Mixtress Chronicles: Hair Conditioner Recipes

If you've followed the site for a while, then you know that I don't use traditional conditioner anymore. I thoroughly enjoy making my own conditioning mixes. Here are some easy recipes that I make with ingredients from my kitchen and always deliver results nothing short of fabulous. They can be used as pre-poos if that's your thing or your main conditioning treatments, which is how I use them.


My Ghee Conditioner Recipe: This mix leaves my hair with incredible softness, shine/sheen, smooth strands, and great slip.

- 1-2Tbsp Ghee
- Enough Oil of choice (I like EVOO or castor oil) to the the Ghee till it's creamy
- 1 Tsp Honey (alternatives: agave nectar or molasses)
- a few drops of your favorite essential oil (I like tangerine or lavendar) for fragrance: ghee
can have your hair smelling like buttered, movie theater popcorn. Lol.

Directions: Lightly mist hair/sections with water first then apply mixture to hair in sections. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, rinse and continue on with your washing routine.



My Moisturizing Light Protein Recipe: Leaves my hair feeling so luscious, intensely moisturized and fortified.

- 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise or Yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Oil of choice (I like EVOO or castor oil)
- 1 Tsp Honey (alternatives: agave nectar or molasses)

Directions: Lightly mist hair/sections with water first then apply mixture to hair in sections. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse and continue on with your washing routine.


My Favorite Conditioner Recipe: Great shine/sheen and smooth strands!

- Coconut oil
- Honey (alternative: agave nectar or molasses)

Directions: Lightly mist hair/sections with water first then apply mixture to hair in sections. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse and continue on with your washing routine.


My Aloe Vera Conditioner Recipe: Leaves my hair with good moisture and smooth strands.
- 1-2 cups Aloe vera gel
- 1 Tbsp Oil of choice (for this mix I like coconut or castor oil)
- 1 Tsp Honey (alternative: agave nectar or molasses)

Directions: Lightly mist hair/sections with water first then apply mixture to hair in sections. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse and continue on with your washing routine.


Optional and additional ingredients you can add to any of these mixes:
- Aloe vera gel
- Coconut cream

NOTE:Depending on the length of your hair, you will want to adjust these measurements accordingly.


Happy Mixing!

Comments

Chrissystina said…
I've been trying for months to buy some aloe vera gel, and earlier today, I finally did it! I still have a 1/2 pound of Shea butter from Butters N Bars, I'm going ot melt that down and make me some shealoe- exciting!
kisha said…
i've yet to find some 100% certified aloe vera gel, where can i find it?

also, what is ghee? wuts it for? and where can i get it? i love butters n bars cuz its a one stop shop for me!
Milan said…
Hey Kisha: Ghee is clarified butter. You can buy it at any Indian or even West Indian grocery store, a lot of health food stores carry it, or you can make it yourself. So it's butter and it leaves my hair feeling like it too!

I find that it's hard to find 100% pure aloe vera gel unless you make it yourself probably b/c it may spoil fast. This is just a guess as to why you may have a hard time purchasing 100% pure. J/A/S/O/N has 97% I think it is and I use that quite a bit. Hope this helps!

Chrissystina: You know I share your excitement! I luuuuv mixing stuff up. Shealoe is tha bomb dot com, man. I slept on that stuff for so long!
Anonymous said…
You can find 100% aloe at brambleberry.com
Anonymous said…
I love the aloe vera conditioner! I make it with aloe vera gel and castor oil and use it for finger detangling.

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