15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn & Severe Acid Reflux

15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn & Severe Acid Reflux   -    While over-the-counter and prescription medications are available, if you suffer only from occasional heartburn, lifestyle changes and using these 15 home remedies for heartburn may be the route you want to take.
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Heartburn is something that most adults will experience during their lifetime. It is characterized by an uncomfortable burning sensation right behind the breastbone that often times creeps up the throat, and is a symptom more so than a disease.

 

It is caused by acid reflux, which occurs when the ring of muscle that allows food into your stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES) relaxes when it shouldn’t. The result is acid from your stomach goes back up your esophagus, which then causes the sensation of heartburn.

 

Think about it…its acid burning your throat…ouch! It’s actually possible to have reflux without heartburn, but it is not possible to have heartburn without reflux.

 

15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn

 

While over-the-counter and prescription medications are available, if you suffer only from occasional heartburn, lifestyle changes and using these home remedies for heartburn may be the route you want to take.

 

  1. A spoonful of baking soda…

 

A spoonful of sodium bicarbonate, or teaspoon-full to be exact, can help put an end to the gnawing, burning, sensation of heartburn caused by acid reflux.

 

Baking soda, as sodium bicarbonate is more commonly known, can help your reflux and in turn help your heartburn because it is a base substance.

 

It has a pH higher than 7.0, and therefore neutralizes stomach acid. Neutralizing the stomach acid means that if/when your LES decides to be lazy and acid comes up your throat, you don’t get “burned.”

 

You will need…
-1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon of baking soda
-a glass of fresh water

 

Directions
Mix either a ½ teaspoon or 1 single teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water that is no more than 8 ounces. Give it a good stir and drink all of the mixture.

 

You can repeat this as needed but should not exceed seven ½ teaspoon doses in a 24 hour period. Also, avoid using this as a remedy for more than a week straight, as it is high in salt and can have side effects such as swelling or nausea.

 

  1. Soothe your stomach with aloe juice

 

Aloe is a plant used to soothe burns, and people often think of using it to help something like sunburn, but it can do more than that. It may be able to help with heartburn too because it reduces inflammation.

 

This means when your tummy starts getting irritated and inflamed, or your esophagus is getting eaten away at, a nice glass of aloe vera juice may be just the thing to help calm it down.

 

You will need…
-1/2 cup aloe vera juice

 

Directions
Drink a ½ cup of aloe juice, cool or room temperature, before meals. Keep in mind that aloe can act as a laxative, so unless you’re looking to fit in a few extra bathroom Sudoku puzzles, look for a brand that has the laxative component removed.

 

  1. Chew gum

 

The Journal of Dental Research conducted a study that showed people with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or chronic heartburn, experienced relief when they chewed a piece of sugar-free gum for 30 minutes after a meal.

 

This is because chewing gum stimulates the salivary glands, and increases the flow of saliva. Any acid that has built up in the gut is diluted and washed away or cleared out more quickly. The clearance of acid then improves the symptoms of GERD.

 

It is possible that the same school of thought could be applied to occasional heartburn as well. It’s our regular saliva that we swallow that actually makes normal bouts of reflux here and there completely painless.

 

You will need…
-1 piece of sugar-free gum

 

Directions…
After a meal, pop in a piece of sugar-free gum and chew for 30 minutes to help ward off heartburn.

 

  1. Chin up (and don’t lie down)

 

Heartburn tends to get worse at night, thanks to the fact that you’re lying down when you sleep. Gravity works against you, and it’s easier for the digested contents of your stomach to back up into your esophagus, along with acid.

 

Try elevating your head about 6 inches when you sleep by placing bricks, books, or blocks under the legs at the head of your bed. You could also try a wedge-shaped pillow under your mattress, but don’t simply pile up extra pillows as it’s easy to slip off of them at night.

 

Don’t lie down within 3-4 hours after eating, because lying down with a full stomach makes stomach contents press harder against your lower esophageal sphincter.

 

  1. How, what, and when

 

Watch how you eat: Don’t inhale giant mouthfuls of food. Take smaller bites and eat slowly, allowing your stomach time to digest and without giving it an excuse to pump out excess acid.

 

Watch what you eat: You’re probably aware that specific foods trigger heartburn, usually foods high in acid (tomatoes or citrus fruits, for example,) or spicy foods. Avoid these as best you can to ward off

 

Watch when you eat: Don’t eat within 3-4 hours before bed. Lying down puts more pressure on your LES and increases the likelihood of acid sneaking through.

