Natural Homemade Hair Fixes

Did you know that the following contents typically found in your kitchen could help your hair?

Apple Cider Vinegar

An excellent clarifying solution, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar can be diluted in water and applied to hair after conditioning. Leave it in for awhile, then rinse. It helps to fight dandruff and remove dead skin cells from the scalp.


This delicious superfood has many uses on your hair. The oil can help repair damage and soothe split ends. Apply avocado oil or mashed up avocado to hair, rub it in, and rinse after 15 minutes.

Baking Soda

This inexpensive staple can help strip your hair of excess residue from product or hard water build up. Simply dissolve a few tablespoons in some water, shampoo as normal, and rinse your hair with the baking soda solution.


If your hair is greasy, cornstarch can help soak up extra oil. Simply sprinkle it over dry hair and brush it out.


Adding a whipped egg to your shampoo can help reduce hair loss, improve shine, and improve the health of your scalp. It's especially effective in moisturizing brittle hair.


A great way to infuse dry hair with moisture, honey can be massaged into damp hair—on its own or mixed with oil—and left on for 20 to 30 minutes to soak in. Rinse and wash hair well afterwards.

Lemon Juice

This natural astringent can help your scalp shed dead skin and give it a deep clean. Be careful to rinse it well, since lemon juice can also bleach hair and dry it out, so you're best to mix it with olive oil when applying.

Olive Oil

If your hair is course or dry, olive (or almond) oil makes a wonderful hair mask, especially for an overnight deep-conditioning treatment. Massage a tablespoon of oil into hair, wrap it in a towel, and leave it on for anywhere from an hour to overnight.


It can help detangle hair and encourages it to grow. Coat hair with it and allow it to deep soak for awhile. Yogurt has the added benefit of reducing the build-up of styling products. If your hair is looking dull, yogurt is sure to help.



Sources: "8 Homemade Hair Treatments." Woman's Day. Web. 2012.