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Homemade Hair Recipes for Black Natural Hair

Updated on March 3, 2014

How to Make Homemade Hair Conditioner

Making your own hair conditioner is fun and can be found in your kitchen cabinets most of the time, depending on how healthy your groceries are.

Items you will need:

1. Mixing bowl

2. Stir Spoons

3. Measuring cups

4. Clean flat surface

Once you have the above mentioned items you can start gathering your ingredients together.

Lets begin with making a leave-in conditioner.

We all want shiny, soft and healthy hair and due to poor environment conditions we end up with dry, brittle, hair that breaks off from exposure to the wind, sun and hard water deposits.

The good news is that you can moisturize your hair and bring it back to life with Rosemary and Honey.

Rosemary Honey Conditioner

How it works is you will want to mix the Rosemary essential oils with the raw organic honey. You can purchase the fragrant oil made of flowers at most health food stores.

It is best to choose a beekeeper company for the honey to make sure your getting local raw honey that has not been pasterized by heat.

Another type of cosmetic oil that I like to use is olive oil which is great for giving natural African American hair its shine.

Mix all of your natural products together and then pour into your container, make sure to have a lid that is tight to avoid spillage.

Honey Hair Treatment

Honeycomb Honey in Jars
Honeycomb Honey in Jars | Source

How to Sell Homemade Beauty Products

Once you start to get great results from using your own homemade hair treatment recipes and skincare remedies you may want to sell them online.

Marketing your own homemade skin and hair products will require that you get connected with a wholesale company that provides the individual containers for your ingredients, then you will need labels to attach your logo.

Some of the more popular places online to sell your homemade beauty products will be on YouTube, Facebook and Hair Shows.

All it takes is for you to do some instructional videos showing your followers how to use the products you make, once you get enough subscribers let them know how they can buy your items from your blog.

Having a blog or e-store is a great way to list your new arrivals and have your readers place orders on the site's shopping cart.

The natural hair community desperately needs good organic beauty products made with ingredients free of chemicals. You will be providing a well needed service and become an expert in the industry.

Black Hair Growth with Aloe Vera Juice

One of the easiest ways to add nutrients to your natural hair is to find solutions to hair loss and hair breakage.

A great way to re-grow thinning hair and balding spots is to drink organic aloe vera juice.

You can try whole leaf juice by nature's way premium organics, sold in most health food stores.

DIY Homemade Natural Hair Rinse

Wash and Go's are really popular because they allow you to wear your natural hair curly for the day without the need of heat styling tools.

Once you get a routine that works it can be a quick and easy way to get ready in the morning.

Raw Eggs Provide Protein for Natural Hair

The next type of hair recipe for damaged hair is all natural and involves using raw eggs the reason is because the protein from the egg will help strengthen and promote hair growth.

Raw eggs and hair care can be used in both shampoo recipes and conditioners. The following hair rinse is for your daily wash and go's.

It is the vitamin E that helps with restoring the luster back in dry hair.

To make this at home you will need some:

  • lemon juice
  • coconut oil
  • an egg
  • raw honey

Make sure the honey is melted and then mix all the ingredients together in a bowl or closed container.

Next apply a generous amount on the hair concentrating mostly on the ends, once hair is fully saturated cover with a shower cap and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse with cool water.

You will notice right away that this hair recipe for dry hair makes your hair soft, manageable, shiny and moisturized which is great for your natural curls.

Soften and Hydrate African American Hair with Jojoba Oil Conditioner

Over the counter products can get expensive after a while and when money is tight it is best to use alternative hair styling products.

The great thing about hair recipes for hair growth is that making your own conditioners, shampoos and hair dressing is a good way to save money and keep your natural hair healthy.

Natural hairstyles require hydration to stay manageable and one of my secrets to soft bouncy curls is to use an overnight hair treatment deep conditioner.

You will want to get some pure Jojoba Oil and mix it with Castor Oil, this will help with reducing dryness of the scalp and promote hair growth.

Alternative Leave-in Conditioner Options

If you want a leave-in you can try using a cream based conditioner from your favorite beauty supply store and then add essential oils to it for a more custom mixture that can be left in the hair overnight in braids.

When using hair recipes for split ends be careful not to have excessive residue left on your hair because white flakes can be unappealing, rinse well and let your hair air dry for best results.

Natural Hair Lightener for Black Hair

You can lighten up your natural hair color without damage by using Honey and Cinnamon.

Try mixing distilled water with chamomile, then apply along with your raw honey and let it sit on your hair with a plastic cap. Rinse thoroughly.

This method works well if you have transitioned from relaxed to natural and you want to have your reddish or yellowish highlights show more.

DIY Summer Hair Recipes for Black Hair

Humid and hot climates can dry out natural hair just as much as cold winter months. If you like to work out and go to the gym your hair can sweat out and cause shrinkage.

To protect the hair it is recommended that you use a homemade conditioner on your hair before leaving the house.

Homemade Hair Recipe Shelf-Life

You can prepare the ingredients the night before and put the mixture in a closed container, it may be best not to refrigerate the homemade recipe especially if you plan on using it right away.

I like to put my mixture on after shampooing my hair so I will wait until the weekends to condition it so that it can dry completely .

Once you have shampooed and washed all the debris from your hair you can then add your homemade hair recipe.

