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 DIY recipes to make everything from a homemade shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and much more.
- 1 My 9 Easy Homemade Natural Hair Products
- 1.1 1. Homemade Natural Shampoo
- 1.2 2. Homemade Hair Conditioner for Curly Hair
- 1.3 3. Simple Detangling Hair Mask
- 1.4 4. The Beer Treatment for Limp or Fine Hair
- 1.5 5. Moisturizing Mask for Sun Damaged Hair
- 1.6 6. Homemade Natural Hair Gel
- 1.7 7. Homemade Treatment for Itchy/Dry Scalp
- 1.8 8. Homemade Hair Growth Treatment
- 1.9 9. Hair-Product Build-Up Remover
My 9 Easy Homemade Natural Hair Products
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 a year, and trust me, my hair is doing great without all the toxic chemicals, most of them found to cause cancer.
- 1 Empty bottle
Unscented liquid castile soap
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.
Here are 2 more of my favorite homemade shampoo recipes:
Natural Shampoo with coconut milk from Wellness Mama
Honey shampoo from Empowered Sustenance
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
* Optional: 2 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix the oil with the honey into 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. Simple Detangling Hair Mask
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 Vitamin E oil
Mix all ingredients and apply to your hair. Massage it into your scalp gently and leave for 30 minutes (wrapped in a shower cap).
When the time it 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. The Beer Treatment for Limp or Fine Hair
To add body and volume for limp or dry hair, all you need a surprising beauty beverage: Beer.
Beer contains a lot of yeast, which plumps tired or flat looking hair.
- 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. Moisturizing Mask for Sun Damaged Hair
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 Natural Hair Gel
This recipe from DIY Natural is my favorite homemade hair gel to this day.
All you’ll need is distilled water, essential oils, and gelatin.
See how to make your own fabulous hair gel on DIY Natural.
7. 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 essential oil and Peppermint oil
Raw Coconut 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.
8. Homemade Hair Growth Treatment
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.
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 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.
9. Hair-Product Build-Up Remover
If you have a hair product or pollutant build-up, do this treatment at least once a month:
- 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.
I started making my own homemade natural hair products as a part of my overall home detox, which has dramatically improved me and my family’s health and wellness.
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.
Have you ever tried using homemade hair products? do you have a great recipe? share with us in the comments below.
To your health and happiness,