If you’re looking to make your own homemade natural hair products, you’ve come to the right place.
Here you’ll find 9 fantastic, easy and low-cost homemade hair care products to make everything from a homemade shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and much more.
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These recipes will cost you pennies, take less than 2 minutes of your time, and won’t contain any toxic ingredients and additives (unless you find avocado toxic).
- 1 Why Should You Make Your Own Hair Products?
- 2 The Best Ingredients in Homemade Hair Care
- 3 8 Easy Homemade Hair Products Recipes
- 3.1 1. Homemade Natural Shampoo
- 3.2 2. Homemade Hair Conditioner for Curly Hair
- 3.3 3. Daily Moisturizer for Natural Hair
- 3.4 4. Beer Treatment for Limp or Fine Hair
- 3.5 5. Egg Hair Treatment
- 3.6 6. Homemade Treatment for Itchy/Dry Scalp
- 3.7 7. Homemade Conditioner for Hair Growth
- 3.8 8. Hair Product Build-Up Remover
Why Should You Make Your Own Hair Products?
I’ve been making my hair products for myself and my family for years because this way I know for sure the exact ingredients that come in contact with my scalp and hair, and I can avoid toxic chemicals often used in industrial products (such as parabens, fragrances, etc.).
It’s definitely saving me money because the ingredients are low-cost, and with the money I save I buy organic vegetables. Plus, when I get compliments, I can finally say “I made this” – something I can’t say about my cooking. 🤣
The Best Ingredients in Homemade Hair Care
The most common ingredients for DIY hair products are:
- Coconut oil – A natural conditioner that can help to moisturize and strengthen hair.
- Honey – can help to retain moisture in the hair.
- Apple cider vinegar – can help to balance the pH of the hair and scalp, and remove buildup.
- Baking soda – a gentle exfoliant that can help to remove buildup and clarify hair.
- Aloe vera – can help moisturize and soothe the scalp.
- Essential oils -such as rosemary, peppermint, and tea tree oil, can promote hair growth and shine, or treat dandruff.
- Eggs – can be used as a protein treatment to strengthen the hair.
- Avocado – rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that can help to moisturize and nourish hair.
- Yogurt – can be used as a conditioner to add moisture and shine to hair.
- Herbs – such as chamomile, rose petals, and hibiscus, can help add shine, promote hair growth, or to add color.
8 Easy Homemade Hair Products Recipes
Want to know how to make natural hair products?
I’ve got you covered.
Here are the 9 easiest and cheapest natural homemade hair products, (that’ll make strangers try to touch your hair on the street 😉)
1. Homemade Natural Shampoo
I haven’t bought a shampoo for over 5 years, and trust me, my hair is doing great without all the toxic chemicals, most of them found to cause cancer.
- 1 Empty bottle
- Distilled water
- Unscented liquid castile soap
- An essential oil that you like (Lavender, rosemary, peppermint)
- 2 tbsp Pure Aloe Vera Gel / raw honey
Fill your bottle with equal parts distilled water and Castile soap. Then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and the aloe vera gel.
Gently shake the bottle to mix all ingredients and you’re ready to lather. Depending on where you shop, a 4-ounce bottle will cost you less than a buck to make.
2. Homemade Hair Conditioner for Curly Hair
You’ll only need 2 ingredients for this ultra-effective hair conditioner, that’ll make your curly hair shine, keeping your curls light, fluffy, and moisturized.
- Olive Oil / Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Raw Honey
- Optional: 2 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix the oil with the honey in a bowl until they make a paste. Work the paste through your hair from the roots to the tip.
Wrap up in a shower cap and leave for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water (always in the shower, not in the bath).
Don’t worry, you won’t end up with greasy hair, it’s going to look great and feel great. If you don’t like the smell of olive oil, choose coconut oil, which smells heavenly along with the honey.
3. Daily Moisturizer for Natural Hair
This yogurt hair mask will make your hair manageable and tangle-free in 30 minutes max, and it works for all hair types too.
- 1 cup of yogurt
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 2 Vitamin E Gel capsules / a few drops of Vitamin E Oil
Mix all ingredients and apply them to your hair. Massage it into your scalp gently and leave for 30 minutes (wrapped in a shower cap).
