Summer is around the corner and many of us are wondering what to do with our hair. Should we install box braids, cut our hair off or just let our afros blow in the breeze? One thing for sure is that if you choose to wear your hair loose getting is soft and shiny should be the order of the day. Healthy hair is the base of great lasting styles. This hair softening conditioner leaves your hair so soft and shiny there is no need for heavy butters and products.
This is an excellent hair mask with coconut milk as the base. Coconut milk leaves hair soft, silky and shiny. Aloe vera leaf juice has restorative and conditioning properties.
This conditioner is going to change your hair’s life! Yes it is a bold statement but it is true. Do you know one of those Holy Grail products that everyone and their grandmother is going on about? This is it! If your hair is dull, dry and not styling well this will RESET you hair back to happier times. This makes my hair beautiful after one use so if it had to be sold it would be bad for business. I developed this formula a few years ago when my hair was very tight and dry and nothing would work and the rest is history. I will just jump into this recipe and suggest this as a thoughtful holiday gift for your natural friends. Dress this up in a glass mason jar with beautiful ribbons and add the directions with a beautiful hand written card and BOOM, you have a friend for life! You are welcomed and your hair says thank you too.
Storage: 8 oz. jar
Preservative: none if being used right away, yes if storing at room temperature (please note that unused portions of this treatment can be frozen)
Shelf Life: 2 months frozen, 2 months with a chemical preservative
Loc Friendly: Yes if the Aloe vera is strained.
What you will need
¼ cup honey/ agave nectar, 1 can coconut milk, ½ cup Aloe vera chopped, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon black castor oil, 1 tablespoon moringa oiloptions or any oil of your choice e.g. jojoba, 1 ½ tablespoon xanthan gum and a few drops of essential oil of your choice, preservative, optional.
Ingredients are blended into a smooth consistency.
Blend honey/ agave nectar, coconut milk, Aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, optional moringa oil until white and smooth, add half of the xanthan gum and blend for 30 seconds. Check the consistency and if it is still too thin add in the remaining gum and blend until you have a creamy thick conditioner. Stir in essential oils and optional preservative.
Apply on washed hair or unwashed hair, it works just the same. Apply mixture to the scalp and hair and put on a plastic cap for 15 minutes. Leave on hair covered with a cap. Leave in for minimum one hour and maximum 12 hours (yes you can sleep in it). If you are in a rush you can cover your hair with a cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes. Wash out and style as usual. This is an excellent detangling conditioner.
Switch up the scents for the season. Try peppermint essential oils for the holidays, lavender and sweet orange for late spring and lemongrass ginger for summer.