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Friday, January 16, 2015

Fair Friday- Natural Hair Conditioners

Ingredients for Natual Conditioners
Hair Conditioners

My source for these recipes from the book “Homemade Shampoos” by Kathy Aquino.
It is available on Amazon. I got the Kindle version.  
I tried each of these over the last couple of weeks. I got really good results from both the coconut oil conditioner and the vinegar condtioner.
The oil helps to moisturize my hair, which is dry from swimming and coloring.  The vinegar is supposed to cut build up from products. It did leave my hair shiney.  The avacado coconut milk conditioner smelled great, but was a bit messy. I could not tell a big difference, but maybe it takes repeated applications to see results.  Try these and use the one that works for you!

Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
Mix the vinegar with warm water.  After washing your hair, pour the vinegar water solution on your hair and work in thoroughly into your hair. Be sure the solution is also worked into your scalp. After working the mixture through the hair and scalp, rinse it out.
Keep any solution left over in a bottle in the shower.  This conditioner is great for your hair since it is slightly acidic. This helps to fight dandruff. It also detangles hair, making it shine and keeping it healthy.

Coconut Oil Conditioner
2 tablespoons coconut oil (more if you have longer hair)
Put the coconut oil in a glass measuring cup or bowl.  Microwave until the oil is melted.  Be sure to test the temperature of the oil since it can get hot when melted in the microwave.  One the oil has cooled to a safe temperature, add  the mixture a little at a time to your hair. Work through down to the scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and let the oil work for 20 minutes.  Wash your hair with shampoo to remove the oil.

Avocado and coconut milk conditioner
1 ripe avocado
½ cup coconut milk, room temperature

My source book says this one is good for curly hair.
Mash the avocado in a bowl.  Add the coconut milk to make a paste.  If the avocado is not soft, a blender can be used to make the paste.
Comb the mixture through your hair. Cover your head with a towel and let the conditioner work for  20 minutes. Rinse out with warm water.

Chris Wodke representing Team USA PATCO Dallas 2014

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