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DIY Natural Hair Care Products

You are in the right place! This is home for DIY/Homemade Hair Care Recipes that I have tried on my natural hair. I share these remedies because we are returning back to natural, aren’t we?

All ingredients are natural and can be easily obtained in your kitchen.

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This website’s tagline is ‘Returning Back to Natural’ because my focus is on discovering, experimenting and creating natural homemade hair care products to help women transition their hairs back to natural.

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How to Prepare Rice Water

Rice water is the milky liquid left over after soaking, washing or boiling rice. Rice water is believed to be beneficial to both the skin, as a toner and hair as a conditioner.

Rice Water: No Boil Method

How to Prepare Rice Water

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of clean raw rice
  • 2-3  cups of water
  • 3 drops of an essential oil

Method

  1. Place clean rice and water in a container
  2. Swirl it using a spoon in a round motion.
  3. Leave it to sit for 30 minutes in room temperature, the longer the better so that all nutrients are obtained from the rice.
  4. Strain the rice water and add 3 drops of essential oil
  5. Use the rice water to rinse your hair

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Rice Water: Boil Method

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of clean raw rice
  • 2-3  cups of water
  • 3 drops of an essential oil

Method

  1. Boil water as you normally cook
  2. When the rice is almost cooked, strain the water out.
  3. Leave the rice water to cool in room temperature
  4. Use the rice water to rinse your hair
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Rice Water: Fermentation

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of clean raw rice
  • 2-3  cups of water
  • 3 drops of an essential oil

Method

  1. Place clean rice and water in a container
  2. Swirl it using a spoon in a round motion.
  3. Cover and let it sit for 1-2 days in room temperature
  4. Strain the rice water and add 3 drops of essential oil
  5. Use the rice water to rinse your hair
  6. Store remaining water in your fridge

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Onion Juice Preparation Methods

How to Prepare Onion Juice

Onion Juice has continuously been used for decades as a hair treatment to promote growth.

Method 1: Squeezing/Blending/Crashing

  1. Peel 3-4 onions and chop them into small pieces.
  2. Extract the juice out of the onion by either squeezing it or using a juicer.
  3. Another option is placing the onion pieces into a blender and blending into a paste.
  4.  Place the paste in cheesecloth or a sieve and squeeze all the juice out.
  5. Apply the juice to the scalp and along the strand. Leave this on for about 30 minutes and rinse off the juice. I personally use the treatment after shampooing my hair because the juice acts replenishes to the stripped nutrients

Method 2: Boiling

  1. Boil the chopped onions and then set it aside for 1-2 hours to cool. Strain the solution after cooling
  2. Massage the onion juice on the scalp and along the hair strands
  3. Rinse off the hair and apply an oil and scented moisturizer to mask the smell of the onion juice.

Method 3: Mixing the Onion Use with Other Ingredients

Onion, Coconut  and Olive Oil mixture

  1. Peel 2-3 onions
  2.  Grind them to get the juice,
  3. Strain the juice and add to it one tablespoon of coconut oil
  4. Add one tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. Mix all the three well and apply on the hair strands
  6. Leave it in for at least 30 minutes and then rinse off

Onions and honey hair regrowth treatment

  1. Take two tablespoons of honey in a bowl
  2. Add it one 1 cup of onion juice obtained by either squeezing or boiling
  3.  Stir both of them until the honey gets dissolved into the onion juice.
  4. Apply the solution on your scalp by giving massage. Let this sit in for about 30 minutes and rinse off. Follow this remedy 1-2 times weekly to get the best results.

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How to use Castor Oil in your Hair Care Routine

Castor oil has intense moisturizing properties making it a favorite among the natural hair community. Castor oil is used on hair for several reasons. It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that prevent dandruff and scalp infections. It contains Ricinoleic acid that helps increase circulation of blood to the scalp and thus improved growth. The acid also helps balance the scalp PH which in term helps to replenish the scalp’s natural oils and reverse the damage by harsh chemical contained in many hair products

Castor Oil for 4C Hair Growth

To Prevent Dandruffs

Ingredients

  1. 1 Tbsp Castor Oil
  2. ½  Tbsp Olive Oil
  3. 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil

Method

  • Mix the three oils, warm in on indirect heat for better absorption
  • Apply to a clean scalp 2 times a week.

 As a Deep Conditioner

Ingredients

  • 1 Tsp Castor Oil
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Fenugreek Powder
  • ½ cup Water

Method

  • Soak the Fenugreek Powder in water for 5-10 min until it forms a thick paste
  • Add the Castor and Olive oil into the Fenugreek Paste
  • Warm the mixture in indirect heat for better absorption
  • Apply to damp sectioned hair. Cover the hair and let the deep conditioner sit for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse off and proceed to moisturize.

(You can vary the quantities of the ingredients depending on what works best for you, the quantities used are the ones I have experimented with on my Natural 4C Hair)

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