Sunday, 13 March 2011

Conditioner Concoctions



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 i love this.
There's no doubt in the hair world that natural hair products can work wonders. They work just as well as many of the products we spend big bucks on and do the same job at a supermarket value prices. On the downside they usually require a patient individual and a fair amount of ingredients, hence the reason why many of us prefer the already made supermarket shelf product.

Either way homemade concoctions work a treat and can actually be fun to make. Here are some recipes i found from the long locks cookbook.

I've highlighted the recipes i have tried and their results.

Avocado Deep conditioner- tried
1 small jar of mayonnaise
1/2 avocado

Peel avocado and remove pit. Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl with your hands until it's a consistent green color. Smooth into hair being careful to work it to the ends. Use shower cap or plastic wrap to seal body heat in. Leave on hair for 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning wrap a hot, damp towel around your head over the plastic, or use a hair dryer set to a low to medium heat setting.

Results: Funnily enough i tried this recipe on a guy! Yes that's right a guy let me do this on his hair! I think he thought he was getting a simple wash and condition, so when the whole process was over and he touched his hair he was shocked! It was hilarious. His hair was very very soft. So i guess this is a great softening conditioner as well as protein treatment due to the mayonnaise.

Bodifying Horsetail Hair Rinse


2 1/2 teaspoons dried horsetail

Steep horsetail in boiled water for 20 minutes. Shampoo hair and rinse thoroughly. Poor horsetail rinse through hair and leave in for ten minutes. Rinse with clear water.


Rosemary Hot Oil Treatment- tried
1/2 cup of organic dried rosemary
1/2 cup organic soybean oil or organic sunflower oil
Combine ingredients and heat until warm. Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Coat the entire head and hair with the oil mixture, working it through to the ends. Wrap hair in plastic wrap and wrap in a warm towel. Leave oil on hair for 15 minutes. Wash hair until oil is completely removed.

Hot oil treatment for Damaged Hair- tried


1/2 cup organic soybean oil or organic sunflower oil

Mix all ingredients well. Warm oil to a comfortable temperature and apply the mixture to damp hair. Wrap hair in plastic wrap and apply a hot towel for 20 minutes. Shampoo.

Results: I gave both of these hot oil treatments a try last year and as with just about any hot oil treatment it worked great and I loved the results. My hair was shiny and mega soft. There's just something about oil and warmth that makes my hair go weak the knees!

For more recipes check out the long lock cook book :

P.s i'm sure many of you have tried the egg and mayonnaise deep condition. That one goes back for decades!

x edF

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