It was wash day for my kinky curls recently and since I’ve been wearing my natural hair braided and cornrowed underneath my customized hair wig, a deep conditioning treatment was a no brainier to restore my hair’s moisture level after wearing this protective style. I normally do a mix of either mayonnaise, honey, avocados, or olive oil as a deep treatment. But once I read about this simple conditioning recipe on NaturallyCurlly.com, which only required adding a few ingredients to my current conditioner, there was nothing stopping me from giving it a try. Besides, I had all of the things I needed sitting in the house so I didn’t need to spend extra money!
What You’ll Need:
- 4 parts conditioner
- 1 part honey
- 1 part clear aloe vera gel (such as Fruit of the Earth)
- optional oil (such as coconut)
- Mix all of the ingredients
- Heat in microwave for 10-15 seconds (just to warm)
- Mix the ingredients again
- Apply to clean, wet hair in sections
- Leave on for 60 minutes with a shower cap on
For the conditioner I mixed 2 parts of the TRESemmé Flawless Curls conditioner and 2 parts of the Biolage Hydrathérapie conditioner (I had a sample packet of the Biolage so I threw it in the mix). For the optional oil I used jojoba oil. It’s the very first natural oil I began using once I went natural. Plus it’s similar to the oil our skin produces. I didn’t bother to heat up the mixture because once I let it sit out it was at room temperature. With all the ingredients combined the conditioner smelled sweet and delicious enough to eat! The conditioner had a great slip to it which made finger detangling my tight curls that much easier and the added oil left my hair with a nice protective barrier. Have you ever tried this deep conditioning combination? If so share your thoughts and if you haven’t would you try it?