DIY Recipes for Long, 4c Hair

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While the natural hair community is booming with lots of products that are organic, paraben-free and sulfate-free, it is still bursting at the seams with mixtresses who create their own hair remedies. It sure does not hurt to mix up your own hair treats once in a while. In fact, many well established brands began right at home by mixing up ingredients that proved to produce great results. These three DIY recipes are easy to make and are budget-saving.

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The 3 Most Basic DIY Hair Masks You Should Know

by Petra of Emily CottonTop

When it comes to my hair, I am the ultimate kitchenista. I just cannot justify buying a thirty dollar bottle of magic-protein-potion when I have a dozen eggs in the fridge. I have made a few hair masks in my time, some of which I just threw together out of experimentation, others I stole from hair blogs, magazines and the ideas from my girlfriends. Here are three of my favorite homemade hair masks to date:


4 DIY Masks to Add Volume to Fine, Natural Hair

Hola Chicas!

Looking for treatments to add volume to your natural hair? Incorporate these easy, DIY masks below to achieve disrespectfully huge results! 

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5 DIY Recipes to Restore Your Edges

If any of you are like me your concern always lies with knowing all of the additives in your favorite hair care product, and this is where ethnobotanical hair care comes into play! Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the interrelations between plants and humans on all varying areas. The area in focus here is hair care straight from the earth. No, I am not saying go outside and start rubbing dandelions and mums on your head, but I will be introducing a few recipes that your tresses will adore! For now let’s focus on natural blends of plants and their accompanying essential oils to restore those thinning edges and lacking napes! These five plants that I will introduce can have beneficial cosmetic properties extracted from every part of the plant, and with their origins spanning the Mediterranean region and the Northern Hemisphere, the different preparations or infusions will give your thinning areas and you a whole new meaning of life!

As women we love versatility with our hairstyles, but we never realize how much damage we have done to our beloved manes! Here are some earthly jewels to keep your royal crowns looking their best.

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DIY Whipped Cocoa Shea Mango Butter – Hair & Body

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It was only in 2014 that I discovered my love for whipped butter. This gem has multiple purposes and who doesn’t love a product that can be used for both your hair and skin!

For Natural Hair: It helps to seal in moisture, provides shine and lustre to the hair and helps tame frizz and fly-aways. Due to the ingredients, it helps to make the hair soft and supple therefore reduces friction on the hair strands which helps to reduce tangles and knots. It also is great on the scalp!

For the skin: The whip helps to seal in moisture in the skin, especially when used after a shower or bath. It helps to sooth irritated skin, generates new skin cells and can help fade light stretch marks on the body. The butter leaves the skin feeling smooth without being greasy as it gets absorbed easily.

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Goats Milk: Hair Benefits and a Conditioning Mask Recipe

by Shelli of Hairscapades

 Okay. I admit it. I’ve been holding out on you guys. But, in my defense, I did it FOR you! You see, what had happened was …

About a year ago, my girl Dottie of Threadmill (you know, the one who makes satin-lined, crocheted hats for us natural girls … and it IS that time of year) messages me on Facebook:
I have had a hair epiphany! Do you want to hear about it? I’ve been cowashing lately, and added one moisturizing ingredient to it, and WOWEE, my hair is amazing! It was an experiment that actually worked. My hair is the “heat”! I’ll be doing this at least twice a week! (I’m so excited about my new hair discovery… not sure if it’s an approved thing for natural hair…. but it is surely the thing for mine!!!!)
Maybe someone else thought of it before me, but for me, it’s my own discovery…. And if it is truly a new thing, I want you to have it! (if it’s good for you)

Goats milk lotion… made by an etsy friend. I added 1 part of my favorite no-sulfate conditioner with 1 part of the goats milk lotion, and about 4 parts water, shake it up! Added liberally, washed through my hair, and seriously Shelli, this is the best my hair has EVER looked without styling agents, or heat agents!
My hair is soft, yet has definition, and the curls aren’t frizzy but, they’re refined.I’m literally pingy with my discovery!
Needless to say, I was intrigued. So, started to do a little research! Check out some of what I discovered:

via Black Hair 101
Goat Milk Hair Benefits:
  • Make hair soft and manageable.
  • Good for dry scalp and especially for dandruff conditions.
  • Softens hair and smoothes out nicks or scratches across the hair strand.
  • Makes scalp healthier and less prone to dryness.
  • When added to other moisture rich ingredients can make hair moisturized and pliable and extremely healthy.
Goat milk can be added to shampoos, conditioners or used with other nutritious ingredients as a deep conditioner or with tea as a rinse or added to your shea, mango or cocoa butter preparations for hair and skin.
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