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Healthy Hair: 5 Natural Recipes

Updated on February 18, 2013

5 Hair Recipes

Chances are you already have a natural product or two on hand that will beautify your hair and be safe to use. It's likely the products will work well, with noticeable results and be affordable. And if you don't feel like using the products on your hair, you can always eat them. Following are the recipes.

5 Healthy Hair Recipes:

1 - To Add Shine and Moisture - Make a mask with molasses (or maple syrup or honey) - Use 1/2 cup of molasses and apply directly to towel-dried hair. Massage thoroughly into scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Shampoo as usual.

2 - To Give Flat, Lifeless Hair Body - Use baking soda - Lifeless and flat hair often means product buildup. Baking soda will remove the buildup. Using a natural shampoo (I like Dr. Bonner's), mix your normal amount of shampoo in the hand with a few teaspoons of baking powder. Massage into hair and scalp as you normally would with shampoo. Rinse and condition as usual.

3 - To Smooth Dry and Frizzy Hair - Use rosemary to make thin hair stronger and fuller - Rosemary strengthens hair and aids in the growth of new hair. To make - Warm over low heat, a cup of olive oil with a few rosemary sprigs. Let cool then massage into the scalp. Leave oil on the scalp for at least 15 minutes. Wrap with a warm towel. Shampoo as usual. Or -

Use with lavender. To make - Warm 1/2 cup olive oil over low heat. Remove from heat and add 10 drops of essential lavender oil. Apply to damp hair while still warm and massage into scalp. Cover hair with shower cap for 20 minutes. Shampoo as usual.

4 - To Smooth Dry and Frizzy Hair - Use olive oil and avocado - Dry, frizzy hair needs moisture. Both olive oil and avocado have hydrating benefits. To make - use 1/4 cup olive oil and a 1/2 of a mashed avocado. Blend until smooth and creamy. Apply to dry hair and massage into hair and scalp. Wrap with a warm towel for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual.

5 - To Soothe an Itchy, Flaky Scalp - Use vinegar and mint - When the pH balance of the scalp is not balanced and is too acidic, apple cider vinegar (ACV) will provide balance and remove dead flakes. Make a rinse - mix 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup ACV, a few mint sprigs and heat until warm. Let steep for 10 minutes. Pour into a bottle and chill. When ready to use, pour on and massage thoroughly into scalp and hair - the whole bottle - leave for 20 minutes. Then shampoo and condition.

See links below for other healthy hair tips and natural cosmetics recipes.

mint is used to make a rinse
mint is used to make a rinse


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    • TheListLady profile image

      TheListLady 4 years ago from New York City

      So glad you enjoyed the hub liesl5858! And thanks so much for the vote and pinning. Yay!

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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub about hair treats. I must try all of them. Great hub TheListLady. Voted up and pinned.

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      TheListLady 4 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for your lovely comment Aupriann Myers. So glad to hear from you!

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      Aupriann Myers 4 years ago from WASHINGTON

      I love your baking soda idea. This really helped my hair. My sister in-law does a lot of natural hair products and she even loved this hub.

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      TheListLady 5 years ago from New York City

      midnightbliss - that molasses wrap is amazing and it is time for me to do it again.

      Hope it works for you HungerSuperGirl!

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      HungerSuperGirl 5 years ago

      I have very dry and frizzy hair and treatment number 4 should help a lot with controlling my overly dry hair. This will really be a life saver. I can might actually be able to run my fingers through my hair. Keep hubbing.


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      Haydee Anderson 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      Great hub! Thanks, I'm excited to try the molasses treatment. Voted up.

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      TheListLady 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for the comments. I am glad you found the information useful!

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      George Plank 5 years ago

      Excellent hub lol .It really is.I like this hub very much.Quite informative as well.I am surely gonna try these 5 Natural Recipes at my home.Thanks a lot for sharing such an amazing hub.


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      rajeshvijayasekar 6 years ago from Chennai, India

      All natural ingredients. Very informative hub.

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      whatastunner 6 years ago from Ireland

      great hub

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      Painter Penfield 6 years ago from Tampa Bay area Florida

      Terrific natural ingredient ideas. I am actually a big fan of sesame oil as it is very high in Vitamin E antioxidant. I do like to oil up my hair and have been known to recycle those grocery bags during my warm oil treatments - seriously! I have so much hair, the bag is just big enough ;)...Thanks for a great hub!

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      mysisters 6 years ago

      Great Hub with some wonderful tips. I definitely have all of these ingredients at home. I will have to give some of them a try and see how my hair turns out!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Excellent tips, I will link this to my hub on hair diet.

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      KLeichester 7 years ago

      Good to know. Interesting. Thanks.

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      AutumnLockwood 7 years ago from Northern California

      I've tried cane vinegar on my hair and it worked.

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      Hiza madyan 7 years ago

      Very interesting! I love using natural ingredients. Great

      Hub. Thanks

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      AutumnLockwood 7 years ago from Northern California

      Great tips. Will try these at home.

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      Scribenet 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very interesting! I like the idea of using natural simple ingredients. I have tried the cider vinegar rinse and it leaves a nice shine. Does honey work as well as the molasses? Great Hub!

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      GreenThumbLady 7 years ago from The Beautiful Earth

      You know, I don't have dry or frizzy hair but I LOVE the idea of olive oil and avocado (two of my favorite things)! I think I will try this one before I wash one day this week. It just sounds delightful! Thanks!

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      LivingFood 7 years ago

      These are great recipes! I agree, baking soda really does clean your hair, but it always leaves my hair very dry...but I love your idea of mixing it with your shampoo. I will definitely try it! Thanks!

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      Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Great recipes for hair problems. I will try a few. Thanks.

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      I love to use olive oil and rosemary, but didn't know it was a formula. I love the smell. For some reason, rosemary smells like a Christmas tree to me.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information. Hair is like a crown and we have to take care of it. I'll bookmark this hub. Thank you very much for share with us. Vote up.


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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      How cool! I love Dr. Bronners and I will have to incorporate these recipes in my daily natural routine. I will bookmark this one and facebook it as well.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      Great tips and will have to try those! Love rosemary and lavender anything!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Great list! Love the lavender and rosemary idea but recently read that lavender has a drying effect. Any info about that?

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      reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      What a great list, short, sweet, and to the point. I am now a fan. Oh honey and avocado make a great face mask for tired skin.

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      I love that all your suggestions are natural and they seem like easy fixes. I'm going to steal some of your tricks. Useful!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hhhmmm, I've got to bookmark this one. I will admit the molasses one sounds a little scary, but I'd like to try the other ones. Thanks for sharing the info. :) Rated up!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Oooh what fabulous ideas! I wash my hair with baking soda and then sometimes I use Apple Cider Vinegar as a conditioner. It just feels good not putting chemicals on your head! Great hub! RAted up for such helpful ideas!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Well, these are easy and I think I have all the ingredients on hand. And you're right - they work and work well. I'm a great believer in AVC - and baking soda has made a great facial - just with a bit of water and massaged on my face. I'm going to try the molasses hair mask. I have a serious case of the frizzies from this humid summer. Rosemary is amazing - it has a sharp scent but somehow you know it is working wonders.

      Thanks a million and rated up!