General hair conditioners are connected with creamy and sweet-smelling hair care products that nurture the scalp and hair in a simple and quick way after shampooing them, smoothing them and helping them to shine more.
Conventional conditioners, however, usually contain synthetic ingredients such as micro plastic and silicones. They rarely support a healing or even renewal of hair and scalp.
Yet there are a number of ways to care for hair without chemical additives using simple, natural ingredients. In this Blog post we will introduce you to simple, effective, homemade DIY- conditioners, which are healthier for the hair and less harmful to the environment.
You probably know flaxseed as a healthy ingredient in baked goods and muesli or as a vegetable egg substitute. In addition to its use in cooking, the flaxseed gel can also be used for hair care. Flaxseed gel contains numerous nutrients that also keep hair healthy and strong – including magnesium, selenium, copper and omega-3 fatty acids. Using a leave-in conditioner with flaxseed gel, the active ingredients can have a particularly intensive effect on the hair.
Following ingredients are needed:
-500 ml tap or distilled water 1-2 tbsp.
-hair-conditioning vegetable oil optional, essential oil for even more care – for example, lavender, peppermint or rosemary
-optional a few drops of vitamin E oil to protect the ingredients from oxidation
For those who use hair care alternatives such as hair soap, an acid rinse is an ideal addition to smooth the outer layer of the hair, which has been roughened by the alkaline effect of the soap. It removes soap and lime residues from the hair, providing shine and a stronger (natural) hair color, making conventional conditioners unnecessary.
Following ingredients are needed:
-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (contains especially many vitamins and minerals that additionally nourish the hair), raspberry vinegar or wine vinegar
-500 ml tap or distilled water (as needed)
-optional 5 drops of essential oil for even more care – for example lavender, peppermint, rosemary.
Herbal nutrition for your hair
Various herbs and their care properties These herbs are particularly suitable for the preparation of a herbal vinegar as a hair rinse:
Nettle gives hair more shine, helps against slightly greasy hair, itchy scalp, dandruff and hair loss; has a slightly darkening effect (not suitable for blond hair)
Chamomile helps against greasy and inflamed scalp; brightens blond and white hair Nasturtium promotes hair growth; acts against dandruff and hair loss
Lavender soothes irritated and dry scalp; helps with damaged hair; acts against dandruff (not suitable for blond hair) Peppermint has a refreshing effect; helps against irritated, itchy scalp and against dandruff
Rosemary helps with hair loss and oily scalp; makes blond hair look slightly reddish
Sage has a soothing effect on itchy or oily scalp, is effective against greasy hair, is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial and strengthens the hair
For a hair rinse with herbal vinegar or just herbs:
-1 handful of herbs of your choice, dried or fresh
If you liked the recipes and want to try it yourself, we are of course very happy. We’re excited to hear about your experiences with the new homemade DIY-conditioner, share them with us and other readers below in the comments.
Which hair conditioner works best for your hair? Feel free to share your experience in a comment below!