This post if for all the naturals that love DIY projects! Although I love making my own natural hair products it wouldn’t be fun if I didn’t share the excitement with you, right? When it comes to natural hair, keeping things simple and inexpensive is the way to go about it!
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How To Make Your Own Hair Products Like A Pro!
If you are working on creating a DIY product I recommend to not mix more than 3 ingredients together.
Benefits of Making Your Own Curly Hair Products
Here are some great benefits of making your own hair products:
You know exactly what’s in your product.
Mostly, because you made it. It won’t be full of fillers and chemicals that cause a dry scalp or skin infections. You can trust it because it’s yours. This is one of the main reasons I advocate for DIY products.
You may be saving your health.
It is said that the average morning routine contains more than 200 ingredients. This means, by the time you’ve showered, put on lotions, deodorant, makeup, hair products, and that lovely perfume you love, you’ve been exposed to hundreds of chemicals before you’ve even stepped out the door.
Many of the products labeled as, “good for your natural hair” have ingredients that may cause cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Custom make your creation for your needs.
With some time and research, you can whip up a cleanser and conditioner that fits your natural hair’s immediate needs. Need to boost your moisture levels? Throw in an avocado. Need to cleanse your scalp without over-drying?
Try using Castile soap and essential oils.
You will save some cash.
If you really think about it, you probably spend a lot of money on natural hair products. Multiply that by a year, and it has to be more than $200. One of the things I teach in my online DIY Shampoo + Conditioner course is how to save money by not buying natural hair products, but making them.
It would cost just a few dollars to make a wholesome, healthy cleanser (with ingredients you may already have) versus spending $10 and up every store visit.
Also, chances are, you can use some of the same ingredients in your curly hair products for others, like creating a face mask.
5 Ingredients You Need To Start Making Your Own Natural Hair Products
These are the base ingredients. Use them solo or combined with other ingredients.
Shea Butter is great for natural hair as a base ingredient. It works best if whipped with a hand or stand mixer.
You can whip it by itself or add your favorite oil or even Aloe Vera Gel for added fluffiness.
I love Shea Butter mixed with Aloe Vera Gel. The natural nutty aroma of Shea Butter mixes well with citrus or vanilla essential oils. I buy mine from Amazon !
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel mixes well with oil or water-based ingredients. I have mixed Aloe Vera Gel with Shea Butter for a moisturizer or with water for hair mist.
If you want to use a food-grade Aloe Vera Gel, you can.
But remember because its food-grade it will spoil over time or go rancid. This also goes for Aloe Vera Juice. I use Aloe Vera Juice instead of gel for moisturizing hair mist. (Link to 5 recipes below.)
You will most likely find Fruit of The Earth Aloe Vera Gel or JASON Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel on the sunscreen aisle in your favorite grocery store. Use it solo or mix it with your favorite batch of ingredients.
Coconut Oil can be used exactly like Shea Butter. Mix it or whip it solo for a light natural hair moisturizer.
Here’s my simple Whipped Coconut Oil recipe.
Also, mix liquid coconut oil with olive oil for the second step of the L.O.C. Method. It’s amazing for hair and body. It’s very light and easy to apply with an applicator bottle or spray bottle when mixed this way.
Vegetable Glycerine is a humectant and emollient. It draws moisture into the hair; perfect for dry climates and seasons.
As an emollient, it softens the hair. A little bit goes a long way when mixed with water for a daily natural hair moisturizing mist.
It’s also a great additive to oil-based products like Whipped Shea Butter. You can find it at your local health food store, Whole Foods or Amazon.
Granted it seems pretty basic. Water = moisture especially when it comes to natural hair. It should be the base of your store-bought products.
But purists use nothing but distilled or spring water to make their body and hair products. They believe that tap water decreases the quality of the products. And if you have hard water it creates build-up on your hair. Build-up can make it harder for your products to penetrate the hair and scalp.
You should remember Oil and Water Don’t Mix. Distilled Water is easy to find at any and every grocery store.
Here are some great ideas to get you started!
Who doesn’t love the silky-smooth shine and luscious scent of Moroccanoil, which magically fills in gaps of damage in your strands? I used to constantly have this stuff around in the salon. The fine silicone worked wonders in my clients’ hair as a quick-fix for blowouts. I became determined to find a natural, silicone-free option.
