Monday, July 9, 2012

DIY: Homemade deep conditioners for natural hair

Hi Beauties! 
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I've been searching for different ways to revamp my conditioner stash and it came to me that I want to try some fun do it yourself projects and experiment in my kitchen with making my own deep conditioners. I came across this helpful article over at typef.com

Here's what they had to say: 

Rosemary Conditioner

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Rosemary restores the moisture to your dry locks. In her book, "Natural Beauty From the Garden: More Than 200 Do-it-Yourself Beauty Recipes," Janice Cox shares a recipe for rosemary conditioner that will restore life to your locks and is full of beneficial deep-conditioning agents. The rosemary will also enhance darker hair shades. Combine 1 tablespoon of castor oil, 2 tablespoons of avocado oil, two eggs and 2 teaspoons of rosemary tea. Make the tea by steeping 1/4 cup of fresh herb in one cup of hot water until it is a dark color and extracting 2 teaspoons. Whisk the ingredients and apply the mixture to your hair. Wrap your hair in a towel for 20 minutes before rinsing out the conditioner.

Almond Deep-Conditioning Mask

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 Almond oil is a powerful ingredient to keep your hair soft, shiny and free of frizz. Mix 1/4 cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 1/2 cup of yogurt to a smooth consistency. Work the mixture throughout your locks, from root to tip, and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing out the almond deep-conditioning mask.

 

Olive Oil and Honey

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Olive oil and honey are both great for restoring moisture. Honey is a strong humectant, meaning it locks in the moisture and keeps it there, and olive oil will boost your shine factor. Combining the two could be your secret weapon for healthy hair. Mix equal parts of honey and olive oil in a microwave-safe container. Zap until the mixture is warm and easy to mix. Apply it to your moisture-starved strands and leave it for 30 minutes before shampooing.

 

Tropical Jungle Conditioner

Tropical jungle conditioner, another recipe from Janice Cox, can rejuvenate even the driest, most damaged hair. It calls for yummy tropical ingredients that will increase your moisture content and repair the styling trauma you've inflicted. Combine one medium-size peeled, chopped banana, 1 cup of hot water, 1/2 cup of fresh rose petals, 1 tablespoon of macadamia-nut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey. You can substitute almond oil if macadamia-nut oil is too hard to find. Steep the rose petals in hot water until it becomes fragrant and the petals soften. Toss the other ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth. Slowly add in the rose water to create a smooth cream. Work it throughout your hair, cover with a plastic hair cap and towel for 30 minutes and then rinse away.

Love these recipes as much as I do? Read more from the source here: typef.com 
 
What's your favorite DIY deep conditioner?

xoxo,
NB

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