Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5 More Hair Masks and Rinses for Healthy Hair

Last week, I shared 10 Masks and Rinses for Healthier, Better Hair, made from all natural food items that are easy to come by and less expensive (for the amount) compared to traditional hair care products that you might find in a salon. Well, I've come up with five more foods that also leave your hair feeling smoother, softer and overall better. If anything, they do a darn good job at cleaning your scalp of build up. These five items, at first might seem weird {even I was skeptical of a couple} but worked for me and should work for you, too.

Benefits: Fuller, thicker hair, cleanses scalp, adds shine
  • Apply with a spray bottle to wet, clean hair as a leave in consitioner
  • or, before conditioning in the shower, pour straight beer from roots to tips, leave for 2 minutes and rinse

Benefits: Conditioner/moisturizer, restores pH balance, hair protector from sun, lice removal 
  • Dampen hair with warm water, or apply to dry hair
  • Apply straight mayonnaise to all of your hair as you would conditioner, starting at the roots out
  • Wrap in a shower cap and leave for 20-30 minutes
  • Rinse and wash out with shampoo and warm water

Baking Soda
Benefits: Dry shampoo, wet shampoo, cleanses scalp, lice removal
  • As a dry shampoo, just sprinkle a little to roots, leave for 2 minutes, then brush out.
  • As a wet shampoo, add a tablespoon of baking soda to a tablespoon of ACV and mix into a paste
  • Apply to wet hair and rinse as normal with warm water

Green Tea
Benefits: Hair loss treatment/ regrowth treatment, enhances hair color, adds shine, cleanses scalp, lice removal
  • Steep tea in two cups boiled water for a few hours or over night
  • Apply to dry hair and leave for 5 minutes
  • Wash with shampoo and conditioner as normal

Benefits: Conditioner/moisturizer, hair loss treatment/regrowth treatment 
  • 4 tablespoons milk {raw}
  • 1/2 a banana 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl or blender until smooth
  • Apply to dry hair and leave in for 1-2 hours
  • Wash with warm water

Have you tried any of these 5 foods in your hair? Have they worked for you? I'd love to know in the comments! **I will be posting the results of using baking soda as dry shampoo soon! 


  1. I've never heard of the green tea for hair treatment - I'll have to try it!

  2. I used to do the mayo mask for my hair, but I hate the smell. I'm going to have to try the other ones out. Thanks!


  3. Some of these are definitely new to me. Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Back in the 80's we had Body on Tap shampoo - best shampoo I've ever used. Beer shampoo is a blessing in a bottle. My hair loved it.

  5. I'm going to try the Green Tea rinse this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love this! My daughter is a stylist and will share with her.

  7. I haven't tried these but I'm going to try green tea the next time I was my hair! If it works then I'm all about it!
    - Ana Luiza
    Evergreen Evergrey Everyday

  8. That beer one looks really interesting but I have WAY too thick of hair. Great tips!

  9. I need to try some of these! The green tea one really interests me!

  10. Good ideas... I like the green tea one... I haven't heard that one before. :)

  11. I especially like this because next time I spill beer on my hair I'm going to claim I did it on purpose and direct everyone to this post! :)
    Thanks for linking up to #BigTopBlogPost

  12. I've heard about a few of these and thought about trying them but I always wonder how the smell will be for some like beer and mayo.

  13. This is awesome! I can't wait to give them a try!


  14. I had never heard about beer as a hair rinse before. I had heard mayonnaise but it seemed kind of icky to me so haven't wanted to try it :-)

  15. I'm going to try these! Thanks for sharing in the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop :)

    Erika @whaterikawears.com

  16. I have heard of the beer and the milk but none of the others and I haven't tried any of them! I may have to give them a go just for a change up! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  17. These are great natural hair care ideas! I have used mayonaisse on my hair! It's a great moisturizer and conditioner. Thank you for sharing these hair masks and rinses with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!

  18. This is an awesome list! Have you thought of kombucha? I have been doing that as a conditioning rinse that I then rinse out after 2 minutes. I brew my own kombucha and have some overly sour leftovers which smell like beer and I thought why not? ;) It's been adding a lot of shine to my hair. I want to try the items on this list! Thanks for sharing!