Monday, May 11, 2015

10 Masks & Rinses for Healthy Hair


We all know how much I loooove using all natural food products to get a healthy, glowing complexion. So it probably won't come as a big surprise that I also use all natural food products on my hair. I mean, not only are these foods healthy and going to leave your hair looking thicker, stronger and shinier, they don't contain any additives that can cause allergic reactions. Each product has a handful of benefits and many can be used together for superior results.

Apple Cider Vinegar 
Benefits: Hair loss treatment, lice removal, dandruff or itchy scalp relief, balance pH of hair, removal of product build up
Recipe:  
  • 1 cup ACV to 2 cups water
  • Wet hair, apply ACV rinse and massage scalp all the way to tips
  • Leave on for 5 minutes
  • Rinse *or leave on for an all day detangler
  • * for lice, use pure ACV on scalp, rinse with water, and comb through hair

Lemon Juice
Benefits: Removal of product build up, prevention of hair loss, dandruff relief, lice removal, highlights
Recipe:
  • Apply pure lemon juice directly on dry or wet scalp, massaging from roots to tips
  • Leave for 5 minutes
  • Rinse or shampoo as normal
  • *If you are sensitive, dilute rinse 50% water, 50% lemon juice

Coconut Oil
Benefits: Conditions hair, lice removal, hair growth, dandruff relief, help with frizz, sunscreen
Recipe:
  • Before shower, apply 2 tablespoons coconut oil to dry hair, roots to tips, paying close attention to the tips
  • Massage into scalp
  • Leave for 15 minutes or overnight *with shower cap
  • Shampoo as normal 

Olive Oil
Benefits: Prevention of hair loss, lice removal, dandruff relief, hair strength, conditions hair, help with fizz
Recipe:
  • Mix a tablespoon olive oil, a teaspoon lemon juice and 1 egg yolk 
  • apply to dry hair from root to tip
  • Leave on for 15 minutes
  • Shampoo and condition as normal 

Bananas
Benefits: Shine, prevention of hair loss, conditions hair
Recipe:
  • Smash 1 banana 
  • Apply to dry hair and cover with shower cap
  • Leave for 20 minutes
  • Shampoo as normal

Avocados/ Avocado Oil
Benefits: Conditions/moisturizes hair, removal of product build up, sunscreen, dandruff or itchy scalp relief
Recipe:
  • Smash 1 avocado 
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • Apply to dry hair and cover with shower cap
  • Leave on for 20 minutes 
  • Shampoo and rinse as normal

Honey
Benefits: Conditions/moisturizes hair, highlights, hair growth, dandruff or itchy scalp relief, shine
Recipe:
  • Mix 9 parts honey to 1 part water
  • Apply directly to scalp and massage down to roots
  • Cover with shower cap
  • Leave on for 3 hours
  • Shampoo and rinse as normal

Almond Oil
Benefits: Conditions/moisturizes hair, hair growth, split end repair, shine
Recipe:
  • Apply pure almond oil to dry hair, massaging scalp for 5 minutes
  • Leave on for 45 minutes or overnight, wearing a shower cap
  • Shampoo and rinse as normal

Greek Yogurt
Benefits: Deep conditioner, protein treatment, shine, strength
Recipe:
  • Divide hair into four sections
  • Apply 1 tablespoon of plain white greek yogurt to each section, massaging onto scalp
  • Cover with shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes
  • Shampoo and rinse as normal

Eggs
Benefits: Conditions/moisturizes hair, repairs damaged ends, shine, hair loss prevention, hair growth
Recipe:
  • Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon greek yogurt and 1 teaspoon of almond oil
  • Apply to dry hair, starting at the root and ending at the tips
  • Leave for 30 minutes
  • Shampoo and rinse as normal
There are so many different recipes on how to use these foods for hair care. Have you tried any of these recipes or others before? What food is your favorite for healthy hair? 




73 comments:

  1. I love this list of rinses for making my hair healthy. I have such frizzy hair, but I hate to use a bunch of product to take it. I am definitely going to try the olive oil or coconut oil recipes! Thanks for posting this.

