It’s time intensive. It’s labor intensive. But deep conditioning your hair as a part of your regular beauty routine can save you loads of time, money, and bad hair days in the long run. One of the cool things about deep hair conditioning is that you don’t have to run out to the store to buy expensive formulas and treatments. You can actually whip up a pretty effective deep conditioner for your hair right at home. And we’ve got recipes. Do this, and you will make your hair stronger, shinier, and healthier. Plus, you give yourself a natural defense against heat damage.
Avocado is often a staple part of healthy low-carb diets. One of the primary reasons for this is that this fruit is so nutrient dense. It’s high in protein, potassium, and folic acid. Moreover, avocados are high in vitamins A, C, E and B6. It’s rich in protein-building amino acids. In short, one avocado is a rich assortment of vitamins and minerals that help your hair thrive.
When you use avocados on your hair, you witness some excellent benefits. The oily fruit is a fantastic way to strengthen as well as moisturize your hair. Here’s an easy recipe you can use to keep your hair moisturized.
½ a medium avocado
1 tablespoon of olive oil or melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons castor oil or black castor oil
Mix the avocado and olive oil (or coconut oil) together in a bowl until the mixture is smooth. Apply the mixture to your damp, newly-washed hair, and leave in for at least 30 minutes. Thoroughly wash the conditioner from your hair, then seal in the moisture with the castor oil.
It’s a mess, sure. But this recipe is also the beginning and end when it comes to moisturizing your hair. Honey attracts moisture. Olive Oil strengthens your hair by protecting the keratin and sealing in moisture. Mayonnaise is also a great moisturizer.
2 tablespoons of honey
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup mayonnaise
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and slather on your hair. Leave on for at least 15 minutes before washing thoroughly from your hair. After that, seal in moisture with heavier oil like castor oil.
Eggs are packed with vitamins and perhaps one of the most complete proteins you will find at the local grocery store (that you can actually crack open and pour all over your head). Eggs are rich in cholesterol, which helps restore moisture and shine to your hair. Eggs are also packed with proteins, including keratin, which is the protein that also makes your hair. Eggs are high in iron, folate, zinc, choline, and vitamins A, C, D, B6, and B12. Aloe Vera gel is like a super food for your follicles. Aloe Vera gel contains amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and sterols. It helps to rebuild and restore your hair at the root and cleanses the scalp.
Mix one egg 1 cup of aloe vera gel and apply to your hair, working the mixture from root to tip. Leave in for at least 15 minutes. Then rinse and seal your hair with castor oil.
As a side note, a good treatment to do between your wash and your deep conditioning is to rinse your hair in a mixture of 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of warm water. The acids in the apple cider vinegar will help remove any leftover dirt, products, and oils from your hair to ensure it’s truly clean before you condition it. Doing this helps your hair absorb and retain moisture.