5 Awesome DIY Hair Care Tips

These are all my tested and tried hair care methods but as per your hair condition these might and might not work for you. Also, my hair and scalp have normal (neither dry nor oily) texture. So use your discretion before trying anything. πŸ™‚

Flat BeerFlat Beer: This one I picked up from Malaika Arora Khan. I remember in one of her interviews she mentioned that the leftover beer from her husband’s parties goes into her hair. I was a little skeptical about using it but I nevertheless gave it a try. The day I condition my hair with beer, my hair are happy, shiny and supple. Even on the days when I forget to oil my hair pre washing, I know there is something that is going to take care ofΒ  my hair. πŸ™‚

How to use it? Shampoo and rinse your hair as usual. Pour the beer in your hair in small portions and work it through. Rinse off with lukewarm water.Β  The only tip would be to choose a beer that does not have a very strong odour.

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Multani MittiMultaani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth/ Kaolin Clay): This works great for people who have oily hair or scalp. Mulataani mitti has the properties of sucking off the extra oil or grease. So if you have normal or especially dry hair, just stay away from this. I use it only once or two during summer months when my scalp gets really crappy and oily. Also, it’s a pain to use it.It dries hard as a mask and then while washing, you would end up with mud every where in your bathroom. The process sucks!

How to use it?

Mix water in fuller’s earth to form it in to a thick paste.Β  You may also replace water with rose water. Divide your hair into sections and fluff a little multani mitti powder through each section. Apply the paste quickly in your hair as the fuller’s earth tends to dry pretty quickly. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and rinse with LOTS of lukewarm water. I follow up with the oiling and shampooing my hair the next day.

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egg yolksEgg Yolks: This one came from my mother-in-law. Although she is a vegetarian but when it comes to her hair, she has no issues using eggs. πŸ˜› I use this as one of my pre-wash conditioner. It stinks. lol!! But it works great for hair. Apart from conditioning, it works great for people who are suffering from hair loss.

How to use it?

For long hair: 4 egg yolks; for short or medium length- 2-3 would do. I use only two.

Pour the egg yolk back and forth between each half of the shell while holding your hands over the bowl. Allow the egg white to spill into the bowl, but keep as much of the egg yolk in the shell as possible. Continue this motion until the egg white has been emptied into the bowl. Dump the egg yolks in a separate bowl and whisk the yolks with a fork. Part you hair in sections and cover every strand of your hair with the whisked eggs either with a pastry brush or a your fingers. Cover you hair with a dry towel and wait for 8-10 minutes.Β  Follow up with aΒ  strongly scented shampoo to get rid of the odour. πŸ˜› Your hair would be shiny, and bouncy after that. πŸ™‚

HeenaHeena: The credit for this product goes to mom. Simply not recommended for dry hair. Apply on dry hair and you would end up with lifeless-brittle hair. For some reason my every hair dresser has suggested me against applying heena so I don’t use it.Β  But since it’s a natural dyes it works great to colour any greys, keeps your oily scalp in place and conditions your hair. The best way to find out whether heena suits your hair or not is to do a strand test and you would know how your hair behaves to it.

How to use it?

Pour 2-3 tablespoon of heena in a bowl. Slowly add water and keep mixing it until it forms a creamy yogurt kind of a thickness paste. Add half lemon and 6-7 drops of essential oil. Part you hair in sections and cover every strand of your hair starting from bottom working your way till up and keep rolling your hair in small bums. You may also use hair clips if your hair are short. Cover your head with a shower cap and wash off after and hour or two ( keep heena longer if you want more colour in your hair)with LOADS of water. Your hair might feel itchy after drying because of dry henna specks left in your hair. So oil your hair overnight and wash the next day. Don’t forget to keep an old towel on your pillow when you sleep. After washing, you hair would have this beautiful reddish colour, no dandruff, and lots of shine to them. πŸ™‚

You may apply henna at 1 1/2 to 2 months duration period.

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mayonnaiseMayonnaise: When my hair dresser recommended me to apply mayo in may hair, I was like…ummm…uhhh? πŸ˜› His only explanation that convinced me was that I would be giving my hair the best of both worlds-eggs and oils. I was a little skeptical about applying the regular mayo so I made it at home only. But I also found out an unsalted mayonnaise at stores so I use that most of the time.

How to make Mayonnaise at home?


  • 2-3 Eggs Yolk (Pour the egg yolk back and forth between each half of the shell while holding your hands over the bowl. Allow the egg white to spill into the bowl, but keep as much of the egg yolk in the shell as possible. Continue this motion until the egg white has been emptied into the bowl.)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon

Whisk the egg yolks and lemon in bowl with a fork. Then add little by little oil and blend the ingredients in a blender. Make sure that the oil is not separated from the egg yolk mixture. Blend until it’s creamy. Watch this video, I make mayo exactly like this except that I skip adding salt.

