DIY is doing things yourself, doing them naturally, and enjoying the benefits. DIY is cheap and much healthier alternative to using a lot of products that you see in the shops.
6 quick DIY Recipe for haircare
- Pre-Shampoo: Moisturizing Oil Treatment
- Scalp & Hair Cleanser: African Black Soap, Bentonite Clay Hair Mask
- Hair Rinse: Apple Cider Vinegar & Tea Tree Rinse
- Deep Conditioner: Avocado Honey Hair Smoothie
- Moisturizer: Shea & Jojoba Moisturizing Butter
- Gel: Flaxseed & Aloe Vera Styling Gel
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Today I am back with an alternative recipe version of a mix I already shared a few weeks ago! I have a post & video about moisturizing dry & brittle ends with a humectant based recipe here and was then requested to do a humectnt free version and here it is!
I have mentioned this a few times in my blog, not everyone’s hair appreciates humectants, it all boils down to hair preference and weather conditions in the area where you live. This recipe works in a similar way to my humectant based mix, just without the addition of ingredients that draw moisture in the air (humidity) to the area applied (the hair).
- 1.7oz Plain Full Fat Yogurt
- 1oz Cocoa Butter
- 0.5oz Rose Water
- 0.5oz Plain Water
- 0.5oz Virgin Coconut Oil
- 3 capsules Vitamin E Oil (roughly 0.15oz)
- 3-5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (Optional) – use any*
- Clean and disinfected heatproof container
- Clean and disinfected spoon
- Gloves (optional to keep mix sanitized)
*If you are pregnant do not use Essential Oil and always consult your personal physician whenever using something new!
You can replace the 0.5oz Rose Water with more 0.5oz Plain Water if you do not have access to Rose Water. Virgin Coconut Oil can be replaced with any other carrier oil e.g. Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil etc Cocoa Butter can be replaced with any other butter e.g. Shea or Mango Butter. Depending on your preference you can either use any Essential Oil of choice or opt not to use any.
1.Melt down the cocoa butter by double broiling for 5 – 7 minutes. 2. add the yogurt and stir really well. (If you haven’t fully melted down the butter it will become a bit lumpy with the addition of the yogurt so place the container back in the pot with hot water for a few minutes till it is fully melted. 3. add the water and rose water a little at a time while continuously stirring. 4. add the virgin coconut oil and stir well. 5 add the Vitamin E oil and finally 6. add the essential oil (if using) and stir. I like to place the mix in my fridge in a squeeze container for a few minutes as this allows it to thicken up but this is optional.
I like to apply this to slightly damp hair that has been detangled. I mainly focus the mix on my ends – at the most going to the mid-length of my hair since the ingredients are a little on the heavy side and can weigh down my curls if I apply it on my length of my hair. However, this can be used on the entire length of your hair (it depends from person to person).
I keep it for no longer than 10 days in the fridge, IT MUST BE STORED IN THE FRIDGE. If you know you won’t be able to use it all up then I suggest storing in the freezer if you want it to last for more than 10 days.
Plain Full Fat Yogurt – helps provide strength to the hair thanks to the traces of protein. Leaves hair feeling soft and eases detangling. Provides shine while smoothing the hair stands and fighting frizz.
Cocoa Butter – reduces hair loss and breakage. Since it is a fat, it can be used to replenish lost oils. Strengthens the hair, tames frizz and flyaway hair.
Plain Water – the optional moisturizing element for the hair!
Rose Water – revitalizes the quality of the hair due to Its natural moisturizing and nourishing properties. It helps stabilize the natural p.H level of the hair which helps to heal the porosity of the cuticle providing shine and it smells divine!
Virgin Coconut Oil – provides shine and strength, penetrates into the hair shaft strengthening from within. Helps seal in moisture from the other ingredients used in the mix e.g. water & rose water. Helps to fight against frizzy and brittle hair.
Vitamin E Oil – helps to extend the products shelf life (extends not preserves). Rejuvenates the hair strands, fights against frizz, provides shine and helps to slow down premature greying.
Would love to hear what you think, especially if you use this recipe!