Since I have returned back to natural, I have been battling dry and brittle hair especially in the hot summer months. So I did some primary research to help my hair battle unhealthy dryness. Then I found a solution online that is inexpensive and that I can buy at the grocery store! It is my all time favorite solution and it involves only; Honey and Olive oil! Olive oil is one of the greatest oils for natural hair! Olive oil is heavy which makes it great for deep conditioning. It also promotes hair growth, prevents dandruff, promotes a healthy scalp and it has vitamin E which helps with hair growth. Honey prevents dry hair and it also stretches your hair some which helps with shrinkage (if you do a Wash and Go style). Honey is a natural softener which will make your hair very soft once its washed out. It helps retain and prevents the loss of moisture. So if you put these two together, you are bound to have soft and moisturized hair! Honey and Olive oil has so many benefits.
The amount of the two varies depending on your hair length
2 to 3 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 a cup of honey
Mix and heat up the two in a small bowl for 15 seconds in the microwave. Mix again after microwaving.
Let the conditioner cool down until warm.
After shampooing my hair, I divided my hair in half.
I pinned one side of my hair away and disturbed the other with the homemade conditioner generously. I pinned the side with the conditioner away and did the same to the other undone side.
Two plastic caps was placed on my head to trap heat.
The conditioner can sit in your hair as long as you want. It can sit for 45 minutes, 2- 3 hours, or over night. If it’s done over night, put a bonnet over your head and a towel on your pillow before going to sleep to avoid a sticky situation.
After the conditioner has sat in your hair, wash it out with care. Take your time! You want to make sure all the honey is out of your hair.
After this, you should have super soft and moisturized hair! Hope this works out for you!
I only do this every 6 weeks or so, to avoid breakage. You don’t want your hair to get too soft!
Thanks for reading!