Here’s a new recipe I tried last week in attempts to add some much needed moisture to my hair. I hesitated at first to use this as I feared it would turn my hair super oily, but in the end, gave my strands healthy shine and a softer touch, ok and made it just a little oily. I really like making my own skin care products these days because I have control over what I put on my skin. It’s also a great way to lessen one’s body burden (I just counted 24 ingredients on an old conditioner bottle :O Who needs all that stuff?@#$). If you’re interested in a simple yet effective recipe, give it a try. Let me know how it turns out.
Here’s what you need:
1 ½ Tbsp organic coconut oil
1 Tsp pumpkin seed butter
2 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
my yummy ingredients above
First, measure out the coconut oil and pumpkin seed butter and place into a glass bowl. Depending on the temperature in your home, the coconut oil may be solid or semi soft if warmer.
pumpkin seed butter
If the coconut oil is solid, place in microwave oven for 30-60 seconds to soften but not completely liquefied. When ready, remove bowl from microwave and add aloe vera gel.
Stir until nicely mixed. Now you are ready to apply.
Pumpkin seed butter, Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Gel mixed together
Apply the conditioner to dry hair and allow it to sit for 30-60 minutes. (I waited an hour because my hair was particularly dry).
An hour later, I washed the conditioner out first, by wetting my hands, lathering shampoo, then adding the shampoo to my hair (I did not wet my hair with water first).
After rinsing and toweling dry, I easily ran my hairbrush through my hair (my hair length runs to the middle of my back) without difficulty. After my hair dried, it visually looked a little oily but I wasn’t going anywhere so I was fine with that. To the touch, my hair felt soft and quite luxurious. My scalp felt very nice as well, not dry or itchy.
The ingredients in this recipe are hydrating and soothing. I realized this conditioner not only can be used on hair but also can be used to revitalize dry, tired hands. Just keep in mind, your hands will smell like coconuts :) (how lovvvvvveeellyyy).
What ingredients do you use in your own make it yourself skin care? Share your awesome tips!
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