Looking for natural solutions to dull, limp hair? Try out these natural hair care tricks to add new life to your tresses. From hair masks to hair gel, these recipes will have you looking renewed and feeling your best. Be sure to always test out a small area first to make sure it’s exactly what your hair needs.

Flax Seed Hair Gel

Flax seed hair gel is not only easy to make, it’s great for your hair. Full of nutrients as well as providing a great hold, this DIY hair product won’t dry your hair out or cause unwanted stiffness. If you’re looking to tame a few fly aways or define curls, flax seed gel is the perfect solution.

You will need:

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Whole flax seeds, depending on desired thickness
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • strainer, cheesecloth, or stocking
  • your favorite essential oils

Method:

Bring the water and flax seeds to a boil. Stir regularly so the seeds don’t stick to the bottom or sides of the pan.

  1. Boil until the mixture thickens slightly, when a white froth begins to form. Turn off the heat.
  2. Let the mixture cool.
  3. Stir in your favorite essentials oils. I suggest hair enriching blends such as ylang ylang, jojoba, and lavender. This step is optional.
  4. Strain the flax seeds from the gel using a cheesecloth, a stocking, or any other method you have available.

And that’s it! In 5 simple steps you’ve got yourself an easy, hair enriching product.

flax seed

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Mayonnaise hair mask for protein deficient tresses

If your hair has been limp or feels gummy, it’s time for a protein treatment. This will return much needed health into starving hair. If you aren’t sure if your hair is protein deficient, try the strand test. Wet a strand of your hair and stretch it – if it continues to stretch without returning to it’s original shape and then breaks, you’re in need of some protein. Try the following hair mask!

You will need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Your favorite conditioner
  • An egg (optional, use if your hair really needs more protein)

Method:

  1. Mix your favorite conditioner with a large scoop of mayonnaise – up to 1/4 cup.
  2. Stir in an egg if you feel your hair could utilize extra protein.
  3. Apply to towel dried, freshly washed hair.
  4. Allow to sit under a shower cap for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse with cool water.

And you’re done! Your hair should feel renewed and ready for styling.

mayonnaise

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Oatmeal hair mask for dry hair

You will need:

  • Colloidal oatmeal or oatmeal that has been ground to a fine powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons almond or olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk

Method:

  1. Detangle hair from tips to roots prior to application.
  2. Mix ingredients well, be sure there are no lumps – you don’t want to have difficulty removing this from your hair later.
  3. Allow to sit for up to 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse, shampoo, and style as usual.

In 4 simple steps, you’ve added moisture to thirsty hair!

Avocado hair mask for shiny tresses

If your hair is looking dull and could use some shine, try out this avocado hair mask. Full of nutrients, this hair mask will help an array of hair types.

You will need:

  • An avocado, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • a splash of lemon juice
  • a hand mixer or blender
  • a shower cap
  • a few drops of your favorite essential oils (optional)

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl for a hand mixer or in a blender to combine and smooth. This will prevent the need to pick avocado bits out of your hair for days.
  2. Blend or mix on high until light in color with no lumps.
  3. Spread onto clean, towel dried hair.
  4. Allow to sit from 20 to 30 minutes under a shower cap.
  5. Rinse and style as normal.

Enjoy your shiny, bouncy tresses!

avocado hair mask

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Yogurt mask for frizzy hair

If your hair has taken poof to a new level, it’s time to tame it with this yogurt hair mask. With a few ingredients and just as few steps, you’ll have a silky head of hair in no time.

You will need:

  • 2 parts yogurt
  • 1 part honey
  • a splash of coconut oil – add more depending on the thickness of your hair

Method:

  1. Melt coconut oil, if needed
  2. Mix all ingredients well
  3. Apply to freshly washed, towel dried hair.
  4. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse and style as usual.

You now have tamed even the wildest of tresses! Adjust the ingredient amounts to fit your hair needs – more for thicker hair and less for thinner hair.

Aloe vera hair mask for dandruff and dry hair

The jack of all trades of hair masks, this recipe will take care of dry hair, dandruff, as well as add much needed nutrients. As if that wasn’t enough, aloe vera also promotes hair growth and shine!

You will need:

  • 1 cup fresh aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Method:

  1. Mix ingredients well
  2. Apply to hair from roots to ends
  3. Let sit for up to 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse, shampoo, and style as necessary.

Now that you’ve done that, enjoy perfectly poised hair!

aloe vera leaves

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