Keeping your hair healthy and beautiful does not have to cost a fortune. In fact, with just a few common household ingredients, you can give your hair a deep moisturizing treatment, subtle highlights and prevent dandruff. Here is a list of homemade hair treatments made with household ingredients and inexpensive
(easy to find) oils:
Coconut oil-- Buy a good quality coconut oil from a health food store. Use virgin coconut oil made from fresh coconut meat rather than a refined coconut oil which has been stripped off its beneficial nutrients. Heat 3/4 cup of coconut oil. After the oil has melted , massage one tablespoon into the scalp. After you gently finger massage, apply the remainder of the oil to your hair. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave for at least an hour before washing out. You could also cover your pillow with a towel and leave the oil in overnight. Also, jojoba and olive oil work wonders to condition the hair and scalp.
Mayonnaise--Another wonderful treatment is simple mayonnaise (which contains oil to nourish the hair) and egg (which is a natural conditioner). For an extra deep-conditioning treatment for dry or damaged hair, add half an avocado and 1/3 cup mayonnaise and mash until creamy. Apply to the hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave for about 30 minutes and wash out. You can wrap your hair in plastic and a warm towel to allow the conditioner to penetrate more deeply.
Aloe Vera--A dollop of aloe vera gel does wonders to control frizz, enhance curls and condition the hair.
Rosemary--A rosemary hair rinse is excellent for oily hair and helps dark hair retain its color. Simply simmer 1/4 cup fresh or dried rosemary in two cups water for about ten minutes. Strain and apply to hair; leave in overnight.
Rosemary and Sage--To restore the color in graying hair, simmer equal parts rosemary and sage in water, and strain. Apply to the hair daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Apple Cider Vinegar--To remove hair product build-up, you can make a rinse from apple cider vinegar mixed with water, poured on the hair after you wash and condition. You do not need to rinse it out.