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check out this de-frizz hair treatment by Cherry Lola. I think I may try this sometime.

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Posted on: May 6, 2009

So today as promised I deep conditioned, washed and styled my hair. For my deep condition I used what the ingredients i mentioned in the earlier post, but i added some conditioner and honey, and some aloe vera to it. I need all the moisture I can get.

Generally I would do a protein treatment and then a moisture treatment but this time i didnt have the time. So i deep conditioned for about 6 hrs, then rinsed it out and shampooed my hair. For my shampoo I combined a bunch of small samples I had (yeah im not sure if you should do this or not, but i did it anyway), some mango body butter, conditioner, honey, aloe and my quartet of oilsm oilve, avocado, safflower and grapeseed. I guess i was trying to make a moisturizing shampoo, not to sure if it worked, my hair didnt feel stripped so i guess it did.

Then i followed up with Herbal Essence hydralicious repairing conditoner ( i love the smell, its not too overpowering, just nice) and then used tresemme moisture rich conditioner. rinsed leaving a bit of the conditoner in, and voila. Done, well almost. now I just have to style, which will be tomorrows post.

The only thing is that I was left with little bits of banana in my hair frome the deep conditioner. It was really annoying as the pieces were tiny and just wanted to stick to my hair. Next time i will use baby food. 🙂

Pictures :

my hair with deep in conditoner in it

my hair with deep in conditoner in it

hair with deep conditioner

hair with deep conditioner

hair, deep conditoner

hair, deep conditoner

herbal essence conditioner

herbal essence conditioner

 

texture shot of the conditioner

texture shot of the conditioner

 

tresemme conditioner

tresemme conditionertexture shot of tresemme

mixed shampoo

mixed shampoo

So tomorrow is going to be an all day hair day, im going to deep condition, wash and style. Its gonna be loads of fun.

Anyways to the point, im going to be trying two homemade recipes to moisturize my hair because right now its feelin as dry as the sahara, no lie. So, Im going to use the coconut milk recipe with mashed bananas, honey, olive olil, avocado oil and safflower ( i read that its supposed to make your hair shiny and soft). I’ve used or rather attempted to use coconut milk before but the recipe was a dud, not because of the coconut but because my avocado wasn’t ripe enough so it was little bits instead of smooth and then I got the bright idea to add carrots to it, it just went downhill from there, I had to dump the whole thing out and start again, and by that time i didnt have a whole lot of coconut milk left. Hopefully this time the recipe works better, fingers crossed.

The next recipe that im going to use is aloe, honey and olive oil with some safflower oil of course. This is to help moisturize and provide hold when im do my bantu knot twists (im trying them for the first time, hope it turns out good). Im going to be using this in conjuction with conditioner and a body butter, yeah i said body butter, shea butter was way to steep for me so I bought a butter that i think can do dual purpose, it doesn’t feel bad so far ( I did a sample test in my hair today).

I just hope my hair doesn’t feel like a brillo pad after this, thats my main goal, if its a bit soft i will be thrilled. Oh, and im going to seal or add some of my “herbal oil” the conditoner hides the spice cabinet smell. 🙂

So i made my oil today i used avoado, sunflower, grapeseed and olive oil.
I put in dehyrdated onions, 2 cloves of garlic, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, sage, rosemary, marjoram and oregano.

Yes i raided the spice cabinet.

*Edit* Okay so that was last monday, my “growth” oil is officially finished. The one complaint that i have, yes i have a complaint already, is that it is smells like jerk seasoning. For those of you who have carribean background, you’ll understand what im saying. It’s not just me, my sister thinks the same thing.

I took pictures of the finished product, i totally forgot to take some before pics, while all the herbs and stuff was in it, oh wells maybe next time.

I put some in my hair already, it feels soft, not oily but soft, hopefully my hair will stay that way.

My hope for this oil is not that it grows my hair (regardless of the name) but that it can help keep my hair healthy,if growth follows awesome, but its not my main goal.

Oh i also added some aloe vera gel and some tea tree oil ( i was hoping it would help with the smell, it didn’t)

So i came across this growth oil recipe, it originated from somebody named mo, if you google mo’s growth oil you’ll get a ton of hits for it.  The original recipe is pretty basic, 6oz of oil 2oz of aloe vera gel and some herbs, the ones that she used were horsetail and burdock root i think, but since then many variations have been made.

