The Perfect, All-Natural Deep Conditioner for Your Winter Hair Needs!
by Fran of HeyFranHey.com
As soon as the temperatures start to drop, I dig into my fridge and pantry for my DIY deep-conditioning ingredients. During the summer months, the humidity in the air helps me retain moisture pretty easily so deep-conditioning isn’t a major priority. However, when modifying my regimen according to season, it becomes a crucial step for winter hair care. Keeping my natural hair on a twice monthly, and sometimes weekly, (depending on how cold it is) organic and moisturizing treatment schedule has vastly improved my hair health over the years. It’s hard enough as it is retaining moisture in our coils and harsh winds don’t make it any easier to pull off! These are all ingredients you probably have at home right this minute, too! Try this exact mixture on those thirsty strands and you’ll notice a difference immediately. Truly the ultimate form of hydration! The best part? It’s all healthy, affordable and natural. Here’s what I use and why:
1/2 cup of Coconut Milk
Coconut is a natural protein that helps fortify strands
Helps against dull, dry and limp hair.
Banana is rich in potassium which serves as a natural emollient
Helps soften dry and brittle hair
2 tablespoons of Organic Honey
Honey is an all natural humectant and shine serum
Helps retain gloss and hydration while combating frizz
½ an Avocado
Avocado contains fats and oils serve as a natural sealant
Helps restore and retain moisture
½ cup of Olive Oil
Olive Oil is loaded with healthy fats that serve as a sealant
Helps retain moisture, minimize frizz and promotes shine
Place all of the raw ingredients into a blender and mix. Leave on your hair for 25-30 minutes, under a conditioning cap, rinse and cleanse as usual!
Feel free to modify the measurements according to your specific hair needs. For example, if you know your hair has protein sensitivity or simply doesn’t respond well to protein in large doses, try ¼ of a cup of Coconut Milk instead. Or if shine is your main objective, try increasing the tablespoons of honey. Everyone’s hair will respond to things differently so make sure to be attentive and catering to what your strands enjoy best.
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