For years I have inconsistently used this mixture of natural ingredients to aid in the management and upkeep of my hair. I recently decided to be more consistent with this and I love the results. I am currently doing this once a month, I would like to do it more often but my busy schedule does not allow me to do so.
Each of these ingredients is natural and affordable, not only that they each have a unique advantage when added to your regular hair care routine. I am a huge fan of olive oil and coconut oil. These oils also have excellent benefits when used on the skin as well. I decided not to go into detail with that in this post but can do so in a separate post if you all would like to find out more information.
- Olive Oil: Strength and Shine
- Adding olive oil helps bring moisture to your hair, it leaves it shiny and healthy-looking.
- It is rich in vitamins A, E, and antioxidants.
- It helps protect the keratin in your hair and seals in all of the moisture.
- It can also remove the buildup of sebum (the oily and waxy materials) that impedes the formation of new hair follicles and hinders hair growth.
- Coconut Oil: Growth and Luster
- It stimulates hair growth by getting deep into its follicles.
- It fights against such problems as insect bites, lice, and dandruff.
- It moisturizes dry hair.
- It adds luster, shine, and softness to the hair.
- It prevents hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length and slowing down hair loss.
- Helps hair look denser and fuller.
- Honey: Antibacterial and Antiseptic
- It seals moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned. This reduces breakage, which is often a cause for slower hair growth.
- It has rich antioxidant properties, which prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
- It strengthens the hair follicles.
- It has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents scalp infections, dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, allowing for faster hair growth.
- It cleans the hair follicles by getting rid of impurities like sebum. This minimized clogging, which is often a reason for hair loss.
- Using honey as a hair care ingredient not only boosts hair growth but also stimulates hair re-growth from dormant follicles.
- Egg: Breakage prevention and increase volume
- It is rich in vitamins A, D, and E in addition to proteins, fatty acids, and sulfur.
- It adds moisture to dry hair making it smooth and soft.
- It prevents hair breakage and repairs damage.
- It brings back the natural luster and shine with the help of the fatty acids.
- It makes the hair more manageable
- Vitamins A and E prevents hair loss.
- The egg yolk is rich in proteins that make the hair follicles as well as the roots of hair stronger. (I do not add the yolk to my mixture, I find it makes it very runny. Too messy for me to deal with (lol))
- Vitamin B12 and sulfur present in egg yolk speeds up the growth of hair.
- It makes the hair thicker and increase its volume
- Avocado: Regular hair growth
- It prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth.
- It improves the condition of your hair by acting as a moisturizer for dry or damaged hair.
- It is high in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair.
- Vitamin B is essential for hair growth and Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp. Healthy hair grows half an inch every month. Using avocado in a conditioner or as a hair mask are the best ways to promote regular hair growth.
- It promotes hair that feels soft and is more elastic.
- The high-fat content of avocados makes hair less dry and prone to breakage.
- Mayonnaise: Smooth frizz and defines curls
- Mayonnaise contains egg yolks, vinegar, and oils that work together to nourish and moisturize your hair.
- It helps nourish the scalp to promote healthy hair growth.
- It smooth frizzy hair
- It helps define curls by treating dryness and frizz.
- It adds strength and shine to the hair.
- It helps control hair loss.
- It adds moisture to the scalp
All of these ingredients can be added into a mixing bowl and blended together. For a smoother consistency, you can blend them in a blender. I also like to add my favorite natural hair conditioner to the mix as well, currently is it Shea Moister Raw Shea Butter with Sea Kelp and Argon Oil.
I usually make more than enough. For later use, I add the excess to an old conditioner container and freeze it. It saves time so you aren’t making a new mixture each time you want to condition your hair.
TIP: Save your old containers of shampoo and conditioner. Spilt them in half (put half of your shampoo/conditioner into the old container) and add water to each. By adding water you have doubled the amount of product. This way it lasts longer and is easier to use especially if you have a lot of hair or very thick hair. The product becomes easier to get to your roots and scalp and you use less product in the process.