How To Moisturize Natural Hair: 10 Cheap Homemade Hair Products

It is a common question: How to moisturize natural hair? Dry hair isn’t healthy. Dry hair isn’t attractive. It doesn’t feel good to the touch and it darn sure doesn’t look good!  Salon treatments can be very expensive, but thankfully they are not the only way you can get your hair to have a more moisturized look and feel. A number of items you may already have in your home are wonderful natural moisturizers.

  • Butter – This works great for dry and brittle hair. It will provide your hair with a very luxurious shine if you massage a small chunk into your hair and cover with a shower cap. Keep the shower cap to stay on for approximately half hour, then shampoo your hair as usual.


  • Tea – Brew some tea and allow it to cool down to a little above room temperature. Use this as the final rinse of your shampoo to add natural shine and reduce the appearance of dry hair.

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  • Castor Oil & Glycerin – this combination will give your hair shine. Mix 2 teaspoons of castor oil with 1 teaspoon of glycerin. Add to this one beaten egg white. Massage the mixture into your hair and leave in for a couple minutes before washing out.
  • Fabric Softener – Dilute a small amount of fabric softener in water and use it after shampooing. Apply it to hair and comb through. This will help tame flyaways and help to untangle your hair.

Also See: Coconut Oil For Hair Growth – The Benefits & How-To!

  • Mayonnaise – This is great for moisturizing your hair and can be used as a conditioner. Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow it to sit for a couple minutes before rinsing.

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  • Spices – For shiny hair, create this final rinse tonic at home. Mix 1 teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon  cinnamon and ½ teaspoon ground cloves. Add 1 cup of boiling water to the mixture and allow it to sit for around 30 minutes. Strain through a coffee filter to get rid of the sediments and use to rinse your hair.

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  • Olive Oil – This will put moisture into your hair so that it is not dry and brittle. Heat ½ cup of olive oil, ensuring you don’t allow it to get too hot. Apply it to your hair liberally and cover with a steam cap. Allow to sit on your hair for 45 minutes, then shampoo it away.

how to moisturize natural hair

  • Pumpkin and Honey – Mix pureed pumpkin with some honey and slather it into your hair. Cover with a steam cap and allow to sit for a minimum of 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly when done.

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  • Avocado and Peppermint – Mix some avocado with peppermint, olive oil and honey and use as a hair mask. Allow to sit on hair for a couple minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

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  • Almond Oil and Banana – mash some ripe banana with some almond oil. Add to hair and allow sitting for 15 to 30 minutes, then rinsing away thoroughly.

Now you know how to moisturize natural hair with items you probably have in your home right now. You’ll be able to look good without breaking the bank, purchasing high end products and treatments.