Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday: How to Make DIY Conditioner

Not my hair, sadly... wish it was this long...
DIY Deep Conditioning Treatment. Olive oil, that is. There are a few ways to use this to soften your hair.

For daily use, put about 1-2 tbl worth onto your fingers (I just poured some into my palm- maybe 2 tbl or so), and massage into your scalp and work through your hair BEFORE shampooing. You may need to shampoo twice if you used too much. It will leave your hair soft and manageable.

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For deep conditioning (think once or twice a month), pour 1/8-1/4 cup warm  (not scalding hot, PLEASE, just warm) olive oil into your hair and comb it through to make sure your hair is completely covered. Put on a shower cap (or cover your head in tin foil!), put a blow dryer to your head for a few minutes, and watch a movie. (60 min-120 min depending on how deep of conditioning you want.) Then, wash your hair with your normal shampoo 2-3 times to remove the oil, and rinse with diluted apple cider vinegar (about 1 tbs to 1 cup of water). Blow dry and let the compliments come flying in!

For extra happy smell, mix a little of your favorite essential oil into the olive oil.

Personally, I was a fan of the shorter time in the shower. It was easy to put in a bit before showering and cut down my actual shower time. (I HATE showers. Love being in the tub, but hate showers, so the less time I spend in there, the better!) I was surprised that it worked. After washing my hair, the first time I combed through, it was a little course, but after that, my hair felt wonderful. Again, very surprised!


9 comments:

  1. can you use vegetable oil or does it have to be olive oil?

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    1. I would definately not recommend using olive oil and not vegetable oil.

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  2. So what kind of oil ?

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  3. Olive oil does NOT work
    it does not absorb it just leaves your hair greasy
    Try coconut oil

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  4. Olive oil worked for me, but I'm definitely willing to try coconut oil! Thanks.

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  5. Raw Coconut Oil works great, and I have long hair

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    1. Oooh, that sounds yummy! I want to try that!

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