Do you ever read the ingredients list on any of your products? If you're the type of person that does then you'll know about some of the toxic ingredients that are in some of our everyday products. We've found some all natural, DIY alternatives to your essential hair products. Get the DIY pots at the ready...
What you'll need:
Arrow Root Powder
Dry Shampoo can often leave your hair feeling dirtier than it was before and with an itchy scalp. The best natural alternative is Arrow Root Powder. It's a white, flour texture powder that can be found in your local health food store.
Use a make-up brush to pat onto your roots when needed. If you're a brunette, add cocoa powder and if you're a redhead add cinnamon to make it less visible.
What you'll need:
2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 Cup of water
Forever on the hunt for sulphate free, paraben free shampoo's that will cleanse your hair thoroughly. This DIY cleanser helps balance your pH and kills bacteria on the scalp. Apple cider vinegar’s anti-fungal properties fight and alleviate dandruff without leaving your strands dry and thirsty.
Combine ingredients into a spray bottle. Separate dry hair into four sections, and spray ACV mixture between each layer of hair from root to tip. Massage the ACV into your scalp and let stand for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.
Coconut oil is rich in anti-microbial properties, lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids that strengthen hair, condition the scalp, and help to regrow hair. There's a reason why everyone is using it in their hair, skin, body and food!
As an intensive conditioner to restore hair, after washing with a gentle natural shampoo, apply 1 teaspoon (for short hair), 2 teaspoons (for shoulder length hair) and 1 tablespoon (for long hair) after warming in the palm of your hands. Apply to hair shaft and ends, and then rub into scalp. Cover with a shower cap, and leave on for 1-2 hours, or overnight. Wash with a gentle shampoo, and style as normal.
There are so many oils that you can use in your hair for that healthy shine. We recommend using a pea size amount of Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil on the mid-lengths to ends of damp hair. If using on dry hair, use the tiniest amount only on the ends to prevent oily hair.
Will you be switching out any of your cult products to natural ingredients?