All natural hair care products are great to use on the dry, brittle and coarse hair that women of African descent may have. All natural products are free from harmful chemicals and encourage healthy hair growth instead of stripping the hair of valuable nutrients. All natural products are good but can be quite expensive and can put a dent in your budget. There is an alternative to paying high prices for your all natural hair care products, you can make them yourself. Making your own hair care products will not only save you money but will also ensure that your products are quality made with ingredients that you’ve chosen and are healthy for your hair.
Cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing and sealing are the four processes that are used in any African American healthy hair care regimen. You can easily make your own hair care products to complete these steps. I’ve outlined very basic hair care product recipes that can give you a start on making your own all natural hair care products.
African American hair doesn’t benefit from the most common ingredient in most store-bought shampoos, sodium laureth sulfate (SLS). SLS is a detergent that can cause dryness in our already dry hair. We need products that contain moisturizing, soothing ingredients that will promote healthy hair growth.
2 eggs, well beaten
1 bar grated castile soap
1 tsp. powdered borax
1 oz. bay rum
4 quarts water
-Bring water to a boil and add castile soap, until soap dissolves.
-Allow the water and soap mixture to cool.
-Add eggs, borax and bay rum.
Moisturizing conditioners are necessary for healthy African American hair growth and making your own is super simple and you’ll only need a few ingredients.
1 Small ripe avocado
1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp Coconut oil
Split the avocado down the center
Scoop out the avocado
Mi x avocado with oil until smooth.
1 avocado, sliced 1 medium-sized egg, beaten2 tablespoons mayonnaiseMix these ingredients together until you have formed a paste. Then, apply to your wet scalp and hair and massage gently for ten to fifteen minutes, making sure that you are using the pads of your fingers and not your fingernails.
Moisturizing African American hair twice daily is also necessary for healthy hair growth. Making your own daily moisturizer is simple as well.
2 tbsp Coconut oil
2 tsp castor oil
2 tsp jojoba oil
Mix all the products together until smooth and creamy.
As with all hair care regimens you may have to tweak these recipes to meet your hair care needs. Adding scented oils, like pepperment oil, can give a nice fragrance to your new hair care products.