7 DIY Hair Treatments for 7 Hair Troubles

Hair comes in many shapes and forms, and can change one day to the next. Whether your hair is too thin, too frizzy, too dry, or too oily, there are plenty of DIY hair treatments that can be found in your own home. Save a trip to the salon and try out some of these amazing ideas.

1. Split-Ends

DIY Hair Treatment for Split Ends

Split Ends are the inevitable. It seems that no matter what, they always appear. According to Christina of beauty blog Lip Gloss and Heels, there is a super simple solution to battling the split ends.  There are only three ingredients to this treatment: two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, one egg yolk, and one teaspoon of honey. Mix everything together and microwave for 8-9 seconds. Evenly spread over hair and wrap with either a towel or shower cap.

2. Hide Grays

DIY Hair Treatment for Gray Hairs - Eye Shadow

Gray hair is an issue most woman get as they age (though we do love a confident woman who rocks her grays). If you don’t want to let grays bring you down, but don’t have the time to pluck or dye; SheKnows.com has the solution for you and it is super easy. If a gray pops up and you want to quickly conceal it, the article suggests simply finding an eye shadow that matches your color and blend it in with your hair. This will cover your grays in seconds for a temporary coverage.

3. Natural Waves

DIY Hair Treatment for Natural Waves - Salt and Oil

Whether you want a curl in your straight hair, or want to enhance your already curly hair, Wholeliving.com has the perfect DIY treatment for you. A simple salt-and-oil treatment will define waves and lock in moisture. All you need to do is mix two teaspoons of sea salt, one cup of water, and four to five drops of oil into a spray bottle. Shake well and spray on damp hair. Run your fingers through your hair to define curls more and let naturally dry.

4. Limp Hair

DIY Hair Treatment for Flat Hair - Beer

Do you want your hair to be full of body, but it’s just falling flat? There are many products that promise thick and luscious hair, but why spend the money on salon products when what you need may be right in your refrigerator? According WomansDay.com, start reaching for the beer. Yes, that’s right: beer. Beer contains very large amounts of yeast, which will work the hair and help it build volume. Simply mix a half a cup of flat beer with one teaspoon of light oil, and a raw egg. Apply to damp hair for 15 minutes, then rinse out with cool water. If you want to add to dry hair simply put flat beer in a bottle and spritz onto hair slightly.

5. Frizzy Hair

DIY Hair Treatments for Frizzy Hair - Avocados

Frizz is a problem especially throughout the summer. There are many products available in stores or at salons that will tame wild hair, but if you are looking for a DIY, and delicious way to combat frizz turn to avocados. According to Mother Nature Network, beauty experts swear by avocado. Not only does it repair damaged hair, its oils are most closely like our own skins along with being filled with protein and nutrients to smooth and weigh down hair.  Just simply mash up half avocado and message into damp hair, Let sit for 15 minutes then rinse.

6. Scalp Treatment

scalp treatment-diyimage via The Mother Huddle

A regular scalp treatment is important to your hair health. According to Destri, a writer for The Mother Huddle, it removes build up, relieves dry scalp, and can speed up hair growth. All you need is a brush that will reach the scalp, cotton balls, and a few ingredients form the kitchen. Mix 4 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of grapefruit mix. With dry hair, start at the top and brush down on the scalp. Next part the hair down the center and apply the mixture to the scalp with a cotton ball. Give a good message into the scalp, let sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse out with shampoo and conditioner.

7. Hair Mask

Hair Mask-DIYimage via Fresh Picked Beauties

Shannon Buck from Fresh Picked Beauties offers on how to make an amazing hair mask that will leave your hair feeling fresh, healthy, and wonderful. To make, add ¾ cup of coconut milk with about a teaspoon of rosemary leaves.  Add both to a small saucepan and let simmer on low for 25 minutes then strain and add in a bit of Vitamin E Oil. To use, massage into clean hair and cover for at least an hour or overnight, rinse out hair with warm water and style to your liking for a fresh feeling hair.

What other DIY hair treatments would you add to the list?

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