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5 Homemade Hair Treatments for Winter

Updated on July 24, 2013

Tis the Season for Winter Hair!

You know the feeling - getting ready to go to that long awaited christmas party, dress is on and you're all glammed up, ready to go...apart from that dreaded winter hair. Dull, flyaway, branching out into what seems like a million split ends. Winter is a season of many lovely things - hair is not usually one of them.

Help is at hand however, surprisingly from your fridge! Try these home made hair treatments to have your hair looking lovely, nourished and smooth in no time.


Avocado & Mayonnaise Conditioner

Give your hair deep hydration with this deeply nourishing treatment without the need to think about any moisture depriving chemicals

  1. Mix 4 tbsp mayonnaise, half an avocado, and 2 egg yolks into a bowl.
  2. Beat with a fork until the mixture is of a smooth and thick consistency
  3. Smooth the mixture onto your hair from root to tip, paying special attention to any split ends
  4. Cover your hair in a plastic shower cap (or any plastic wrap) and cover with a hot towel
  5. Leave on for 25 minutes then rinse out thoroughly with warm water

Will give you gorgeously smooth hair with none of the nasty chemicals!


Warm Olive Oil Hair Mask

This is the simplest of all the hair treatments, and one of the most effective. Olive Oil's rich moisturizing properties make it ideal for use on dry hair.

  1. Heat the olive oil for around 2 minutes (don't let the oil boil)
  2. If you wish, add 2 drops of lavender oil (or any other scent)
  3. Apply the oil to your hair starting at the roots and massage
  4. For very dry hair, leave the mixture on overnight. For normal hair leave the oil on for 1 hour
  5. Rinse with warm water and shampoo with normal haircare routine

Hot olive oil is an essential winter treament for hair dried out by harsh winter weather. Use this once a month for hydrated, soft hair.


Ginger Dandruff Repair

Eliminate dandruff flakes and itchy scalp with this simple ginger repair treatment

  1. Squeeze ginger root to get 1tbsp of juice
  2. Mix ginger juice, 1tsp olive oil and 2 tsp of lemon juice in a bowl
  3. Apply the mixture directly to your scalp and let dry for 45 minutes
  4. Shampoo and rinse hair as normal


Honey Egg Hydrating Mask

Honey naturally attracts and locks in moisture. This mask is especially good for sun or heat damaged hair

  1. Mix half a cup of honey with one egg yolk
  2. Massage into hair and let sit for 30 minutes
  3. Rinse and wash hair as normal

The egg yolk helps replenish any lost keratin from the hair, and honey works at locking in moisture. Repeat the masque once a month for gorgeously hydrated locks!


Banana and Egg Mask

Massage in this rich mask to bring life back to your hair

  1. Mash 1 banana, 1/2 avocado and 1 egg in a small bowl
  2. Add in 2tbsp honey, and 3 tbsp olive oil
  3. Apply to hair from roots to tips
  4. Leave in for 30 minutes then rinse out and follow normal washing process

Use this mask twice a month for gorgeous hair with volume!


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      hayadihaircare 3 years ago

      Great Post! Thanks for sharing this article.

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      Alex 3 years ago

      I tried another recipe with bananas in it once and I had a LOT of trouble trying to get all the pieces of banana put of my hair. It was a disaster!

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      forouzan1353 4 years ago

      I really liked it, thanks so much, it was a seasonal hub, very useful.

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      aermes 4 years ago from England

      Thanks :) The olive oil one I use all the time, I have such dry curly hair so it soaks it up so much! Thanks for the comment :)

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      Lady Wolfs 4 years ago

      Nice hub. The natural products are so much better to use. I really like the olive oil mask for dry hair, and the banana and egg mask is one I would like to try. Thanks for sharing these tips.

      Voted up and useful!

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      Trish89 4 years ago

      Good article, I think I may give the banana one a try. I'm always trying new things for my unmanageable hair.

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      aermes 4 years ago from England

      I usually wash it with my usual shampoo and conditioner, just let the water run warm for a bit on the hair- it's amazing how easily it comes out :)

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      maria sial 4 years ago from united kingdom

      Good tips for dry hair however i wonder how to wash my hair after applying honey on it .