 

  1. Get more acid

 

When you have acid burning your esophagus, it seems quite counterintuitive to ingest even more acid.

 

In many cases though, acid reflux is caused by having not enough acid in your stomach, rather than having too much, as over-the-counter or prescription “acid blockers” imply (although that can also be the case, among other factors.)

 

It is the acid itself that tells the lower esophageal sphincter to tighten and close off. If you don’t produce enough acid, your LES is going to think it’s no big deal to loosen up for a little bit. Then of course, you get a reflux of acid into your esophagus.

 

If you think this may be your case, try drinking some pure, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to see if this prevents your reflux, or cuts it off.

 

You will need…
-3 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
-6 to 8 ounces of fresh water

 

Directions
Mix 3 teaspoons, or up to 1 tablespoon, of apple cider vinegar into 6-8 ounces of fresh water, and drink.

 

You can do this before each meal (probably the most effective,) before bedtime, or 2-3 times during the day. If you feel is worsens your reflux, do not continue to ingest it. Too much may also contribute to the problem.

 

  1. Eat a banana or an apple

 

Bananas contain natural antacids that can act as a buffer against acid reflux. If you want to try out the simplest home remedies for heartburn first, try letting a few bananas ripen up nicely and eating one every day.

 

Another option is to try an apple a day. Slice one up and eat it a couple of hours before bedtime to relieve or prevent discomfort.

 

  1. Make gingerroot tea

 

Gingerroot can help ease up a number of stomach woes, from nausea to acid reflux. Sipping a cup of fresh tea about 20 minutes before a meal can help calm down your tummy and act as an acid buffer.

 

You will need…
-3 quarter sized slices of gingerroot
-2 cups of water

 

Slice up 3 quarter sized pieces of gingerroot and simmer gently in 2 cups of water, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove the ginger pieces, or leave them in, pour into a glass, and drink all of it about 20 minutes before a meal.

 

  1. Track your triggers

 

It takes time, energy, and dedication, but tracking what triggers your heartburn may be what ultimately makes it go away in the end.

 

Instead of going crazy with what you eat and relying on over-the-counter medications to keep the acid at bay, keep a little diary of sorts that makes note of what you ate, and if/when it caused heartburn.

 

Also keep track of activities and what you’re wearing (explained in #10.)

 

  1. Avoid tight fitting clothes

 

Things cinched tightly about your waist or middle can worsen heartburn. If you have super tight jeans on, when you sit down, the waistband is going to sink into your abdomen region. Same goes for tight belts-and even shirts can be a problem for some.

 

This is because all of the above puts extra pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter, which make it more likely stomach contents, will push through and you’ll experience reflux.

 

  1. Smoking + alcohol = heart on fire

 

Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol can set you up for terrible reflux. The nicotine and alcohol both work to weaken your LES, making it that much easier for stomach contents and acid to splash up into your esophagus. Alcohol is also going to irritate your stomach in general.

 

The solution? Quit smoking, and drink less (if at all.) Doing both will improve your health overall, in addition to relieving acid reflux.

 

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

 

Being overweight increases your risk of GERD, and you’re going to suffer from occasional heartburn a lot more as well.

 

This is because unnecessarily added pounds will put pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter. It will be more likely to loosen, and overtime it may simply weaken.

 

  1. Mustard.

 

Mustard is an alkalizing food that is full of minerals, and contains a weak acid in the form of vinegar. Consuming mustard straight, while it may make you grimace at first, may ultimately end up making your smile.

 

Because of its alkaline properties, it will help neutralize the acid that may come creeping up your throat, and therefore may neutralize the pain of acid reflux. It seems to be the most helpful if you’re feeling a bout of heartburn creeping up, or if you’re in the midst of one.

 

You will need…
-1 teaspoon of good quality yellow mustard

 

Directions
Muster up some courage, and just take that little sucker straight.

 

  1. Snack on almonds

 

A natural remedy for heartburn from Reader’s Digest, eat some almonds after every meal, every snack, every time you ingest something basically. Try to track down organic almonds if possible.

 

These tasty nuts do something to seemingly neutralize the juices in your stomach, relieving and preventing some instances of heartburn.

 

You will need…
-3 to 4 almonds

 

Directions…
Directly after every meal, every snack, basically every time you ingest something, eat 3-4 almonds afterwards. There’s no need to eat more, unless of course you want to munch on some more.

 

But keep in mind that in excess some people have found almonds trigger heartburn, kind of like how they help tension headaches but can trigger migraines.