When the time is up, rinse it out and shampoo lightly.
I love the way my hair feels after the first rinse. Even before shampooing, I could tell my hair was super moisturized and tangle-free after this treatment.
4. Beer Treatment for Limp or Fine Hair
To add body and volume for limp or dry hair, all you need is a surprising beauty beverage: Beer.
Beer contains a lot of yeast, which plumps tired or flat-looking hair, and is much healthier when used on the hair than inside your liver. 😉
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 raw egg
Mix 1/2 a cup of flat beer (beer that’s been “sitting” out for a few hours) with 1 tsp olive oil and 1 raw egg.
Apply to your hair when it’s clean and damp and let sit for 15 minutes (wrapped in a shower cap), then rinse with cool water.
When the liquid evaporates, the remaining protein will strengthen and structure your hair.
Now take a sip from your beer (I would…) and enjoy the extra volume in your hair.
5. Egg Hair Treatment
This homemade hair cream works wonders for extremely sun-damaged or dry hair, especially if you repeat the treatment once a month.
- 2 tbsp avocado/egg yolk
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Mix all ingredients and apply to clean, damp hair from roots to tip. Let sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Honey is the best natural moisturizer in my experience, and the avocado or egg yolk are protein-rich ingredients, which will replenish the keratin protein, “attacked” by UV rays.
6. Homemade Treatment for Itchy/Dry Scalp
Using essential oils to calm a dry and itchy scalp is very effective in my experience. It’s so simple to make, all you’ll need is this:
- A few drops of Tea Tree oil oil and Peppermint oil
- Raw Coconut Oil
(👉 Read: 38 Remarkable Home Uses for Tea Tree Oil)
Mix a few drops of the essential oils with 1 tbsp coconut oil, massage onto your scalp, and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with room-temperature water.
Tea tree oil, with its excellent anti-bacterial properties, is effective in treating itchy scalp caused by scalp acne, scalp rashes, scalp pimples, and scalp sores.
Coconut oil by itself is a proven natural moisturizer. It relieves dryness and associated itching.
👉 See the 6 best home remedies for dry and itchy scalp.
7. Homemade Conditioner for Hair Growth
Castor oil is my go-to hair growth treatment, including my eyelashes and eyebrows!
I’ve used it to quickly regrow a part of my eyelashes, burned a bit by a rebellious lighter. I also use castor oil on my face overnight.
The oil is quite oily (I don’t know how else to describe it…), so it’s a good idea to mix it with almond oil or coconut oil.
- A few drops of organic castor oil
- Almond oil / Coconut oil
Mix the castor oil and almond together and massage them onto your scalp. Depending on how severe your condition is, you can even leave it all night without harm.
Don’t forget to wrap your hair with a shower cap.
If you’re only using the castor oil you can do weekly treatments, but if you add it to your homemade natural shampoo, you can even use it every other day.
For regrowing eyelashes or eyebrows use every day or every other day.
8. Hair Product Build-Up Remover
If you’ve been using industrial hair products for a while, you may have some product build up on your scalp. Other than it being unhealthy, at some point, it’ll be like trying to comb through a bird’s nest, and nobody wants that kind of headache.
So, for the sake of good hair days and saving your hairbrush from becoming a chew toy, it’s best to remove hair product build-up every now and then.
- 1-2 cups warm water
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients and apply to your hair in the shower and let it sit for a few minutes to let the baking soda and vinegar do their magic.
Shampoo with your homemade natural shampoo and enjoy your sparkling scalp.
What Damages Hair the Most?
The 5 most damaging hair habits are:
1. Constant styling and using hot tools
2. Overuse of hair products – you have to let the scalp adjust between treatments. That includes shampoo.
3. Exposure to harsh chemicals – Bleach, relaxers, and hair dye can turn your locks into a science experiment gone wrong.
4. Not protecting hair from the sun – hair can also get sunburnt.
5. Not getting regular trims – a trim helps hair regenerate and regrow faster.
Making your own hair products is cost-effective, money-saving and best of all – it’s free of cancer-causing additives and chemicals that commercial hair care products contain.
To your health and happiness,