Health & Beauty | 20 July 2015Homemade Hair Care Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Our hair and scalp takes a beating, but its care and maintenance is important for our overall health. It seems as though with hair, if it’s not one problem, it’s something else. If your hair isn’t dried out from the sun, it’s greasy from oily hair care products. These recipes from The Home Apothecary feature ingredients you would typically find in your kitchen. They are super easy to put together and will work wonders on whatever bad hair day problems you encounter! Kitchen Rescues Here are some quick hair rescues that you’ll find in your kitchen. * Apple cider vinegar: Adds shine and cleans and restores health to the scalp. * Avocado oil: Rich in protein, it restores health to hair and reduces frizz. * Beer: Full of yeast, beer naturally plumps fine limp hair. * Egg: Rich in fats and proteins, it moisturizes and removes oils. * Honey: A natural humectant, honey moisturizes and restores health to damaged hair. * Rosemary: Create an infusion for dry hair and scalp. * Yogurt or sour cream: Lactic acid works great on dull hair, removing residue and restoring shine. Dry Shampoo This is a great alternative to the traditionally wet shampoo. It’s perfect for those on the go or as a refresher in between shampoos. Yeild: one cup (200 g). INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup (120 g) rice flour 1/4 cup (56 g) baking soda 1/4 cup (30 g) powdered orange peel 5 drops patchouli essential oil DIRECTIONS Combine the flour, baking soda, and powdered orange peel in a bowl, mix well, and continue stirring as you slowly add the essential oil until fully blended. Pour into a sterile bottle. To use, sprinkle a little of the powder into your hair. Then work it into the scalp until it is absorbed. Hair Conditioning Mask Natural moisturizing oils treat overly dry, porous hair, restoring luster and shine. Yeild: one hair mask. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon (15 ml) jojoba oil 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil 1 teaspoon avocado oil 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon (20 g) honey DIRECTIONS Combine all the ingredients until well blended. To use, apply to damp hair and work through. Wrap hair in a plastic shower cap and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. Then rinse, shampoo, and condition as usual. — Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: An apothecary is a skilled craftsperson who compounds herbal mixtures that enhance health and beauty. Put aside the modern world of tricky marketing and harmful chemicals and create your own apothecary solutions. They’re fresh, safe, and effective—and many are made from the wholesome ingredients already in your kitchen and garden. Inside you’ll find: · Skin Care 101: How to make cleansers, scrubs, creams and lotions, tonics, and toners for oily, dry, sensitive, or combination skin—along with acne treatments, natural sunscreen, lip balm, and more · Body care recipes for homemade body scrubs, massage oil, body powder, and toothpaste · Remedies for what ails you, including healing cough syrups, compresses, teas, and tinctures · Hair care recipes for dry, normal, or oily hair—add shine, clear up dandruff, and control thinning and volume · Recipes for the home, including Kitchen Sink Scrub, Drawer Refresher, and Fly Deterrent · Plus, get inspired at your farmers’ market and explore seasonal recipes for a Pumpkin Mask, Cucumber Toner, and more! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.