I'm a huge fan of DIYs and homemade products. Below is a formula that will assist in the post-wash detangling process and to keep my hair moisturized and temptingly soft long after it dries.
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp jojoba oil
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup aloe vera juice
- 1/4 cup your favourite conditioner (I hear the Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner is awesome)
- 2 drops tea tree oil
If you have oilier hair, skip the jojoba and olive oil. That way you'll get the moisture without weighing down your strands or overwhelming your scalp.
THE FUN PART
If your coconut oil is solid, warm it up in the microwave or in a hot water bath until it liquifies. Combine all ingredients in a squeezable bottle or a bottle with a pump so that you can easily apply the mixture to your hands. Give the bottle a rigorous shake until all the ingredients have blended together. Because this mixture is fairly oily, a little will go a long way. If you have a TWA (teeny weeny afro), you can probably get away with a penny-sized squeeze for each section of your hair. For longer hair or large sections, use up two bottle pumps.
I wasn't able to finish the whole bottle, so I stored the remainder in my bathroom cupboard. It's important to keep essential oils away from sunlight so they don't lose their helpful properties. Because there's aloe vera juice in the mix, I'm also going to try to finish up the bottle within the next couple of weeks so it doesn't go bad. Nobody wants a stinky bathroom!
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