Hey Queens! 👋
I know I’ve been away for a while but I’m back. A lot as been happening in my life but I know God is able to work things out. Enough about my days away. Let’s get into our conditioners.
We all may have used a conditioner that doesn’t get the job done, therefore, it’s now stashed under our cupboard waiting to be revived someday, somehow. Today may be that day. Do you wish it would give you some slip and melt those tangles away or moisturize your hair as needed? How about you try these tips to get the best out of your not-so best conditioner.
Not enough slip? Add oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil to add moisture and shine to hair and gives the conditioner more slip. The amount you add depends on the amount of slip you’re looking for. Add about 1-2 teaspoons as a guide and try this out; gradually add until you reach your desired slip.
Not moisturizing enough? Add aloe vera juice/gel or humectants, such as honey or glycerin for extra moisture and shine; brings back life and color to hair. Place the conditioner in a separate jar then add one of each ingredient. If you use both the honey and glycerin, do not keep this on the hair for too long because it can overly soften the hair.
Not thick enough? Add shea butter or castor oil to thicken a runny conditioner but this may lead to extra oiliness due to the fact that these ingredients are more viscous (i.e. do not spread easily). If you do not want the added oiliness, opt for raw honey – not processed honey because raw honey is thicker than processed honey.
Overly moisturizing/not strengthening enough? Add hydrolyzed protein that assists in strengthening damaged hair such as heat damage, bleach damage, breaking hair. Add half a teaspoon or less to your moisturizing conditioner.
I hope you use these tips in the future when you purchase a conditioner that doesn’t do it’s job.
Until next time,
Peace & Love. 💋