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Spa-At-Home: Hair Masque and Conditioning Treatment Recipes

Updated on March 8, 2011

Don't pay hundreds of dollars for dubious products that may or may not work! These at-home treatments are easy to mix up right in your kitchen. The ingredients are cheap, and chances are, you already have most of them in your cupboard. They produce results you simply won't believe- until you see for yourself!

Included below: hot oil treatment, deep conditioning masque, enriching conditioner, residue rinser, and oil-reducing hair tonic. Everything you need for luscious locks is right at your fingertips... or at most, down the hall...

Hot Oil Hair Treatment

Use this intensive treatment twice a month to rehydrate dry hair and prevent dandruff.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of dried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

Combine oil and rosemary in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until warm all the way through. Remove from heat and strain, to remove leaves from oil. Coat scalp and ends of hair with hot oil, then wrap in saran wrap and cover with towel to retain heat. Leave on 15 minutes. Wash twice to remove excess oil.

Deep Conditioning Masque

This moisturizing treatment revitalizes hair, leaving it soft and full, strengthening strands and reducing split ends.

Ingredients

  • 1 small jar of full-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 of a ripe or over-ripe avocado

Instructions

Mash avocado with the back of a wooden spoon until soft and creamy. Mix mayonnaise into avocado until well-blended, and one color throughout. Work with fingers through hair, paying special attention to the ends. Cover head with warm, damp towel for deep conditioning, or put on shower cap. Leave for 20 minutes, rinse with cold water.

Enriching Conditioner

This protein-rich conditioner nourishes hair and regenerates growth, while being mild and quick enough for everyday use.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 cup distilled or filtered water

Instructions

Beat egg yolk until frothy. Add oil and beat until well-blended. Add to water and distribute through hair, massaging into scalp. Rinse thoroughly.

Residue Rinser

Gently remove shampoo and styling-product residue with this easy-to-make rinse, restoring natural shine and bounce to tired locks.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups distilled or filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and stir well. After shampooing, rinse hair with mixture.

Oil-Reducing Hair Tonic

Daily use curbs oil buildup, promoting healthy shine, and leaving hair smelling as fresh as it looks!

Ingredients

  • 1 quart distilled water
  • 3 heaping tsp spearmint leaves

Instructions

Add spearmint to water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate in an airtight container. Use daily to rinse hair after shampooing.

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      Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      You could use two in succession, but if you're asking can you mix two recipes together, the answer is no.

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      Jalyn N. 5 years ago

      hi can you use two at the same time?

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      miha 5 years ago

      thanks so much for yr information.

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      Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Jessie:

      The hot oil treatment is great for dry hair. You can also use the enriching conditioner on a more regular basis to add hydration and shine to your locks!

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      Jessie212 5 years ago

      My hair is kinda dry so wil this help?? :)..And if that question was stupid sorry i'm still young :D

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      Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      You can use regular water if you have no distilled water. If you don't have avocado, you can just use mayonnaise, or try one of the other hair treatments.

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      swalpa 5 years ago

      Hey do u have any alternative for Avocado....and can i replace distilled water with normal tap water or boiled water????

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      Caitlin 5 years ago

      Would this be good for a spa party?

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      jyoti 5 years ago

      will try it....

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      khushbu 5 years ago

      Hey thanx it was aweasum to have tis many advise n it really workd thanxs...:)

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      Lata 5 years ago

      I WILL ALSO TRY IT AT HOME

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      Maura 5 years ago

      for the enriching conditioner is it supposed to be a liquid

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      Hotels In Bali 6 years ago

      I am a woman who has a problem with hair since my hair straightened. Thank you for your really nice information.. :)

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      Ikeji Chinweuba 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Fantastic hub,thanks for sharing.

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      evey 6 years ago

      I am using it now the one with egg we will see what happens lol thanks. I saw something like this on the Doctors show.. Ive been wanting to try it.

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      Monique  6 years ago

      hi is there another substitute for spearmint leaves?

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      Monique 6 years ago

      hi for the oil reducing toxic ....could i use peppermint essence oil or eucalyptus oil? please reply asap :D

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      Bridgett 6 years ago

      I did the hot oil but used lavender instead of rosemary and added a little chamomile for the scent and it was fantastic! also i made a hair tonic with 1 16.5 oz bottle od filtered water about 1/2-3/4 cup lavender and about 1/4 cup of chamomile, simmered it on med-low heat until it was really fragrant, strained it and added 1 tsp vanilla for the scent and put it in a spray bottle. I spritz it on my hair for the nuishing properties of the lavender and it smells great!

      Mayo and eggs have long been known for their reparing and nurishing properties in hair, i think it is the amount of raw protein that's in them, just dont rins with really hot water if using eggs, my aunt accadentally did that to her sister when they were young and cooked the eggs into her hair!

      BTW there really isn't a replacement for avacado that i know of, avacados are awesome for your hair! i can get them and my grocery store, if you are desperate you may be able to use guacamole but you will smell like garlic, which by the way is very good for you but also very stinky!

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      Meagan 6 years ago

      i love love love the facial and body scrub ideas! the hair ones sound great too but i was wondering if you knew anything for damaged, frizzy, curly hair?

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      Blondie 6 years ago

      Mayonase???? really?? yuk!

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      Fany 6 years ago

      Won't it make your hair stinky if you used eggs?

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      OldenbuzzDotCom 6 years ago

      Great ideas here. Homemade and natural hair treatments are so much better than overpriced, synthetic products. I'll never go back!

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      priya 6 years ago

      yupp... i will try this todayy.. n thnx ...

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      apoorva 6 years ago

      can these treatments be used for rebonded hair ?

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      Danielle 7 years ago

      Thanks for the hot oil treatment tips, I am A Hairdresser and I am always looking for something to give my customers... Thanks A lot.

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      ceholmes 7 years ago from Chicago

      yes, i will try this!!

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      raj 7 years ago

      Avocado is not available. Please let me know what can be used as a replacement of avocado.

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      barkel5 7 years ago

      i wolud like to do a spa day on my friend and this information is going to work fantasic! Thanks so much!

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      Su 7 years ago

      Do you have one for frizzy hair?

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      Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

      Maudie what a great hub I saw you are linked to my page. What a great hub this is for natural hair remedies. As a hairdresser I am always on the look out for new ideas.

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      stepheny 7 years ago

      ya that's gr8

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      Dianne 7 years ago

      Thanks!

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      tlt 7 years ago

      good advice some ingredients are hard to find for me though but i will try the advice for puffy eyes!! 8)

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      kanchan 8 years ago

      its fantastic but i dint get avacado so used riped bananas...............

      don't ever try with bananas!! :(

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      veenu 8 years ago

      thnks for nice tips god bless u

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      Satyam7 8 years ago

      Very good information. Thanks for this article

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      kanchan 8 years ago

      will try it today!!!!!!!!

      all b best 4 me

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      BlackHairCare 8 years ago from Florida

      I agree. nice hub! be sure to check mine out as well.

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      Mel 8 years ago

      Hi there

      I was just wondering if instead of distilled water, can i just used either boiled water or tap water?

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      nashomega 9 years ago

      great Hub! Great Hub!

      Write on!!!

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