 

  1. A cup of chamomile

 

Having a spot of chamomile tea about ½ – 1 hour before you plan on going to sleep can help reduce inflammation in your stomach, and possibly balance out the acidity levels as well.

 

Chamomile tea also does wonders for relieving stress, which can trigger acid reflux, and will help you sleep through the night as well. You can use instant chamomile tea, or you can easily make your own fresh.

 

You will need…
-1 teaspoon dried chamomile flower petals
-Strainer
-1 cup of boiling water
-Honey or lemon (optional)

 

Directions
Boil one cup of water in a cooking pot, and then reduce the heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile petals, and let them simmer for 45 seconds.

 

Remove from heat and let the petals soak for another minute or two before straining them. Pour the tea into a mug, and add a bit of honey or lemon if you wish.

 

When I was very young, around 5 or 6, I remember hearing my babysitter talk about heartburn, and I was horrified. I asked her if it meant your heart was on fire and she said “yes.”

 

I paused and then said “like, there are actually flames around your heart?” My babysitter nodded solemnly.

 

Now, of course, I know better than that, but it’s still called heartburn for a reason. The searing, burning, pain does indeed feel like someone lit a fire in your chest, and let the flames spread to your throat.

 

Certain medications may quell the discomfort, but they can have long-term side effects, create dependency, are hard on your system, and often times aren’t even necessary for occasional acid reflux.

 

It may be awhile of trial and error when using these natural remedies for heartburn to find what works best, but in the long run, it’s well worth it.

 

To learn about other natural remedies for heartburn, watch this Video HERE.

 

By Claire Goodall (a bee-obsessed natural-convert from Minnesota) who is a holistic health lover. She is the author of Everyday Roots Book.

 

It’s a Book that she creates to help you replace the toxic products and medications in your home with healthier, all-natural alternatives.

 

It contains 215+ effective home remedies and covers everything you will need to protect your family and save money every month.

 

For more details about her book, take a look at the Everyday Roots Book.

 

9 Smartest Ways to Eat More Vegetables for Breakfast

 

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Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, which work synergistically to lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia, arthritis, stroke and more.

 

Vegetables also have anti-aging properties, and eating veggies and fruits (seven or more servings daily) has been shown to lower your risk of dying prematurely by 42 percent.

 

That’s not too shabby for a versatile food group that’s quick to cook, relatively inexpensive to buy, and, when prepared just the right way, can be quite delicious. So why are so many people not eating them?

 

The latest government data, released July 2015, showed that just one in 10 Americans is eating enough vegetables and fruits. Only 9 percent of Americans are eating the recommended two to three cups of vegetables daily. The researchers concluded:

 

“Substantial new efforts are needed to build consumer demand for fruits and vegetables through competitive pricing, placement, and promotion in child care, schools, grocery stores, communities and worksites.”

 

This sounds good on a national level, but what about in your home? You’re probably well aware that you can snack on cut-up carrots and celery as a snack, or get in the habit of eating a side salad with your dinner … but there’s another opportunity to fit in more veggies that many people overlook. It is called breakfast!

 

Only 1 percent of Americans currently eat vegetables at breakfast, so it’s a missed opportunity for almost everyone.

 

When you start your day out with a serving (or two) of veggies, you’re setting a healthy tone for the entire day. It’s not as strange as you might think, either. There are actually many ways to add vegetables for breakfast

 

9 Ways to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

 

  1. Veggies With Eggs

 

Vegetables pair very well with eggs of all varieties. Sautee up some mushrooms, onions, green or red pepper, tomatoes, spinach and any others you enjoy and toss them with your scrambled eggs. You’ll only dirty one pan and have a breakfast fit for a king. And you can try this with any type of eggs you enjoy – add veggies to omelets, poached eggs, sunny-side up, over easy, you name it.

 

  1. Breakfast Smoothie

 

Grab your blender and add in your choice of plain yogurt or kefir, whey protein powder and/or milk. Blend in a banana and some frozen berries, then top it off with whatever leafy greens you have on hand (spinach, romaine, etc.).

 

You can also blend in one-half to one whole avocado (and sprinkle in a serving of chia or flaxseeds, too). Even steamed beets, broccoli or red cabbage can be added to breakfast smoothies.

