Simple ways to stretch your coils and get your length back.

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Try as we might, there will come a time in our life when our hair gets as dry and as hard as a brick. This is our hair's way of crying out for some special treatment, so every now and again we should set aside some spa time for our hair and consider using one of the following softening treatments.

Caramel Treatment

The humectants in this treatment draw moisture from the atmosphere and into your hair to make it softer and more manageable. Some women also claim that it even elongates and loosens their curls, but I did't get that same result. For this treatment you will need:

  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 3 jars of banana baby food (it is important to use this as pureed bananas can be very hard to wash out...trust me)
  • 1/4 cup of Blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil (or any other oil of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • An applicator brush

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl or use a mixer to speed it up. Using an applicator brush, apply the mixture to damp hair in sections just like you would a relaxer. Ensure that you do not manipulate your hair as the mixture is thick and trying to comb out your hair with it in can cause damage.  Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the treatment in for 30 minutes or overnight for the full effect. Afterwards, rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water and use a sulfate free shampoo and moisturizing conditioner to ensure that you have all of it out of your hair. Make sure you refrigerate any left-overs to save for next time.

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