Moving on rather swiftly, this second set of recipes is also tried and tested! I totally love that all these ingredients are readily available in our pantries. I'm always intrigued by super foods that are good for the well being of my hair and body!
Let's get to it shall we? :-)
3. Aloe Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner
This is one simple yet effective recipe!! Aloe Vera is a hair staple. It's not only ultra-moisturising, it is also a rich antioxidant! Many naturalistas use it as a natural gel. Read more about the benefits of Aloe Vera Juice by clicking here. I love to use it as an all-natural conditioning leave-in mix.
Here's all you need:
1/4 Cup of Water
4 Tablespoons of Aloe Vera Juice (AVJ)
Simply pour your water and AVJ into your trusty spritz bottle and you're good to go! You could opt to use freshly cut and squeezed aloe leaf rather than aloe juice. It's all up to you. :) There are plenty of retailers, mainly health food stores, that sell varieties of aloe extracts. You might also plump out your recipe by adding a few drops of glycerin and lavendar oil! It's all up to you really!! You might try out a couple of recipes and then go from there!
4. Whipped Sealing Cream
This is one of the simplest and most loved hair recipes in our natural hair community! Quite frankly, I've yet to meet a naturalista who has't whipped up her own sealants! Here's how I make mine:
2 tablespoons Shea Butter
1 tablespoon of Castor Oil
1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon of Avocado Oil
1/2 teaspoon of Macadamia Oil
A few drops of lavender essential oil
Just whip these in a bowl, stirring well till you get a yoghurt consistency. Store your cream in a glass jar of your choice, preferably one with a dark tint to reduce sun exposure. Store your glass jar in a cool, dry place. And voila! Simple Dimple!! :-)
Don't you just loove easy, fun and effective DIY hair products? They save us our hard-earned cointtt, and are just as effective as store bought varieties! I'm sold!
What are your favorite DIY recipes? I'd love to know!!