Sure­ly, I can’t be the only one who has run out of sham­poo on wash day or just can’t seem to find my con­di­tion­ing caps when it’s time to deep con­di­tion. With these easy, yet effec­tive hacks, you’ll nev­er need to pan­ic again. Here are 10 nat­ur­al hair hacks that may get you through your next nat­ur­al hair cri­sis.

1. If you can’t find your con­di­tion­ing caps or have run out of them, use a plas­tic gro­cery bag. Put it on your head and put the excess plas­tic in a pony tail hold­er.

2. No con­di­tion­er? If you have may­on­naise, extra vir­gin olive oil, and raw coconut oil, then you have all of the ingre­di­ents for the per­fect deep con­di­tion­er. Nau­tur­al hair YouTu­ber, Razorem­press has an excel­lent tuto­r­i­al on how to mix it up. You might even end up using this con­di­tion­er on a reg­u­lar basis.

3. When you’ve run out of sham­poo, apple cider vine­gar and bak­ing soda will get your hair clean. Mix one part bak­ing soda with three parts water and apply to your scalp. After rins­ing, mix one part apple cider vine­gar with 4 parts water and apply to hair and scalp. Rinse with cold water to seal in mois­ture.

4. If you’ve run out of your favorite detan­gler, use aloe vera gel.

5. Don’t have the space for a hood­ed dry­er? This Conair Soft Bon­net Hair Dry­er is awe­some if you live in a small space. I used the when I was in col­lege and it actu­al­ly dried my hair quick­er than a reg­u­lar hood­ed dry­er. It was also great for deep con­di­tion­ing. I also trav­el with this dry­er, because you nev­er know! IMG_0188

6. If you use a comb attach­ment on your blow dry­er and you’re tired of it always break­ing, attach a Willie Mor­row Comb to your blow dry­er as seen in this video by Just­Jali. The attach­ment comes with a tight­en­ing mech­a­nism to make sure it doesn’t slip off.

7. Fight­ing with your long box braids to cre­ate the per­fect high bun? Don’t fret, this easy tuto­r­i­al by Stephanie Andrea is genius. Instead of tor­tur­ing her­self by attempt­ing to use an over­sized hair tie, she uses a ban­dana and ties it around her box braids to cre­ate her bun.

8. Are the ends of your twist outs or braid outs look­ing a lit­tle thin? Use a cold perm rod or flexi rod on the thin areas to cre­ate a fuller look.

9. Did you just under­es­ti­mate the amount of roller you’d need? Cut up a brown paper bag or an old t-shirt to help you fin­ish the job. This hack also cre­ates beau­ti­ful heat­less curls on its own. YouTu­ber, IamRal­ly­Girl shows you how.

10. If you’ve run out of your favorite pro­tein treat­ment, head to your fridge and grab the Greek yogurt. Nat­u­ralMe4C uses Greek yogurt for her 4C mane.

What are your essen­tial nat­ur­al hair hacks?

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One of the best deep con­di­tion­ers I’ve tried is a looot of coconut oil+ a lit­tle shea on top…cover with plas­tic cap.…leave on as long as you can…even bet­ter overnight.…soft, mois­tur­ized, detan­gled hair and it stays that way even after you wash it out.


the paper bag idea is genius. espe­cial­ly since i always run out of rollers and i’m too cheap right now to buy more aha­ha I also like the ban­dana for a hair tie tech­nique. pret­ty slick!