Protect your curls from chlorine this summer with a coconut and honey deep conditioner.
NaturallyCurly member Curly-Kinky shared her recipe for her hydrating coconut milk and honey deep conditioner. She says the coconut milk is rich moisturizer that hydrates, conditions and defrizzes your curls.
Avocado is natural source of protein, ideal in the summer when swimming and chlorine has been robbing your hair of protein. The olive oil provides protection, because hydrophobic oil acts as a barrier to chlorine and salt water. And lastly the honey conditions and adds a sheen to your curls.
What You'll Need:
- 1 can pure coconut milk
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp pure honey
- Add all ingredients to blender
- Mix at high speed until it reaches a smoothie consistency
- Section hair into 4 segments
- Apply generously and evenly to hair, from root to ends concentrating on ends
Curly-Kinky says you can store your smoothie in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can warm up your hair smoothie in the microwave before your next application.
Feel free to substitute the your favorite natural oil for the olive oil. Play with the amounts depending on your hair, for example you can add more oil for any extra moisture needed, or another tablespoon of honey if you need more shine.
One of our readers who tried this out said it is a "great mix for low porosity curls like; heaps of moisture without lots of oil and just enough protein to treat my curls to a lovely natural restructure."Have you tried this recipe before? Let us know if it worked for you.
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