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Hair Home Remedies

Updated on August 31, 2009

Natural Hair Treatments

When I was a little girl, my mother would lay me on the kitchen counter to wash my hair.  My head rested on her hand, hovering over the sink while she shampooed my fine, blonde curls.  This was before the advent of creme rinses and conditioners.  Mom always finished the job with a vinegar rinse, adding a little of it to the water in the sink and cupping it over my head.  Once I grew up, that experience got me thinking about what other hair home remedies there were.

At the time, I had no idea why my mother put vinegar in my hair.  Maybe it was because we had sulfur water.  Perhaps she liked the fact that I worried about smelling like salad dressing.  Turns out that it was the latter.  Vinegar softened the hard water and rinsed the shampoo out of my hair better.

I've learned a lot about using various plants and household products for hair since them.  Below are some home remedies and natural hair treatments that invite you to try for yourself.

By the way, once my hair dried, I couldn't smell the vinegar anymore.

Hair Home Remedies

Try these natural hair treatments for yourself
Try these natural hair treatments for yourself

Warm Oil Conditioner for Dry Hair

Mix together in a small pot one cup of light, mildly scented extra virgin olive oil with half a cup of dried rosemary leaves.  Warm on top of the stove, then remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.  Apply to your hair in sections with cotton balls, ensuring that you cover your entire scalp.  Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap, then wrap your head in a towel.  Leave on for half an hour, then wash with a mild herbal shampoo.  Repeat lathers as many times as necessary to remove the oil.  You don't need to use a conditioner with this natural treatment for hair.  Repeat monthly to keep your hair moisturized and shiny.

Lemon juice is a good hair home remedy
Lemon juice is a good hair home remedy

Pre-Shampoo Tonic

This one is really easy.  Just dilute some lemon juice with water and massage into your scalp at least once a week before shampooing.  This will lighten the colour of your hair and condition your scalp.  This is also a good natural treatment for dandruff.

Egg is a natural treatment for hair and scalp
Egg is a natural treatment for hair and scalp

Shampoo Substitute

Massaging a beaten egg into your scalp twice a week will keep your hair healthy looking and shiny. Rinse with vinegar water and then again with plain water.

It doesn't get more natural or 'home remedy' than this.

Quick Hair Rinse

Another natural hair treatment that's easy-peasy.  Make 2 cups of marshmellow tea and let cool.  Rinse through your hair after shampooing.

Now, doesn't that sound easy?  This is a great dry hair home remedy.

Hair Home Remedies

Home remedies for all sorts of things have regained popularity in recent years and why not? They are natural, inexpensive, convenient and effective.

One thing I will mention, is that the consistency of homemade products is different from that of the store boughten variety. Do not let that deter you from enjoying a more wholesome way of caring for yourself.

Please give these hair home remedies a try and enjoy the benefits, as well as the good feeling that comes from the fact that they are all-natural.

© 2009 Shirley Anderson


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