Healthy Hair & Scalp Cleansing Regimin for Moisture, Growth/Length/Fullness and Healthy Hair Retention

I ran across this video in my YouTube updates list and wow, it was very revelatory! I am always searching for new and more economical and efficient ways to make my hair healthier. With four children, I’m not always able to go through the tedious steps of my traditional natural hair wash day regimin. One of my favorite long haired natural YouTube chic is HeyFranHey and she has some of the most beautiful, healthy, natural hair I’ve ever seen. In her video below, she showcases her healthy hair and scalp cleansing regimin for maximum moisture retention, growth, length and fullness.

 

What does your healthy hair regimin consists of? What products do you use? How often do you use or apply them?

Moisturizing Deep Conditioning Recipe

 This recipe is great! It works to seal or lock in much needed moisture, shine, strengthen and so much more. I use it on a regular basis(I love changing up my conditioner recipes). Natural hair craves moisture in order to thrive and grow. If you want to keep your hair moisturized(dry hair or not), retain length and prevent split ends, deep condition with this on a regular basis.

Moisturizing Deep Conditioning Recipe

1/2 cup Cheapie Conditioner(i.e. Suave Naturals or VO5)

1/2 cup of Honey

2-3 TB EVOO

2-3 TB EVCO

1 Egg

Directions: Mix egg, stir in remaining ingredients. Once mixture is mixed well, consistency will be slight runny. You can transfer into an applicator bottle, use your hand or applicator brush to apply. Apply mixture on clean, damp hair. Its best to apply mixture onto small sections of hair, making sure to work in from the root to the ends. Then, cover hair with a plastic cap. If using heat, leave on for 15-30 minutes. If not, leave on for 1 hour. Rinse out completely. Style

Top 6 Ingredients For Homemade Deep Conditioning Treatments

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 treatmentswith 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.

AVOCADO
-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.
 
EGG
-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.

MAYO
-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
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
-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
-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!

Whipped Shea Butter Recipe For Hair And Dry Skin

Here’s a great whipped shea butter recipe for hair and extremely dry skin! This is one of my staple recipes that I exclusively use to get moisturized, full, twist outsand braid outs. It has just the right amount of hold for twist, twist outs, etc. and also the right amount of moisture.

Recipe For Whipped Shea Butterbatter
1 cup of raw, unrefined shea butter(this is best due to its large amount of nutrients!)
1/3 cup of aloe vera gel
2 tb evco(extra virgin coconut oil)
1 tb jojoba oil
1 tb castor oil
Directions: Let shea butter reach room temp. While using a hand blender or mixer, slowing blend shea butter to desired consistency. Then, gradually add additional ingredients. Store in a light container with lid in a cool place.

Moisturizing Recipe For Whipped Shea Butter

Moisture is what natural or naturally curly hair craves! It helps to flatten the cuticle of the hair shaft, assisting in growth retention and health. This is especially the case in kinkier hair types, such as mines. Since I’ve had natural hair, I’ve tried a couple of great recipe’s that I’ve found online. None worked exactly right for my hair, so I experienced until I found a great recipe for whipped shea butter, which also gives enhanced moisturizing properties for my kinky, coily 4b-c hair, so its a great whipped Shea butter recipe for hair and or skin. A great everyday hair moisturizer recipe!

Whipped Shea Butter Recipe For Hair
1 cup of raw, unrefined Shea butter(this is the best being that its in its most natural, purest state!)
1/2 cup of Aloe Vera gel(whole leaf preferably)
1 tb Castor oil
1 tb Jojoba oil
2 tb Coconut oil

Directions: Let Shea butter reach room temp, slowing blend with a hand mixer or blender, gradually adding aloe vera, castor oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil. After all is blended well, store in a clear container in a cool location or refrigerator. Note: this mixture has a tendency to hardened once cooled.
Keep it simple! If you only have one of the carrier oils listed above, use 4 tb of it, use what you have at your disposal. Natural hair and living is meant to be simple, so keep it simple sister(k.i.s.s.)!