For some of us, will naturally doesn’t stop with our hair. This was followed by a move towards mixing its own products “natural”. While many recipes available on the internet, only a few really good simple and effective in meeting the needs of our natural hair. If you are new to create your own products or are looking for the moment mixtress easy-to-make recipes that really works, you can start with a homemade conditioner, are three of my favorites:
For Manageability – Bananas, olive oil, glycerin, and honey
This homemade conditioner my hair to improve the management of post-rinse styling. The secret is in the banana, which has a way of minimizing shrinkage and softening the hair when mixed with other ingredients. Meanwhile, glycerin and honey, which are both a humectant, and olive oil, which is known to penetrate the hair, all contribute to the benefits of moisturizing. Don’t be afraid if you see loosen the coil or curl with this conditioner, the effect is temporary until your next wash day. This recipe is ideal for natural looking to achieve easier blow-out or style it runs better.
1 large overripe banana (sliced) OR 7 oz banana baby food
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp pure vegetable glycerin
2 tbsp pure honey
Place the sliced banana, extra virgin olive oil, glycerin, and honey all in a blender. Blend the ingredients thoroughly making sure no lumps or banana bits remain. (Depending on your blender quality, you may or may not have to then sieve the mixture. Another option is to use banana baby food, though the conditioner may not be as effective.) Apply to hair and let sit for 30-45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as usual.
For Detangling – Avocados, olive oil, shea butter, and apple cider vinegar
This homemade conditioner Lube, thick, and heavy, all of which give the slip my Kinks, moisture, and hang for detangling. Avocado and Meatiness of the fatty acids contribute to the effectiveness of this mixture. In addition, the fatty acids in olive oil combined with emollient properties of shea butter to add more lubrication and moisturizing benefits. Lastly, the pH of the acid from Apple Cider vinegar helps to flatten the cuticle for Tangle easily. This conditioner is ideal for those with thick, bushy hair and a large shrinkage.
1 overripe avocado (sliced)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup unrefined shea butter
2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Place the sliced avocado, unrefined shea butter, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and apple cider vinegar (ACV) into a blender. (There is no need to melt the shea butter ahead of time.) Blend all the ingredients thoroughly and add more EVOO, if necessary, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. When done, apply to the hair and let sit for 30-45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as usual.
For Strengthening – Coconut oil and honey
This conditioner is ideal for natural hair conditioner protein did not like but need a little reinforcement. The key is the coconut oil, binding the hair thereby reducing the loss of keratin. Alas, humectant, also added to the mix to give it moisture retention. I get the best of both worlds-moisture and strength with this cooler. I personally use two servings a recipe because my hair is really thick, solid, and dry naturally.
4 tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbs of pure honey
(depending on hair density or length, you may use two servings of this recipe)
Place the coconut oil and honey in a small cup and place the cup in a large bowl of hot water. Allow the cup to sit in the water for a few minutes until the mixture is warm. Pour the mixture onto freshly washed but towel blotted hair. Put on a shower cap, and wrap with a towel to prevent mixture from dripping onto face. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse out 80-90% of the conditioner, and style as usual.