How to Make Your Own Homemade Hair Products (8 Easy Recipes)

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).

In a Hurry? Jump straight to the recipes!

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 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 for Homemade Hair Care

The most common ingredients for DIY hair products are:

  1. Coconut oil –  A natural conditioner that can help to moisturize and strengthen hair.
  2. Raw Honey – can help to retain moisture in the hair.
  3. Apple cider vinegar – can help to balance the pH of the hair and scalp, and remove buildup
  4. Baking soda – a gentle exfoliant that can help to remove buildup and clarify hair.
  5. Aloe vera – can help moisturize and soothe the scalp (see how it can reduce wrinkles too!)
  6. Essential oils -such as rosemary, peppermint, and tea tree oil, can promote hair growth and shine, or treat dandruff.
  7. Eggs – can be used as a protein treatment to strengthen the hair.
  8. Avocado – rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that can help to moisturize and nourish hair.
  9. Yogurt – can be used as a conditioner to add moisture and shine to hair.
  10. Herbs – 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 8 easiest and cheapest natural homemade hair products, (that’ll make strangers try to touch your hair on the street )

1. Homemade Natural Shampoo

homemade natural shmpoo recipe

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.



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 the ingredients and you’re ready to lather.

2. Homemade Hair Conditioner for Curly Hair

best DIY moisturizer 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.



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. Best 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

diy hair product for thin hair

To add body and volume for limp or dry hair, you only need 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 and enjoy the extra volume in your hair.

5. Egg Hair Treatment

homemade hair mask for sun damages hair

This homemade hair cream works wonders for extremely sun-damaged or dry hair, especially if you repeat the treatment once a month.

Eggs are rich in protein, which is essential for building strong, healthy hair. It can help repair damaged hair and promote new hair growth.

Eggs also contain biotin, a B vitamin that helps to strengthen hair and prevent breakage, and is a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that can help protect hair from damage caused by UV rays, pollution, and other environmental factors.

The yolks contain fats that will provide moisture and help to prevent dry and brittle hair.

The egg whites contain enzymes that can remove excess oil and dandruff from the scalp, leaving the hair clean and refreshed.


  • 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:


( 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.

Related: What’s the Best Home Remedy for a Dry Scalp?

7. Homemade Conditioner for Hair Growth 

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Castor oil is my go-to hair growth treatment, including my eyelashes and eyebrows!

I’ve used it to 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.



Mix the castor oil and almond 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.

Read: How to Use Jamaican Black Castor Oil for Hair Growth)

8. Hair Product Build-Up Remover

If you’ve been using industrial hair products for a while, you may have some product buildup 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 good hair days and to save your hairbrush from becoming a chew toy, it’s best to remove hair product build-up every now and then.



Mix all ingredients, 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. Overusing 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,


13 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Homemade Hair Products (8 Easy Recipes)”

  1. I would like to make the homemade shampoo. Do you use aloe and raw honey in the recipe?

  2. So simple and inexpensive! I was curious. I almost never use rosemary, though I am considering adding it to my fall/winter hair regimen. In you opinion would I get the same benefits from an INFUSED rosemary oil opposed to purchasing essential rm oil?

  3. Brandy,

    No, not a silly questions at all…

    Generally it depends on how much hair you have…

    I would start out with 2 tsp oil and 1 tbsp honey.

    Hope this helps and come back to let me know how it worked for you o.k?:)

  4. Thank you so much im looking foward to trying these out!! One question,For the curley hair recipe.. what is the olive oil honey amounts to use? Sorry if this seems to be a silly question 🙂

  5. Thanks Meital for sharing your DIY hair care products on Natural Family Friday. I’m going to see how a few of them work and will get back to you. I shared at the hop too. If you get a chance, look at my blog, Global Effort to Clean Up Environment. Warm regards, Nancy Andres, Health & Lifestyle Writer, Author of “Colors of Joy: A Woman’s Guide for Self-Discovery, and Bliss,” Blogger at and

  6. Dear Meital, Thx for the great natural hair conditioner and shampoo recipes.All your natural ideas are wonderful and inspiring! God bless!

  7. These natural hair care recipes are just what I love! It is amazing how effective, low-cost and toxin-free these DIY solutions are. Thanks for sharing. I use coconut oil, castoroil, apple cider vinegar and other kitchen ingredients for hair care as well. I am pinning and sharing.

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