5 Natural Ways for Beautiful Hair

Young brunette woman with long hair.

Try natural methods to keep your hair beautiful and avoid the chemicals in most name brand hair care products. (Image: Branislav Ostojic via Dreamstime)

If you have been concerned about the chemicals in most name-brand hair care products, there’s no need to worry as you can use natural products for beautiful hair that work just as well.

Natural products for beautiful hair

1. Wash your hair with ‘beer water’ to keep it supple

Beer is slightly acidic, which closes the pores to make your hair supple. Beer can also act as a conditioner, as it contains nutrients from the fermentation process that are good for your hair.

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To make beer water, heat a pot of water and pour in half as much beer by volume as the amount of water used. Soak, wash, and rub your hair in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes.

2. For oily hair, wash with baking soda

Baking soda is highly alkaline. When dissolved in water, it has de-greasing properties, so use a baking soda solution on oily hair and you won’t even need shampoo! In Europe, many people replaced store-bought shampoo with their homemade baking soda solution.

To make the baking soda solution use 3/4 oz. of baking soda to a pint of water. Before adding the baking soda, pour in hot water and then cool water to bring it to a lukewarm temperature. Baking soda dissolves more easily in water above 70°F.

If your hair is oily, beautiful hair can be achieved with baking soda.
Baking soda will help if you have oily hair. (Image: Luis Echeverri Urrea via Dreamstime)

3. Condition with a vinegar solution to make your hair glossy

Apple cider vinegar is a weak acidic solution, so it can also keep your hair supple. Vinegar is made from the natural fermentation of sorghum, rice, corn, and wheat, and as a result, it contains more nutrients than many so-called nutritional hair products.

First, put 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a pint of warm water. Wash your hair normally, then massage the vinegar solution through it for 10 minutes. Rinse with regular water and let it dry naturally. This will also slow hair loss.

4. Condition with ginger water to promote beautiful hair growth

Boil about 1/4 cup of thinly sliced unpeeled ginger in a pint of water and let it cool to lukewarm. Wash your hair with shampoo and rinse as usual, then use the ginger water as a conditioner.

Ginger can stimulate hair growth and reduce loss. Another method is to add raw ginger juice directly to your shampoo.

5. Condition with lemon juice to make your hair fragrant and supple

Lemon juice can make your hair smell good, and it can also serve as a natural conditioner. Lemon juice has a PH value of 3, just a bit more acidic than an ordinary conditioner.

Three lemons sitting on a table with one sliced in half.
Lemons are great for conditioning the hair. (Image: Viorel Dudau via Dreamstime)

In addition, lemon juice is rich in water-soluble vitamins that promote blood circulation to the scalp to accelerate hair growth.

After washing your hair with shampoo, pour the lemon juice from half a lemon onto your head and massage it into your hair for 1 to 3 minutes. Rinse afterward.

Edited by David Jirard

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