, applying once a month might be enough. However, in the case of egg whites only, apply this mask every two weeks.
Cinnamon contains a natural lightening agent named peroxide, which also makes your hair silky.
Combine 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon and extra virgin oil each with 1 cup of raw honey. Comb your hair to make it free from entanglements and apply the mask using a brush. Cover the hair with a plastic wrap and leave on the coating for at least 4 hours to an entire night. Rinse with warm water the next morning.
Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants that provide healthy hair follicles as well as nourish and hydrate your hair. Black tea aids in curl loss while green tea treats psoriasis and split ends.
Brew 2 tbsps of green or black tea in 2 cups of water, strain out the water and allow it to cool down. Soak your hair with the tea liquor, leave on for 10 minutes, and wash off.
Henna, also known as mehndi, has been used as a natural dye over centuries and it helps with hair growth too. It gives better results when mixed with coffee or indigo powder. Indigo is also a natural coloring agent and coffee imparts nice reddish tints into the hair.
Prepare a mixture of henna and indigo and let it rest overnight. Add only indigo to warm water, apply on the hair, and rinse off after 15 minutes. Now apply the henna paste you prepared the night before.
If you have brown hair, let the paste sit for an hour before you wash. Though only 25 minutes is enough for black hair, you need to wait for 2 more hours applying salt and indigo paste mixture additionally.
Mix 1 tbsp of gelatine in a small amount of water and 1 cup of vinegar. Wash your hair with this solution after you’ve followed your regular shampoo and conditioner routine. Not only is Gelatine magical for frizzy hair but it helps with tangle-prone hair as well.
Apple cider vinegar is the best choice for hair with more texture.
Take an avocado, cut into half, and put in a blender with 2 tbsps of oil and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Make a smooth paste and apply it all over the hair. But you should skip the scalp if your hair type is oily. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, thoroughly clean with water, and do shampoo afterward.
The treatment should be applied at least every other month.
Cornmeal is rich in iron that helps grow the hair cells. Take a spoonful of cornmeal or cornstarch and fill in an empty pepper or salt shaker. Drizzle all onto your scalp and dry hair. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then remove completely using a paddle hairbrush. You can apply this treatment every single day.
Make a batter of a thick consistency with 1-2 tbsp baking soda and a bit of water. Blend it into damp hair, wait for 15 minutes, wash with water, and then use shampoo. This therapy can be performed every two weeks. Keep in mind that overuse can cause excessive dryness.
Find the right solution as per your hair problems, try it out, and see the miracle!