It takes me forever to get a post done and, for the time being, quickies might be the way to go. Cue that song by Miguel…or maybe not.
I have tried plenty of brand name conditioners and the ones that I love will make it into a different post.
you are in a time pinch or a money pinch, want to try something new and/or natural, or want to try something a touch more personalized…try this.
It’s a very simple recipe:
1 part Honey, 2 parts Olive Oil, drops of essential oils for scent/added benefits.
I literally wanted to try a conditioner that packed a moisture punch. I have always been in the habit of doing a hard core Olive Oil treatment 1-2 times a year. I wanted to use something that would be more of a pampering treatment and I did not want to spend the money for one.
I knew I had olive oil. I knew I had honey. I knew I had lavender oil. So I mixed them up. I started with 1:1 honey and olive oil which was gooey and hard to manage. I did get it into my hair and once I put on a plastic cap and allowed body heat to do it’s thing, it was great. I kept the conditioner in my hair for a little over an hour. I rinsed my hair out and I was a very happy camper. The comb-out was easy. The calming effect of the lavender was noticeable on my scalp. My hair was SHININ’ even in the areas that are normally dry and frizzy. Above all, my hair felt AMAZING.
I increased the ratio of olive oil in the recipe to increase manageability while applying it to my hair. Honey gets sticky. I would also warm the mixture in the future by resting the mixing bowl in a container of hot water.
I hope to try rosewood, patchouli, mint, and sandalwood oils in the future.
My hair texture is fine with a curly/wavy pattern. I have tons of hair and can go from fro, to head full of curls, to bone straight. I imagine that this recipe will work for all kinds of textures of hair.