Natural Hair Conditioners

Natural Hair Conditioner

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Posted by Julie R (Phoenix, AZ) on 09/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Castor Oil and Coconut Oil

I have used this 3 times in the last two weeks as a pre-shampoo conditioner. The mix is 50-50 each oil. I add several drops of rosemary oil but I think that could be optional. The castor/coconut oil mix has no adverse scent, and you're going to wash it out anyway.

1-2 hours before shampoo, start with the ends, getting them well-saturated but not dripping. Work the oil up the shafts and finally onto - and into your scalp, adding more oil if necessary.

Gather hair and cover it with a plastic bag or shower cap, another covering on top for good measure if you like (I use a plastic bag + stocking cap).

You may want to shampoo twice depending on how sudsy your shampoo is. I shampoo twice.

Result? My hair went from extremely dried out, super thin, super frizzy (like pubic hair - yuk! ) to thicker, glossy, and smooth wavy hair. No lie. I am thrilled!

From what I have read, you can use straight castor oil but it is very thick and hard to wash out. The coconut oil thins it and is also good for your hair.

This is what I would recommend as an extremely effective, totally non-toxic hair conditioner - to anyone. Try once a week, then adjust, depending on your results.

I also follow my shampoos with a rinse made of 1 C ACV, 1 C green tea, and 2-3 capsules of nettle leaf. But I was using this prior to the castor/coconut oil and did not have these great results. Can't hurt, though!


Natural Hair Spray

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 12/23/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter was out of hair spray so she found a recipe online and made her own.

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

She put this in a little spray bottle and said it worked better than store bought stuff!

You could add a drop of your favorite essential oil if you like.

Not only is this cheaper than anything I could have bought, it has no harmful chemicals in it and is not harmful to the environment.

~Mama to Many~


Natural Hair Straightener Recipe

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Posted by Shine (Gabs, Botswana) on 08/05/2013
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Use one can of Coconut Milk, two teaspoons of olive oil, three tablespoons of juice from a lime, and start with one tablespoon of cornstarch (add more as needed).

The mixture did not permanently straighten hair nor but it helps hair straighten better and it seems to help fight against humidity.

Apply to hair and let it sit for a few hours. Rinse with water and a little shampoo and then rinse with conditioner. Let hair air dry and then style as usual.


Nettle Tea

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Posted by Laurie (Sudbury, Ontario) on 01/09/2009
0 out of 5 stars

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of taking or using nettle tea for hair.

Long ago I went into the health food store and was told nettle tea in rinse water helped your hair thicken. I just used it a couple of times and hated it as it was like tea all over the shower and you and stuck in the hair and had to be rinsed well. It was a pain. Now I bought nettle tea again and was wondering if anyone at all has any stories about it.

Thanks.

Replied by Rosy
(Orlando, Fl)
01/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Try a spay bottle, I used to use that with chamomile tea I put in my hair.

Replied by Dianna
(Austin, Tx)
01/09/2009

i've used nettle tea on my hair. both as a hair 'wash' and as a last rinse.

personally, i like other herbs better (lavender is my favorite) - but try straining the herbs out of the tea before you pour it on your hair - or you can buy (or make) a little muslim bag to keep all the herbs together in while brewing. to use a strainer simply put the strainer over a plastic bottle and pour the tea with the nettles into it. then you can add water as needed to the rinse.

djh/austin, tx

Replied by Dorotka
(Apopka, Florida)
01/09/2009
1 out of 5 stars

For me the herb Fo-ti , or the other name is Ho-Shou-Wu ,worked much better then nettle tea.


Olive Oil for Split Ends

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Posted by Ashley (Nashville, TN) on 12/04/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Olive oil for split ends works. Also: 1. egg yolk, 2. real mayo.


Olive Oil for Split Ends
Posted by Melissa (Omaha, NE) on 10/24/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have a tip for dry split ends. After shampooing and conditioning, use a dime size amount (more for long hair) of olive oil. Just put into hands, apply to hair but not the scalp b/c it will make it greasy and then comb through. It seals the split ends and makes hair soft. Bye Bye flyaways and money for expensive hair products.


Pure Crude Oil

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Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, TX) on 03/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using Pure Crude Oil on my hair for 15 years now, followed by a vaseline rub. I put on the Oil and massage it into my scalp with a cupped massager, then I put on the vaseline and massage it with the cupped massager. It is an amazing conditioner and makes your hair grow quicker than usual. It stimulates growth when you don't have it also!! It is an amazing cure for all scalp issues!!