Here are some of the items you will need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Avocado
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Glycerine

In this case you can add raw eggs or not it is up to you, after practice you will notice which ingredients work best for your hair type and hair length.

Mash-up the avocado and oil together and then mix the ACV with the glycerine apply to the hair for better curl definition, shine and softness.

Many of these home recipes as you have noticed are called Leave-in conditioners but most will require that you rinse them out after a few minutes to avoid build-up.

pH Balance Chart for Black Hair

pH 8-14
pH 0 -6
pH 7
pH Balance Levels

Mayonnaise Hair Treatment Recipe

One of my favorite deep conditioners for dry hair is Mayonnaise and the reason is because when I was growing up it was readily available in the house.

You may want to consider trying it especially if you do not have any raw eggs to use. It is important to read the ingredients on the back of the jar before applying to your hair.

For instance oil-based food products are great for hair treatment, growth remedies, and breakage prevention if used properly.

Buying Mayonnaise vs. Making your Own

Here are a few things you must look for when buying mayonnaise at the store. The Mayonnaise Ingredients should include oil, egg yolk, vinegar and lemon juice.

You can prepare the mixture yourself substituting the oil with olive oil and adding mustard. To get the creamy white texture you will need a whisk or high speed food processor.

The many uses of Mayonnaise

  1. Hair conditioner
  2. Hair growth treatment
  3. Hair lice removal
  4. Facial mask for dry skin

How to Condition your hair with Mayo

It is best to use mayonnaise on you hair before shampooing if you have black hair, the reason I say this is because it can be hard to get the mayo out and you will have oil left in the hair after using it as a deep conditioner.

In this case by using the homemade conditioner BEFORE you shampoo you will be able to get out the smell that mayonnaise will leave behind, plus the ingredients can be hard to get out if you just rinse with plain water.

Try using apple cider vinegar and lemon juice as a rinse if you still have any mayo left over on your hair after washing with an alcohol free cleanser.

Baking Soda Rinse Recipe

Product build-up is one of the main causes for white flakes on black hair.

After applying oils, conditioners and pomades to the hair repeatedly there ends up being a excessive coating layering the hair strands.

The easiest way to get rid of excess oil and dirt build-up is to try a baking soda rinse.

There are pros and cons to this type of hair treatment for cleaning the hair.

Shampoos can have harsh chemicals and dry hair out, baking soda is considered to be natural and leave hair shiny and scalp squeaky clean.

Things you will need for this baking soda hair wash:

  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • cup of warm water

Massage into wet hair and gently rinse from hair after lathering in the shower. Add your favorite homemade conditioner for additional moisture.

Some critics state that the baking soda is not natural and that the harsh abrasive ingredients is actually damaging to black natural hair after repeated usage.

My guess is that each individual will have to try the hair recipe and document their results, it may work for you and it may not depending on your hair density and healthiness.

Hair Care Tips : Homemade Hot Oil Treatment Tips


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  • CorporateSoftware profile image


    6 years ago from New York

    Sounds like fun. Guess I've been lazy up to now to use products from the shop only..

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    Carrie L Cronkite 

    6 years ago from Maine

    Excellent hub. So happy to learn about more natural hair care products. I'll incorporate some of them into my hair care regime. I alternate from using store shampoos to natural products. Lately I have been using flax seed gel in my hair and it has made my hair very strong. It's getting very long again because of it.

  • radhikasree profile image

    Radhika Sreekanth 

    7 years ago from Mumbai,India

    Aloe vera juice and the mixture of egg with honey seems to work well. I'm going to give it a try as I've severe hair fall now-a-days. Nice hub. Useful and interesting.

  • Research Analyst profile imageAUTHOR

    Research Analyst 

    7 years ago

    @triplet mom - Hello and Happy New Year, glad to see you here. I enjoy reading your hubs too!

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    Triplet Mom 

    7 years ago from West Coast

    As always awesome hub. I love the way mayo makes my hair feel afterwards. Thanks for giving me many more ideas too!

  • Research Analyst profile imageAUTHOR

    Research Analyst 

    7 years ago

    @lucybell21 - thanks for stopping by and I am glad you found the information useful.

    @dee aka nonna - I can relate, because I had a similar upbringing and I still use baking soda for cleaning my teeth.

    @kwameg - Aloe Vera and Shea Butter are good products for men with bald or shaved heads.

    @cyndi10 - I am glad you liked my home hair treatment ideas, I also find many of the Youtube videos useful too.

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    Cynthia B Turner 

    7 years ago from Georgia

    Thank you for sharing these at home hair treatments. The recipes look very easy to duplicate and the video was very informative. I never considered parting my hair to precisely apply a hot oil treatment. Enlightening tips.

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    7 years ago from MS

    Pretty interesting, what You got for blad heads? :-) Nice informative hub. Thanks you.

  • Dee aka Nonna profile image

    Dee aka Nonna 

    7 years ago

    Reminds me of when I was growing up. My mother used natural...out of her kitchen and garden for everything to keep us healthy from head to toe...inside and out. I still use many of the things I learned from her. Voted up and useful.

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    Bonny OBrien 

    7 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

    Great hub with lots of good info. I will have to pass this onto my friend as she is having hair issues for awhile now,


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