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After my ACV rinse, I mix:
1 jar Banana baby food
about 2 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil
a few squirts of honey
and if I have any on hand, a small wedge of avocado mashed in.
I coat my hair from root to tip and leave on for 20-30 min. I rinse, then apply my normal leave in conditioner regiment.
For my leave in conditioner I do the following:
12 ounces of distilled water
2 tablespoons of oyin honey hemp conditioner
1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin
1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon of olive oil
10 drops of rosemary oil
I spray this on my hair to add moisture & rejuvenate my curls.
For my scalp and ends I've been using:
-olive oil moisturizing lotion
-marula oil spray
I section my hair into 5-6 parts after washing and use about a quarter sized amount on each section.
My favorite mix is water, ACV, and lavender as my regular rinse. Not sure what measurements I use, but I love it! It gets my hair clean, and feels so soft after!
Being the recessionista that I am, if I find myself with a bunch of bottles with a little bit of conditioner in them, I mix them all up add a little coconut oil, jojoba, shea butter camomile and some hot water, shake it up real good so I don't end up with a coagulated mess, pour it in a spray bottle and use it as a leave in conditioner. I also sometimes use conditioners that weren't s great on my hair because they extra oils really enhance the conditioning properties… It is especially useful to refresh a third day twist-out… I haven't bought leave in conditioner in 7 months!
I create a whipped sensation of shea butter, coconut oil, and lavender oil. I whip it with a spoon (love the workout). I use this in my hair and body. I've also created a small batch for my baby niece who has excema and gets lupus rashes. Her mother has already demanded more batches. I also made a batch for my great aunt in England. She said she loves using it on her skin and has found herself giving herself hand massages as well.
For my wash&go (which is my only style at the moment), I use 1/3 Aloe Vera gel and 2/3 olive oil. You can add in a few drops of whatever fragrance you like. It gives just enough curl definition (I'm a 4A) to look polished yet isn't crunchy. Glycerin also works but it is harder to wash out and may lead to breakouts.
I make my own moisturizing spray(no exact measurments):
sweet almond oil
sometimes olive oil and castor oil
I shake it all up in a 8 oz. spray bottle and it's good to go!
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For my extreme dry hair I use a mixture of 2 parts shea butter, 1 part coconut oil and add Castor Oil (about a teaspoon) and Aloe Vera gel (about a tablespoon) – p.s. I’m a cook and like a good recipe I do not measure – eyeball it.
I use this mixure at night after I co-wash my hair to help seal in the moisture.
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2 Cups curl activator
1 Stick melted cocoa butter
1/2 cup HH conditioner
Mixed all together for a Ms. Jessie "like" curly pudding substitite
This challenge couldn't have come at a better time. I was really hoping to try out amino acids.
I got this shealoe mix from SheSingslovely at youtube.com and adjusted it to my needs
1 1/2 cup shea butter
2 cups aloe vera gel
1/3rd cup carrier oil (I like coconut oil or olive oil)
10 drops of preservative (I like tea tree oil)
And just thrown in a couple teaspoons each of what I have handy. I like castor oil and grapeseed oil. Honey is also good.
I first put the shea butter and aloe vera gel in a big bowl and whip it, slowly adding some coconut oil and other assorted oils. Whip it all on high to the consistency you want.
Sorry, forgot to leave my name and email for the scalp moisturizer: firstname.lastname@example.org, Trish
Oh, I've been wanting to try this stuff!
My scalp moisturizer is:
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Shea Butter (whipped and softened)
2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
1 Tbsp Grapespeed Oil
5 drops Rosemary
Half an avacado, 1/8 cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of water, and 1/8 cup of coconut milk.
I made this up myself and it is absolutly amazing!!
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~Take 1/2 Cup of fave oil( I like castor oil or safflower)
~slowly melt 3 tablespoons of shea butter. Add to oil
~1 teaspoon of Amla powder and infuse(just add to oil)in a closed mason jar for a week, shaking daily.
~At week end, strain oil
~add 1/4C aloe vera gel
~add 3 capsules of vit E as preservative
~add fragrance or esst oil to your liking( I love lavender or Egyptian Geranium )
~Shake until mixture is combined
~apply to hair as needed
I use this at night when my hair is damp from the shower. I walk up with moisturized non-greasy hair.
1/2 a banana
1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon yogurt
Blend all ingredients. Apply to hair. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule. Leave in hair for 15 minutes. Then rinse.
I use lavender oil and rosemary oil with water to spritz my hair in the morning.
Love the disclaimer
my favorite mix is simple water and glycerine
I make my own moisturizing spritz that I found at www.coarsehairdiary.com. I swear by it, it keeps my hair so soft and moisturized all day long:
# 3/4 cup water
# 1/2 cup glycerin
# 1/4 cup aloe vera juice
# 1/4 cup rosewater
# 1/4 cup coconut oil
# 2 TBSP royal bee jelly
# 2 TBSP emu oil
# 2 TBSP sea kelp (optional)
I didnt use the Jelly, or sea kelp.