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  2. I love using natural products. I've never thought about using them for my hair, but now I have to try out your mixtures. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love all these things! I'm a big fan of natural products for the hair and skin, it is amazing how much money you can save by not buying expensive products, plus these are so much better for your hair. Thanks for sharing, this is a great list!

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  4. These will be great for post-swimming pool hair! My hair gets so dry!!

    Rosemond
    www.bighairandbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. You're so right!! Perfect for summer coming up!!

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  5. I definitely want to try coconut oil.

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  6. These are great, I pinned this for later so I don't forget! I've used the coconut oil before with awesome results, so I'll definitely have to try a few of these.

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  7. I LOVE these ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. All great tips. I use diffetent oils according to wearher for my hair but nothing seems to help my daughter when it comes to frizz.

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  9. I love this Ashliegh..they all sound fab! I hope to try some of these! Thanks for sharing..have a great week lovely lady!

    xoxo
    Valerie

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  10. These are great! I'll definitely be trying these out!
    - Ana Luiza
    Evergreen Evergrey Everyday

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  11. This is fantastic, thank you for sharing! The only one I have tried is coconut oil and it has worked wonders for my post-pregnancy dead hair! I will be pinning this for sure, always looking for ways to cut down on using products laden with chemicals.

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  12. I've used ACV before and I think I did a banana mask once. I loved the ACV the most. I also occasionally use a baking soda mask to strip away build up and sometimes I add kosher salt to my shampoo (also for buildup). I've been curious to try avocado. That might be my next one!

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    1. Thank you for sharing! I've also tried baking soda but years ago! I've never tried the salt though...will have to!

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  13. Ooh this is so interesting I would never think to put honey on my hair. Not sure if do some of the food ones out here too hot! X

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  14. This is so great! ACV is amazing for my curly hair! I'll make sure to try the rest of these,though!
    http://www.aswestumblealong.com
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  15. OMG! Now that I'm in my 50s my hair is thinning. I'll have to try the ones that are for hair loss! Great post, and thanks!!

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  16. this is awesome, I am pinning because I 'm always looking for hair help! thanks for sharing all the great tips Ashleigh!

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  17. This is great. I'm always searching for stuff like this. My hair is so crazy!! I wish there was a mask to make it thinner lol.

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  18. Fantastic list! I can't wait to try these...I just bought bananas and I think I just may put one in my hair tonight!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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  19. I've actually heard of using apple cider vinegar but will actually try it now. Interesting. And coconut oil...forget about it! I use it on my face, my hair and my cooking. That stuff is magic in a jar. :)

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    1. That's what I say... Magic in a jar!!

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  20. How would this be for curly hair?

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    1. Amazing for curly hair! Most will make your hair shinny and smooth...try the ACV or coconut oil mask first and see how that turns out!!

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm bookmarking this! (: I gotta do this!

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  22. Perfect timing! I love DIY hair masks and lately my hair has been feeling less than stellar so I'll be putting these to use!

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  23. I love making my own hair masks. Thanks for the awesome recipes.

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  24. What a great list! Thank you for all these information! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

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  25. What an awesome list and resource guide! Pinning this for later :)

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  26. Great list, thank you for sharing all these awesome tips. I have now added this particular post to my favorites to come back later.
    Have a great rest of the week!

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  27. I love using olive oil. Stopping by from the WW hop, come say hi!

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  28. You can actually use the vinegar to rinse your whole body off when you shower. You don't smell like vinegar when you get out, plus it is so beneficial to all of your skin. We just use the cheaper white vinegar for a whole body splash. Don't rinse.

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  29. Forgot to mention heard about you on twinkly Tuesday..

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  30. Thanks for such a great list. No matter what I have on hand, I can give my hair a little love with all your suggestions! Can you mix ingredients together for an extra awesome treatment, like honey, greek yogurt and coconut oil?

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    1. I love to mix them.. I think the greek yogurt and honey would be fantastic together!!

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  31. I love all these tips!! I remember hearing that Marie Helvin used to use olive il on her skin — and just LOOK how amazing she still looks at 60+! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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  32. Great DIY hair mask tips! I will be testing these out for sure!

