Model Looks On A Budget Series: Homemade Hair Treatments

This week the Talent Management ‘model looks on a budget’ series continues with inexpensive and natural help for your hair. Spring is in the air and you can ensure that your locks are in fantastic condition after a harsh winter with these natural, inexpensive and helpful homemade hair treatments.

Hair lightener:

Lemon juice will lighten hair if left on in sunlight. If you use lemon juice as a lightener be sure to combine with olive oil to help prevent drying and condition well afterwards. Try 3 parts lemon juice to 1 part water and 1 part olive oil, pour into a pump action spray bottle, shake and apply to the hair that you wish to lighten. Expose to bright sunlight for an hour then shampoo and condition the hair.

Hair glosser:

For blonde hair use chamomile tea as your final rinse.
For red hair use 1 cup of carrot juice for copper tones, or 1 cup of beetroot juice for mahogany tones. Apply and distribute evenly through the hair, wrap in a towel and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse with equal parts warm water and cider vinegar. Apply leave-in conditioner to the ends if required.
For dark hair use 1 tablespoon henna to one cup of conditioner. Combine the ingredients and apply directly to the hair, distributing evenly. leave for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Use warm green tea as a final rinse.

Build up remover:

Use the juice of a lemon or a tablespoon of cider vinegar to remove product build up.
Dampen the hair, pour your lemon juice or vinegar onto the scalp and massage in for a few minutes. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly. Overuse will strip the hair of natural oils so never use more than once a week and avoid use on very dry hair. Do not use lemon juice on hair that has been dyed brunette or red as it may lighten the colour.


Mash the flesh of one ripe avocado until it has a smooth consistency then add a tablespoon of coconut milk. Apply to the hair and wrap in a warm towel. Leave for 30 minutes then rinse thoroughly.

Hot oil treatment:

Pour a table spoon of jojoba oil into a plastic container and suspend the container in hot water until warm. Apply to damp hair, concentrating on the ends, and wrap hair in a warm towel. Leave for 30 minutes then shampoo as normal.

We hope you’re enjoying the Talent Management ‘Model Looks On A Budget’ series! If you prefer to use bought products on your coloured hair you can find some of our favourites here.