4 DIY Alternatives to Conventional Natural Hair Care Products (That Actually Work)

Posted by Clifford Li on

Are you still using chemicals to clean your hair everyday? Despite of the preservatives that might hurt your hair, daily stress, living habit and pollution will also weaken your hair strength. There are actually a lot of “foods” that can provide you, at least, a chemical-free hair treatment, as alternatives of natural shampoo and conditioner, and make your hair be healthier.
Today, we are introducing you some of many things found in the kitchen which can be used for your hair. Let’s explore the mysterious world of hair care.


1. Ginger

It is well known that ginger has numerous of benefits when it comes to healing diseases and health problems. However, not everybody knows it is also a great ingredient in helping hair growth.

How does Ginger help? 

1. Prevents Hair Loss
A fresh ginger root contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and vitamins that provide your hair follicles with nourishment, making them strong and preventing hair loss.

2. Controls Dandruff
Ginger has potent antimicrobial properties that help control dandruff and, in turn, curbs hair loss.

3. Improves Blood Flow
Ginger’s active ingredients, gingerol, helps relax blood vessels and thereby improves the circulation of blood. This allows for the improved nourishment of hair follicles, ensuring faster hair growth.


Ginger with A Carrier Oil

• 1 tbsp Carrier Oil (Olive, Jojoba, Coconut, etc.)


1. Combine the ginger paste and the carrier oil in a bowl.
2. Cover entire scalp with the mixture and massage it for 5 minutes to improve blood circulation.
3. Apply for at least 30 minutes and then rinse it out with your shampoo.


Why this Works?
The ginger combined with the conditioning properties of oil will nourish and strengthen your hair, ensuring that it grows out thick and healthy.


1. Avocado

We all know that avocados are healthy for our bodies and how important to include them in our diets. But what about hair care? Is it healthy as well or is it only good for added shine?


How does Ginger help? 

1. Penetrate the cuticle and moisturize hair
Avocado is very rich in vitamins A, D, E and B6 and also high in proteins, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper and iron, providing rich nutrients to the hair.

2. Recover hair damages
Avocado revitalizes your scalp, it is a wonderful frizzy hair and dandruff treatment. Avocado oil works as a natural sunscreen and treats dehydrated skin.


Avocado and Honey Hair Mask

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1–2 tbsp of honey
  • 3–5 tbsp of olive oil


1. Blend all the ingredients very smoothly
2. Apply to your hair and scalp, focus on the hair tips and the most damaged part.
3. Apply for 30 – 60 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.


Why this Works?
Besides the nourishing power of avocado, olive oil has excellent conditioning properties. Honey, on the other hand, is a humectant which helps seal water into the hair shaft, curbing moisture loss. 

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