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Throw It In The Bowl… DIY Deep Conditioner

9 Sep
 

I feel like it has been forever since I did a blog post.  Just call it a little bit of being busy, a lot of being lazy, and just not having the motivation to blog.  My blog is still a baby and when I look at other blogs, I get a little intimidated because I don’t have all of the bells and whistles that other blogs have, frankly because I don’t know how to do all of that stuff. LOL But I digress and I try to look at it this way, although the aesthetics of a blog are important, the content is of a higher importance and if I put out quality material that my readers find helpful and informative then the purpose of my blog has been served.  Sooooo with that being said, let’s THROW IT IN THE BOWL!!!! I love treating my hair but I have not found a deep conditioner that I love.  There are some good ones out there but I just have not stumbled upon those yet so until then I am going to throw it in the bowl!! (Every time I type that I sing it to the tune of the The Dream song, “Throw it in the bag”, SMH, don’t judge me y’all!!) What I threw in the bowl was ingredients that made the best deep conditioner I have used.

$9.99 purchased at Wal-Mart

I purchased the All Natural Deep Conditioner by Eden BodyWorks a while back at Wal-Mart.  I like Eden BodyWorks products but after I used the deep conditioner, I felt like it was good but just needed a little more.  So I decided to add in some oils, conditioner, and honey.  It worked great!! My hair was soft, shiny, and very easy to detangle after using my mixture.  The recipe I used is below but feel free to throw in your own products if all of these are not available to you.

*The products I used minus the Morrocan Argan Oil*
Honey-Food Lion grocery store
Coconut Oil-www.vitacost.com
Macadamia Nut Oil- http://www.amazon.com
Jamaican Black Castor Oil- http://www.amazon.com
Tresemme’ Conditioner- Target

**All Natural Deep Conditioner by Eden BodyWorks (the base) – 1 cup

**Honey, jamaican black castor oil, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil- 1 tablespoon of each

**Tresemme Naturals Conditioner- about 2 tablespoons

**Morrocan Argan Oil – 6 drops (I only used a little because that oil is very concentrated)

I mixed it up, put it in my hair, put on plastic cap, let it sit for about 30 minutes, and rinsed.  The results were great!!  I dare you to try and mix your own or if you have a mixture I would love for you to share!

Thanks for all of the support, comments, and love!!

Until next time,

Be You, Be Beautiful

My new LOVE… Pre-Pooing

27 Jul

Hey people!! Hope your day is going well.   This post is about a new love of PRE-POOING  that I have.  Pre-pooing is a moisturizing, conditioning treatment that you do BEFORE  you shampoo, hence the prefix PRE.  It is very simple, coat your strands with product of choice, work it through, cover with plastic cap and some people sit under heat for a while.  I have seen people pre-poo for 30 minutes and I have seen people pre-poo for hours or even overnight.  That is your choice.  You may be saying, OK, I understand what it is now but what do I use to actually pre-poo????? Good question, various oils, such as, coconut, olive, castor, and jojoba can be used.  Also products such as hair mayonaises, conditioners, and other treatments can be used and/or combined with the oils.

I used to pre-poo frequently while I was transitioning but once I chopped I strayed away from this technique but man OH MAN, the prodigal child has returned and it is all because of HONEY!  Yes, honey!!  While scrolling through Instagram (follow me @simplee-ifree) I came across @glossymimi of www.lipglossandbinky.com,   upload of a jar of coconut oil and a jar of honey and she stated that she was about to pre-poo her daughter’s hair so of course I was intrigued because I love when I can make a product have multi-uses as I have already discovered a love for honey to exfoliate my face and lips.  Then I think the next day, I was tweet watching and Ariel of www.fashiondevotee.com tweeted that her hair was having a love affair with honey, so I was like OK i’m sold, and headed to the pantry for the honey!!!!

I was lucky that I was coming up on a wash day because the excitement of trying this out would have killed me!!! I put some honey in a bowl, if I had to measure I would say maybe 1 tablespoon and then I added the beloved coconut oil, let’s say about 2 tablespoons but of course you will need enough for your hair.  As you read, I put a little more oil than honey, mixed it up, worked through my mane, put on plastic cap, let it sit for about 30 minutes, and then rinsed in the shower.

OMGGGGGGGGG  While I was rinsing I could tell a difference in my hair.  It was the softest it has ever been!!!! NO EXAGGERATION NEEDED! As I was rinsing I said to myself, “I see why bears love this stuff!” and then I laughed at myself for even thinking that thought!! I am in love with it now but be mindful that it is honey so it will be sticky and somewhat messy depending on how you apply it but it does rinse out easily and your hair will love you.  Well at least mine did so I hope the same results for you if you try it.

One more thing, a few days later I paired the honey with extra virgin olive oil and it still did a good job of softening and moisturizing but my results with the coconut oil and honey were better X 3 so the two must be soulmates or something!

IF you want to see some examples there are a ton on youtube just search for pre-poo (duh India) and if you try or have tried it let me know how it works for you!!

FYI the honey I used came from wal-mart and my coconut oil was purchased at Whole Foods Market.

Until next time,

Be You, Be Beautiful

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