Did you know that consumers spend an average of $703-$1,500* a year on their hair? Not to mention women are supposedly spending 55 minutes of every day on their hair and makeup? Obviously hair is a big deal. So much so that maybe it’s time to start considering how many chemicals we are using on our hair. Making the switch to natural/organic hair care can start in your own kitchen.
There are plenty of recipes for homemade hair prodocts on the internet, so I have made it simple and tested a few deep conditioner recipes myself. Here are three of the ones I liked best:
1.) 1/4 cup olive oil plus 1/4 cup honey (this one works best if hair is covered after application and heated with a blow dryer)
2.) 1/2 cup coconut oil plus one egg (melt coconut oil until liquid) Apply quickly and be mindful of the hot temperature.
3.) 1 avocado, 1/2 can coconut milk,1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 honey, 1/2 banana
Be sure to leave all of the above conditioners on your hair for a minimum of 10 minutes and be prepared to rinse very thoroughly.
The secret to any hair conditioner is that it must coat the hair cuticle and replace any lost keratin (hair protein). Or so I have been told by my hairdresser. If you are not in the mood to apply your refrigerator contents to your head, you can purchase certified organic deep conditioners. My all time favorite is Neal’s Yard Rosemary and Cedarwood Hair Treatment but there are many good ones out there.
*statistics gathered via the web