Natural, home made Leave in Hair Conditioner

4 Jul

I love my hair, vain I know!!!

But a girls gotta have something she loves about herself & for me, its my hair.

When its behaving itself I have glossy luscious brown ringlets & curls, that cascade down to my shoulders.

Leave-in-Conditioner

When its not – I have frizzy, fly away, kinky, wavy, dry hair that sticks out very unattractively all over my head. You can imagine how much I love “rocking” that look…………. not!!

I recently tried to go No-Poo & my hair & I are still recovering.

I tried people, I went weeks (weeks) with frizzy, greasy, coarse, fluffy hair. Weeks……..I can not stress that enough!!

Then I relented & snuck my Shampoo & Conditioner into the shower & welcomed back my glossy, curly hair.

So it seems my hair is not made for No-Poo, I tried it all……….Soap Nuts, Bicarb, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey. To no avail. They all gave me varying degrees of awful frizzy, fluffy hair & zapped the bounce out of my curls.

So now I am on a mission to create my own “more natural” hair products that don’t kill my curls, because a girl has got to have something she loves.

So this is my first recipe in my quest to “de-toxify” my hair cabinet.

I love leave-in conditioner, it makes my hair glossy, manageable & keeps my curls moisturised so they hang nicely. So it was first on my “Hit List”.

This Leave in Conditioner is lovely & soft, but not too greasy, it has a nice whipped, fluffy texture to it, that absorbs nicely into damp hair. I use about a 5 to 10cm amount in the center of wet hands & then smooth it all over damp hair.

This conditioner is chock full of hair loving ingredients. The burdock is to treat dandruff, prevent hair loss & promote hair growth. Wheatgerm & jojoba oil’s are great hair moisturisers, promote hair growth & make hair more manageable. While the peppermint oil stimulates the scalp & promotes hair growth & the orange oil – well it just smells divine!

Zesty Fresh Leave-in Hair Conditioner a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 1 c hot water
  • 3 t burdock tea
  • 1 T emulsifying wax
  • 1 T wheatgerm oil
  • 1 T jojoba oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil

Steep the 3 teaspoons of burdock in the 1 cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Once the tea is cool strain out the tea leaves & keep the tea lukewarm. In a glass or ceramic bowl heat the 1 T emulsifying wax, 1 T wheatgerm oil & 1 T of Jojoba oil until the wax melts. Pour the warm tea into the melted wax & oils & stir to combine. When the conditioner is at room temperature add the essential oils & let the conditioner cool until it begins to form solids. Whisk vigorously while thickening to ensure that your conditioner has a nice fluffy texture. Pour it into clean sterilised bottles & enjoy moisturised, glossy hair.

Zesty-Leave-in-Conditioner

I keep the bulk of mine in the refrigerator & a small bottle out on the bathroom counter for day to day use, this way no preservatives are required.

I have only made this with emulsifying wax, as I think the conditioner may split without some form of emulsifying agent.

If you are looking for a lighter detangling product then try out my Detangler Recipe its great for coming knots of little one’s hair & is slightly more moisturising for dry hair.

Go forth & enjoy your hair 🙂

 

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5 Responses to “Natural, home made Leave in Hair Conditioner”

  1. hedgepignaturals May 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Hey mama,

    Just reading your troubles with no poo… I had the same problem. Soap nuts made me itch… bicarb and vinegar just made me feel unclean and so on and so forth.. I started experiment with clays and have finally found an AMAZING solution to keeping out smelly old chemicals! Rhassoul Clay. It is AMAZING. Just mix it with water/rose water or a herbal tea of your choice and add some essential oils for smell. They say it’s good for curls especially… I have fine hair so I can’t vouch for the curls personally but it’s worth a try! x

  2. Jasney Soto June 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

    Do you make for sale?

    • mamagoingnatural June 28, 2016 at 3:53 am #

      Sorry, we don’t. But it is super easy to make – trust me 🙂

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