"I've always been good at conditioning my hair -- I condition religiously, in fact. However, some mistakes resulted in hair that needed serious resuscitation, and so I was on a mission to find the best products to help," explains Wendy Rose Gould beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site Latest-Hairstyles.com.
"I found some good ones, of course, but as a DIY-er, I also concocted my own deep conditioner. I consider this DIY hair conditioner a moisture bomb, of sorts, as it's loaded with hair-loving oils and butter. To give it an extra personal twist, I even added a little bit of rose oil. Here's the 100% original recipe and how-to."
What You Need:
- 5 Tbs Shea Butter
- 3 Tbs. Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp. Dr. Bronners' Pure Castille Soap
- 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 15 drops 100% Camellia Seed Oil
- 6 Drops of Rose Essential Oil (or scented to preference)
Combine three tablespoons of shea butter and three tablespoons of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until everything's melted and mix well.
Add your castille soap, olive oil, camellia seed oil and rose scent. The castille soap will help during the rinsing process, the camellia seed oil will soften, and the coconut oil, shea butter and olive oil will provide intense moisture to restore shine and strength to your hair. The rose scent isn't necessary, but it'll add a little bit of rose fragrance if you're into it.
Place the mixture into the fridge or freezer until it's cool, but not solid.
Add your remaining two tablespoons of shea butter to the mixture and whip with a hand mixer. It'll turn into a normal, conditioner-like consistency.
Place in a container and date it. The conditioner should last up to 30 days.
This conditioner works in multiple ways.
Deep Conditioner: After shampooing, apply the DIY conditioner. Let it set for three to five minutes, then rinse. Consider this a deep conditioner and only use it once or twice a week.
Conditioning Mask: This is my favorite way to use the conditioner. Simply apply to ends of dry hair and let it set for 15 to 20 minutes before shampooing.
Leave-In Conditioner: If you have very dry hair, or coarse/textured hair, this is a good option. Rub a dime-sized amount of the conditioner into your hands and apply to your ends of damp hair. Style as normal. You can also apply to the ends of day two or three hair for a little bit of a boost.