The thought of being your own hair stylist and making your own DIY hair recipes is attractive for many women because of two simple reasons: it saves you time and it saves you money. But, aside from these two benefits, there’s a lot more to being your very own expert hair stylist.
Benefits of DIY Hair Styling
DIY hair care and styling is much more convenient than going to the salon. It saves you valuable time and energy. When you’re styling your hair at the comforts of your own home, you can get so much more done.
You can give yourself a hair spa treatment at home and at the same time read a book, take care of your kids, prepare a meal, clean the house, or catch up with work. You can do all this and save on gas and travel time.
Once you get around to styling your own hair, you’ll have better flexibility. You can practice giving yourself different hair styles. Soon you’ll get to learn your go-to hairstyle. You’ll learn which hair styles are best for when you need a quick do. You may have different hair styles for different occasions. With practice, you can be a better and faster DIY hair stylist.
The longer your hair is, the more hair styles you can practice. And it won’t even matter what type of hair you have as long as you know what works for you and your hair.Of course, you’ll be learning so much more than just hair styling. You’re also going to learn how to take care of your hair.
Making an effective hair care regimen is another benefit of knowing how to be your own expert DIY stylist. It may take a lot of trial and error but know that there’s a different level of satisfaction when you finally figure out the hair care regimen that works for you and your hair the best.
You may also start to learn how to make your very own DIY hair products. Many homemade hair care recipes can easily trump those that are commercially produced. And DIY hair care has some serious benefits too!
Benefits of DIY Hair Care
The problem with hair care products is that one product may not work on all hair types. Some have naturally dark and kinky hair. Some have blonde and straight hair. Hair can be classified depending on their texture, curl patterns, strands and volume. Even those with the same hair types can be further classified under different sub-types.
For example, hair can be straight, wavy, curly or kinky. Strands may be classified as fine, medium or coarse. Hair can also be classified according to their volume, which can be thin, normal or thick.
The different types of hair call for different styling and care too. For instance, those with a wavy 2A hair type can rock both wavy and straight hair styles, while those with wavy 2B and 2C hair might find it more difficult to straighten their hair. Kinky hair is very fragile, and could not take hard brushing like straight hair could.
When you’re making your own hair care products, you know what your hair goals are. If you want more volume in your hair, you can make a nourishing hair mask that helps add body to your hair. If you want shinier hair, you can make a cleansing shampoo that doesn’t strip the natural oils from your hair. If you want frizz-free hair, you can make a conditioner that helps keep your hair smooth and hydrated.
In other words, you know what you want to achieve, and you take into consideration your hair type. You know what you need so you can make a hair product that specifically suits these needs, whereas other commercially produced hair products may not be able to help you with your goal.
DIY hair care products are more commonly made with natural ingredients. You know your scalp, your skin and your hair. You know your own allergies. If you see a DIY recipe that uses an ingredient that you know you’re allergic to, you’re definitely not going to make it. You know every single component that will go into your hair care routine.
With homemade products such as shampoos, conditioners, masks, and cleansers, you avoid irritants and other hazardous chemicals. You’re not going to put in fillers in your products because you know that’s cheating your hair of the shine, nourishment, and strength it needs.
Making homemade hair care products and essentials is also a lot of fun. You get to play with different ingredients, each with their own purpose. You get to choose whether you’re adding colors, scents and even shapes to your product.
Speaking of DIY hair products, here’s a sample DIY recipe for keeping your hair frizz-free. For this deep conditioning recipe, you’ll need:
• 4 tablespoons of coconut milk to nourish the scalp and repair damaged hair follicles
• 2 tablespoons of honey to seal moisture in your hair
• 1 vitamin E capsule to act as antioxidant in your hair and scalp
• 1 teaspoon of rose water to contain frizz, reduce dandruff, and promote hair growth
• 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to help protect against hair breakage especially during combing
Simply mix all of these ingredients in a small, clean bowl. This homemade recipe is best for dry hair. It will help nourish and hydrate your hair so your hair remains frizz-free.
Apply this mixture all over your hair and scalp, and leave it on for 15 minutes. For better results, wear a shower cap or a plastic cap to help your hair absorb the moisture from the conditioner. Then, rinse your hair with cold or lukewarm water.
DIY hair recipes use a wide variety of natural ingredients. Each ingredient has its own purpose. Study the ingredients and always make sure that your hair needs the benefits they have to offer. Coconut milk, coconut oil, honey, banana, almond oil, egg, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, aloe vera, oatmeal, olive oil, and yogurt are some of the most popular ingredients for homemade hair care products.
Want to Learn More about DIY Hair Styling?
There’s so much more to learn about DIY hair styling. There are many more DIY hair recipes that you can do to cleanse, nourish, condition, and style your hair. If you’re finding it hard to just soak in all of the information you’re stumbling upon on the web, there’s a solution for that.
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Lessons do not stop at the the e-book collection. There are also video courses, which are suitable for all hair types. This course here will teach you how to make an effective hair care regimen that works for your hair type. Sample lessons will deal with the makings of a good hair care regimen, including how to choose the right hair products and hair tools. This course also offers bonus content for detangling, and other issues that may give you bad hair days. Like the hair book collection, this is something too good to pass up. It currently is discounted at 75%.