Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Homemade Deep Conditioner

Hello Masses and Happy Tuesday!

So if you recall a couple of weeks ago, I posted about my on going journey/mission on wanting to grow my natural hair. Most importantly I want to achieve this goal by using only homemade products with the exception of my shampoo. As of the last 2 months I've been using Alaffia Black Soap which I absolutely love, so much so that I've also been using as a body wash and shaving but more on that on a later post :). The last couple of weeks I must admit I've been slacking and downright lazy when it comes to my hair. However its a new month and the 2nd week of August so its time to get out of this rut and start taking this seriously. Over the weekend I did a lot of research on products to use to condition my hair and to help start off on the right track for the weeks to come. Some of the issues I consistently have with my hair is dry scalp which has resulted in flaky hair, leaving my strands looking and feeling dry. With this record breaking summer heat we're all experiencing, it definitely hasn't been helping the situation either. With this deep conditioner, I'm hoping to add more shine to my kinky and gain soft manageable hair over time. 

So here's what you'll need for this homemade conditioner...
  • Organic mayo
  • 2 tbps organic raw honey
  • 1 tbps extra virgin olive

Prep

  • Measure out 2 tbps of organic raw honey and 1 tbps of extra virgin olive oil into a microwave safe glass bowl.
  • Heat in microwave for about 20 sec. Just to melt the honey into the olive oil.
  • Mix honey and olive oil together till it's well blended
  • Next use a spoon and add in the organic mayo into the honey/olive oil mixture. I used 4 tbps for my mixture however you can add more mayo based on how much hair you have.
  • Mix products together until evenly blended. 

Hair Prep

To prep the hair for conditioning I recommend parting your hair into sections. Next wet it with a water and apple cider vinegar (acv) mixture. I used 4oz of water and 2oz of organic unfiltered acv. I did this in order to get any access build up and flakes accumulated in my scalp from the product used the previous weeks. I will mention that I made the mistake of over saturating with the mixture, making my hair too wet and as a result when I applied the conditioner it kept running down my face and neck which got annoying very quick O_O. Note to self next time use way less water on damp hair not soaking wet hair!

  • After you've applied the conditioner to the hair, use a wide tooth comb and comb thru your sections to make sure its evenly applied
  • Put a plastic cap on and leave in for 30 mins
  • After 30 mins are up rinse the hair with cold/lukewarm water and shampoo to make sure the conditioner is completely out of your hair. And if your like me who used too much water dripping mayo all over your face, just go ahead and take a shower while your at it lol.
  • AND YOUR DONE 
The first thing I noticed afterwards was that my hair felt like I'd just slightly oiled it. I decided to let it air dry into a shrunken fro for the day to see the results as my day went by. I didn't put any additional oils in my hair or scalp yet my hair looked shiny and not dry at all. I'm going to try this deep conditioner again in the next 2 weeks and track my overall progress from consistent use

As of today this is my length check, and starting point with my hair growth progress

I will be sure to keep you all updated and there will be many more homemade products to come ^_~
XoXo

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