Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So good it taste like CAKE! Conditioners & Deep Conditioners.

If you've just started your natural hair journey or a veteran in this game, you know that giving your hair extra TLC is key. I've said it numerous times, daily moisturizing and weekly conditioning is MUST. We know that water is the one true moisturizing agent and oils are the sealants....but what about conditioners? How important are they and what should I look for based on my hair needs?

An essential in any conditioner for curly, kinky, or coily hair is its detangling abilities but what should I use if I have thin, dry or damaged hair?

Is this you? "When I take pictures the flash shows all the gaps in my afro"--->You have thin hair. 
Solution: Volumizing Conditioners coat the hair and act as a thickening agent. In essence building up volume in the hair shaft. 

Is this you?  "My hair feels like straw and looks really dull"---> You have dry hair. 
Solution: Moisturizing Conditioners replenish the moisture lacking in dry, brittle hair and adds body and sheen. Evenly coat the strands before washing away. You don't have to see the product to know that it's working. If you can see it sitting on top of your hair. You know you've applied to much. 

Is this you?  "I flat iron and color my hair a lot. It's not as healthy as it used to be"---> You need protein. 
Solution: Protein Conditioners feed the hair and help strengthen the hair shaft by replenishing nutrients taken out by chemical processing. 

Is this you?  "I just got the bomb-A$$ color but now it's starting to look dull. "---> You need a color pick me up. 
Solution: Color-Safe Conditioners don't strip the hair of its color but add a little boost to your already glowing locks. 

No matter what condition your hair is in, every girl needs a good leave in and deep conditioner. 

Leave-in Conditioners should be used in addition to your regular conditioner for extra moisture. If you use a regular conditioner and wash it out, your hair isn't getting the moisture it requires and that's where a good leave in conditioner comes in. 

Deep Conditioners are essential no matter your hair condition. Dry or healthy, you can always use a good conditioning. Deep conditioners restore the pH balance in your hair, replenishing any nutrients lost from too much coloring and over processing. DC's should be done every six to eight weeks or as much as possible. 

Here is the recipe to my Banana & Avocado Deep Conditioner that I created. 

1 Banana--(use a rotten banana---(black skin ensures that its rotten)
1 Egg
1/2 cup Mayo
1 teaspoon avocado oil
1 teaspoon vitamin e oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
1 teaspoon castor oil

Blend all ingredients together with a blender. It is very important that the banana is blended smooth. If not you may have chunks of banana residue left over after your wash. 
Coat strands evenly.
Apply a plastic cap.
Sit under hooded dryer for 15 to 20 mins. 
Rinse with shampoo.
Apply regular conditioner and leave in.
Style as usual. 

My hair was really soft after using this combination. 

This batch makes a lot of conditioner. Refrigerate the rest and reapply in one week. 

Which hair problem do you identify with?

1 comment:

  1. Cant wait to try that deep conditioner!


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