Keeping a moisture-protein balance is very important for healthy and longer hair. I recently tried the coconut milk and honey DIY deep conditioning. My hair needed some strengthening to reduce breakage. I loved how my hair felt afterwards. This is how I did it:
- Coconut milk
- Avocado oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Leave-In Conditioner
The quantity depends on the length of your hair. I used 200g of coconut milk, added 1 spoon of avocado oil, 2 spoons of honey and a bit of leave-in conditioner.
Coconut milk contains proteins, honey is a natural humectant and helps retain moisture, avocado oil contains monounsaturated fats which can nourish and strengthen hair strands and provides shine. I also added two spoons of apple cider vinegar. I added the leave-in conditioner to help with detangling, since I applied this to hair fresh out of a protective style.
I thoroughly mixed all the ingredients in a bowl.
As always, it is much easier to work in sections. Divide the hair into sections. I divided into 4 large sections, which were divided into other smaller sections. This makes it easier to work and detangle effectively.
Taking each section, first I would spray a bit of water, apply the mixture well onto the hair making sure that the tips are also well covered and massage the scalp while in the process.
After making sure the hair was all covered, I took a wide tooth comb to help with detangling. I start finger detangling and to finish, I used the comb.
With the leave-in conditioner, I did not experience any problems. After a section is detangled, I made a two strand twist.
I also took this time to trim my hair by trimming off the tip of the twist. Move onto the next section until the hair was done.
I took a shower cap and covered by hair. Took a towel and dipped it in hot water and wrapped it around my shower cap covered head for about 30-45 minutes.
Afterwards, I shampooed as normal. My hair was soft and stronger and I was so happy with it, it will become a regular in my regimen.
I rollerset my hair afterwards, using my whipped shea butter and my hair was ready for the next protective style.
This coconut milk and honey DIY deep conditioning mixture works very well BUT it can be quite messy. So make sure you have at least 30 minutes extra to spend on cleaning your bathroom. When you apply to your hair make sure to use a towel or use an old t-shirt you will not mind getting dirty. I am currently looking for some natural deep conditioners that I can use as I do not always have the time to spend on cleaning up afterwards.
Have you tried the coconut milk and honey DIY deep conditioning? How did you like it? What are some of your DIY deep conditioners? Do you have a favorite deep conditioner that you can recommend?
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