How to Make Hair Tonic

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Tonic helps calm flyaways and frizz and moisturizes dry hair.
Tonic helps calm flyaways and frizz and moisturizes dry hair. (Image: hair image by Dubravko Grakalic from Fotolia.com)

Hair tonic is a healthy treatment for hair that is massaged into the scalp and through the hair. Traditionally hair tonic has been used to promote healthy tresses and to style hair. Hair tonic was popular in the 1950s and 1960s but has been replaced in recent years by other hair products such as gel, mousse and hairspray. The defining characteristic of hair tonic is that it makes hair shiny. Save money and make your own tonic at home using natural ingredients. Use tonic as a hair conditioner by massaging a large amount into the hair and then washing it out.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 canning jars
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. gin

Hair Tonic for Itchy Scalp

Pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into a canning jar.

Squeeze 10 drops of tea tree oil into jar.

Secure jar’s lid.

Shake jar for 15 seconds to thoroughly mix ingredients.

Pour tonic into the palm of your hand.

Massage into the scalp using a circular motion.

Wet the remainder of hair with tonic and work tonic into hair.

Allow tonic to soak into hair for five to 10 minutes.

Rinse hair with water and follow up with shampoo and conditioner.

Hair Tonic for Dry Hair

Break eggs and separate yolks from egg whites.

Pour two egg yolks into a canning jar.

Pour 2 tspn. gin into jar.

Close jar’s lid tightly.

Shake jar for 15 seconds to thoroughly mix ingredients.

Pour tonic into the palm of your hand.

Massage into the scalp using a circular motion.

Wet the remainder of hair with tonic and work tonic into hair.

Allow tonic to soak into hair for five to 10 minutes.

Rinse hair with water and follow up with shampoo and conditioner.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also use rosemary, sandalwood, geranium or atlas cedar wood essential oil for the itchy scalp tonic.To use itchy scalp tonic without needing to wash hair, wet fingertips with small amount of tonic and massage into scalp. It is not recommended to use tonic for dry hair without washing it out of hair.
  • Consult your doctor if you are allergic to any of these ingredients before using. These tonics are messy to apply so use them while showering.

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