    Just to let you know that every Monday I host a beauty linky called Monday Makeup Madness. You are most welcome to join in next week if you wish :)

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  33. I have the fussiest of hair. It's dry, coarse, frizzy and normally a nightmare to deal with. I've tried pretty much any hair product, but the ONLY things that actually works for my hair is coconut oil. It's a great list and I hope that more people will discover natural (and better) alternative to the chemical filled products that we can find in the store.

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  34. Great tips! I never would have thought to put some of these in my hair. I'm saving this because I have long hair and it could use a little TLC!

    Thanks for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!

    xoxo
    Lisa

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  35. More and more foods are being discovered as good for your hair! So many here are good for preventing hair loss; would've never thought of that.

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  36. These all sound really great. Bookmarked for my next at home spa day!

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  37. I have never used food recipes for my hair, I will have to try some of these! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  38. What a fabulous and helpful post! I'm definitely pinning this to my Deliberate BEAUTY board.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you for the pin... I really enjoy linking up with you!!

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  39. Oh, so many good combinations. Which one have you tried? Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

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  40. Totally pinning this!! What a great breakdown of all the ingredients! Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up with #DreamCreateInspire this past week! :)

    xo
    ~Tabitha

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  41. Welcome to the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party. Thank you for linking up with us. I'm Janice, one of your hostesses.

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  42. Thanks for all the great hair tips Ashleigh! Very helpful. And as always, thanks for sharing your posts with us at the Thoughtful Spot!

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  43. Yes, yes, yes! Totally saving this. I swear you are my beauty go-to. Thanks as always for sharing at #MommyMeetUpMondays!

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  44. Great post! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  45. Such great tips, thank you for sharing, co-host from Wordless Wednesday link up - Evija @Fromevijawithlove

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  46. Hum, I've never heard of using bananas...will give it a try!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  47. The apple cider vinegar works great, we do that every so often. Thanks for some great ideas, which I will have to try.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

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  48. Great list, bookmarked it. I use the vinegar one but haven't tried the others. Thanks for the ideas.
    Sarah @ Living Intentionally Simple

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  49. This is great! My hair went curly crazy after I had my daughter. Never thought to try coconut oil to help with frizz. Thanks for this post!
    Your WW co-host
    -Shannon
    www.dailydiyer.blogspot.com

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  50. My niece tried the olive oil before and liked the results! With Summer coming, and more time spent in the pool, I'll need something to keep my hair from getting too dried out! Pinned! Pleasure to co-host with you at #OhMyHeartsieGirlWW!
    Christine@ Cherishing a Sweet Life

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  51. I can't wait to try some of these out! Thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

    Holly @ www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

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  52. I love coconut oil! So many great uses. Thanks for Co-Hosting the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  53. Thanks for sharing these hair tips. I have never used anything but store bought products. I'm looking forward to using some of these natural products. Thanks for Co-Hosting the Oh M Heartsie Girl WW. I look forward to seeing you next week.

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  54. Ash these are great tips, I have not tried a lot of these, but when I was younger used the vinegar all the time, my hair was like silk.

    Thanks for Co-Hosting OMHGWW I appreciate your help.
    Have a great week, Karren

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  55. These are great tips! I've been growing out my hair forever and these will help me to keep it looking nice without being tempted to chop it off again!!
    Thanks for co-hosting on Wordless Wednesday!

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  56. These are so awesome! I can't wait to try some! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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  57. I had no idea that using avocado would help with product build up. I will try it. Thanks!

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  58. I find that it is so much better to use natural, DIY hair care products like these on my hair than many of the commercial products on the market. Thank you for sharing your safe and effective natural hair masks with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!

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  59. This is my first time on Stumbleupon- thanks for bringing me here. The hair advice is useful; I swim so my hair is always dry.

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  60. My favourite is the egg hair mask, and I discovered it by accident. We had an egg contest (I know, strange) with the kids and I ended up with egg all over my head. I took a shower and my hair actually felt great! Been doing it (the mask, not the contest!) eversince :-)

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  61. I haven't tried avocado oil or almond oil yet, mostly because I don't have those in the house. Thanks for posting. Hello from Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural.

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