I decided to do something nice for ME today. It was a little out of character….and it felt a little strange…but overall it was great!
Several weeks ago I came across thisCoconut Oil Deep Conditionerhairtreatment at Veria.com and was intrigued. I wanted to give it a try…but something always came up. I swear…having a blog is like having a baby! I hardly get any sleep and I’m lucky if I can get a shower in during any given day!
So today I decided to put “the baby” down for a nap and MAKE some time for this.
Mixing up the ingredients was a SNAP. Just three ingredients that you mix with a spoon. No heat required.
After I mixed it up, I decided I would be really smart and put it in a plastic baggie so that I could “pipe” it onto my hair. I THOUGHT this would be less messy, but it really wasn’t. So I wouldn’t bother with this step next time. I’d just use my hands and glop it on that way. Either way it’s a little messy…but nothing that a little soap and water won’t wash right up.
After applying the conditioner you’re supposed to cover your hair with a plastic bag or a shower cap, neither of which I had on hand at the time. So I ended up fashioning a turban of sorts out of plastic wrap! Now that was quite the sight! lol. I toyed with the idea of taking a picture of my plastic-wrapped head…but I just couldn’t bring myself to. ;-)
Once your head is appropriately shrink-wrapped, then you’re supposed to apply heat with a hair dryer. I did this for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then you leave the conditioner on for 15 to 30 minutes. I got distracted by something (big surprise!) and ended up keeping it on about 45 minutes. After that I hopped in the shower and shampooed and conditioned as usual.
As I got out of the shower I wasn’t sure I could tell any difference while my hair was still wet…but by the time I was done drying my hair…I definitely noticed a difference! My hair felt much smoother and looked shinier. All afternoon I kept running my fingers over my hair because I wasn’t used to it FEELING so nice. I even snapped a picture so you could see my mostly gray hair looking extra smooth and shiny. (Which, as you know if youhave gray hair, is quite a fete feat!)
So based on my one experience with this economical, easy-to-make, all-naturalconcoction….
Make sure all ingredients are room temperature —the coconut oil should be rich and thick.
Measure the coconut oil into a bowl and stir well. The heat from the mixing will give the oil a smooth texture.
Add the jojoba oil and continue to stir until the mixture is even and well-combined.
Add the essential oil. (Be careful, especially with kids; test essential oils on a small patch ofskin before using on a larger area to make sure there are no allergic reactions.) Stir all the ingredients together until they form a thick, oily mixture.
Apply to the hair from roots to ends, paying particular attention to any dry areas.
Cover hair with a plastic bag or shower cap and use a hair dryer to warm the hair. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
Wash and condition hair as usual. Use it once a week for the fullest benefits.
If you’ve ever felt like THIS about your hair……….
…….here’s another hair product you might be interested in. :-)
It’s a coconut oil detangler that uses the conditioner recipe above. I haven’t tried this yet….but I can only imagine it does wonderful things for your hair as well. :-)
1 part coconut oil deep conditioner (see recipe above)
10 parts water
1 spray bottle
Combine 1 part coconut oil deep conditioner with 10 parts water in a large spray bottle.
After shampooing and rinsing, spray hair with Coconut Oil Detangler lightly as you comb (use a wide-tooth comb) to help work through tangles.