I sure do hope that you are keeping well and that you are lively and healthy! I've gotten a good number of questions on DIY recipes for make-at-home products that can replace store-bought products. I'm all about budget-friendly and cost-effective haircare as I mentioned in this post, so I thought I'd share a couple of DIY recipes that have worked effectively on my own hair.
1. DIY Moisturizing Conditioner
If you suffer from dryness, this DIY recipe will be great for you because it is loaded with natural emollients and moisturizers. Honey and glycerin are humectants while Greek yogurt and olive oil contribute to locking in the moisture in your strands.
½ cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. pure vegetable glycerin
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl with a hand or stand mixer. Whip for 3-5 min., ensuring that all ingredients are well mixed. Transfer your mixture to a mason jar or any other recycled bottle of your choice. After shampooing your hair, apply your conditioner to the length of your hair. Begin at your ends as these as the most delicate and prone to damage. Allow the conditioner to sit on your hair for 20 minutes covered with a plastic cap. Your body heat will aid in the further absorption of the product, leaving your hair fully hydrated. Rinse off thoroughly and continue with your regimen.
2. DIY All-Natural Detangler
This recipe here has been a lifesaver for me. It melts away my knots and tangles. The secrets to its effectiveness are the emollients. Each ingredient adds lubricating properties to this mix.
4 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. avocado oil
2 Tbsp. glycerin
½ Tbsp. coconut cream
Mix your ingredients in a bowl. Make sure that they are fully mixed for an even consistency. Apply to the length of your hair, saturating your strands from root to ends. Wear your plastic cap and leave the mixture on for 25-30 min. This allows the concoction to settle into your strands. The high moisture content will soften your strands and make them supple.
Do you have tried and tested DIY recipes that have worked for your hair? If so, please share them down below! I'd love to sample them! Look out for part 2 tomorrow! :-)
Love & Sunshine,