Guest Post: Home Made Hair Treats – How to Look Great the Natural Way

Check out the lovely Gemma as she discusses how you can create budget friendly, home made hair treatments!

Making your own hair treatment from items that can be found in your refrigerator or pantry is the ideal way to ensure your hair looks fabulously shiny and healthy, without breaking the bank. Using these natural ingredients rather than the chemicals found in some commercial products is also better for the environment as well as your hair. Here you will find my favourite recipes to get you well on your way to perfect hair for summer, at a fraction of the cost of a salon treatment.

For Extra Shine
A beer rinse is one way to make your hair shine like never before. Leave the beer to go flat and pour all over your hair after shampooing. Be sure to rinse thoroughly though as you don’t want the smell of beer to follow you around all day. Lemon juice, cold coffee and cider vinegar are also great for adding shine to tired hair.

To Enhance Your Natural Colour
Rinsing your hair in cold, strong coffee or tea can give a boost to the colour and shine of dark hair. Similarly, a well-known home highlighting method is to squirt lemon juice onto hair and sit in the sun for an hour or so. 

To Reduce Frizz
Avocado and egg yolk makes a great hair conditioner. Just mash up the avocado, mix in a raw egg yolk and apply it to your hair after shampooing. Leave it to work for 15-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly. You will notice the improvement in softness and condition immediately.

To Condition and Moisturize Over Treated Hair
If your hair is colour- or heat-treated, mix a dollop of honey with a little olive oil or almond oil to make a deep-conditioning treatment. Apply the mixture all over your hair, give yourself a little head massage and relax for around 20 minutes before rinsing.
To Combat Oil
Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water to create a rinse for oily hair. Another tip (although not really a treatment) is to sprinkle a little baby powder or talc onto the roots of your hair if you don’t have time to wash it. Leave for a few moments and the brush out. The powder will soak up any oil, leaving your hair looking cleaner.
To Remove Product and Pollution Build-Up
To deep clean your hair and remove any nasties, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a little water to create a thick paste. Apply to damp hair and leave for around fifteen minutes before rinsing and washing with your normal shampoo.
If you can afford to spend a little more, Organic products will give your hair an extra special treat. Don’t worry if the fruit or vegetables are a little past their best, these treatments are a great way for using up produce that would otherwise be thrown away or made into a smoothie! Make your homemade hair treat a regular indulgence and you will soon notice the change in the look and manageability of your hair.

Author Bio: This guest post was written by Gemma Deering, a freelance health, fashion and beauty writer at Majestic Tresses ( **Pictures courtesy of**

Thank you Gemma for the wonderful tips and advice, I will be sure to try out some of these home made hair treatments, particularly the avocado and egg yolk since I’m always on the hunt for a perfect de-frizzer! 

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  1. My mom used to rinse my (used to be long blonde) hair with beer, made it super shiny :). Now i'll rather drink it lol

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! X


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