Hair Recipes For Dry, Damaged Hair

There are several products on the market that claim that they are able to rid you of dry, damaged hair. They may be right, but before you break the bank, check your kitchen or your herb garden. It might be even possible that a little vial of essential oil that you got in a gift basket that you have sitting at the back of your closet might be of some use. Point is, there is no need to panic; you can try these natural remedies as an option to store bought alternatives. Of course, you need to desist from doing what made your hair dry and damaged in the first place for you to see any long lasting results.


Moisturizing Shampoo For Dry Hair


1/2 cup liquid Castile Soap

1 teaspoon lavender oil

2 teaspoons avocado oil

1 teaspoon coconut oil or castor oil


Add avocado oil, coconut oil and lavender oil to Castile Soap. Mix together and wash hair. Add any extra to a bottle and store. Rinse hair properly and then condition.



Sorrel Conditioner Recipe


4 cups Red Jamaican Sorrel (also called Hibiscus)

1 tsp ginger



Place the sorrel in a bowl (fresh or dried sorrel will do).

Grate a piece of ginger and put with the sorrel.

Pour boiling hot water over the sorrel (enough to cover it).

Steep sorrel ginger mixture in hot water for two to four hours.

Pour slowly on freshly shampooed hair.

Put hair in plastic cap and let it sit for an hour or two.

Rinse out with fresh water.

Note: If you don’t have any Jamaican Sorrel at hand, you can use the Avocado Hair Conditioner Recipe instead.


  • mochamadness said:

    Here’s a recipe for dry, damaged hair that kinda reminds me of the Aphogee treatment.

    Egg Yolk Treatment

    1-2 fresh egg yolks, depending on length of hair

    a drop or two of the following oils: clove, sandalwood, and fennel

    Beat yolks slightly with a whisk; add essential oils. Combine well. Apply to freshly shampooed hair. Leave on for 10-20 minutes. Rinse gently with cool water for at least 5 minutes. You want to make sure to wash all of the egg out. You will need apply a moisturizing deep conditioner because this is a protein-ish type treatment. Use once or twice a week if hair is really damaged. Use as an occasional treatment or special conditions. No matter how often you use this treatment, always remember to mosurize and slack off using once the damage has been repaired.

  • Marlene Murdoch said:

    Is there any kind of soap that I can substitute for castille soap? I dont think we have it here in australia. Thanks aot! Cheers!

  • Marlene Murdoch said:

    Sorry wrong typing. I mean thanks a lot!Cheers!

  • mochamadness said:

    Hi Marlene,

    You can order castille soap online if you are able to. Also, you can use a natural, unscented shampoo that suits your hair type and needs. This are the things I do sometimes. HTH.

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