How many dollars do you spend on hair care each month?
$20? $50? $100?
If you care about your hair, then its not unusual to hit three figures on your hair care bill each month.
What if you could cut down this bill by a tenth?
What if you could have the finest salon products and not pay more than a few dollars for them?
With DIY hair care products, its not just possible, it’s actually easy.
How to Create Your Own Hair Care Products
Do you ever wonder why almost every stylist worth her salt has her own range of ‘natural’ hair care products?
There is no secret to their business: almost every natural hair care product utilizes a handful of herbs which can be bought directly from a store.
Naturally Curly has a nice list of the common ingredients in most hair care products. Ignore the chemicals – you only need a couple of those which can be bought over the counter from the local store. Natural hair care products usually contain ingredients commonly available online or in your local grocery store (passion fruit, cocoa butter, avocado etc.).
Here is a very simple recipe for a Tropical Island conditioner: mix one peeled and mashed avocado with some coconut milk until you achieve the consistency of conditioner. Apply to your hair for a lustrous gleam better than any salon bought conditioner.
Here’s another: Rosemary Hot Oil
1/2 cup rosemary, 1/2 cup sunflower or jojoba oil. Mix the two ingredients together and heat until warm. Strain through a fine strainer. Apply to hair and wrap in warm towel for 15 minutes. Wash.
For shampoos, the most common foaming agent used is Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate. You can easily buy this online and add it to your hair care recipe for a nice foam.
Natural hair care products are extremely easy to replicate at home: just hit the internet and type in the name of your favorite hair care product + ingredients into Google. Once you have the ingredients list, you can buy them separately and mix together for your own DIY hair care product.
Simple, effective, cheap.
When in doubt, just search online for DIY natural hair care products. You won’t be disappointed.
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