Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Simplifying the hair care routine

I am all about simple. If something is too complicated to do, I often decide it's not worth it.

I posted before here and here, about the hair care products I make. Anyway, some of them are just too difficult to use. The curly pudding continues to clump up, and I have to rub it for some time in my hand to make it usable. The deep conditioner also clumps up and is hard to wash out, because avocado can be hard to blend smoothly, and coconut oil solidifies when it cools.

So here I go again, spelling out my modified homemade hair care products: my detangler and daily conditioner still work very well (see recipes at the first link above, near the bottom of the post), so I continue to use them.

For deep conditioning (once every two weeks), I now add 1/4 c. mayo, 2 T. olive oil, and 3 T. water in a dish and microwave about 45 seconds. I stir this mixture and apply to my hair, covering it with a plastic shower cap, and then with a hot towel. Wait a half hour, then wash out and condition/style as usual. With this recipe, I have no problems with any clumping, and it's easy to wash out.

For a styling gel, I will continue to make the flax seed gel (again, recipe at first link above), and for now at least, I'm abandoning the curly pudding altogether.


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