My name is Sean and I am a lazy natural. I see you YouTube girl mixing up avocado, honey, milk, chillies and the kitchen sink for that “easy” hair mask. I stopped by the avocado part because ain’t nobody got avocado money to waste like that #justsaying XD I feel you Pinterest recipe adding banana, shea butter, actual butter, molasses and the blood of a virgin. I stopped by butter because I’m more likely to get out the Marie Biscuits and maybe make me a cup of tea for dipping at that point XD
Deep conditioning is essential for natural hair. Because of the pattern of our hair, sebum produced at the scalp does not easily travel down the entire length of the hair shaft which is why we need to make sure our strands get the moisture they need. Dry hair is more prone to breakage, not what you need if you’re aiming for growth and length retention.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut them deep conditioners be expensive! “:D Dr. Miracles hits us with R25 for a packet, and idk about you but this fro needs more than one packet XD This is why DIY comes to the rescue and there are tons of recipes online to help a broke natural out- it’s just that most of them take so long to do D: Not to mention the hunt for ingredients, because I’ve yet to meet a human who has glycerine or placenta just chilling around the house XD
So this is what I do when I’m outta cash and low on time but my hair is crying out for help:
- Normal conditioner, whatever you use usually. I got a bottle of Organics for R40 that I usually repurpose for this 🙂 The conditioner is mainly a creamy base so that the oil doesn’t drip all over the place.
- Literally whatever oils you feel like throwing in XD I try to make sure I get in an oil that penetrates the cortex like coconut or avocado oil, and the rest is just whatever makes my heart happy at the time. With measurements, go with the song of your heart- nobody knows your hair better than you, so more or less depending on inclinations.
- Not golden syrup, but honey. Trust me, this is not a mistake you want to make XD #speakingfromexperience. Honey is a humectant which attracts moisture to the hair, so don’t be shy with this one 🙂
Then you simply mix it all up in a plastic bowl and pop it into the microwave for a minute or so. It shouldn’t be too hot for you to touch though, use your discretion. The heat will open the cuticle, allowing the oils to work their magic from the inside, and you don’t have to sit under a dryer. Unless you want to, I won’t tell you how to live your life XD
A tip, detangle majorly tangled hair before applying this as it makes it easier. Comb it through with a wide tooth comb or fingers, scrunching to really get the good stuff in there. I usually sit with this applied on freshly washed hair and plastic baggied for as long as it takes to get ‘cold’ again then rinse it out. My hair comes out soft, nourished and full of moisture that I can LOC in for the week 🙂
A quick, cheap and easy way to deep condition- what’s not to love? Let me know your deep conditioning hacks, the naturals always got the keys 😉
PS- After LOCing the moisture in: