It doesn’t matter if your hair is relaxed, natural, short or long- deep conditioning is a staple in every hair routine. Not only does deep conditioning add moisture to your tresses but it provides other benefits which include strengthening, repairing and maintaining healthy hair.
I want to let you know that instead of paying high prices for quality deep conditioners, you can head to your local whole foods or grocery store instead and get the ingredients to make your own. I, personally, have made my own conditioner and it does wonders for my hair. Here a few recipes to try out and maybe even permanently add to your current hair regimen.
Avocado is great for deep conditioning. It can also be used for a quick softening, conditioning and moisturizing mask. The use of honey on hair is talked about everywhere. Honey by itself isn’t sufficient enough to provide the conditioning necessary, but when combined with other products it can make your hair feel softer and provide smooth hair.
Banana is another great kitchen item that can help give you that soft hair you have been wanting. The key to this recipe is getting banana baby food instead of using an actual banana. When using a whole banana, if you do not blend it well enough or strain it, it can leave pieces of banana throughout your hair. You would then have to shampoo and condition your hair several times to get them out and that would defeat the purpose! When you use the baby food it’s already strained and liquefied so it can mix easily as well as still provide you with a great conditioner. Not to mention you have the great scent of banana and honey to accompany you throughout your day!
The recipe: Cucumber & Egg
• 1/2 cucumber • 1 egg • 1/2 an eggshell’s worth of extra-virgin olive oil
Cucumber is a natural refresher so it’s no wonder that a great treatment would include it. It’s a great finishing touch to a deep conditioning treatment. Eggs are also great to give your hair a great smooth finish. An important thing to remember when trying this treatment: NO HEAT (including hot water)! The heat can literally cook the egg into your hair and that just spells disaster for everyone. Your hair will also smell like egg unlike banana, the smell of eggs cooked into your hair is not pleasant.
You might be hungriest after making this one so leave some fruit aside for you to enjoy while this treatment goes to work! The fruits in this treatment all work great together to give you soft hair that also will smell just as great. If you are worried about using the banana, substitute the banana baby food so you can be sure to avoid the chunks. If you have no fear of the actual banana, be sure to blend it well and strain it before mixing it with the other items. This recipe will make your hair smell fantastic and it will provide you with a great, healthy snack.
The recipe: Honey-Based Deep Conditioner
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions Mix honey with olive oil. Heat in microwave oven to melt and apply to wet or dry hair, then cover head with a very warm towel for half an hour while taking a warm, soothing bath, then shampoo off.