Monday, July 11, 2011

Home Made Leave-In Conditioner

After doing some research I discovered that my damaged ends don't just need oil. They need some type of emollient. The oil wasn't soaking in. And although my ends are feeling better, they are still wanting to tangle, like velcro, because the scales on that part of the hair shaft aren't laying flat as they should. I read about shea butter and decided to pick some up. I found it at Marlene's but WOW is it ever expensive. Almost $17 for 4.2 ounces of unrefined shea butter. I was looking for a way to make the shea butter go a bit further than just using it alone. Then I found a recipe called Foxe's Shea Butter Conditioning cream:

2 parts unrefined shea butter
1 part coconut oil

2 parts conditioner

I don't want to use coconut oil so I'll replace that with Proclaim Natural 7 Oil. For conditioner I am Using Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple, because it smells nice. I will also add 2 drops of apple fragrance oil from Zenith Supplies.

Here are my assembled ingredients. The empty white jar used to hold vitamin E cream. I saved it to reuse. It will come in handy for this. The first thing I did was to fill a coffee mug with water and microwave it on high for 2 minutes. This heated up the mug. Then I dumped the water out and dried the mug. While the mug was still hot I added the shea butter so it could melt.

Then I stirred in the Natural 7 oil.
Once those were blended I stirred in the conditioner.

Then I placed my concoction into the clean white jar.
As it cooled it set up into a creamy consistency.

This is my new leave in conditioner. I'll apply a pea sized amount of this to my ends every day.

1 comment:

crazihippichic said...

This stuff is an absolute MIRACLE! And it just takes a little bit. If your ends are in poor shape, I highly recommend making and using this.