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13 All-Natural Hair Care Solutions

Get salon results with these natural products you probably already have at home.

By
Bruce and Jeanne Lubin,
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Get salon results without ever leaving the house. These home remedy hair tips will have your hair feeling healthy and lush without the unnecessary products and chemicals.

Everyday Answers

1. Sensational “Salad” Shampoo
It may smell like a salad when you mix it up, but this shampoo formula works wonders to cleanse and clarify your hair! In a spray bottle, simply combine ½ cup water, ½ castile soap, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, and 2 tablespoons tea tree oil. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil scent. The result will be more liquid than creamy, so it’s easiest to wet hair, spritz it on, massage it, and then rinse.

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2. Conditioners from Your Kitchen
Looking for a simple, natural conditioner you can use every day? Try mayonnaise or coconut oil. Leave either white wonder on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing out. If your scalp tends to be greasy, concentrate conditioning on just your ends.

3. Get Hair to Cooperate with Lip Balm
When you’re on the run, just swipe some lip balm on your hands, warm it in your palms, and rein in crazy hair. The secret: Most lip balms contain beeswax—the base of many hair pomades.

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4. Healthier Hair in Your Sleep
No time for hair treatments? Restore your hair while you sleep! Before bed, apply a quarter-size dollop of coconut oil to your hair, comb it, and cover it with a shower cap. In the morning, shampoo as usual and reveal the hair of your dreams.

5. Save That Fruit!
Don’t toss those brown bananas and overripe avocado! They’re perfect to make a nutrient-rich conditioner. Just mash them together and enjoy a tropical hair mask for 15 minutes before washing out.

6. Thicken Thinning Hair
Feed your hair protein to thicken and strengthen! One of the best sources: eggs. Simply beat 1 or 2 eggs and apply to damp hair, paying special attention to the scalp. After 30 minutes, shampoo out.

7. Vitamins to Strengthen
We know oranges are full of good stuff for our body, but hair benefits from the vitamin C, acids, and pectin in oranges, too. To transform hair from damaged to silky and strong, puree an orange in the blender (peel included!). Apply the orange hair mask and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing out.

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