4 DIY Alternatives to Conventional Natural Hair Care Products (That Actually Work)

Are you still using chemicals to clean your hair everyday? Despite of the preservatives that might hurt your hair, daily stress, living habit and pollution will also weaken your hair strength. There are actually a lot of “foods” that can provide you, at least, a chemical-free hair treatment, as alternatives of natural shampoo and conditioner, and make your hair be healthier.

4 DIY Alternatives to Conventional Natural Hair Care Products

Today, we are introducing you some of many things found in the kitchen which can be used for your hair. Let’s explore the mysterious world of hair care.  


1. Ginger


It is well known that ginger has numerous of benefits when it comes to healing diseases and health problems. However, not everybody knows it is also a great ingredient in helping hair growth.


How does Ginger help?

  1. Prevents Hair Loss

A fresh ginger root contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and vitamins that provide your hair follicles with nourishment, making them strong and preventing hair loss. 

  1. Controls Dandruff

Ginger has potent antimicrobial properties that help control dandruff and, in turn, curbs hair loss.

  1. Improves Blood Flow

Ginger’s active ingredients, gingerol, helps relax blood vessels and thereby improves the circulation of blood. This allows for the improved nourishment of hair follicles, ensuring faster hair growth.

Ginger with A Carrier Oil

  • 1 tbsp Carrier Oil (Olive, Jojoba, Coconut, etc.)



  1. Combine the ginger paste and the carrier oil in a bowl.
  2. Cover entire scalp with the mixture and massage it for 5 minutes to improve blood circulation.
  3. Apply for at least 30 minutes and then rinse it out with your shampoo.


Why this Works?

The ginger combined with the conditioning properties of oil will nourish and strengthen your hair, ensuring that it grows out thick and healthy.


Natural Hair Care Products with similar effect

Zenz No.07 Deep Wood Shampoo contains sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli and myrrh, together with avocado and aloe vera, which can stimulate hair follicles and strengthens hair growth while the scalp is cleaned gently. It is especially suitable for stress-related hair loss and thinning hair, for sensitive scalp with dandruff, eczema and itching.


2. Avocado


We all know that avocados are healthy for our bodies and how important to include them in our diets. But what about hair care? Is it healthy as well or is it only good for added shine?


How does Avocado help?

  1. Penetrate the cuticle and moisturize hair

Avocado is very rich in vitamins A, D, E and B6 and also high in proteins, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper and iron, providing rich nutrients to the hair.


  1. Recover hair damages

Avocado revitalizes your scalp, it is a wonderful frizzy hair and dandruff treatment. Avocado oil works as a natural sunscreen and treats dehydrated skin.


Avocado and Honey Hair Mask

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1–2 tbsp of honey
  • 3–5 tbsp of olive oil



  1. Blend all the ingredients very smoothly
  2. Apply to your hair and scalp, focus on the hair tips and the most damaged part.
  3. Apply for 30 – 60 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.


Why this Works?

Besides the nourishing power of avocado, olive oil has excellent conditioning properties. Honey, on the other hand, is a humectant which helps seal water into the hair shaft, curbing moisture loss. 


Natural Hair Care Products with similar effect

Zenz No.04 Sweet Sense Shampoo gives strength and vitality to all kind of hair, natural as well as chemically treated hair. The formula moisturizes the hair intensively and restores the natural balance of hair and scalp with a fresh scent of mandarin.


3. Banana


Bananas, coconut milk and honey might sound more like ingredients for a tropical smoothie, but the combination is actually an effective deep hair conditioner. It’s easy to make, will nourish your hair and leave you with soft, smooth and shiny locks.


How does Banana help?

  1. Repair Damaged Hair

Bananas are rich in potassium that strengthens hair, minimizes breakage by restoring your hair’s natural elasticity, and facilitates repair of damaged hair.


  1. High Moisturizing Power

Bananas is packed with vitamin A, B6, C and E, as well as zinc and iron, can moisturize your hair as they contain natural oils and about 75% water.


Banana Coconut Conditioner

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup Coconut milk
  • 2 tps Coconut oil
  • 2 tps Honey



  1. Cut a banana into pieces and place them in a bowl.
  2. Add honey, coconut milk and coconut oil. You may add another tps of oil if you are prone to dry, frizzy hair.
  3. Transfer the contents into a blender and blend for 45 to 60 seconds until the mixture is smooth and there are no banana chunks.
  4. Apply for 30 minutes and rinse with shampoo.


Why this Works?

With regular use, banana hair masks can increase the moisture content of your hair by its rich nutrients, smooth frizz and prevent dandruff by soothing and moisturizing your itchy scalp. Hence, it is great for dry hair itchy, flaky scalp because it keeps hair hydrated and healthy.


Natural Hair Care Products with similar effect

Zenz No.02 Pure Conditioner contains zero fragrance or essential oils and suitable for the whole family, pregnant women, children and people with perfume allergy. The formula of organic cold-pressed avocado oil and organic aloe vera coats each strand of hair with a protective, invisible film to maintain the intensity of colored hair. Suitable for delicate hair and sensitive scalp.


4. Beer


The beer provides excellent nutritional value to the hair and contains as many sought-after ingredients as most other hair care products have. Beer treatment recipes for hair are very simple, they need a few minutes to prepare


How does Beer help?

  1. Helps the hair become stronger and healthier

Proteins help repair damaged hair and restore its structure. Vitamins B stimulate hair growth and Maltose helps hair become stronger. Biotin is one of the most important vitamins providing healthy hair growth. Biotin also helps prevent dandruff and stop hair loss.


  1. Makes the hair look better

Sucrose enhances natural shine by tightening hair cuticles. Corn, wheat, and rice protein add volume and help hair appear thicker.


Beer for Hair Growth

  • 1 cup of beer
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tps of coconut oil



  1. Grind an onion in the juicer. Add coconut oil and beer to make a gelatinous paste.
  2. Massage the mixture into the scalp and apply the left blend to the hair.
  3. Leave until the mixture is dry on the scalp and rinse the hair with water and shampoo.


Why this Works?

The nutrients in beer can soften the hair, restore the damaged hair structure, give a healthy shine, remove dandruff, accelerate hair growth and take good care of the scalp condition. Onion is good for stimulating hair growth, without leaving any scent on your hair.


Natural Hair Care Products with similar effect

Zenz No.10 Eucalyptus Shampoo can help stimulating blood circulation & provides new energy to the hair follicles. Its antiseptic and degreasing effect, is ideal for hair that feels heavy or tends to be oily.












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