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Treating Your Hair with Home Remedies

Updated on March 23, 2014


Having been a hairdresser for many years I have come across many different home remedies from various people. I got suggestions from other hairdressers about home remedies that they swore worked and most of the remedies actually came from clients. Most of them sound pretty weird but everyone of them have been sworn to work by the people who have tried them. I have to admit I have tried a couple of them and they did work for the most part. Some are strange, some are gross and some have been around for a long time; but I have to admit that most of them are pretty interesting, especially the really old ones that have been around for years. Some I wouldn’t recommend because you may get arrested for cruelty to animals and are just plain nasty, but I thought I would throw them in just to let you know what people have actually tried for many years.

I have had a lot of clients who have been losing their hair and I always recommended professional hair products to restore the hair growth but someone told me that a raw egg and olive oil  also restores hair growth. Not sure if this one works but doesn’t olive oil work on just about anything?

To restore hair to the natural shine that you had oh so many moons ago a remedy that has been proven to work by fellow hairdressers is to mix chamomile, rosemary, yucca tea into a mix with a little shampoo and wash your hair with it. Brings out the natural shine to your hair.

Helps get the frizzies out
Helps get the frizzies out


Now everyone has probably heard that beer makes a good shampoo for your hair but I was told that if you pour beer into a small sauce pan and let it simmer until it gets a thick texture, let it cool then pour it into your bottle of shampoo with about half of shampoo left in the bottle then it will keep your hair looking very conditioned because of the protein in the hair and cooking the beer brings out more of the protein.

Now this remedy we did use in the beauty salon to rid your hair of chemical build up, such as when you swim in chlorinated water too much, and you just take some shampoo and mix it with some baking soda, make a small paste and apply it to hair. Leave on for about 10 minutes or so and it cleanses hair of build ups. Baking soda is another thing that works wonders for many things, people even use it instead of toothpaste.

Stay away crazy lady!
Stay away crazy lady!

World of the bizarre:

If you have gum in your hair use some chocolate and rub on the hair and the gum supposedly slides off. Good luck, but it seems like a waste of some good chocolate;I understand you can use dark, semi-sweet, milk chocolate doesn’t matter.

I have also heard that a little bit of coca-cola in a small bowl and soak hair with gum in it and the gum will come out gently.

The most bizarre and it doesn’t have to do with hair but from the vaults of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody queen if you take a newborn pup and cut off its head, mix the blood with wine and rub it on skin to make skin look radiant. Told you it was bizarre and please don’t try at home or anywhere, the poor little pups.

I love this

© 2010 ladyjane1


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  • mvaivata profile image

    mvaivata 6 years ago

    I had heard of using beer as a rinse, but have never heard of simmering it. I've wanted to try it, but have two issues holding me back: 1. I don't drink beer, so I don't have any just laying around, and 2. I'm not sure how great it would be to walk around smelling of beer. Egh!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Emily40 and Ladyjojo thanks for reading and I hope the remedies work for you. Cheers.

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    ladyjojo 7 years ago

    thanks sis am gonna try one or two cuz my hair is like forever falling out

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    Emily40 7 years ago

    This is really kool. Thanks for sharing:)

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    prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

    nice information. I like my hair very much and this is like a crown. I also use aloe vera for herbal remedies for hair treatment. and it really work. thanks

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    ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

    Nell thanks for dropping by and I do like the beer one too because if you drink enough of them you don't care that your hair is fried. LOl. Thanks

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    Nell Rose 8 years ago from England

    Hiya, yes I have heard of the beer one, but didn't realise that you could use bicarb on it to clean it. I have used all sorts of things over the years, rosmary for dark hair, when I was dark, and now that I am blonde!!, I use any other herbal remedy! but I do like the beer best, especially if you tip your head sideways, open your mouth and drink it, when it is being applied!! ha ha cheers nell

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    ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

    Thanks MFB I am sure that your mop will be lovely after my tips. Im partial to puppies as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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    MFB III 8 years ago from United States

    wow i'm breaking out the beer, the olive oil and egg, chamomile, rosemary, and yucca tea, to give my mop a great look. I'll skip the puppy blood, I'm partial to them over the finest of skin tones. Great informative Hub...MFB III

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    ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

    Jayjay40 thank you for your support and thanks for reading.

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    jayjay40 8 years ago from Bristol England

    Nice hub, lots of ideas. Great

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    ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

    _cheryl_ thanks for reading, I agree with you the puppy remedy is bizzare and I have heard of worse but didn't want to gross anybody out even more. Thanks again.

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    ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

    Ann thanks its always nice to see you. Glad you enjoyed the hub.

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    _cheryl_ 8 years ago from California

    I enjoyed this ladyjane1! Never heard of chocolate for removing gum from hair, I agree sounds like a waste of good chocolate to me too =/, I have heard of using peanut butter though. The puppy idea, that's definitely bizzare lol!

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    Ann Nonymous 8 years ago from Virginia

    I love finding advice for hair that is easy, natural and won't empty my wallet! Great job, ladyjane!

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    breakfastpop 8 years ago

    Interesting information.

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    ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

    msorensson thanks for reading hope it works for you :)

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    msorensson 8 years ago

    Thank you I will try it sometime, the mixture of chamomille, rosemary and yucca tea..