Homemade Deep conditioners

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You can use a simple clean nylon bag, (the ones they give out at the supermarket).

These recipes are a lifesaver! I'm only just starting CG properly today and am living temporarily on a very remote island in the south Atlantic so there's a distinct lack of hair products here. Managed to find 'cone-free conditioner and 'cone-free hair gel but there doesn't seem to be ANY deep conditioning treatments AT ALL here, never mind CG-friendly ones! I don't know how the women here cope!

Anyway, I am about to get started on my homemade DT after I do my last sulphate wash. The only trouble is, I don't have a shower cap. I do, however, have a lovely neon pink swimming cap Would this be safe to use instead or do you think it being tight would encourage frizz?
Originally Posted by Skyegal

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Has anyone added shea and other butters to their homemade deep conditioners?
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I add shea butter to my DT all the time. I think it makes a big difference.
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I add shea butter to my DT all the time. I think it makes a big difference.
Originally Posted by generosityt
Cool! Do you by chance have a recipe to share?
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Once a week every week I dt my hair (3b-3c)
for an hour (with a heat cap) with this homemade recipe;
2 overripe avocados
2 Tblspns of honey
2 eggs
4 tblspn of olive oil
a tblspn of walnut oil
Then I put it all in the blender until it turns into a smoothie type texture.
I have shoulder length hair and that works really well for me! Hope this helps you
Today I did this PT:

2 eggs
4 Tablespoons of Coconut milk
EVOO

Put it on with a shower cap for an hour and followed with a DT. Amazing results! After my hair dried it was super shiny, curly and soft.
Almost 6 years natural, and NOW I'm taking care of my hair. Shame on me

3c mixed with 3b ends because of heat damage.

Fine, low porosity

My hair is in love with protein, EVOO and Coconut Milk!

Experimenting with new produtos almost everyweek
T...Managed to find 'cone-free conditioner and 'cone-free hair gel but there doesn't seem to be ANY deep conditioning treatments AT ALL here, never mind CG-friendly ones! I don't know how the women here cope!...
Originally Posted by Skyegal
You might try asking them... Because if they have hair and they're close to the ocean, there has to be some kind of DT going on. Local fruit maybe???
TIA,

Morrignu

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The banana, OVOO, and honey DT felt amazing on my 3b/c dry, porous hair. I spritzed my hair with water (just like when doing the S&C) then proceeded to smooth and scrunch the mixture into my hair, section by section. I kept the DT on for about an hour and now I have shiny, soft and defined curls. Yay!

Thanks again
For those of you who put shea butter in your dt.... how do you get it out? I've put it in my hair before, and it made my hair feel super coated and greasy, and I ended up shampooing with sulfates to get it out, which completely defeated the purpose.
Either A- I shouldn't be using it with my hair type, or B- I just used way too much? I dunno.

For those of you who put shea butter in your dt.... how do you get it out? I've put it in my hair before, and it made my hair feel super coated and greasy, and I ended up shampooing with sulfates to get it out, which completely defeated the purpose.
Either A- I shouldn't be using it with my hair type, or B- I just used way too much? I dunno.
Originally Posted by SpaghettiHead
I find shea to be rather heavy for me too. My daughter who is high porosity loves it. When I use my whipped shealoe on my hair I use about the size of a dime or penny for my entire head. I melted about 1/2 tsp once and added it to some condish for a DC and it was okay but only in small amounts for me.
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For those of you who put shea butter in your dt.... how do you get it out? I've put it in my hair before, and it made my hair feel super coated and greasy, and I ended up shampooing with sulfates to get it out, which completely defeated the purpose.
Either A- I shouldn't be using it with my hair type, or B- I just used way too much? I dunno.
Originally Posted by SpaghettiHead
I find shea to be rather heavy for me too. My daughter who is high porosity loves it. When I use my whipped shealoe on my hair I use about the size of a dime or penny for my entire head. I melted about 1/2 tsp once and added it to some condish for a DC and it was okay but only in small amounts for me.
Originally Posted by DerbyCityNaturals
Isn't it funny how different we all are?

My hair was just fried after bleaching and I've been fighting with it ever since. I couldn't get a pick, comb, or even my fingers through it when it was dry, no matter how many times I conditioned it. I don't even want to think about how much breakage I've suffered.

I finally bought some coconut butter last night and mixed it with equal amounts of cocoa butter and shea butter and then mixed that with an equal amount of Sally's GVP conditioning balm.

Sectioned my hair and used about 1/2 a cup of it on my hair and then slept with a plastic cap on. Rinsed it out this morning and although my hair still isn't soft (yet, sigh) I can get my fingers through it!

