Natural Homemade Hair Packs And Shampoo

By Patricia | August 21, 2009

From the beginning of human civilization, hair has played an important role in our social lives. While hairstyles and fads may have changed repeatedly, the importance of taking care of your ‘crowning glory’ has not. In fact, your hair today is exposed to more pollution and chemicals than ever before, making good hair care vital. The first challenge you will face in beginning a natural hair care regime is identifying your hair type. As you know, hair can have many textures, from dry to oily, and can range from curly to straight. In some cases, even the color of your hair can influence your choice of hair care options. Since you have not mentioned any details about your hair, we will explore some general options.

If you want to try natural hair packs, it makes good sense to create your own natural shampoo. In addition to being economical, natural shampoos do not contain any harsh chemicals. If you have dry hair, try adding 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to every tablespoon of mild baby shampoo. The soothing and antiseptic qualities of this essential oil will benefit the root cause of dry hair, which is dry scalp. Combine this with a hair pack created by adding one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to an egg. Apply this pack once a week, leaving it on for 10 minutes before shampooing. Together, this combination should add a healthy, soft shine to your hair.

In case of excessively oily hair, try a refreshing herbal shampoo. Boil one cup of water and add 2 tablespoons each of dried peppermint and spearmint, along with 1 tablespoon of dried sage. After 10 minutes, cool the mixture and strain the water into half a cup of baby shampoo. The herbs not only cleanse the hair, but also help to improve circulation in the scalp. As a hair pack, a single egg white will do wonders for oily hair. Another simple method is to squeeze the juice of a lemon to your shampoo. This can be especially useful if you have blonde hair, since the lemon juice will help maintain the color. No matter what hair type you have, it is important to include a holistic approach to hair care. Trim your hair regularly and avoid using hair dryers since the heat can make the hair brittle and dry the scalp, causing dandruff. Ensure that you drink plenty of water, eat healthy, and exercise regularly; your hair reflects your wellbeing.

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