How Do You Make Homemade Hair Moisturizer?


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To make homemade hair moisturizer, add 1 ripe banana and 1 ripe avocado to a blender. Blend until a paste forms and apply it to the hair. Wrap a shower cap around the hair and leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse, shampoo and condition as usual. Alternatively, add 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 2 teaspoons lard and 1 teaspoon honey to a bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds. Apply to the hair. Rinse, wash and condition after 20 minutes.

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Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamin B, which aid in softening hair and preventing split ends. Avocados have high levels of vitamins B and E, which work at a cellular level to promote hair growth and repair a damaged scalp. Early Egyptians first used avocados in this way. Honey is a natural humectant and acts as such when applied to hair.

Combine an avocado fruit with different types of oils for another homemade moisturizer. Mash the avocado into a paste and add 1/4 cup steel-cut or rolled oats, 1/4 cup of moisturizing oil and 1 cup of milk. Massage into the hair. Use olive, coconut or sunflower as the oil. Wrap the head in a warm towel, then rinse and wash after 30 minutes.

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