My hair and I have been in a battle lately. Not only have I been in a “style rut”, okay I really only have one style. hides face I seem to be struggling with the balance between motherhood, personal life, and work causing my hair to take a back seat. I still wash and condition weekly…deep conditioning with my beautiful Huetiful [steamer] has been quite non existent this summer. So after walking around with a head of hair that felt like hay and stalking Pinterest for DIY hair recipes, I decided to tackle my hair once and for all.
My hair was feeling and looking dry, dull and limp. So I settled on the following steps:
- Finger detangle using Coconut Oil and twist hair in sections
- Apply Shea Moisture’s deep penetrating conditioner to sections
- Using Shea Moisture’s shampoo, wash that bad boy!
- Apply Trader Joe’s tea tree tingle conditioner
- *Insert your shower routine here*
- Rinse hair using cool water because cool water seals in the moisture
Usually I would just follow up with whatever deep conditioner was on deck, but as I said, Pinterest has taken hold of my life! So for the shine I was so desperately seeking…I decided to try a simple Honey and Olive Oil Treatment. I had no idea what to expect and I was concerned about my hair being sticky.
So after trolling my kitchen for the two necessary ingredients: Honey and Olive Oil…I got to mixing, I edited the recipe a bit (bad idea) and proceeded to slather the mixture from root to tip. Slapped a plastic cap on top and sat under my steamer. Then Rinse, Rinse, Rinse ladies, using a good but cheap conditioner to help get that honey out!
Mix 1/2cup of Honey with 1/4cup Olive Oil. Mix well, remember that honey is a thick substance.
Benefits of Honey: Acts as a natural humectant, helping to retain moisture. Great for Dry and Damaged Hair.
Benefits of Olive Oil: Also, Great for Dry and Damaged Hair; helps to maintain a healthy and clean scalp.
So lets just get down to the pros and cons:
*The Mixture is sticky and sitting under the steamer just caused it to run down my neck…leaving me feeling sticky.
*Washing it out was a tad difficult. But it could be my fault…I should’ve done this treatment as a pre-poo.
*This DIY treatment definitely holds up to its promise. It produces shiny hair.
*The ingredients are usually already in your pantry.
Note: put this mixture in a bottle with a spout in order to keep the remaining mixture for storage.
So…who’s ready to get mixing??? Let us know how this treatment works for you if you give it a go!
Till Next Time,