I have the whole, entire house to myself for the weekend – and you know what that means? Aside from being able to walk around naked whenever I want, it means I get to try out old-fashioned beauty treatments that would otherwise be too messy, weird, and drippy to use when there is a house full of men getting in the way and asking awkward questions.
So today, I am treating myself to a DIY all natural hair conditioner to see if it really lives up to the hype. Ever since my mom chopped my hair to the shoulders when I was six because I would never brush it before rolling out of bed to go play in the dirt field, I have wanted long hair. LONG hair. Like to my butt, at least. But alas, after all these years, I have never been able to grow it past my bra strap. I’ve been on a mission for the last two years to break my hair record, and experimenting with age old hair-nourishing beauty treatments is part of the program.
All Natural Ingredients
Taking a tip from the ladies of Youtube, I decided I’d try some kind of blend of protein, oils, and acids that I could find around the house. Here’s what I could find:
- Yoghurt, plain. A fistful is a good amount.
- Coconut oil. I have it around for… reasons. Conditioning my long hair has now become one of them. Use as much as you think might make a nice sized spoonful of ice cream.
- An egg. Sadly, not from my own chickens, who are still too young, but one from the store. Use whatcha got, we can get fancy later.
- Juice of one lemon. Thankfully my neighbor has a lemon tree that has been dropping lemons on my side yard for months. So I was able to scrounge the least offensive looking one from under the boat and juiced it. Worked great.
- Now, blend. Nuff said.
Applying Conditioner to Hair
I reasoned that the ends of my hair awere in the worst shape, so I grabbed them up in a bunch and dunked them into the mixture as if they were a big, fat frazzled paintbrush. Amazingly, the ends soaked up a lot of the goop and it didn’t drip off too much. With what was left in the bowl, I massaged my hair working my way toward the roots until the goop was all gone. Finally, I wrapped my goopy hair in a towel and let it marinade while I walked around the house naked and did whatever.
When it’s been a good 20 mins or so, or you’ve run out of things to do naked, wash the goop out under the faucet. Then shampoo and condition your hair per usual. Easy.
If you wash it well, your hair should not be greasy, or eggy, or dairy-y. In fact, my hair came out very soft, although it seemed to have a little “heavier” of a texture than usual. Not that I mind. I enjoyed how soft my hair had become, how easy it was to braid, and that warm, fuzzy feeling I got when I knew I had done something nice for my hair AND found a DIY all natural treatment that actually seems to work. I’ll be coming back to this one for sure.
Give the above treatment a try and let me know your thoughts. Or, if you have an all natural hair conditioner secret to share, I’d love to hear about it (and even try it!)
Here’s to long flowing locks to our butts and beyond!