When I first decided to go natural, I had this idea that I was going to have to buy all these high end hair products for my hair to go back to its natural state.
There are so many natural ingredients that are beneficial to your hair health.
Here are some recipe’s to keep your hair strong and moisturized.
Banana-Oatmeal Deep Conditioner
1 Over ripe banana
1/2 Cup of oatmeal*
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon of Honey
Soak oatmeal in water for 3-5 minutes then blend and strain water leaving enough to make the oatmeal a creamy texture.
Mix evenly so you have a creamy consistency. Apply to damp hair and comb through with your fingers. Once the conditioner is throughout your hair, massage your scalp for 3-5 minutes to increase blood flow to the scalp. This helps your hair take in all the moisture from the conditioner.
After your massage, you can either put your hair in a loose bun or quick twists and wrap it in a plastic cap. Leave in for 40 – 60 minutes.
You can also sit under a hair dryer on low for 30 minutes.
Then rinse and wash as usual.
The only thing I don’t like about this deep conditioner is how the pieces of oatmeal tend to stay in your hair so I try to blend the oatmeal until its mostly liquid and rinse thoroughly after use. Other than that, this deep conditioner is great to plump up those curls.
Mayo – Olive Oil Deep Conditioner
1/2 Cup of regular mayonnaise (not light)
Can also use the olive oil mayo (green cap)
1 Egg yolk
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 Tablespoon of castor oil
1 Tablespoon of raw honey
Mix all ingredients evenly, you can give or take with the measurements depending on how much you want and the consistency you want. It can always be stored in a zip lock bag or mason jar and kept in the fridge for later use.
Apply to damp hair in sections and massage through scalp. Wrap hair and leave in for 30 – 45 mins.
Onion Deep Conditioner
1 Small onion
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Raw Honey or Agave
Chop onion into smaller pieces and blend. Add coconut oil then honey or agave to your blender. There should be no chunks of anything in your mixture. If the mixture is too watery, you can add some of your favorite deep conditioner or regular conditioner to give it a thicker consistency.
Apply to damp hair in sections and massage through scalp. Wrap hair and leave in for 30 – 40 minutes.
If you feel your scalp start to burn or feel irritated, rinse immediately. It should feel refreshing.
There are so many more natural ingredients you can use as deep conditioners. I try to do one natural deep conditioner every month to keep my curls healthy and flourishing.
I hope this was helpful!