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3 Easy DIY Deep Conditioner for Natural Hair

I absolutely love my natural hair because it does something most naturalist would find unbelievable. It obeys. Natural hair craves attention; it’s like a needy boyfriend. You have to listen to it so it can submit to you. I read about so many natural hair products and at a point, I went gung with that. The first 6 months after my big chop, I was just buying and buying. I’d see someone recommend something and decide to give it a try and still my hair just refused to grow. With shock I realized that not all products are fit for everyone and after some extensive research, I decided to revert to good old shea butter and coconut oil. I have to say I haven’t regretted that decision ever since.

Deep conditioning gives the hair its body back, restores, moisturies, retains growth and softens. I deep condition my hair every week because I dyed my curls and they get dry and brittle fast. One major reason why I prefer to DIY my deep conditioner apart from affordability and hairsalonophobia, is the fact that I can let the mixture sit in for as long as I want. I put my hair in a shower cap, and tie a scarf over it to keep heat in. Heat lets the mix penetrate the hair and you get better results. While my hair is “conditioning”, I carry on with my daily routine. Sometimes I let it sit between 2-4 hours. Imagine if I had to spend all that time in a salon. Ugh! *shudder*.

I have 3 easy DIY deep conditioning treatments

  • Honey and Coconut Oil

Honey is a humectant meaning it absorbs and retains moisture while coconut oil moisturizes, adds shine and prevents dandruff. They both boost hair growth.

In a bowl, mix

  • 3 tablespoon of honey
  • 3 tablespoon of coconut oil

Place base in hot water to melt

Apply to hair and cover with a plastic bag

Sit for 15-30mins

  • Mayonnaise, egg yolk, honey, coconut oil

Mayo and yolk supply the hair with natural oils and proteins needed to repair and replenish damage and stop breakage. They will ensure shiny, healthy and strong hair.

  • 3 tablespoon of mayo
  • 2 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 Egg yolk

Mix all the ingredients together till it becomes a smooth gooey paste.

Apply to hair and sit for 15-30 mins

  • Banana, coconut milk, coconut oil, mayonnaise, honey

Bananas contain potassium and vitamins vital for nourishing and strengthening hair and also for minimizing breakage.

Coconut milk contains antioxidants and fat which softens hair, conditions it and aids growth.

  • 1 banana (cut into little pieces)
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon of mayo
  • 2 tablespoon of honey

Pop all ingredients into a blender and blend for 60seconds. Make sure its smooth and there are no banana chunks otherwise you’ll be combing bits of banana out of your hair 3weeks after (trust me… deep sigh)

Spread the mixture out evenly all over wet hair and leave in for 30 -45mins. Cover with a plastic wrap.

Increase or reduce measurement of all recipes to fit hair length and density.

After washing the conditioner out, remember to apply your leave in conditioner and coconut oil, and then lock in all that moisturized goodness with the best sealant in the world – Shea butter.

See Also: 4 Ways to Trim you Natural Hair

Wishing you the best of lock always.

Ms Ssygala, is the mother of two rambunctious kids and blogging is her last line to sanity

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