 

For inspiration, try this Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie recipe from blogger Carrie Forrest:

 

Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie

 

Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA/MPH

Serves: 2-4

 

Ingredients

 

  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh pomegranate arils
  • 1 1-inch knob fresh ginger
  • 4 cups fresh salad greens or lightly steamed kale, spinach, or collard greens
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
  • ½ cup frozen raw broccoli florets
  • juice of one lime

 

Instructions

 

Combine hemp seeds and water in a high-speed blender and process on high for 15 seconds

 

Next, add the banana, frozen strawberries, and pomegranate arils and blend on high again.

 

Lastly, add the ginger, greens, mint, cocoa powder, flax meal, ground chia seeds, broccoli, and lime juice and blend one last time until smooth. Serve immediately.

 

  1. Breakfast Burrito

 

Scrambled eggs, cheese and salsa in a tortilla is a decent start, but you can add in more veggies than that … think green pepper strips, sautéed onions, spinach, roasted asparagus, mushrooms and more.

 

  1. Breakfast Salad

 

Fill a bowl with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and greens, then top it with avocado, a bit of crumbled bacon and two soft-boiled eggs. The bacon and eggs say “breakfast,” and the runny yolk from the eggs makes a tasty warm salad dressing.

 

  1. Quiche or Frittata

 

These baked egg dishes are thought of more for weekend brunches than weekday breakfasts, but they’re easy to make ahead and heat up quickly even when you’re in a hurry. Plus, you can pack in as many veggies as you want. Try this vegetable quiche recipe from Kath Eats Real Food for starters:

 

Vegetable Quiche With Homemade Crust

 

Ingredients (8 slices)

 

For The Crust

 

  • .25 lb whole wheat pastry flour (about 1 cup)
  • .25 lb pastry flour or all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • .25 lb salted butter (if using unsalted, also add .75 tsp granulated salt)
  • 2-4 tablespoon ice water

 

For The Filling

 

  • 3 cups assorted veggies (try kale, fennel and mushrooms) or meat, cooked (use approximately .5 tsp kosher salt to season while cooking)
  • 6 eggs
  • 25 cups 2% milk
  • .25 tsp kosher salt

 

Instructions

 

For The Crust

 

  1. Mix flour and sugar together (and salt if needed) until fully incorporated.

 

  1. Add butter and squeeze together until butter bullets are formed.

 

  1. Begin by adding 2 tablespoon ice water and mixing, adding more if necessary. Mix until a shaggy mass is formed.

 

  1. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out until slightly larger than the diameter of the pie pan.

 

  1. Spray pie pan and place crust inside.

 

  1. Even crust out, and then shape and flute.

 

For The Filling

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375*

 

  1. Cook fillings, using salt as needed. Set aside.

 

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, and salt.

 

  1. Place fillings into finished crust, and then pour egg mixture on top.

 

  1. Lightly stir to ensure incorporation.

 

  1. Add cheese to top, if using.

 

  1. Bake for 40-60 minutes, until liquid is springy and no longer jiggles when nudged, and crust and surface are nicely browned.

 

  1. Veggie-Filled Leftovers

 

If you had a veggie stir-fry or broccoli soup for dinner last night, there’s no rule that says you can’t heat up a bowl the next morning. In fact, healthy, veggie-filled leftovers make some of the most satisfying and quick breakfast options of all.

 

  1. Loaded Baked Sweet Potato

 

Pop a large sweet potato in the oven while you’re getting ready. By the time you come downstairs, it will be baked and warm from the oven. Top it with yogurt or sour cream, chopped nuts or seeds, raisins and cinnamon for a sweet yet healthy treat.

 

  1. Veggie Skillet Breakfast Hash

 

It’s easy to add sweet potatoes and veggies to a skillet, cook them up and then add an egg or two to the top … and this is a phenomenal way to load up on vegetables first thing in the morning, too. A recipe isn’t necessary, but you can try the one that follows, from How Sweet It Is, for inspiration:

 

Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash

 

Yield: serves 3-4

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10-12 brussels sprouts, stems removed and sliced
  • 3-4 large eggs
  • salt + pepper to taste

 

Directions:

 

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until crispy and fat is rendered, and then remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel. Slightly reduce the heat under the skillet and add onion and sweet potato, tossing to coat. Cook until sweet potato has softened, about 6-8 minutes, then stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

 

Add sliced brussels sprouts and stir to combine, cooking them until soft and caramely, another 5 minutes or so. In the meantime, poach or fry eggs, cooking until desired doneness.

 

  1. Savory Pancakes

 

Pancakes aren’t the healthiest breakfast choice no matter how you cook them, but if you’re going to eat them here’s a twist to try: instead of adding in fruit like blueberries to your batter, stir in shredded vegetables like carrots or zucchini.

