DIY is the use of both purely organic products, as well as store bought ones, to create a mixture that meet the specific needs of your hair at a particular time. Store bought products are great let’s keep in mind, but sometimes they are not totally able to ‘get’ your hair and provide the necessary oomph your hair desires at that particular moment. That’s why DIYs can include store bought products- your just upgrading them a little bit for your own hair!
In making a DIY treatment, research is key. It’s advisable to research into existing recipes, the ingredients used and their quantities, as well as their application. No one wants to have that ‘cooked egg’ and ‘banana bits’ experience ever! Read about application thoroughly before attempting to DIY. Start with the recipes and quantities given, tweaking it along the way, and you’ll be a pro in no time!
We’re now going to delve into a few DIY examples that cover almost every step in our regimens. Enjoy!
-APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RINSE
Ingredients; 2 cups of water
Quarter cup of water
Application; mix the ingredients and pour over hair, whilst massaging the scalp.
ACV removes build up on our scalps, restores its PH and also promotes more blood circulation which equals growth! This rinse could be used as a final step after washing, conditioning and detangling.
· HERBAL RINSES
Chamomile; Softens and conditions the hair, soothes the scalp, aids in growth.
Lavender/Peppermint; Aids in growth.
Nettle; Conditions the scalp, combats dandruff and scalp irritations, and takes care of dryness of the scalp.
Rosemary; Acts as a tonic and conditions hair; adds lustre and body to hair; combats dandruff and aids in growth.
Thyme; Combats oily scalps and dandruff.
Application; Place selected herb in a pitcher.
Pour boiling water and allow steep for 10-20 minutes
Strain and allow to cool.
Pour over head after your wash routine. Do not rinse
· DEEP CONDITIONER
-EXTRA DEEP CONDITIONER
Ingredients; 1 cup of your favourite conditioner
1 tbsp. of honey
1 tbsp. of olive/ coconut oil
Application; Mix all ingredients and apply in sections. Cover and allow to ‘marinate’ for about 30 minutes. Rinse off and style as usual.
-HONEY DEEP CONDITIONER
Ingredients; 2 tbsps. of honey
2 tbsps. of olive oil
Application; Mix and apply in sections, allow to ‘marinate’ for 30 minutes.
· LEAVE IN/HAIR MISTS
Rose water (optional)
Application; Combine ingredients, shake and apply to damp, wet hair.
-ALOE VERA LEAVE IN
Ingredients; Light conditioner
Aloe Vera Juice
Application; Combine, shake and apply to hair.
Ingredients; I cup of water
2tbsps of flax seeds
Coconut oil (optional)
Making; Place flax seeds in water and bring it to a boil. Cook then, for about 10 minutes. Strain and keep in the fridge. You tweak yours with an essential oil, Aloe Vera Juice, etc.
Hygiene is very critical when it comes to DIY. It’s essential to use clean hands and tools, as well as distilled and boiling water for your mixtures. When making the mixtures, ensure that you make enough for not more than a week. This helps keep the mix fresh and more potent.
Have you tried any DIYs? We’d love to know your recipes so kindly leave us a comment! Thanks for reading loves!