Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh Honey, Honey ... Deep Conditioners

Honey is a natural humectant (substance that absorbs and retains moisture).  Add it to a conditioner or mix it with oils and other substances to enhance moisturization and slip.  Here are some recipes you can try:

LOO's RECIPE (good for moisture & detangling)
1 avocado
3 tbs honey
2 tbs olive oil
1 tps apple cider vinegar (optional)
*Instructions: Cut up one avocado, mash with a mixing spoon, and then add the honey and olive oil. Use a hand blender to blend all the ingredients thoroughly (so that no avocado bits remain). Continue to add olive oil until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.  Apply to hair and allow to set for 20-60 minutes. Detangle and rinse.
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BUDGET BLEND (moisture & detangling)
1/2 cup cheap conditioner (e.g., V05, Suave, LustraSilk, Lekair)
3 tbs honey
2 tps olive or coconut oil (optional)
*Instructions: Stir the ingredients together and apply to hair.  Allow to set for 20-60 minutes.  Detangle and rinse.

HONEY CONDITIONER (moisture & strength)
1 tsp honey
2 Tbs olive oil
1 egg yolk
Instructions

SESAME & COCONUT PROTEIN CONDITIONER (moisture & strength)
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs light sesame oil
2 eggs
2 tbs coconut milk
2 tbs honey
1 tsp coconut oil
Instructions

STRENGTH BUILDING DEEP CONDITIONER (strength & thickness)
1 tbs virgin olive oil
2 tbs honey
1 tbs buttermilk
1 tbs natural unbleached flour
Instructions

COCONUT HONEY DEEP CONDITIONER (moisture & strength)
4 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs honey
Instructions

2 comments:

  1. Great recipes! Honey is an amazing conditioner additive. A lil warm honey mixed with your fav conditioner does wonders. Thanks for the tips. Will definitely have to try some of these out next weekend!

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  2. @Vanessa: You're welcome! Let me know how it goes.

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