You woke up this morning with dry and brittle hair because you were too cute to put your satin bonnet or scarf on last night. Usually, we’d let you suffer, but the VashtieDotCom team always has your back with great tips and tricks to keep you looking great even on your worst days. When it comes to curly hair, you have to keep it moist. This means from the start of your wash day to the end, you have to use moisturizing products to lock in moisture to stop breakage, split ends, and unwanted dreadlocks in your hair. The key to moisture is deep conditioning. Because we’re au naturale (for the most part) over here, here are three homemade deep conditioners to help you revilitize those curls.
Coconut Oil and Honey
Yes, it’s that simple. Adding coconut oil and honey to your hair after your wash will help strengthen and soften your hair at the same (damn) time. Your mixture should be two parts coconut oil and one part honey. If your coconut oil is solid because you have the AC blasting in your house, you can melt it on the stove with medium heat. Pour in the honey slowly, then add to your hair, avoiding the scalp, for a great deep condition. For added moisture, use a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer.
Banana, EVOO, Greek Yogurt, and Honey
Although this next mix sounds amazing, don’t eat it. Okay, you can eat some of it. Adding banana to your hair regimen will allow moisture to truly seep in your hair shafts. Banana is full of potassium and and vitamin A making this mask great to do weekly. Mix all ingredients in a blender and apply to hair, avoiding the scalp for a deep condition that also smells amazing. For added moisture, use a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer.
EVOO, Shea butter, Avocado, and apple cider vinegar
This mix will make detangling your 5-day wash and go hair a breeze no matter what the hair type. Mixing extra virgin olive oil, melted shea butter, blended avocado along with apple cider vinegar will remove impurities along with detangle and add strength to your hair. ACV is great for removing any impurities left in your hair even after a shampoo while EVOO and shea better help lock in moisture. For added moisture, use a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer.