31 Easy Hair Treatments You Can Do At Home

Dry and damaged hair is a cause of concern for many women as well as men around the world nowadays. Many factors damage hair and make them frizzy, like heat styling, humidity, harsh shampoos, and sun exposure. You may be the one suffering from pesky hair problems and thinking of turning towards salon treatment or hair masks that are usually very expensive. 

No need to stress out; we got good news for you. In this blog post, we will discuss the DIY hair treatment at home you can use to make your hair silky and sleek without visiting a salon or going for out-of-budget hair products.

All of the discussed recipes require a few ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen or bathroom. You may need to try a few of them to decide which natural hair treatment is best for your hair, but we promise that at least one of them will do wonders for your lifeless hair. 

Keep scrolling to decide which one can be the best treatment for your dry and damaged hair.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is prepared by fermenting apples. It can detoxify diet, help skincare, and overcome many hair problems. The benefits of ACV are uncountable, specifically when it comes to strengthening the hair. It prevents hair loss, repairs hair splits, and is suitable for dandruff and greasy hair thanks to its vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, biotin, and folic acid content. 

How To Use

After completing your bath, mix three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one liter of water. Wash your hair with this solution, let it sit for about two minutes, and then rinse it with water. Continue this practice twice a week.

2. Sour Cream

Sour cream has a variety of healthy nutrients that have a very great impact on hair. The product contains lots of protein, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, and other elements that support healthy hair structure and prevent fungal growth. In addition, ascorbic acid, retinol, and vitamin B contribute to the flexibility and strength of the hair and are suitable for both dry and oily hair.  

How To Use

One of the easiest ways to use sour cream as a hair treatment at home is by directly applying it over your entire hair. You can also message on your scalp if you want. Wait for 20 minutes, and then wash your hair with your regular shampoo and lukewarm water. 

3. Sage Leaves

Sage leaves are of excellent benefits when it comes to frizzy and damaged hair. Sage not only helps to improve the blood circulation of your scalp but also leads to the growth of new hair follicles and prevents hair loss. If you are looking for homemade hair treatment for black hair, then sage leaves should be your choice as they also help to darken and intensify hair color. 

How To Use

You can get sage leaves easily from any store or online. To prepare a solution, boil one tablespoon of sage leaves in one cup of water. Use this solution as a final rinse after shampooing and conditioning your hair. 

4. Cornmeal

Over decades corn products have been used as a beautifying DIY for hair. Corn kernels are ground into a powder to make cornmeal. It contains various nutrients like vitamin B, fatty acids, and vitamin E that are very beneficial if you suffer from dry hair and hair loss. In addition, the antioxidants in cornmeal can block free radicals and help prevent cell damage.

How To Use

With the help of cornmeal and salt, you can make your own dry shampoo. Mix ½ tablespoon of cornmeal with one tablespoon of salt and apply this mixture evenly to your hair and message. Brush it off after waiting for 5-10 minutes.

5. Banana + Olive Oil

Both these easily available home ingredients can work like magic for your hair. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which can moisturize your hair and make them silky and shiny. Bananas also have an abundance of beneficial nutrients like potassium and magnesium to hydrate and repair damaged hair

How To Use

Mash one banana in two tablespoons of olive oil and mix well. Apply this mixture to your hair and cover it with a shower cap. You can take a bath after 20 minutes and shampoo your hair. 

6. Purple Kool-Aid

Purple kool-aid is one of the safest ways to go if you are looking for at-home hair dye treatment. It is a temporary hair dye that will be fun and cheap to dye to hair ends. However, the end results will depend highly on your natural hair base color.

How To Use

If you use a liquid form of Kool-Aid, you can rinse your hair in a sink with it. But if you are using power form, you will have to dissolve it in warm water and then rinse your hair. Once you ensure all the hair is soaked in, dry them with a blow dryer heat to lock in the color.

7. Avocado

Avocado is one of the fantastic natural products also used in branded hair masks. It contains several natural oils and healthy fats that help nourish and moisturize your hair. In addition, it promotes stronger hair follicles and reduces breakage. 

How To Use

All you need is a medium size ripened avocado. Mash the fruit and then apply it over your scalp and hair. Wear a shower cap and keep the DIY for 20-30 minutes. You can then wash your hair with cool water and shampoo.

8. Walnut Powder

Just like their many health benefits, walnuts are excellent for hair care. They are rich in unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids that will keep your hair healthy as well as will promote hair growth. Walnut powder also works as the best white hair treatment at home.

How To Use

Mix the walnut powder with some water, make a thick mixture, and leave it overnight for stronger results. Next day, when you wake up, stir well, apply the mixture evenly on your hair portions, and leave it for 2-3 hours. Finally, rinse this mixture off with normal water. 

9. Witch Hazel and Glycerin Overnight Mask

Many people are aware of the magical effects of witch hazel on the skin, but it also has as many benefits for hair. It is highly effective for fighting against dandruff and reducing scalp inflammation and oiliness. It can be used with glycerin to give effective results.

How To Use

Add about ¼ cup glycerin to your witch hazel spray bottle and shake the ingredients to mix well. Part your hair and spray on the scalp with the mixture. Leave it overnight, and then shampoo your hair. 

10. Honey

The benefits of honey for hair are uncountable. It helps soothe your scalp, hydrate and strengthen your hair, and boost the shine of your hair. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. 

How To Use

Honey is used with many other ingredients to make a hair mask. One of the easiest and most effective ones is honey with olive oil. Add ¼ cup of olive oil with ½ cup of honey and warm the mixture. Apply it over your hair and wait 30 minutes, then wash them with warm water. 

11. Eggs

Whether you are looking for a solution to hair growth, hair loss, damaged hair, or frizzy hair, eggs may be the first thing that comes up in the search bar. Eggs are a highly nutrient-rich food containing an abundance of Vitamin E, biotin, and Vitamin A to make your hair thick and strong. In addition, the egg yolk contains fatty acids to nourish your hair and make them shiny and sleek.

How To Use

Using gloves, apply a stirred egg on your hair evenly from root to tip. You can also add some oil with egg before applying. Let this mixture sit for about one hour, then wash with cold water. 

12. Bananas

Bananas are common ingredients used in hair protein treatment at home. They help moisturize and nourish your hair, prevent dandruff, and soothe your scalp. 

How To Use

Pick one or two bananas, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Add small pieces to the grinder and grind them. You can also add honey or any essential oil if you wish to. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave for around 20 minutes. You can then wash your hair with normal water and shampoo. 

13. Coconut Oil

With its unique combination of natural fats, coconut oil helps hydrate hair and nourish the scalp. It can be used as a hair mask or leave-in to trap the moisture in your hair and make them frizz-free. 

How To Use

You can apply coconut oil on your hair 30-40 minutes before taking a shower and then wash your hair with regular shampoo. It can also be added to your conditioner to have a frizzy hair treatment at home by boosting its effect. 

14. Pumpkin + Honey

Pumpkins are highly recognized for hair growth and hair treatment and are rich in biotin (B-7). B-7 helps in producing keratin which is a hair protein. Therefore, pumpkin with honey can work as the best hair protein treatment at home.

How To Use

Add ½ fresh pumpkin puree in a bowl and two tablespoons of honey. Apply this mixture to hair in sections and then leave it for 30 minutes. Wash your hair regularly and see the effects. 

15. Sugarwater

If you have run out of your hair spray, believe us, sugar water is the best and cheapest alternative. It works precisely like expensive hair sprays and increases hair’s water retention. 

How To Use

Add one tablespoon of sugar to one cup of water on the stove and mix until it boils. Cool down the mixture and transfer it to a spray bottle. Apply this homemade hair spray to your hair sections and enjoy the trendiest hairstyles. 

16. Rice Water

Many hair professionals have talked about the benefits of rice water and how it can do wonders. It strengthens your hair follicles, adds shine and volume to your hair, and can help hair grow. 

How To Use

Rinse ½ cup of rice thoroughly. Soak them in 2-3 cups of water for 30-60 minutes. You can apply it with the help of a spray bottle before taking a shower for 7-10 minutes. You can also rinse your hair with rice water after shampooing, keep it for 20 minutes, and wash it with warm water. 

17. Rose Water 

Rose water is a known home remedy for hair growth and thickness. It is rich in nutrients like vitamins A, D, C, E, and B3. When reaching the scalp, rose water can be absorbed and help grows healthy hair. 

How To Use

You can easily get rose water from drug stores or online, as well as make it at home with the help of rose petals. Apply the mist with the help of a spray bottle and leave it. You can also rinse your hair with rose water after taking a bath.

18. Lemon Juice

Since lemons are rich in citric acid, they can be used for hair lightening, making hair shinier, and getting rid of dandruff and oil. They are also known for promoting hair growth. We also recommend combining lemon juice with other nutrients like Aloe vera, Honey, or Yogurt for amazing results. 

How To Use

Mix half a lemon and a half cup of water. Spray your scalp or hair with the lemon juice combination. After massaging the juice into your hair and scalp, leave it on for around 10 minutes and then wash your hair.

19. Butter

Butter is indeed an excellent treatment for dry hair. Butter is famous for its ability to help grow and make your hair shiny, in addition to nourishing and moisturizing your hair.

How To Use

Just a pea-sized amount of butter is enough for hair. Melt this amount and apply it only to the length of your hair, working your way up from the tips to the midsection. However, be careful not to use too much, or your hair may become oily.

20. Olive Oil

Olive oil has an abundance of unsaturated fats and can help in soothing the scalp, adding volume to your hair, and preventing dryness. It is also a great and highly effective home treatment for hair fall. 

How To Use

Use enough amount to apply on your hair from the middle to the roots. Leave it for 15-30 minutes, and then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

21. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil has moisturizing properties because of its oily nature. You may add it to your hair care routine to get additional resistance against split ends, breakage, and dryness.

