EST. 2010

Dupe it Yourself: Conditioning Hair Volumizer

diy homemade hair volumizer

Getting hair to behave exactly the way we want it to is the most daunting task ever, especially considering that it has a mind of its own and most days will just not obey. Admittedly, for the most part we are to blame with our over excessive use of hair sprays, dry shampoos, heat and what not. Therefore using more chemicals to get voluminous, bouncy, shiny hair does not make sense. Enter this easy DIY hair volumizing recipe with excellent moisturizing benefits that you can whip up within minutes using kitchen ingredients.

The star of this recipe is Epsom salt which is made up of two minerals: Magnesium and Sulfate. It has long been used as a natural remedy to treat ailments, and has a number of health benefits. Epsom salt absorbs oil very well thereby helping combating flat hair. Since using the salt alone can be drying, its best to use it with condition ingredients. And instead of using the store bought version, here we are whipping up an all natural conditioner which will add lots of shine and help tame frizz at the same time.

Hunt & Collect:

  • 2 tbsp Epsom Salt
  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Get To Work:

  • Cut up the banana into chunks and add honey, olive oil and blend until smooth paste. Its important that you blend rather than mash to avoid bits of banana from sticking to the hair. Trust me it’s a mighty pain in the neck to remove bits & pieces of banana.
  • Once you have a smooth paste add the Epsom salt ( the recipe calls for 2 tbsp but ideally it should be equal parts salt & conditioner) and stir until combined.
  • Shampoo hair the usual way. Blot hair dry with a t-shirt until damp and then work the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cool water.

This is a onetime use recipe and should only be prepared before use. In case you want something with a shelf life then mix equal parts Epsom salt and your regular conditioner.

Dry hair using a soft t-shirt (never towel-dry hair) and once it’s dry, hair should feel thicker and look more voluminous!

Comment and share if you have any secret tricks to add volume to your hair!

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