Hair in distress? 3 recipes for organic and natural cosmetics at 1€!

Dry hair, split and brittle ends, overly oily scalp… What if the solution was in your kitchen? We have prepared 3 recipes for natural and organic care to repair and nourish your hair. But before rushing to solutions, take the time to assess the situation. This step is crucial. Sometimes, we worsen the situation with healthy products that don’t meet your hair’s needs.

How can I save my damaged hair with natural and organic care?

Take the time to feel your hair. If your fingers struggle to glide, if it feels like “straw,” and your ends are brittle, it means your hair needs hydration. It’s also essential to observe your hair. If your hair is greasy, you need to regulate sebum. Dull hair lacking shine often suffers from excess limestone, which damages the cuticle.

To repair your damaged hair, first evaluate your needs and observe the reactions.

A natural, vegan, and organic scalp purifying treatment

Pollution, impurities, sea salt in summer not only damage your lengths but also your scalp, which tends to become greasier and sometimes itchy, often neglected and rarely exfoliated. Yet, this different step from the classic shampoo can help solve many hair problems.

For an effective scrub, use two ingredients always present in our cupboards: sugar and olive oil. In a small container, mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then gently rub your scalp with small, soft movements. Sugar is a natural exfoliating agent that eliminates impurities and deeply cleanses your hair. If you have excess sebum, it may seem counterintuitive, but an ideal choice is a jojoba oil bath known to regulate its production.

A natural and organic cornstarch treatment for deep hair care

If your hair is particularly dry and rebellious, you only need 2 ingredients found in every kitchen: water and cornstarch! Nothing is simpler than this homemade, organic, and vegan cosmetic recipe, suitable for all hair types. Start by mixing a large cup of cold water with a few tablespoons of cornstarch in a saucepan, then heat it gently while stirring. You will see the mixture gradually thicken. Once you have obtained a gelled paste, remove the saucepan from the heat. You can add a pinch of turmeric and a few drops of coconut oil. Cornstarch tames frizz by coating the hair fiber. It also helps regulate sebum production, and its hygroscopic properties facilitate detangling and styling. Turmeric boosts blood circulation and accelerates hair growth. Cornstarch is rich in humectant, promoting the penetration of other moisturizing treatments you will apply later.

Natural apple cider vinegar treatment

A revitalizing and smoothing spray to tame frizz

Now that you have purified and treated your hair, to avoid deposits of limestone crystals that make hair swell, you can make a bio cosmetic treatment in a few minutes with mineral water, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar, rich in nutrients and acetic acid, rebalances the pH, eliminates residues, and smoothes the hair fiber.

 

Common mistakes that can ruin your organic and natural cosmetics

Having the right gestures and ingredients is crucial to repair very damaged hair. However, be careful not to ruin these efforts by maintaining harmful practices.

  • Avoid smoothing treatments, curling irons, and heated appliances for a few months to allow your hair to regain health and strength. Use a kardoune, a traditional fabric, as a replacement for the straightening iron.
  • Avoid chemical hair dyes; prefer organic and natural plant-based dyes. Henna offers a wide variety of colors and protects the hair fiber from external aggressions.
  • Avoid tight buns and slicked-back hairstyles, as they can make your hair more fragile and brittle.
  • Prefer air-drying with cold or lukewarm air, and let your hair dry naturally if you have time.
  • Remember to protect your hair from the sun and sea salt during the summer.

 

For those looking for organic and natural cosmetics but don’t have time, you can replace these 3 recipes with the following 3 eco-friendly beauty products: the organic lemon scrub from the brand Ohloulou to clean your scalp, an ultra-nourishing shea butter treatment from Hairborist to care for your hair, and a rose floral water from the organic cosmetic brand Pranarom to tighten your cuticles.

Mathilde
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