One of the rooms in your home acts as a hair care aisle everyday. Don’t believe me?


Your kitchen is loaded with ingredients that can treat and grow your hair. The best part: you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge. No matter if you suddenly ran out of your favorite hair products, or you want to start whipping up your own creations, here are some kitchen ingredients to add into your curly hair regimen.

Olive Oil

Whether you like to fry, sauté or roast your foods, olive oil is a must in the kitchen and when it comes to pampering your hair. While extra virgin olive oil is best, most regular store brands will help your hair become softer and more manageable with extended use. 

How to use

Use it as a hot oil treatment after shampooing, or mix it with your conditioner for a deep conditioning treatment.


I’m not a fan of white sugar, but I’ll quickly add a spoonful of honey to my tea for a bit of sweetness. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it pulls moisture from the air - and I’m sure none of us are going to turn down extra hair moisture. Because it is also an anti-bacterial, it’s good for soothing the scalp for those that have problems like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis. 

How to use

Combine honey and olive oil, heat and use as a deep treatment masque.

Coconut Milk

I’ve seen many women ditch dairy products altogether for healthier alternatives like almond and coconut milk. Of all the kitchen ingredients, I get most excited about using coconut milk in my DIY hair care routine. It is loaded with nutrients like Vitamin E and great for treating your scalp.

How to use

Pour some coconut milk into a bottle with a nozzle tip and squeeze directly onto the scalp. Let sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing.


There are tons of varieties of yogurt on the shelves now days, but you’ll want to opt for plain (Greek if you can) yogurt. Its anti-fungus properties help get rid of dandruff and dead skin cells.

How to use

Combine yogurt, olive oil and honey to create a deep treatment for your hair and scalp.

Do you have a cool kitchen DIY to share with the NC community? Share it in the comments!

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