 

Then, instead of the syrup top the savory pancakes with yogurt. You’ll get more veggies in to your day and you won’t even miss the sugary syrup.

 

One of the benefits to eating more veggies is that it will kick start your body’s natural detoxification mechanisms.

 

Watch this Video HERE – EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR BREAKFAST

 

 

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10 Recipes to Make Your Own Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener to Strengthen Fingernails

 

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If you want to strengthen your fingernails, you don’t have to spend a fortune for a high quality nail cream or oil. In fact, you can make your own natural homemade cuticle softener with ingredients from your own local organic grocer.

 

Here a few fantastic recipes for you to make your own natural homemade cuticle softener for strong and healthy fingernails.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe#1

 

For this recipe, you will need 2 tablespoons almond oil, 2 tablespoons jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons organic honey and 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil or several vitamin E capsules broken open. Mix together all the ingredients and apply on your nails before going to bed. The oil in this treatment will lock in moisture for dry or chapped hands. The honey will condition and strengthen your nails.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #2

 

You mix together 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil in a bottle which has a dropper. Close the bottle lid and shake well so that both the oils will mix well. Before going to bed, you can apply this moisturizing oil mixture to make your cuticles soft to help you to grow stronger nails.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #3

 

Put into a bottle which has a dropper, 6 tablespoons of Jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons Flax seed oil, 3 drops of extract of pomegranate and 3 drops of essential oil obtained from carrot seeds. Mix all these ingredients, close the lid of the bottle and shake well.

 

When you want to use, with the help of the dropper, you squeeze 2 to 3 drops of the oil mixture onto your cuticles. Let the mixture set about 20 minutes, remove it and then wash your hands.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #4

 

Put into a bottle which has a dropper, 2 tablespoons each of almond oil, jojoba oil and rice bran oil and 5 drops of either tea tree essential oil or carrot seed oil.

 

Close the bottle lid, shake well to get the ingredients blend together and store in a dark place. Before going to bed, you use the dropper to squeeze 1 drop of the oil mixture onto each of your cuticles.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #5

 

Put into a bottle which has a dropper, 10 drops each of the following essential oils – wheat germ oil, frankincense, myrrh and lemon. Close the bottle cap and shake well to ensure the essential oils blend together. You use a dropper to squeeze 1 drop of the essential oils mixture onto each of your cuticles before you go to bed.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #6

 

Add 2 tablespoons of cranberry seed oil and five to eight drops of lavender essential oil to an empty glass dropper bottle. Put the lid on and shake the bottle to mix the ingredients together.

 

Using the dropper, you squeeze 1 drop of this homemade cuticle oil onto each of your cuticles, nails and the surrounding skin; then massage it in. Apply this homemade cuticle oil as often as needed to keep cuticles soft and healthy.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #7

 

Combine 3 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil and 3 teaspoons apricot kernel oil in a small empty glass dropper bottle and mix until the oils blend.

 

Close the lid and shake well to ensure both the ingredients are blend together. You use a dropper to squeeze 1 drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle and massage it into your cuticles every night before bed.
Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #8

 

Mix 2 teaspoons of natural clay, 2 teaspoons of cold pressed olive oil and 6 drops of chamomile essential oil in a cup. Transfer the natural cuticle cream to a small empty glass dropper bottle. You use a dropper to squeeze one drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle and massage the softener into your cuticles in circular motion.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #9

 

Mix together 2 tablespoons of aloe vera oil and 5 drops of tea tree essential oil in a small empty glass dropper bottle and shake well to make sure both ingredients blend properly.

 

You use a dropper to squeeze one drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle. Tea tree essential oil will heal your cuticles and prevent further damage. The aloe vera oil will keep your cuticles moisturized. This should also be done on a daily basis.
Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #10

 

Mix together 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and oil from 1 vitamin E caplet. Combine oils in a small, dark glass dropper bottle. Shake before each use. You use a dropper to squeeze one drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle and massage it into your nails and cuticles.
You may want to watch Video HERE on how to make your own natural homemade cuticle softener to strengthen fingernails

 

If you love making your own beauty care products, click on DIY Skin Care Recipes to learn how to make them.

 

10 Homemade Recipes to Make a Repairing Hair Mask

 

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Most of us know how to take basic care of our hair, but we also do a lot of damage to it on a regular basis. If you are coloring your hair, blow drying it, brushing it while it is wet, swimming in a pool, or using a flat iron, then chances are that it is not nearly as healthy as it could be.

