I was sitting here thinking about something awesome to write. Scratching my scalp and patting my edges and it hit me. Talk about hair! But what? I love hair conditioner… but how many standard hair conditioner posts do you want to read. So it hit me again, I will talk about ways I upgrade my conditioner, by adding things from my pantry! So grab a cheap bottle of conditioner and let’s take a field trip!
Honey is moisturizing, anti bacterial, and it’s a natural humectant (attracts moisture). Add two tablespoons to your conditioner for nourished and healthy hair.
This addition is old school and near and dear to my heart. My mom used to buy a jar of mayonnaise just to slap it in my head. I couldn’t understand what she was doing at that time, but when I got older it made sense. The egg (protein) in mayonnaise strengthens the hair and make it soft and shiny. Crack an egg and mix it in about 1/2 cup of conditioner, put on a plastic cap, cover your head in a warm towel, and let it sit until the towel cools off and rinse. Your hair will thank you.
What does olive oil NOT do? It makes the hair shiny, mends split ends, makes hair soft and reduces dandruff. Make an epic deep conditioner by adding a few teaspoons of olive oil to your conditioner, throw on a plastic cap and sit under a dryer.
Let’s face the facts- Argan Oil is great for hair, but do we know how much they put in the conditioner? Argan Oil is very expensive (seemingly) and it’s become a huge marketing tactic for hair care brands. Cut the middle man and add your own! Add 1 teaspoon to your conditioner for shiny, healthy hair. You can snag a 1oz bottle for $18 at Eden Allure.
Avocado is just as good for your hair as it is going down your tummy! The fatty acids make hair smooth and shiny. Grab a ripe (maybe a tad over ripened) avocado and blend it so that it’s smooth and chunk free. Add about two tablespoons to your hair and deep condition for about 15 minutes.
Sea Salt really? Yes, sea salt. It smooths the hair and helps give you that beachy look (if that’s what you are going for). Add one tablespoon to your conditioner and watch the magic happen!