At Home Hair TreatmentsNatural help for damaged hair and dandruff

One thing most of us have in common is hair. Women in general are more prone to dry damaged hair due to over processing, chemical treatments and so on. While I’m one of those women I like to consider myself a hair survivor of the 80’s. If you too were a teen in the 80’s you know exactly what I mean. We couldn’t survive a day without our Aqua Net, LA Looks hair gel, blow dryers or crimping irons. Boy do those words bring back the good ole hair days to mind. Heck, by the early 90’s I had perfected the “Something about Mary” upwards bangs. Good thing time changes trends, our own outlook on our appearances, and what we use to perfect them.


If you have dry damaged hair, split ends, dandruff or dry scalp you can benefit from this excellent all natural way to heal your hair. It’s basically a moisturizer for your hair consisting of two simple household ingredients. I like to refer to it as the All Natural Hair Wrap.

All Natural Hair Wrap

Ingredients

If you have very long or thick hair double or even triple these measurements until you find what works for you. I have very fine shoulder length hair and this is the perfect measurement for me.

Directions

Mix ingredients together and apply to damp hair. You can shampoo first if you like but it is not necessary.

Take the mixture rub it down into your scalp and toward the ends of your hair. I have a conditioning comb which is just a fancy name for an old fashion hair pick that I use to thoroughly comb the mixture in. After saturating your hair wrap it in a towel and let sit for at least 30 minutes. If your hair is in pretty bad shape I would go a full hour. Rinse with warm water first then wash out with a mild shampoo. Dry and style as you like – I typically do this before bedtime so I let mine air dry.

Help for dry and damaged hair

I noticed a difference on my fine hair immediately. If you have thicker hair it may take a couple treatments before you see a difference. I treat my hair once a week but again if you have naturally thick hair or very dry damaged hair try it several times a week until you notice healing.

Help for dandruff and dry scalp


Olive oil and honey also provide an excellent natural defense against dandruff and dry scalp by hydrating both the scalp and the hair.

Benefits of olive oil and honey on hair

Olive oil and honey condition hair and improve its strength and elasticity. They also work to correct the stresses caused by chemical products and even our everyday environment. The olive oil contains Vitamin E (a natural antioxidant) and Vitamin K.

Vitamin E has been shown to help with the growth of hair as well as preventing hair loss. It does this by aiding the growth of capillaries in your scalp, and more capillaries mean improved circulation and better prevention of hair loss. Improved capillary health in the scalp can even increase hair growth. Vitamin E also helps prevent split ends and is a great defense against the damage caused by excessive use of hair dyes, hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. As you can see it’s a great source of nutrition for hair!

Vitamin K is one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies and will help strengthen capillary walls to maintain healthier hair.

Honey is a humectant which means it holds onto water molecules thus hydrating the hair and also soothes the cuticles leaving hair soft, shiny, and manageable.

Inexpensive and effective at home hair treatments

There is no need to pay a salon hundreds of dollars for conditioning treatments. Especially when you don’t know what ingredients are in the products they are using.

Now go whip up a batch and have yourself a Good Hair Day!


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Comments

  1. Alicia says

    Thanks Mary! If you try it out let me know if you can see or feel a difference by adding in the honey.

  2. says

    WHOA! This hair treatment was phenomenal!!! After swimming in chlorinated swimming pools all summer my hair was practically crunchy, so I decided to give the treatment a try. In addition, I have a very flaky, dry scalp for which no treatment or special shampoo has given me relief over the past few years. I noticed an immediate difference in my hair and my dandruff is absolutely GONE! Instead of wrapping my hair in a towel I used a plastic bag so I didn’t have a gooey towel to deal with. Also, I doubled the recipe because I have very thick, long hair…and it was WAY too much. I will use the suggested amount next time. Thanks so much for the post Alicia!

  3. Melissa says

    love it, but I had to wash it 4 times in the shower and now that it is dry, it is super oily (not the nasty dirty oily)…hoping when I shower in the morning, it all comes clean! :)

  4. Donna says

    To get the oil out of your hair use conditioner. Oil breaks up oil. After hair oil treatment, just use your conditioner and work it through your hair. Rinse and repeat. Finish with shampoo.

  5. Laurel says

    Wow…I just found this article! I just bought ingredients to make my own shampoo with aloe, castile soap, vegetable oil and glycerin. Seems to work well but the ingredients can be expensive. I will have to save this & try your shampoo and conditioner to see how they work. I did add essential oils to my shampoo, though but I suppose you could do that with these too, if you felt so inclined! I’m saving your website :)

    Thank you,

    Laurel

  6. says

    ok! so first off, I want to say thank you! For being the ‘guinea pigs’ for us all and then sharing the wealth! second, today I tried the baking soda and water shampoo, which cleaned my hair so awesome! But I have long thick hair and had some bad split ends so I used the olive oil/honey combo. It was messy. It was odd smelling. BUT it worked! AWESOME! Now my only problem is that I’ve used the baking soda and water two times to get the ‘oiliness’ out of my hair but no luck. I can’t even run my fingers through my hair without getting a coat of oil on my hands…HELP! what do I do?!

  7. says

    sorry, to clarify, I meant a natural way to get it out. I don’t want to go back to my old conditioner if I don’t have to.

  8. Veronica says

    Yeah, I need some help too. I washed with baking soda twice and my hair is still super oily from the treatment. I’d love for this to work but how do I get the treatment out?

  9. says

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  10. Lisa Parkes says

    I tried this treatment, and while it helped somewhat, my head still was very itchy and still had dandruff. (I can’t use any conditioner I’ve tried, because it breaks out my face and scalp.) So I tried adding milk, and that did the trick! I use 2 TB extra virgin olive oil, 1 TB honey, and 1 TB 2% store bought cow’s milk. Then of course dampen my hair and leave the mixture on for an hour, concentrating the mix on my scalp. I may experiment more with the amounts, but that for some reason moisturized my scalp much better. Thanks for getting me started!

  11. Dani says

    I tried this last night and I’m so impressed! My hair was very dry and breaking off due to hard water. I have tried so many different conditioners but nothing helped like this. My hair is thick and a few inches past my shoulders and I used 1/4 cup olive oil and a couple of tablespoons of honey, left it on for 30 minutes wrapped in a warm towel and then shampooed and used a heavy duty conditioner and wow! My hair is soft and shiny, it feels and looks fantastic!!! so happy to have found this…will definitely be using this treatment on a regular basis.

  12. Brittani says

    I’m terrible. I started selling Avon a few months ago. I came across this delightful site Friday night and have successfully made my own cleaning products and detergents already (thanks!!). The Avon products I sell (especially hair care) have been the only things to work well for me, at the price of the ingredients list. I have coarse, medium length, thick curly hair that is exceptionally frizzy in the back. The shampoo and conditioner I have been using from Avon is the only product that has been able to tame my hair and make it manageable and much less horrifying. I am becoming more mindful (just over the last few days) of what I am actually using. Is this treatment good for hair like mine? My scalp is pretty dry as well, and the treatment I have been using isn’t working well. MN winters!

  13. Nicole Brockwell says

    Can this be used on fine hair? I used olive oil once and my hair was very greasy and I found the O.O. difficult to wash/rinse out. I could have been doing this incorrectly but wanted to ask my question before I tried again. Thanks! :)