Mayo should be applied on clean hair because it’s a natural conditioner so apply it after you have washed and towel dried your hair. Cover every strand of your hair with mayo starting from the bottom and working it upwards. Leave your hair for an hour and follow up with regular shampooing. Say hello to shiny-healthy hair. πŸ™‚

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Some people (my mom included) swear by reetha/soapnut but my hair get crappy after its usage. It works great on oily scalps.

Other than these, you must also take care of your diet. Add amla, almonds, green leafy veggies also on your diet. πŸ™‚

So what are you hair care tips? I would love to hear. πŸ™‚

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36 thoughts on “5 Awesome DIY Hair Care Tips

  1. ahh .. great !
    most of them I have used at some point of my life ( does it makes me sound Old ??:/)
    the henna tip works best for my hair … I have greasy scalp .. and it work wonders ..though I strictly use this in summers .. winters makes me lazy to even bath *sigh*
    now em off to study
    will check out the video when I am free :))

  2. Oh no! This doesn’t make you sound old.lolzz! My mom uses heena and her hair are so beautiful. πŸ™‚ I find it messy so end up not using it most of the time. πŸ˜›

    Study hard. πŸ™‚


  3. Wow great tips. I’ve tried egg yolk, mayonnaise and beer coz i have really dry n damaged hair. I wish I used these natural remedies more regularly but just don’t have the patience! I find that egg pic very cute! πŸ™‚

  4. Cynthia,

    I myself wish I could do these more often but my busy scedules don’t allow me to indulge in too much luxury. πŸ˜› The beer option is the easiest so I find myself doing that mostly.

    Thank you. πŸ™‚

      1. hey poornima is the par avenue beer shampoo realy good? its ther in market nwdays. realy craving to use bt bit sceptic abt it πŸ™

  5. poornima, beer shampoo?! now i’ve heard everything! πŸ˜€
    i personally have never used beer for my head coz it’s never there at home. i think i’ll grab a couple of cans tomorrow. not to mention shock him a bit to have some fun! πŸ˜‰
    never tried eggs or mayo either. but i’ve shampooed my hair for a while using reetha and shikakai. to my surprise, both lather up quite well! i was actually shocked! πŸ™‚

      1. Glad you mentioned. I thought you are writing naughty stuff. πŸ˜› Amla skikaki mixture does not suit my hair. I get some weird frizzy texture after using it. I prefer mayo over eggs. It’s difficult for me to get over that sleazy eggy feeling . I hope you get what I am saying. πŸ˜€

  6. i tried all of the above except fullers earth. i find it difficult to remove when i apply on my face. so a bit scared to try on my hair.
    whats your opinion?
    when i tried beer last time it wasn’t that good. dont know why.

    have u tried apple cider vinegar?

    1. Ani, I find fuller’s earth a pain to use but it’s great for oily scalps. You are right about it getting hard but that’s why we call it a hair mask. πŸ™‚ I have heard about Apple Cider Vinegar but never tried. Beer works just great on my hair as well. πŸ™‚

  7. @Rati : They used to have it quite a few yrs back. Nowadays I don’t find it here in H&G etc..Need to see if any mens shop would have..geez..I’ll ask my hubby to check πŸ™‚
    And btw, the shikakai mix doesn’t suit my hair too..makes it rough like coconut husk πŸ™

    @ Rima: yeah dear!! was such an awesome shampoo πŸ™‚

  8. u know the beer tip is amazing my sister has light brown hair so when we are in the swimming pool she puts beer on her hair and sit on the sun it gives amazinnnnnnnnnnnnng golden shine thanks for the gr8 tips thanks alot ..but i tried the egg yolk one its smells reaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllly badddddd i couldnt take it for even one min lol

    1. Egg really smells yuk. πŸ˜› That’s why I follow it up with a perfumed shampoo such as Sunsilk or Pantene. And it’s only after 2 washes that my hair smells decent. I can imagine how beautiful your sister’s hair would look with all those sun rays and beer in her hair. πŸ™‚

  9. I have not tried any of these :P…

    Except one for a few months I wld use hibiscus powder mixed with amla powder. It was very similar to the fullers earth pack you suggested.. It wld dry and take forever to come off. Lotsa rinising.. it was a pain..

    My nani insists that mustard oil is very good for the hair.. I even put up with it for a while (ghastly smell), but then it didn’t seem to be doing any good (my hair is very resistant in a bad way – like naughty kids)..

