Deep conditioning is something that girls of all hair types should do, but it’s especially necessary for us curlies. Since curly hair is often drier than straight hair, we have to take extra measures to add moisture to our hair. In addition to your regular conditioning regimen, you should consider adding a deep conditioning treatment to your hair at least once a week.
One of the best parts about making your own deep conditioner is that you don’t necessarily have to whip up some concoction from your kitchen! Instead, many simple ingredients work quite well for deep conditioning. If you’re concerned about the cost or ingredients in store bought deep conditioner or would just like to try something new, try making your own homemade deep conditioner!
Eggs and Oil
As it turns out, eggs aren’t just for scrambling! You can use them on your hair as a deep treatment! Here's how to do it. Mix together the following ingredients:
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tsps olive oil
That’s it! Eggs are excellent if your hair is porous and needs some protein. I have to warn you, though, as someone who has done an egg and vodka hair treatment, using egg in your hair can be very messy! Make sure you cover your surfaces. I’d even suggest keeping the water running in the sink so you can constantly rinse it out. I learned the hard way by not rinsing right away that egg hardens and is extremely difficult to clean out of a porcelain sink. Learn from my mistakes!
Avocado and Mayo
So you’ve got some ripe avocados just laying around and you’re wondering what to do with them since the guacamole you planned to make didn’t quite happen. Before you consider throwing them away, grab some mayo and whip together a deep conditioner for your hair! Mash the avocado until it’s extremely smooth and then add in the mayo. On the other hand, you can try this fun recipe from Hip Candy where she uses avocado oil and even includes a video tutorial! Since one of the two ingredients is eggs, this is another high-protein deep treatment for your hair. You will need:
- 3 tbsps of mayo
- a capful or two of avocado oil
- rosemary oil (optional)
If you want, you can also add in some essential oils, but choose one that would complement the scent of the avocado, such as rosemary, as Hip Candy did. Now, separate your hair into sections and then apply your deep treatment to each section. Leave the mixture on for a few hours (up to three) before shampooing it out and following up with your usual conditioner.
Have you ever thought about making your own homemade deep conditioner? Are you squeamish about putting food on your hair?
Share your own experiences with homemade deep treatments — especially those made with food!