I found that natural shampoos
and conditioners work best for hair. You could make your own
shampoo at home but you have to consider what type of water you
have, soap (the soap that you put into the shampoo, Castile Soap
of times) could make your hair dull if the water is hard.
Very good for the hair are the
ACV and Herbal rinses too, these make the hair shiny and healthy
From a book about hair I learned that Lavender Mist is a great
way to moisturize the hair and make it smell good . This is the
recipe and the other necessary information:
"Lavender has cleansing
properties, so this quick mist not only makes your hair smell
like a lavender field in Provence, it's also indispensable for
cleansing and reviving your curls. Make it in large quantities;
keep a large spray bottle in your shower and smaller travel-size
bottles in your purse, desk, and car.
1/2 gallon water
5 drops pure (not synthetic) lavender essential oil
3 empty spray bottles (available at most drugstores)
1. Fill a large pot with a half
gallon of water.
2. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for an hour to get rid
of impurities. (Check occasionally to make sure water isn't boiling
3. Remove from heat, add lavender oil, stir, and replace lid.
4. Let steep until cool, then pour into empty spritz bottles.
Lavender mist makes a wonderful
gift for friends, whether or not they are for curly girls. Once
you get hooked on the spray, you'll find lots of other uses for
it. Some of my clients have told me that their husbands sprayed
it on them in the delivery room, for a very calming effect. "
I like to make my own conditioners,
the regular drug store ones are loaded with silicones that in
time make the hair dry and full of buildup. I have a natural
one that I buy from the natural food store and use it a is or
add some aloe vera gel , jojoba oil , honey or yogurt to it.
Fruit conditioner (my own recipe - tested with very good
- one banana / kiwi / strawberry
or other fruit
- 5 spoons of yogurt
- 5 spoons of honey (you can put even more honey)
- 2/3 spoons of olive or jojoba / sweet almond / castor oil
If your hair needs specific
- for dry hair add some Vitamin
E oil and 2/3 spoons of vegetable glycerin
- for oily hair some tea tree oil
Mix everything very well into
a blender and use it as a regular conditioner.Because it was
too much to use it only one time, I put the rest into ice trays
and I freeze it until next time I wash my hair. When I need it
I just pop a cube or 2 and let it defrost.
It is very important to treat
your hair gently and make sure you don't damage it by using harsh
products, irons, make sure you eat enough protein and take a
good multivitamin, fish oil, primrose oil, flax seed oil and
use a comb with big teeth.