For DIY hair treatments many of our ingredients are found right in the kitchen pantry.
I know most of us have them just lurking around waiting to be in a stir fry or a salad, and while it may seem a little unorthodox, it can be something new to try and fun.
Beer +ACV Hair Rinse
Most of us have a couple of beers stashed in the fridge, and most curly girls always keep some apple cider vinegar (ACV) around for either household cleaning or in their hair so snag the beer and the ACV for this hair softening, detangling rinse.
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup beer
Mix the two together and wash hair as usual. Pour over cleansed hair and massage into strands. Leave on for 5-10 min. before rinsing with warm water. Style as usual.
Sabrina’s Super Simple Coffee Hair Rinse
- 1-2 cups freshly brewed (but cooled) coffee
After cleansing hair pour cooled coffee over your head. Apply deep conditioner to strands (as you normally would after cleansing hair) liberally and allow mixture to sit under a plastic or heat cap for 30 min. Rinse and style as usual. You can also just cleanse and condition hair and pour the coffee over your head and keep in for 15 to 30 min. before rinsing and styling as usual too.
Brown Sugar + Oatmeal Exfoliating Scalp Scrub
Scalp scrubs are increasing in popularity but most scrubs are pricey especially when you see how cheap it is to create one yourself. The holidays have just passed so most of us still have some brown sugar and even oatmeal in the kitchen to create this super simple scalp scrub.
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. finely ground oatmeal
- 2 Tbsp. favorite conditioner
Mix ingredients well in a bowl and wash hair as usual. Scoop a small amount into the palm of your hand and work your mixture into your scalp using circular motions. Once completed rinse well and style as usual. No need to cleanse again.
DIY Dandruff Scalp Scrub
- 2 Tbsp. sea salt
- 1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
Mix ingredients in a small bowl well before applying to dry, unwashed hair. Massage well into scalp with circular motions for several minutes. Rinse well, shampoo, and style as usual.
Pumpkin & Honey Hair Mask
Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, C, and potassium and honey is a natural humectant. Together they are perfect for a moisturizing hair mask. I know some of us have some cans of pumpkin lying around after the holiday and we keep honey on deck to sweeten our tea.
- ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree or raw pumpkin
- 1-2 Tbsp. honey
Mix ingredients in a bowl well before applying to cleansed hair and scalp. Apply well before covering with a plastic cap and allow to sit for 15 to 20 min. Rinse with water before styling as usual and this is even great for a face mask too.
DIY Banana Beauty Hair Mask
The only mask with this many ingredients but stellar and most of us have all of these right in our kitchen pantry. Heal, strengthen, and promote a healthy scalp with this great hair mask.
- 1 to 2 overripe bananas
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. honey
Blend banana until smooth before adding honey, coconut, and olive oils to the blender and blend again. Slather mask into cleansed hair and allow to sit for 5-10 min. Rinse well with warm water making sure to remove all of the hair mask and style as usual.
Do you have a favorite DIY pantry hair treatment?