Why use ordinary hair conditioner and shampoo when ingredients in your kitchen offer powerful ways to restore your scalp health and encourage healthier, thicker hair? Each of the recipes in the collection of ideas below contain at least one ingredient with proven hair-improving properties. From moisturizing essential fats to antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, try these homemade remedies to beat the baldness.
1. Coconut and Avocado Miracle Mask
Coconut oil is high in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), a type of beneficial fat that’s been linked to anti-aging, skin health and weight loss. It can help turn back the hands of time in your scalp, so if your thinning hair is due to aging, you could see restored hair health!
Avocado, meanwhile, is high in healthy monounsaturated fat. This fat is linked with softer skin and hair. Combined, the two ingredients will coat your hair and scalp in rich, moisturizing conditioner and keep your scalp and hair soft, glossy and healthy.
Rub a dollop of coconut oil between your hands to warm it up, and then coat your scalp and hair with it. Then, mash together one avocado and spread the paste on the ends of your hair to moisturize your hair, reduce breakage and prevent split ends. Let the mask sit in your hair for half an hour, then rinse out with warm water.
Use once a week for best results.
2. Overnight Onion Mask
Onions, especially red onions, are a potent source of a wide range of antioxidants. They can keep your scalp surface youthful and energized. This hair mask combines the power of onions with soothing honey, which acts as a humectant to draw moisture in from the air and hydrate your scalp and hair. Honey is also high in minerals and vitamins that nourish every hair follicle and prevent follicle “death.”
Juice one onion, then mix it with two teaspoons of organic raw honey. In the evening, massage it into your scalp and coat all of your hair from end to end, then wrap your head in a towel and go to bed. Let it soak into your hair and nourish you all night, then rinse it out in the morning.