    These days I have been using (for a week actually) – the l’oreal total repair 5 and it is suiting me quite well. πŸ˜€

    1. Lol!! I can imagine. πŸ˜› I know this mustard oil thingy is all daadi naani fav thing but I can’t stand the smell. It’s horrendous. πŸ˜€ I HAVE to get this loreal shampoo now. Have To. πŸ™‚

  10. I also read abt L’oreal total repair on some blog…getting a lot of hair fall these days so maybe will try that

  11. Great share, thank you! Believe me, oatmeal is also good for the hair. Mix up some oatmeal, then apply it to your hair while in the shower. Rub it in and let it sit for about 1-2 minutes before washing it out completely. Your hair will be soft and strong.

  12. hi
    i am new and really happy to see the effort u have put in
    thanks for the info
    i dig great cosmetics and beauty products and have like a lot of info on that
    hope to be able to share it

  13. hi rati,

    nice one,,,seriesly egg yolk is work for all types but i use to think n use to apply egg white for my hair to get rid of the smell but result was nothing had changed.

  14. Hi I am new to this site..recently joined hence the late entry to this old post..For those who have problem with henna, awla,shikakai or reetha I have a solution for them..A lot of people especially at the salons.They always tell you that henna is bad for ur hair as it dries ur hair.. (Actually they suggest this so that u r convinced & get ur hair coloured by them).. Ok.. U can try this mixture its a bit long procedure but worth it.. U can take whole dried awla & shikakai(u get them at any general store) soak them in water for at least 4-5 hrs till they r soft then take out their seeds.. Then u need to grind them with water finely & sieve it and store in bottles..Whenever u want to apply henna in ur hair, soak henna powder in the awla shikakai concoction in a Lohe ki Kadhai or tawa overnite.. Soaking it in lohe ki kadhai ensures that ur hair doesnt turn red..Keep the henna in ur hair dor at least 2 hours or till it dries up a bit. U can add an egg to the mixture just before applying. You can also mix some tea & coffee powder for some colour. Take 1 tsp tea powder and 1 tsp coffee in water & boil it. when it cools down u can add it to the henna mixture. Or after washing off ur hair of henna, u can rinse ur hair with this tea-coffee mix. And voila!! Ur hair will be gr8 for sure

    P.S:- this is my own personal “recipe” for my hair which I have been using for about 10 years..

  15. hi rati,first of al congrats 4 such a amazing blog! I dropped here accidently n nw i m regular follower!
    I want 2 contribute little bit of my knowledge here,that if u wt 2 use henna without leavin ur hair dry n brittle,use henna gloss instead of henna-
    Mix small amt of henna wth a tea concation(i use green tea), add few drops of essential oil lyk rosemary,lavendar and jojoba oil,2 tbp of olive n castor oil each,2 tbs of methidana pwd,coffee optional,n leave it overnight!
    Just before applying add 2 tsp of ur fav conditioner(i prefer organic one,conefree) n apply as usual,dnt forget 2 put a plastic cap over it 2 prevent it from drying!
    U can leave 4 as long as desired n wash as usual!condition 4 removing residues! U wl b surprised 2 see ur hair after washing!
    Note – u can increase amt of conditioner added,if u hv dry hair,mine is oily n i m happy wth 2 tsp only! Do gv it a try n let me know if u liked it! Have fun n keep the gud work rolling! Al d best!

  16. hi rati…..i came across this blog accidently……what a wonderful work!!!…..nw um so dam used to this blog that i dont even buy a single thing without goin thru its review on IMBB….luv it!!!…AISHA :heart: :heart: :heart:

  17. Hi All…i have been a silent user of this site. Wud like to contributr in hair care.
    I use following hair mask, it is reaaly good for me (I have curly and dry hair)
    –Boil following items in a container
    15 leaves + 1 flower of hibiscus
    2 Tbsp of Amla powder
    1 Tbsp of tea powder
    1 Tbsp of coffee
    – Take this boiled water , filter it and heena to it. Make a fine paste
    –Add 1 Tbsp of AloeVera gel and 3 Tbsp of curd to the paste.
    Part you hair in sections and cover every strand of your hair starting from bottom working your way till up and keep rolling your hair in small bums. Wash after 2-3 hours, using water only. Then apply any of your fav hair oil (pref. warming the oil before applying). Leavethe oil overnight. Next day clean ur hair with any of your shampoo and conditioner.
    You will notice shiny and well nourished hair. For more benefit you can also add egg white and 1 tbsp of lemon to the paste

    Shampoo i found good to use.
    –> VCC Soya protein (works good even without conditioner)
    –> Loreal Total repair 5 followed by its conditioner
    –> Kesh Kanti from Patanjali

    Lots of my hair problem are solved after using the mentioned hair care receipe. I also use a herbel hair oil that i made at home.

  18. Hey all ! It’s nice to know all these home remedies, I would sure give it a try ,, I am a bit not sure about putting conditioner in a hair mask !!! Should I give it a try??

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