Most people who have curly, kinky or coily hair suffer from dry, brittle hair. This is due to the structure of the curl strand, which makes it difficult for natural scalp oils to penetrate the hair shaft through traveling from the scalp. Though there are many quality and effective natural hair products, geared towards moisturizing and deep conditioning, most can run you over you monthly budget. Personally, I prefer making my own homemade deep conditioning treatments
with ingredients that are usually accessible to me. Most of the time, products that can be found in one’s food pantry or refrigerator can be used. For those of us living on a budget, this can be a God-send!I’ve put together a list of what I would consider to be six(6) of the best ingredients for homemade deep conditioning treatments.
-Well known for its moisturizing properties, Avocado’s are rich in fatty acids, Vitamins Vitamin A, Vitamin K, fiber, folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and more. It has proven to be great at moisturizing dry, brittle hair, thus making it stronger, thicker and shinier.
-Eggs have been utilized throughout centuries as a fortifier and moisturizer. Rich in protein, eggs can help strengthen weak and or damaged hair. Being that protein is a vital component of hair, eggs is a must have in any deep conditioning regimen.
-Real mayo, such as “Hellman’s” is a great deep conditioner. It’s composed of vinegar, eggs and oil which all have been considered to be great moisturizers for all types of hair.
–Coconut milk has been used in a variety of hair recipes, including hair recipes to stop hair loss and breakage. It contains high amounts of fatty acids and protein, which has proven to help elongate curls, making hair softer, more manageable and helps to improve its overall health.
-Oil has been used for thousands of years to improve luster, shine and the overall health and condition of skin and hair. There are numerous oils which are used for their distinctive qualities. Some are thick, while some are light. Most select their oil based on their individual hair needs. Carrier oils are widely used in hair care regimens for conditioning, spritz’s and sealing in moisture. My fav’s are Extra Virgin Olive Oil(EVOO) and EVCO(Extra Virgin Coconut Oil) Essential oils are also widely used.
-Honey is a natural humectant, meaning that it captures, stores and holds on to water molecules or reserves humidity and moisture from the air and other sources, making it great for dry or damaged hair. Spice up any of your homemade deep conditioning treatments or recipes this ingredient!