How To Use

Using your fingertips, massage jojoba oil into your hair and scalp. After letting the oil sit on your scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner to moisturize.

22. Aspirin

There are surprising uses of Aspirin that you may not know about, and one of them is its use as hair fall treatment at home. It is widely used in anti-dandruff shampoos and is highly effective for oily hair. 

How To Use

Crush aspirin tablets to make a powder. It can then be mixed with other ingredients like honey and used as a hair mask or shampoo to wash your hair. 

23. Lemon + Chamomile

Lemon and chamomile mixture has been used for decades for hair lightening without damaging chemicals. In addition, chamomile has several other benefits, as it has anti-inflammatory properties and contains various minerals.

How To Use

First, you have to make chamomile water by adding ¼ cup of chamomile flowers in hot water. Then, strain the mixture with the help of a sieve and add an equal amount of lemon juice. Finally, spray it on your hair at least twice a week.

24. Aloe Vera

Are you looking for damaged hair treatment at home? Then aloe vera must be enough for you to work. Rubbing it on your scalp would help recover damage, and the active ingredients help strengthen your hair and make it shiny.

How To Use

Rub aloe vera gel on your scalp and apply some amount over the ending tips. Let it sit for about an hour, then shampoo and condition your hair.

25. Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is rich in proteins and antioxidants, making it ideal for growing hair healthier and longer and used widely for hair coloring.

How To Use

You can make a homemade conditioner with the help of coconut cream and cocoa powder. Use ¾ cup coconut cream and ¼ cup cocoa powder and mix them. Apply this conditioner to your hair for 15 minutes and then wash them.

26. Yogurt Hair Mask

There is a myriad of benefits of yogurt for hair. It calms frizz, reduces dandruff, and brings volume and shines to hair. 

How To Use

A few drops of lemon juice can be used to create a mask. Along the length of your hair, massage the yogurt mask into the roots of your hair. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Clean the mask by rinsing it with warm water.

27. Baking Soda

Baking soda is famous when it comes to homemade hair treatment products. It is known for combating dryness, balancing scalp pH, removing build-ups, and softening hair, specifically curly.

How To Use

The best way to incorporate baking soda into your hair care routine is by applying it to your scalp and length after dissolving in water. Leave it for three minutes, and then wash your hair. Remember to use it only once or twice a month.

28. Beer

Beer has a lot of vitamins and proteins that can help hydrate and nourish your hair and is known for clarifying hair color.

How To Use

Wash your hair as per routine with shampoo and conditioner. Massage with flat beer into your scalp and hair length. Wait for 15 minutes and then rinse it with water.

29. Homemade Deep Conditioner

Homemade deep conditioners work as the best treatment for dry and damaged hair. There are several well-known DIY deep conditioners that you can use to make your hair shiny and silky; we will discuss one of them here.

How To Use

Yogurt and Olive oil are both known for their magical hair properties. You can add one tablespoon of olive oil to two tablespoons of yogurt and mix them well. Apply this mixture, leave for 20 minutes, and then wash your hair to see the magic.

30. Tea

Both black and green teas are widely preferred to rinse hair. That is because they have high caffeine content, which helps reduce hair fall and promote growth. 

How To Use

Boil four tea bags in one cup of water for about one hour. When cooled, spray this tea water on your scalp and hair and leave it for 60 minutes. Rinse off with water and condition your hair. 

31. Rosemary Oil

Cleansing essential oil like rosemary would help you clean your scalp, add shine to your hair, promote hair growth, and help prevent dryness. It can be used in other DIY deep conditioners as well. 

How To Use

You can add five drops of rosemary oil to any other oil of your choice, like coconut oil. Message on your scalp for 10-15 minutes, and then wash your hair as per routine. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will these help get rid of product build-up on my scalp?

These remedies, specifically Apple cider vinegar, Baking soda, and Lemon juice, can work wonders in removing product build-up from your scalp. You will notice a difference in a single wash.

How do I get the mask remnants (like banana or pumpkin) out of my hair?

When you apply masks containing fruits like bananas, pumpkin, and avocado, you should wash your hair with extra care. The key steps are to rinse your hair well, use a clarifying shampoo, apply conditioner and use a fine tooth comb to get rid of remnants.

Can I leave these hair treatments overnight?

Generally, homemade hair masks are safe to use overnight, like witch hazel and glycerin. However, protein-rich products should not be left overnight as they may make your hair heavy. We advise you to decide this based on the hair treatment you are using at home.

Will apple cider vinegar affect my hair color?

ACV is acidic in nature, but very slightly; hence it will NOT affect your hair color. If used, it’s perfect for colored hair as well.

Can I replace olive oil with castor oil?

Both of these oils are well-known for their skin and hair benefits. However, castor oil would be ideal for healing hair and scalp, whereas olive oil is ideal for nourishing and making your hair stronger.

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