Articles in the Hair Recipes Category
Pumpkin is a year round vegetable but is found abundantly in the fall. They are used for Halloween, the pies are a must for some households for thanksgiving, they are very popular in soups in winter and they are everywhere in the farmers market in the latter part of the year.
The beauty about pumpkins is that they can last for up to six months when bought whole and it is sold in a can in those months when you can’t get it. So this is one vegetable that is good …
Papaya is a nutrient powerhouse, not only that it is beneficial to hair and skin in both its ripe and green state. Papaya is rich in proteins, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Beta Carotene, enzymes like papain, which breaks down tough meat fibers and so many more ingredients for healthy hair growth. Papaya also helps to maintain the hair’s natural sheen, softens the hair, helps to restrict dandruff and stimulates hair growth.
How to use papaya for hair?
For hair the riper the papaya, the more useful it will be for …
When you have a ripe banana or two in your house, the last thing you might want to do is to think about using it in your hair. Most persons love to eat their banana not wear it in hair. However, banana is a known hair and skin beauty aid. It is rich in natural oils, vitamins, potassium and carbohydrates. It helps to soften the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity; this makes it a perfect ingredient for preventing split ends and breakage. Additionally, banana can control dandruff, encourages …
Are you feeling up to trying the hemp butter for yourself? Well here’s a standard recipe, you can embellish it all you want but these three ingredients should provide a fabulous conditioner for your hair.
1/4-cup hemp butter (or hemp oil)
1/2-cup shea butter
10 drops essential or fragrance oil
Melt the shea butter and the hemp butter using the double boiler method. If using hemp oil melt only the shea butter, then add the hemp oil.
Allow mixture to cool for about 20 minutes. For rapid cooling put melted butters in the freezer.
Whip the …
This recipe I am personally trying today! I will leave a note in my hair diary if anything outstanding happened to my hair. My hair needs a protein treatment, hence the use of egg, you can try it without egg if your hair does not need the extra protein. I will try this again with pictures for you to see but in the meantime here’s my chocolate recipe.
1/2 cup grated dark chocolate
1 egg whipped
2 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons Conditioner (I used Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner, 13 Fluid Ounce)
Add chocolate to …
This hair recipe was pulled out of the annals of time, dusted off and embellished a little. I can vaguely recall using cocoa butter hair lotion when I was very young. My mother got a couple blocks (literally blocks) of the stuff from England and she was determined to not throw them away. I bathed in it, used it as moisturizer for skin and hair. I can recall hating the smell at the time and feeling very hard done by a mother determined to ‘waste not want not’. Today I …
This recipe was inspired partly by Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment with Nettles and Rosemary — 4 fl oz If you are not a do it yourselfer and you want the effects of Avocado Butter then this product works pretty well. However, if like me, you love to create your own thing in the kitchen, the following is the recipe for Avocado Butter Deep Conditioner.
1/3 cup Avocado Butter
1/3-cup Shea Butter
3 drops nettle essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
This recipe can be used on hair in lieu of moisturizer or on skin instead of commercial lotions. No water is used in this preparation so expect it to be creamy not runny, a little goes a long way.
1/3 cup Mango Butter
2/3-cup Shea Butter
8 drops essential oil (choose your favorite)
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
1. Put your mango butter and shea butter in a bowl that is hardy enough to be placed in boiling water.
2. Add water to saucepan that is bigger that the bowl …
This recipe can be used as an everyday hair moisturizer and skin lotion. You can vary the ingredients to your hearts content.
Shea Butter Hair and Skin Homemade Recipe
1 and 1/2 Cups of Shea Butter
½ Cup of Olive Oil (castor oil, coconut oil, almond oil works just as well)
1 tsp. Of Vitamin E Oil (preservative)
½ ounce of fragrance oil/rosemary, lavender or jasmine
Heat shea butter slowly in a medium sized saucepan until the butter is in liquid form. When it is liquid add in the olive oil and mix it around until …
Here are two simple dry scalp recipes, the ingredients are easily found in the supermarket. You can substitute carrier oils (olive, coconut etc.) to the ones that suit your hair best.
I usually use castor oil instead of olive oil; any carrier oil can be used. The aloe vera and the peppermint are very effective dry scalp treatments; the oil is to mitigate any drying effects that the aloe vera may have. If like me you plan to use this pre-poo overnight you can use the carrier oil. If not, …
Looking for a homemade recipe for hair loss that you can use overnight. Well, this recipe works like an elixir, I use it, though I am not suffering from hair loss, to give my hair a boost now and again.
1/2-cup aloe vera gel
6 tsp. Jojoba Oil
3 drops Sage
3 drops Rosemary
3 drops Vitamin E Oil
Blend the aloe vera until it is liquidized, add jojoba, sage and rosemary to the aloe vera, Use a glass bottle for your mix and shake them together, then add your vitamin e oil. It acts as …
Since lately most of the homemade hair conditioner formulas that I have seen contain yogurt. I have used some of these formulas and found that my hair is soft and sleek after the process and it made me curious about yogurt. Could it be that yogurt has some magical effect on hair? What is in it exactly? Of course, I had to go researching because it is not enough for me to use something and not know what the benefits are to my hair and skin before I pile them …