I was thrilled to discover fractionated coconut oil, a.k.a. the lightest, most easily absorbable oil there is. It’s so penetrating that it fills in gaps in the strands where damage has happened but so light that it won’t weigh down your hair and make you feel like a grease ball. It will, however, give you serious shine, softness, moisture, and heat protection.
This serum is stupidly easy to make, and it works like a charm.
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- 4-oz glass dropper bottle, or an oil-dispensing bottle of any kind
- 4 oz fractionated coconut oil
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent (optional)
Fill your bottle almost to the top with fractionated coconut oil, leaving room for 5 drops of essential oil. Shake well. Use several drops of your serum at a time, as needed. Think of it as your blow-dry BFF, heat protector, and frizz serum without the funky silicone build-up. It’ll keep on your shelf for years, unrefrigerated.
It took me years to realize that everyday washing was very harsh on my hair, and discovering dry shampoo for in-between washes has really helped me extend my second-day hair and cut down on styling time. After a lot of experimenting with different curly hair powders, I finally discovered dry-shampoo perfection: a lightweight blend of powders that freshens and cleanses by soaking up oil from your scalp, and creating a nice amount of texture and thickness without the dusty buildup.
1 4-oz spice jar with shaker top
1 oz kaolin clay (buy it online here, or at your local health-food shop or apothecary)
2 oz arrowroot flour
1/2 oz baking soda
3 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent (optional; I like peppermint for this recipe)
Add 3 drops of essential oil to the bottom of your shaker. Pour the rest of your ingredients into a blender or bowl, and stir with a whisk thoroughly to mix powders. Pour through a funnel into your shaker, and shake well to diffuse the scent into the powder.
Use your powder anytime your hair needs freshening up. You can sprinkle it lightly into your roots and work it in with your fingers, or sprinkle it onto a hairbrush and brush it through to revive and clean. I love it for fixing up limp bangs!
This mask is here to save your hair from the ravages of winter! The forced-air heat, freezing temperatures, and winds are enough to fray those ends to the point of major breakage. This is a great time to work a weekly deep conditioner into your routine.
A mask can work wonders by adding moisture back into parched hair, which can help protect your locks from future damage. I love to use this mask in my ends before I do my weekly ACV rinse.
- 4-oz glass jar
- 2 oz (4 tbsp) raw honey (buy it here or at any grocery store)
- 2 oz (4 tbsp) coconut oil (buy it here or at any grocery store)
In a small sauce pan, melt the coconut oil and honey slowly, on low. Pour carefully into your jar. It will separate, but don’t worry! Let it cool for half an hour. Once the liquid looks opaque, give it a good stir. Mix it well; until it looks thoroughly whipped. Let it cool fully; until it’s solid. Use this mask weekly. I recommend using it mostly on your ends, which are often driest, avoiding the roots and scalp.
I like to take a nice scoop of it and work it into my ends before I jump into the shower. Then, rinse it out well with warm water, and use your hair rinse. You can also apply your mask to wet hair after you shampoo, using it as your deep conditioner. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and rinse with warm water. Store your mask in a cool, dry place.
If you are curly, you understand. We need a little something extra when it comes to a styling crème. Those slippery silicone serums and leave-in conditioners are not quite enough for the wonderful, unruly wildness of our curls.
We need something a little heavier, a little stickier (but not too sticky!), and with a little more muscle. Happy curls depend on truly moisturizing ingredients that are lightweight enough to penetrate the strands, but heavy enough to smooth, define, and protect from damage.
And, as any curly girl knows, the perfect crème is hard to find! Well, I present to you your new BFF: a customizable crème to help you keep your curls healthy, bouncy, and alive.
- 4-oz glass jar
- 1 oz coconut oil
- 1 oz shea butter
- 1/2 oz beeswax
- 1/2 oz castor oil
5 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent the beeswax and use slightly less coconut oil.
In a small saucepan, measure and add ingredients. Melt together slowly on low heat. Once melted, add your essential oil. Stir well, and pour into your jar. Let your curl crème cool. Use your crème to help set your hair in perfectly formed curls by applying to very wet strands. Rub a pea-sized amount between your hands, and gently scrunch it into your hair.
Try not to rake your fingers through your hair; this will upset the curl pattern. Try to let your mane dry without touching it at all. Or, you can apply your crème to dry hair as needed to help define your curls and smooth frizz. Store in a cool, dry place.
There you have it, How To Make Your Own Hair Products Like A Pro!
What’s your favorite DIY Product Ingredient?
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Omega-3 Fish Oil
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