Leave-in Conditioner Recipes

Leave-in conditioners plays an important role in our hair care regimen, as no regimen is complete without it.

Our hair is never immune to damage, frizz, breakage, dryness, tangling and stiffening and dull cloudy hair.

To this regards, the place of leave-in conditioner cannot be overlooked. Leave-in conditioners restores and holds up life for the hair as it helps conditions and moisturise the hair by locking in moisture, acts as a protector, smooths the hair cuticle, thereby makes our hair to grow, shine, soft, smoother, healthier and more manageable.

The leave-in conditioner as the name implies is never to be washed or rinsed out after application, it’s a must application after your hair work out for example: like after wash, deep conditioning, hot oil, and roots treatment, etc and the leave-in conditioner should be applied on a daily basis.

There are numerous homemade leave-in conditioners, but just a few will be stated here..

1 BUTTER CREAMS AND GEL EMOLLIENTS LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

A.Whipped Sheabuter / Sheamix
Ingredients
1 cup of sheabutter
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoon of aloevera
1 teaspoon of honey(you can substitue honey for glycerin with 1-2 tablespoons of glycerin)
Direction
whip or blend to creamy constituency and store in an air tight containers. In the absence of hand mixer or blender, you can hand mix using a wooden spoon

B.Aloe-vera Leave-in
Ingredients
1 cup of aloe vera juice
3 tablespoons of oil
1 tablespoon of glycerine
4 drops of essential oil
Direction
Whip or blend all together and store in an air tight container.

C.Okra Leave-in
Ingredients
3 finger okra
1 cup water
Few drops of any carrier oil
Direction
Bisect 3 finger lady okra and boil it with one cup of water for 10mins
allow to cool and add few drops of oil.

D.Curly Pudding 1
Ingredients
1½ cup of sheabutter or mango butter
1 tablespoons of coconut cream
3 tablespoons of aloe vera juice or ecostyler gel 2 tablespoons of any carrier oil
Direction
Blend all ingredients to a creamy constituency and store in an air tight container.

E.Curly Puddinding 2
Ingredients
2/3 tablespoons of sulfate free conditioner
2 tablespoons of sheabutter
3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
2 tablespoons of castor oil
Direction
Blend or whip all ingredients into a creamy and smooth consistency.

2 LIQUID BASE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONERS

A.Plain Spritz
Ingredients
5 parts of water
2 parts of oil
Direction
Mix all in a spray container

B.Conditioner Based Leave-in
Ingredients
4 parts of water
1 part of any sulfate free conditioner
1 part of glycerin
Direction
Mix all and store in spritz bottle

C.Coconut-Aloe Leave-in Conditioner
Ingredients
¼ cup of aloe vera juice
1/4 cup of coconut mill
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 cup of water
3 tbs of Vit.E oil
Direction
Mix all together and store in a spritz bottle.

D.Ccoconut Water Leavein-in
Ingredients
½ cup of coconut water
3 tablespoons of glycerin
10 drops of any essential oil
Direction
Blend all together and store in a spritz bottle.

E.Green Tea Strengthening Leave-in
Ingredients
¼ cup of cool brewed green tea
2 tablespoons of olive oil
5 drops of any essential oil
Direction
Mix all together and store in a spritz bottle.

F.Anti-Dandruff Leave-in
Ingredients
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
Direction
Mix all together and store in a spritz bottle.

G. Anti-Dandruff Leave-in
Ingredients
1 Cup of distilled water
1/2 cup of aloe vera juice
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice
5 vitamin E capsules
1/2cup of coconut milk
10drops of any essential oil
Direction
Mix all together and store in a spritz bottle.

H.Coconut Creame Leave-in
Ingredients
6 parts of water
1 part or coconut cream
1 part of oil
1 part of aloe vera juice
3 tbs of Vit.E oil
Direction
Mix all together and store in a spritz bottle.

I.Detangling Condtioner 1
Ingredients
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
Direction
Mix all and store in a spritz bottle.

J.Detangling Conditioner 2
Ingredients
2 tablespoons of glycerin
2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice
1 cup water
Direction
Mix all together and store in a spritz bottle

K.Flat Beer Leave-in 1
The flat beer leave-in is best for those in need of thick fuller hair.
Ingredients
1/2cup of flatbeer
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 drops of lavender oil
Direction
Mix all and store in a spritz bottle.

L.Flat Beer Leave-in 2
Ingredients
1 cup of aloe vera gel
4 tbs of flatbeer
Direction
Mix all and store in a spritz bottle.

M.Anti-itchy Scalp Leave-in
Ingredients
½ Cup of rosewater
4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
3 drops of essential oil
Direction
Mix all and store in a spritz bottle.

N.Extra Moist Leave-in Conditioner
Ingredients
½ cup of rose water
1/2 cup of glycerin
Direction
Mix all and store in a spritz bottle.

Below Are A Handful Tips To Guide You

■When using leave-in’s like the butter cream emollient, ensure you form a water base by damping your hair before application.

■Essential oils like peppermint oil, tea tree oil, spice oil, clove oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil, eucalyptus oil, ylang ylang oil or Lavendar oil is best advised.

■Maximum life span of leave-in’s especially liquid based & gel emollient leave-in should be atleast 7-10 days while butter cream emollients can last for 2-3 weeks if properly stored.

■Make do with with spray bottle for your liquid based leave-in’s and an air tight containers or for you butter and gel leave-in.

■When taking up measurements in parts, a shallow spoon, mini cup or shampoo, conditioners, oil or body spray covers could be used.

■Clean distilled water is advised.

■Ensure ingredients are properly combined before use.

■A daily (morning, afternoon or night) use of your liquid base leave-in is advised.

■An excess application of your butter cream emollients can cause hair to be greasy thereby clogging the follicles, just a light application is ok.

MEASUREMENT EQUATION
1 cup= 236ml or 8oz
1/2 cup= 118ml or 4oz
1/4 cup= 2oz or 4 tablespoons
¾ cup= 6oz or approximately 180ml
1 tablespoon= 15ml
16 tablespoons= 1 cup

Happy Hair Grooming with lots of Love

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