The other day i went and bought some herbs unfortunately there was no horsetail, burdock root or nettle available so i just picked up sage, rosemary, marjoram and some dehydrated onions, simple i know. I also bought some oilve oil, avocado oil, sunflower and grapeseed oil, and some aloe vera gel. i think that I will do about an ounce of each oil.

It is suggested that if you use an oil that is thicker you apply the recipe once a week and if you use one that is not as thick you can use it a few times a week. It all depends on your personal preference.

So you take the herbs and the oil, boil them in a glass jar let it cool, store it for three days after which you add the aloe vera gel and start using, simple no?

So this week that is what im going to try, whether it grows my hair we’ll see, i do hope its moisturizing though, I also want to add some coconut oil, I know it may be too much 🙂

So I was thinking if body butters are good for ones body, wouldnt they be good for ones hair.  Here is a selection of some body butter recipes that I found, that I think would be great dual purpose butters. Please note, has depending on your hair you may find that these are too heavy for your hair and weigh it down.  The recipes were found using google search for body butter recipes.

Shea & Mango Body Butter
(Makes about 10 oz.)

6 oz. Refined/Unrefined Shea Butter or Mango Butter
1 ½ oz. Olive Oil
1 ½ oz. Jojoba Oil
1 oz. Babassu Oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
1-2 tsp. Coconut Fragrance oil (to your liking)

Place Shea Butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat just until melted. Add Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Emu and heat just until mixed and translucent. Add Vitamin E Oil and blend with stick blender. Let cool for about 10 minutes, and then place in freezer for approximately 5-10 minutes. Blend again for a few minutes and place again in freezer for another 5-10 minutes. When mixture begins to thicken, blend your Fragrance Oil in and pour into clean sterilized containers.

*This recipe does NOT require preservative. This recipe will make a body butter with the consistency of tub margarine. Olive oil is used because of its ability to reduce the effects of sunburn.

Luxerious body butter

Ingredients
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup mango butter
2 tablespoons evening primrose oil
1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon rosehip oil

Directions
1  Melt all the butters over a double boiler until just melted.
2  Take off the heat and stir in all of the oils.
3  Let the mixture stand for a few minutes and then use an electic mixer and whip the mixture until fluffy and cool.
4  You could also put all the ingredients in a jar and let it sit in the sun until melted.
5  Put in pretty jars and use up with in about 6 months.

  Moisturizing Body Butter

Ingredients:

2 lbs. cocoa butter
1 lb. beeswax
1 lb. mango butter
16 oz. sweet almond oil
0.8 oz. silk amino acids
0.8 oz. Dry Flo
3.2 oz. fragrance oil
0.4 oz Vitamin E T-50
Instructions:

Melt cocoa butter and mango butter together in a double boiler. Melt in beeswax. Mix in fragrance oil and sweet almond oil, add to butters. Mix in liquid silk and and Vitamin E oil. Finally, sprinkle in cornstarch, mix thoroughly. Makes 20 4 oz. jars. (For a softer butter, you can use less beeswax, or add more sweet almond oil.)

A recipe that i found on make your own cosmectics.com

Hempy Chick Pomade

Ingredients:
6 ounces organic hemp seed oil
2 ounces babassu oil
1 ounce beeswax
1 ounce shea butter (unrefined, Ghana)
1/8 ounce ylang ylang essential oil
3 drops clove essential oil
1 drop geranium essential oil
1 drop sandalwood essential oil
1 drop neroli essential oil
Blending Procedure:
Combine hemp seed oil, babassu oil, beeswax and shea butter in a heat proof measuring cup (Pyrex is nice to use). Place the cup containing the oils and butter into a pan of boiling water and heat until wax is nearly melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat once the wax is nearly melted.

Stir the mixture to make sure all wax has melted into the liquefied oils. Add the essentail oils and stir again to ensure the mix.

Pour Hempy Chick Hair Pomade into clean jars and allow to cool before capping. You can store this for up to about 3 months. As always, be sure to use clean fingers to dispense the product to minimize contamination.

To use Hempy Chick Hair Pomade, massage it into the scalp and hair ends while your hair is still wet from shampooing. Comb through and enjoy the curls, volume and radiance!!


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