I thought I'd end up with a greasy, stringy mess but that sure didn't happen.

I think my hair is highly porous, though, and it's thick and sort of coarse.
2C, maybe
Biolage Conditioning Balm
Deva Curls One condition
GF Triple Nutrition conditioner, deep conditioner and leave in spray
anGell and Set it Free
Amazing thread. Here is my contribution:
DC: coconut milk, honey, coconut oil
Protein DC: avocado & mayo
*Natural 3C/TWA*
Wash: BS/ACV, KC Come Clean
Conditioner: SM SB Restorative, Yucca & Baobab

Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
DC: SM Manuka Honey Masque, SM Yucca Masque
PT:
Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
Styler:
AVG, Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade
Leave-In: KCKT, SM Yucca Milk
Oil/Sealant: Jojoba,
Avocado, EVCO, EVOO, JBCO
Reg DT: (2-3 times a week)

Vegetable Glycerin
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
(I normally mix those in with Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner)

When I need a Protein Boost (I do this maybe once a month)

Mayo
Buttermilk
1 Egg Yolk
Texturizer
Co-wash: Desert Essence Jojoba Body Boosting/CJDF
Conditioner: Aubrey Organics White Camellia
DT: Aubrey Organics GPB
Leave-In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Oils: Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Avocado, Coconut
Do you rinse out the DT afterwards? I'm assuming so, but no one stated that straight out xD
Do you rinse out the DT afterwards? I'm assuming so, but no one stated that straight out xD
Originally Posted by curlieann
I always do. My DTs are pretty hard-core (honey, black strap molasses, sometimes egg, oils, butters, etc), it would be pretty icky to leave mine in.
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one more question, do you use your normal gel/product afterwards?
one more question, do you use your normal gel/product afterwards?
Originally Posted by curlieann
I do
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I actually did this treatment tonight after reading a lot of different ideas on this forum. I joined just to post and am excited to get my curls healthy and non-frizzy!

4 tbs coconut oil
4 tbs hemp oil
2 tbs honey
a few drops of coconut essential oil (I just like the smell)

I microwaved it about 30 seconds and put it on my dry hair. The honey did make it super sticky so couldn't comb through it, just made sure it was all coated really well. Maybe next time I'll try it on damp hair, I really don't know what I'm doing yet!

I put on a shower cap and wrapped it up in a towel and left it on about an hour and a half.

Rinsed it out, did the co-wash, did another co-wash (could still feel it heavily coating my hair) then rinsed with a vinegar rinse (1/4 c vinegar/2 c water/grapefruit essential oil to knock out that vinegar smell).

Then I 'plopped' my head (which I also just learned on the forum...who knew?!). I took the wrap off my head after about 30 minutes and coated it with the flaxseed gel I also made tonight. I can't believe a) the lack of frizz, b) the curl definition and c) how great my hair feels.

I have 3a/b hair and, without a ton of product, it's usually seriously frizzy and lacking definition...but not tonight!

I'm so glad I found this forum and other people with hair like mine! Hope you like the recipe.
Banana Deep Conditioner I picked up from CurlyNikki last week:

1 ripe, soft banana (I put it in the fridge for a day or two to get it more ripe)
2 tbsp. Coconut oil
1 tbsp. Hemp seed oil
1 tbsp. Olive oil (whatever oils I had in my kitchen)
3-4 tbsp. Honey

I mixed everything in a blender to make sure all lumps from the banana was gone. I wanted this mixture silky smooth to make it easy to apply and rinse. I don't really measure oils and honey, but I wanted to give you an idea. It really depends on how much hair you have and what it needs.

I wasnt ready to do my hair at that point so I put it in a container and stored it in the fridge for two days.

When I was ready to use it, I shampooed my hair (my hair and scalp was oily), then I added just a little conditioner to the mixture to smooth it out before putting it on my hair with a plastic cap for about an hour. I used heat for about 15 minutes. I co-washed my hair a couple of times to make sure all the banana was washed out.

My hair was is conditioned after that. The frizz that happens at the crown of my head was gone and some of the ends that I was having trouble with (dry, rough, etc) is very hair is now soft.

Though I did have a little bit of a challenge washing out the banana, the key is to blend it until its milkshake consistency - maybe add a little coconut milk to the mixture to help smooth it out. I think it would have been much worse had I just blended it by hand, or even a hand mixer.
APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
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Last edited by greenandchic; 02-03-2011 at 10:56 AM.
are frozen bananas OK for DC
and how thick should the solution be?

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