Do you DIY?

Sometimes healthy shiny hair doesn’t require a trip to the store. Many times a simple trip to your cupboards or refrigerator is all you need for a nice effective do-it-yourself hair treatment. I’ll share one of my favorite DIY treatments and would love to hear from readers. If you have any DIY treatments that have worked for your low porosity hair, be sure to comment and share your recipe in the comments section.

Olive Honey Hair Mask

  • Olive Oil (or oil of choice) amount depends on hair length and thickness. I use about 1/8 c.
  • 2 TBSP of honey

Instructions:

  1. Warm olive oil on low heat for about 3-4 minutes (you don’t want it hot, just warm), mix in honey and pour this mixture into a bowl or applicator bottle.
  2. optional: mix in a small amount of your favorite conditioner
  3. Apply to freshly washed hair. Plastic cap. Sit under hooded dryer 20-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and condition, if needed.

This leaves my hair shiny and soft to touch.

What are your favorite DIY hair treats?

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3 thoughts on “Do you DIY?

  1. My favorite protein treatment for lo po hair is EVOO and EGGS, 4 TBS EVOO and 1 EGG mix and apply to hair for 1 hour, spray hair with water, apply mix, and no plastic cap nor heat needed then rinse and follow with your normal wash routine and condition. I only do this maybe once a month. I have a question winter weather is now here, what can I replace the honey with or do I need to and have you ever tried Terrasentials products? Thanks

    • If you live in an environment that isn’t too dry and dew-points stay above 32F / 0 C (check a weather website to know the dewpoint, e.g. wunderground.com) then you can keep humectants in your regimen. Ideal dewpoint range according to an article on Curly Nikki is between 40-60F/4-16 C. If under that value I tend to just use a leave-in with a little oil on top. In addition, winter is a time where I try to DC on a regular basis.

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