 

Learning how to repair damaged hair is something that will help your hair look better in the short term, but it will also help it to grow faster, longer, and remain thicker throughout your entire life.

 

There are a number of ways through which you can repair the damaged hair. The most common method of how to repair damaged hair is to use a thick conditioner on a regular basis. Obviously, one should be used after washing your hair, but you should also start using an intensive conditioner at least once a week.

 

You can make your own conditioner out of ingredients such as honey or avocado, or you can use an oil-based humectant that will help to repair your hair and prevent further damage. This method might take an hour or so out of your week, but it is an affordable and very easy way to ensure you have healthy hair for a long time.

 

Following are some recipes you can use at home to prepare your own repairing hair mask to regain the shine in your hair.

 

Avocado Banana Repairing Hair Mask

 

This recipe is made from avocado and banana. The ingredients are, avocado (half), banana (1 medium-sized), one egg, honey (2 tablespoons), buttermilk (3 tablespoons), extra virgin olive oil (3 tablespoons).

 

Firstly, you take banana, egg and avocado in a medium-sized bowl and mash them together. Then add the remaining ingredients of the hair mask and mix them well. Then apply the mask thoroughly to your hair, starting from the roots and leave it for half an hour. Use a shampoo with moisturizing content to wash the hair mask.
Banana and Olive Oil Repairing Hair Mask

 

If you have hair damaged from chemicals (perms, hair straightening or hair coloring), hair tool use (flat irons, curling irons or blow dryers) or chlorine and the sun, try this banana and olive oil mask to help fix those damaged tresses.

Bananas are rich in tryptophan, an essential amino acid that can help strengthen hair, and potassium, a mineral which helps hair maintain a healthy pH balance.

 

For this repairing hair mask, you will need 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil (you can also use almond oil). You put the ingredients in a blender and blend them well until they form a smooth paste. You can add a dash of flour if paste is too runny.

 

Firstly, you separate your hair into 3-5 sections. Apply mask to each section from roots to ends. You tie your hair into a loose bun if long and place a shower cap over hair. Keep it on for 30 minutes and then rinse out, shampooing and conditioning as usual.

 

Egg and Olive Oil Repairing Hair Mask

 

To prepare this repairing hair mask, you just need 2 eggs, 5 tablespoons of extra virgin Olive oil and 7 drops of lavender essential oil.

First, you blend the eggs in a blender and drizzle in the olive oil slowly. Once you get a thick mayonnaise-like consistency, add the lavender essential oil.

 

Section your hair and apply this concoction. Make sure that you coat your hair from root to tip. Once the mask is dry, you can wash your hair with water. Shampoo and condition as usual.
Fenugreek Seed and Honey Repairing Hair Mask

 

To create this repairing hair mask, you will need 5 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds, 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey) and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

First, you need to soak the fenugreek seeds overnight. Drain them from water and grind them to a fine paste. Add the honey and olive oil to this paste and combine well. Apply this paste on your hair and allow it to dry. After 15-20 minutes, wash your hair with shampoo.
Mango Banana Repairing Hair Mask

 

To prepare this repairing hair mask, you need half of a ripe mango, 1 ripe banana, half a cup of plain yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt) and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

 

First you peel and cut the mango into small slices and put into a food processor or blender. Next you peel and break the banana into small chunks and put into the food processor or blender. After this, you add in yogurt and lastly the coconut oil to the mango-banana mixture and blend well until the mixture reaches the consistency of porridge.

 

You can now apply this mixture onto your damp hair, starting from the scalp and working all the way down to hair ends. You can tie the hair into a bun and just let the mixture stay on your hair for at least 15 minutes before you rinse off.

 

Mayonnaise Avocado Repairing Hair Mask

 

You can also prepare a mayonnaise and avocado hair mask. The ingredients required are, one small mayonnaise jar and half avocado. Mash the avocado in a bowl and add mayonnaise to it. Mash them together to form a green minty colored mixture. Apply this mask thoroughly from your roots to tips and leave for 20 minutes. Later wash the hair mask with a gentle shampoo.
Milk and Honey Repairing Hair Mask

 

This milk and honey mask is perfect for brittle, damaged hair that tends to be thin and easily weighed down by heavy conditioners and oil treatments. Use cream if you have coarse hair, skim milk if you have fine hair.

 

To create this repairing hair mask, you will need 2 cups whole milk (use cream if you have super coarse hair or low-fat milk for fine hair) and 2 teaspoons of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey). If you use low-fat milk, add a teaspoon of flour to thicken this mask.

