I wrote a post a while ago about the Benefits of Palm Oil for Hair, Skin & Health, which ended up becoming my most viewed post. A few people emailed me asking how I use it to deep condition my hair, so I thought I'd share the recipe on here.
I don't have any specific measurements, I just know I use 1 tbsp of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and depending on my stock, I use 2 6OZ jars of Gerber Bananas Baby Food or 1 6OZ jar and 1/4cup of the Silkience Silky-Smooth Conditioner. Review Here.
For The palm oil I do not measure, but here is an idea of how much I use.
|Red palm oil has a thick consistency, so I'd say about 2-3 tbsps|
I usually apply it on dry hair, but my hair was straightened (How I Went From Curly & Coily to Straight (No Blow Dry), so I shampooed my hair first then blotted some of the water out.
Here are some before photos.
|My "4c" area|
Most people don't think I have any "type 4" texture, but I have all a, b, and c.
I then put my hair in 4 sections, and apply the mixture while finger detangling(my hair was already detangled prior to this, but I find that finger detangling clumps my curls, and reduces frizz) then coated the hair with my shea butter mix. I deep conditioned overnight for about 6 hrs. Then I rinsed with cool water and didn't apply any more products after that.
Here are the finished results!
Let me know if you try this and how it works for you
Thanks For reading!
keep in mind that you can use fresh bananas or avocados if you'd prefer...I've also done this this with baby food mangoes(total accident..but it worked). and tweak the measurements according to your hair length and thickness.
If you have any DIY recipes for hair, please be kind and share in the comments below :)