Replied by Laurie
(Sudbury, Ontario)
01/11/2009

Hi there, please tell me what crude oil is and can you use any other oils like olive or coconut oil instead? As i am trying to go out and buy everything mentioned on here, its getting awfully expensive. So many as the saying goes, get three things done with one thing.

Not exactly as the saying goes but you know what I mean. I would appreciate any feed back. Thank you.

EC: Pure crude oil is motor oil, so she must mean another type of oil unless this is a joke! Don't put motor oil in your hair!

Replied by Brooke
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)
12/05/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Sorry for not reading this before! Yes - it is NOT oil that is used for the car!! It is Pennsylvania Crude Oil, Google it and you can find out about it! It is an Edgar Cayce remedy that I have always used, however, for the past two months I have also supplemented with a formula that includes Lactated Pepsin, Black Snake Root Extract, Essence of Wild Ginseng, Atomic Iodine, Extract of Liver, and Grain Alcohol - ( you can Google that also) and it has healed all of my previous hair problems! I still do the Crude oil and Vaseline about 3x a month though, and I now also use a "violet ray" on my scalp to bring even more circulation. All three of those things though has turned my hair beautiful! I no longer take my Armour Thyroid pill that I have taken for years, because of the Iodine in the formula. I have never been able to grow my thin hair past my shoulders and now I have! I have no split ends, my hair is nice and smooth and it is so much thicker!

Replied by Michelle
(Cincinnati, Ohio, Usa)
02/14/2011

Pennsylvania Crude Oil is "taken fresh from the oil wells in Pennsylvania. This is real crude oil with no refinement. " .... As stated on a website selling it. They also mention Edgar Cayce as having recommended it in and another place saying it was in his book, "Drugless Therapy. " Had to research it, sounded so strange. I wouldn't use it, but I believe sometimes instinct draws us to what we need. Supposed to be good for hair loss.

Replied by Doddie
(Lawrenceville, Georgia)
08/21/2011

Over washing and blow drying also destroys the hair. Cut back on washing your hair every two weeks or just when you cannot stand it any more. Hair grows from the inside out.


Silicon Supplements

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 383 posts

Try taking some foods rich with silicon. Such as nuts, horsetails, oatmeal, etc. Or you can take some silicon supplements in the form of orthosilicic acid or silicic acid, which is a water soluble form of silicon. Taken vitamin C will help strengthen or thinken the epidermis. Taking some magnesium seems to helpful. Apple cider vinegar have some traces of silicon and will help. But you need to reduce your intake of vegetable oils (they seem to destroy the liver) and is seen not helpful to the circulation as liver once not functionally as efficiently will not provide nutrients throughout the body.

Takin silicon supplements 5-10 mg/day seems to cause thickening of nails and hair within weeks. (They also grow faster)

Taking some rutin rich foods, such as bee pollen will help develop capillaries, which hopefully will be helpful for the scalp also.


Soap Nuts

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Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 03/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

i just noticed that you don't have soapnuts listed on your site.

soap nuts are actually berries, you can use them for laundry (yay! no perfumes, dyes, soap, etc.) and they work great for this. i even get good results from using them in cold water. also if you make the liquid you can use it for many uses around the house: dishwashing, counters and surfaces, spot treatments of very dirty clothes before washing with the whole soap nuts, carpet cleaning AND hair washing!

also if you use the liquid for washing your pets - fleas don't like it!

it makes your hair very shiny and soft and thick.

if you are interested - google soapnuts - there is a LOT of info out there.

btw - the 'brand' i have is maggies - which is sold at my food co-op. although they may seem expensive upon first inspection - $17.99 for about 50 berries - you can re-use them in the laundry up to 5 times! and then 20 of them will make 32 ounces of cleaning liquid - and you can even do this 2 or 3 times if you save the berries after cooking them.

so a box could work for like 50 loads of laundry! and we wash in cold water - if you use hot or warm water it takes even less of the soapnuts.

this is a wonderful find for anyone who is allergic to conventional detergents. they even clean my boyfriend's very dirty and greasy car working on clothes!

EC: Thanks, Dianna. We are going to cross-post this to the Earth Clinic Planet site as well!