It feels like summer is already here in Philly. That familiar humidity has crept back into the air and the sun is showing off its strength as we move into the season of longer days. The importance of hydration can’t be stressed enough, both inside and out – and that includes your hair! There are three all-natural, homemade products I’ll be using all summer long – read on to find out what they are and how to make them!
This magical concoction is my new favorite thing. It took me a while to make the switch to natural shampoo, but I am SO glad I did. There are tons of variations you can try (such as this Coconut Milk Shampoo), and it feels good just knowing that you aren’t putting any harsh chemicals in your hair. This shampoo combines Castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s has a great variety of scents!), coconut oil, and dandelion root tea. I was originally going to make it with green tea, but happened to have the dandelion root and read that it actually is great for strengthening and moisturizing hair – it even makes for a great hair rinse on its own!
I mixed 4 ounces of brewed dandelion root tea with 4 ounces of Castile soap, and finished it off with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Shake the mixture well before each use!
When it comes to conditioner, there’s really only one thing you need: The ever-amazing coconut oil. When you get out of the shower, simply pour a drop on your hands and run them through your hair, paying extra attention to the ends. It’s incredibly moisturizing and smells amazing! Plus, this will ensure that the sun’s heat and ocean’s salt water (if you’re hitting hte beach this summer) won’t dry out your locks.
Last but certainly not least, I’ll be carrying this little bottle of sea salt spray with me everywhere this summer! This simple mixture contains water, a teaspoon of sea salt, and a teaspoon of coconut oil. It gives your hair amazing texture to create those desirable beachy waves, and the coconut oil balances out the salt, keeping it from drying out your hair.
What are your favorite natural hair care products? Do you have your own homemade shampoo recipe? Let us know in the comments!
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