 

First, you warm up the milk in the microwave so it’s not too hot to the touch. Next, you add the honey and stir until fully dissolved. If you use low-fat milk, add a teaspoon of flour to thicken mask, otherwise it won’t stay on hair.

 

Now, you can pour the mixture over your dry hair, massaging the mixture into your hair to ensure all strands are covered. You can place a shower cap over hair. Leave this for 15-20 minutes. Shampoo as you normally would.

 

Pumpkin and Yogurt Repairing Hair Mask

 

To make this repairing hair mask, you will need 2 cups of pumpkin (chopped), 1 tablespoon of yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt), 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey).

First, you need to blend the chopped pumpkin along with the yogurt, coconut oil and honey until you have a thick paste. If you find the mixture to be too thick, add a few drops of water. Dampen your hair and apply this mask on your hair evenly. After 15 minutes, rinse your hair with water, and shampoo as usual.
Strawberry Mayonnaise Repairing Hair Mask

 

This hair mask will give you conditioned hair with a nice shine. You require eight strawberries and one tablespoon mayonnaise to prepare this hair mask recipe for dry, damaged hair. Mix both the ingredients well to form the hair mask. Dampen your hair before applying the hair mask. Later massage the mixture to your hair and wash with a regular shampoo.
Yogurt and Honey Repairing Hair Mask

 

To prepare this repairing hair mask, you will need half a cup of plain yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt), 3 tablespoons of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey), 3 Vitamin E gel caplets, 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

 

First, you pierce the gel caplets to empty the contents which will be mixed with the honey. Next you add in the remaining ingredients to form a smooth paste. You can now apply this on your hair and let the mixture remain on your hair for at least 30 minutes before you rinse off.

 

This mask is suitable for all hair types and is especially good for treating brittle, frizzy and dry hair. You should use this mask for once a week if you want to have healthy and shiny hair.

 

You may want to watch a Video HERE to learn how to prepare your homemade repairing hair mask.

 

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10 Homemade Recipes to Make a Hair Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

10 Homemade Recipes to Make a Hair Mask to Get Shiny Hair - Are you looking for ways to get naturally beautiful hair? Here are some homemade recipes to make your own mask to get shiny hair at home
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Hair is the most important feature of the personality. It enhances the looks and healthy hair is a wish of everyone. But most of the people do not know how to get healthy hair naturally or they may not aware of the power of natural remedies, which helps to build a strong and healthy hair.

 

There are some natural beauty tips for hair which can help a lot. These are some homemade methods using organic ingredients to create a hair mask. You may ask why there is the need for hair mask!

 

Well, just as the skin needs regular facials for rejuvenation, hair also needs similar kind of pampering and the use of hair mask is good way to do the same.

 

A hair mask contains contain nutrients and active substances to strengthen and restore hair structure, which makes it a great conditioner to add lustre and shine to the hair.

 

The recipes also work always and are very effective. They do not cause any side effects and are not even harmful. So here are a few recipes for you to make your own mask for shiny hair

 

Avocado Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

To prepare this mask, you will need 1 whole ripe avocado, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sea salt and 1 tablespoon aloe juice or gel. The first thing to do is to use a fork to mash the avocado into paste. Next you add in the lemon juice, sea salt and aloe vera juice or gel.

 

Now you can apply this mixture to your wet hair, massaging from the base of the hair right up to the end for 5 minutes. You let this mixture remains on your hair for at least 15 minutes before you rinse off.

 

Beer Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

To prepare this mask, you need 1 ripe banana, 1 whole egg, half a cup flat beer and 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey).

 

First, you need to mash the banana in order to create a thick consistency.

Next you mix in one whole egg and blend until smooth. After his, you add in the flat beer, and lastly a tablespoon of honey and blend.

 

Now you can apply this mixture to the scalp, roots and all the way to your ends. Let your mask sit for a few hours, and then shampoo out.

Why use beer? Well, beer has properties that help to thicken the hair, giving the appearance of fullness and volume. It also contains proteins that provide shine and strength.

 

Herbal Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

If you want to have super soft and healthy hair you can also prepare a hair mask using a variety of herbs. For instance, you can take one tablespoon of comfrey root, the same amount of chamomile, and one teaspoon each of nettle and elder flowers.

 

Infuse these herbs in boiling water and then let the solution steep for almost half an hour. Cool and strain the fluid. Next, add a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar in it.

