Natural Beauty: Make your own hair products to avoid harmful side effects!


With the high-tech manufacturing and mass production of hair care products around the world these days, it's no surprise to see the infiltration of more and more potentially toxic chemicals added to the formulas.

Most women and men are unaware of these harsh ingredients and just go by the brand, the price and the advertisements. For example, the sulfate family of chemicals appears in most hair care products today, and these detergents gradually weaken hair strands, rob locks of their essential natural oils and can cause irritation and other reactions.

That is why natural beauty is always the victor. In other words, making your own hair care products is affordable, intelligent and steers you far away from potentially harmful side effects. For example, one of these beauty tips involves a homemade leave in conditioner, and no, you don't have to be a great scientist to create your own, naturally healthy formulas.

Do-It-Yourself With Liquid Castile Soap

The famous morning TV show Today took a look at the benefits of DIY hair care that offer nourishment, organic ingredients and proven natural recipes that really maintain strong locks without the chemical compounds found in regular shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products.

These natural recipes aren't expensive, even when it comes to making your own shampoo. Hair stylist Jenny Strebe told Today that a pure shampoo is simple to make and consists of the following ingredients:

distilled water
unscented liquid castile soap
drops of essential oils like lavender, mint, rosemary

She suggests using a plastic bottle and filling it with one part distilled water to one-part liquid castile soap (unscented). Dress up your shampoo with dashes of fragrant essential oils.

It's that easy, costs about a buck and works up a lather. In addition, there are other homemade shampoos using liquid castile soap. Television's popular Dr. Josh Axe, a physician of natural medicine, offers his own thoughts about the natural goodness of the soap, saying that it's trusted among vegans and vegetarians because it’s plant-based. Also, it doesn’t lose potency with time, so it stores well in the fridge.

Dr. Axe's shampoo is another to consider making and will be fresh for one week. This will make about seven applications:

7 tablespoons castile soap
6 teaspoons coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

Favorite Fruits Make Fab Smoothing Conditioners

When it comes to keeping the hair frizz-free, silky and manageable, a conditioner is a key step in the beauty routine. Most of the ingredients are found in your kitchen and can be blended into amazing formulas that feed thirsty, dry and sometimes damaged strands. Best of all, these natural conditioner recipes smell lovely, are safe and pure to use and can be whipped up in sheer minutes.

For example, the hair experts at Stylecraze are hands on when it comes to creating the perfect conditioner. With all the hair coloring, blow drying, flat ironing women do constantly, this recipe will condition exquisitely.

It's called the Banana Hair Mask and so easy to make:

1 banana
1 egg
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons milk
5 tablespoons olive oil

Mix the five ingredients until the consistency becomes smooth like a paste. Apply the paste on the hair and leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes, and then wash off.

Wavy, Clean, Voluminous Hair Is Achievable

Nothing says gorgeous hair like the beauty found in sea salt spray while sunning by the sea. It's nature at its best, and when the ocean breeze playfully tangles the hair, that's when beach babe texturized locks are born.

Not everyone can relax by the ocean daily, so many women reach for a drugstore bottle of sea salt serum, except these store-bought brands are full of drying alcohol and other suspect chemicals. They spritz and spritz, and soon their mane is tough, dry and dull.

Making your own sea salt spray is as simple as one, two, three and cheap to create. Just take a plastic spray bottle and add the following ingredients:

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon melted unrefined/organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon hair gel or leave-in hair conditioner
can also add few drops of an essential oi

Pour the warm water and sea salt into the spray bottle, and shake it until the salt disintegrates. Next, in a separate bowl, stir the melted coconut oil and hair gel (or leave-in conditioner) together, and add this blend to your spray bottle. Now add a few drops of an essential oil that you like. Shake the bottle again; that's it.

Spritz like crazy, and create a beachy mermaid mane.

Handmade hair care is fun, budget-wise and keeps the purity both inside and outside 

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