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Home-made Hair Balms

Updated on September 24, 2015

Make Your Own Hair Balm

Why do you need a hair balm? Your hair will look nicer and will become easy to brush. The balm's restoring components smooth out the scales of the hair thus giving it radiance and smoothness, nourish it and protect it against ultraviolet rays.

Balms can be healing and are used as hair masks. They reduce the aggressive effect of hard water and shampoo. But you can create your own hair balm from natural ingredients.


It is not only important to wash your hair properly but also nourish it. If you prefer natural products and like to experiment, then you have something to cater your hair with. Home-made hair balms are used as masks as they stay on hair for 15-30 minutes, then some are washed off, while others are not.

Unlike bought in a shop balms which cannot be applied to head skin or hair roots home-made balms can be easily rubbed into hair roots and skin. You can select a recipe that suits your hair type and your needs ideally.


Lemon Balms

The simplest thing you can do after you wash your hair with shampoo and water is to rinse it with lemon juice. Mix the juice of half a lemon with a glass of water. The hair remedy is ready.

Another way to use lemon juice is to mix half a glass of water with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of glycerin. Rube this balm into clean dry hair and spread it over all of it.

And here is a honey and lemon hair balm. Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 5 tablespoons of water. This quantity is meant for middle-length hair. You can change quantity according to your hair length. Yet observe proportion. Apply this balm to your hair for several minutes and wash it off.


Burdock Root Hair Balm

Brew 2 tablespoons of burdock root with a glass of boiling water. Leave for 30-40 minutes. Strain the infusion, apply it to your hair and cover it with cellophane and a towel. Keep it this way for an hour. Your hair will not only become smooth and shiny but also stronger and less oily.

Anti-scurf Hair Balm

Brew 2 tablespoons of burdock root with 1 glass of boiling water. Cool it and add 5 tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply this balm to your hair after washing. After that rinse it with camomile and sage infusion. This balm will help get rid of scurf and head skin itching.

Honey and Camomile Hair Balm

Brew 2 tablespoons of dried camomile flowers with 1 glass of boiling water. Cover the infusion and leave for 30 minutes or an hour. Strain the infusion and add 3 teaspoons of honey. Apply this balm to dry and clean hair and leave it for 30 minutes.


Aloe Vera and Apple Vinegar Hair Balm

Balms containing apple vinegar and aloe vera juice are very effective. Take 2 tablespoon of apple vinegar and mix it with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice and essential oils. Add some fresh water to the mixture. Spread the balm over your air after washing. Don't wash it off.

You can modify this recipe by adding gelatin. Put 1 tablespoon of gelatin in a glass of water. Add 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar and several drops of your favorite essential oils. Spread the mixture evenly on your hair. Leave it for 5-7 minutes, then wash it off. You can use gelatin alone. This balm guarantees you smooth and shiny hair.


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Onion Balm Against Hair Loss

This recipe is used to reduce hair loss. Onion juice is known to awaken hair bulbs, fortify hair roots and stimulate hair growth. The backdrop of the onion is its smell. To reduce the onion smell you can add lemon juice or lemon essential oil to the mixture.

Prepare burdock root infusion. Take 2 tablespoons of onion juice, 1 tablespoon of cognac, 3-4 tablespoons of infusion. Apply this balm to your hair every day for 2 hours, covering your hair with a warm towel.


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    • avorodisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Anna Sidorova 

      4 years ago from Russia

      Hi Deborah Demander, thank you for your question. All of the balms mentioned are used to make your hair healthier. They have a nourishing and fortifying effect and are good for all hair types. Lemon is used to make hair more shiny, but not usually for making it lighter. However it would not surprise me that with some hair types it can lighten it. For dry hair you'd probably need a hair balm. It is often due to shampoo that hair gets dry. And a hair balm helps revitalize it. The only remedy for split ends is to cut hair. Ater that you need to start using balms and masks for hair. Olive, avocado and coconut oil are the best options to take care of hair ends.

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 

      4 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      This is an informative article. I appreciate the recipes for different types of hair treatments. I would like to see you describe what each one if for.

      Such as, does lemon juice lighten the hair? What is the best balm to use for long, dry hair? Does one of these balms help split ends?

      Thanks for writing.



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