 

Rinse your hair with this recipe after shampooing. Pour the solution on your hair repeatedly for three to four times. These therapeutic herbs are also considered good for healthy hair growth.

 

Hibiscus Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

To prepare this mask, you need 1 to 2 ripe bananas, half a cup of milk cream, 2 fresh hibiscus flowers and half a lime

 

If you have long hair, you use 2 ripe bananas; if not, one is enough. You peel the bananas and put them in a bowl. Next you mash the banana well with a blender or a fork. On blending, the banana would have turned creamy, sticky and pasty by now. At this point, put in the milk cream and blend well once again.

 

In a mixer, add fresh hibiscus flowers and squeeze the lemon juice over it. Grind the flower and lime mixture to get a smooth flowery citrus red paste. This paste is the ‘magic key’ for shiny hair while the banana and cream add softness to the hair.

 

Now put in this flower paste to the banana and milk cream mixture.

Blend everything well together again! Your banana hibiscus cream mask for shiny hair is all ready to use.

 

Mayonnaise Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

To get thick and shiny hair, puree two ripe bananas in a blender, and mix three tablespoons of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of olive oil, and a few drops of rosemary or lavender essential oil in it (for fragrance). Leave this recipe on your hair for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

 

Multi Vitamin Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

To prepare this mask, you will need one quarter cup of creamy yogurt, 2 tablespoons of fenugreek, 2 teaspoons of lemon peel powder, 4 to 5 Vitamin E capsules, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey) and a scoop of mayonnaise (Optional; only for extra dry hair).

 

The first thing to do is to soak the fenugreek in water overnight. Drain out the water and grind it to smooth paste in the morning. In a small bowl you mix together the yogurt, fenugreek paste, lemon peel powder, olive oil and honey and blend well.

 

Add the mayonnaise to this bowl if you have extra dry hair with brittle ends because mayonnaise helps providing rich moisture to the hair roots and body.

 

You pierce the vitamin E capsules to extract the oils. Add this vitamin E oil to the bowl and blend everything together well. Your own homemade multivitamin hair mask for shiny hair is all ready to use now!

 

 

You will apply this hair mask over your scalp and hair with the use of your hair brush. Make sure to cover all the surface of your hair and scalp completely.

 

You can either wear a shower cap or just let the mixture to stay on your hair for an hour. Let the natural ingredients do the magic to your hair.  After an hour, rinse your hair with plenty of cold water and a mild shampoo. Blow dry

 

Oatmeal Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

To prepare this mask, you will need 1 tablespoon each of oats, 1 fresh milk and almond oil. You mix all of the ingredients to form a thick paste.

 

Before you apply this mask, you comb your hair to take out all the knots you have in your hair and also ensure that your hair is not wet. Now you can apply this paste and leave it on your hair for between 15 to 20 minutes. After this, you rinse your hair thoroughly with shampoo and water.

 

If you want soft and silky hair with healthy scalp, you should try using this oatmeal hair mask. It is also good for treating hair loss, oily hair and dandruff. This mask is moisturizing and can help you to grow longer and thicker hair.

 

Rosemary Mask to Get Shiny Hair
This mask will help to maintain healthy hair and is applicable to all hair types. You need to use one tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons each of olive oil and rosemary oil to make a mixture.

 

Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. Then, apply this to your hair by massaging gently with the tips of your fingers. After that, cover your head with a warm towel so that the oils can get absorbed into the scalp and hair properly. Wash off with shampoo after half an hour.

 

Strawberry Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

First you mash 1 cup of ripe strawberries (about 5 to 6) in a small mixing bowl with a fork. Next you add one egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to the mashed strawberries and mix the ingredients together with a fork.

 

You can now apply mask to the entire head of hair from root to tip. Make sure to fully saturate the hair ends with the mixture. Allow the mask to set in the hair for 20 minutes. Rinse out the hair mask with warm water. Shampoo the hair to remove remaining traces of the mask.

 

Vinegar Mask to Get Shiny Hair

 

To prepare this mask, you need 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon of glycerine, 2 tablespoons of castor oil and 1 beaten egg.

 

You mix the vinegar and glycerine together until smooth. Add in the beaten egg and mix well. Next stir in the castor oil until thoroughly mixed.

You can now apply this mask on the entire length your hair (from root to tip). Cover your hair with a shower cap and wrap a towel over it. Leave the mask on hair for 2 hours and shampoo and condition your hair as normal. The mask should be used once a week.

 

You may want to watch a Video HERE to learn how to prepare your homemade mask to get shiny hair.

 

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