If you’ve always had problems with tangles and knotting in your hair, this is a great recipe for you. The goal is to provide enough shine and moisture into your hair to make the strands more resistant to tangling. Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 4 drops of glycerin
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
Simply mix in all of the ingredients in a container. Ideally, use an old shampoo bottle so you can shake them thoroughly. A spray bottle is also a good option. When the mixture is ready, squeeze out a small amount to your hands and work it onto your hair. When you have applied the formula to hair, you can now detangle as you normally would. Do not rinse out to ensure complete absorption of the formula.
Flax seed Gel
Use this gel like you would any hair gel. It has a great soft hold for defining curls without flaking.
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tablespoon flax seed
Combine the water and flax seeds in a small pan, and bring to a boil. Simmer 15 minutes. As the mixture thickens, strain out as many seeds as you can. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.
- 8 tbsp Camellia Oil
- 2 tbsp Castor Oil
- 2 tbsp Unrefined Avocado Oil
- 25 drops essential oils (optional for scent)
Combine all ingredients in a glass dropper bottle. Shake well before each use.To use, apply a small amount to damp hair before blow drying or apply a very small amount to dry hair for smoothing and shine.
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
- 2 drops glycerin
- 15 drops Grapefruit seed extract preservative
Combine all ingredients in a bottle. Shake well before each use. To Use: Apply a small amount to damp hair and work through with fingers.
Defrizzer Hair Lotion
- 2/3 c distilled water
- 1 tbsp Shealoe butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp hemp seed oil
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp Castor oil
- 1 tbsp Beeswax wax
- 10 drops Thyme Essential oils
- 10 drops Rosemary Essential oils
- 10 drops Clary Sage Essential oils
Melt butters and beeswax wax in a double boiler. Melt completely for 20 minutes at 175 degrees. When both oils and water are about the same temperature, slowly add water to oils mixing with a wooden spoon.
Blend 2 minutes, wait 5 minutes. Repeat 3 times. Allow to cool to room temp. then add essential oils. Blend once more before placing in glass jar. Use within 1 month.
To use: Apply a small amount to damp hair, then air or blow dry.
Natural Hair Mousse
- 2 egg whites
Beat egg whites until they hold stiff at the peaks. Rub into hair and style.
Natural Smoothing Recipe for Hair
Apply this mixture to dry hair to add texture and definition.
- 1/4 c Camellia oil
- 1 tbsp melted Shea butter
- 1/4 c liquid lecithin
- 1/2 c water
- 10 drops Rosemary Essential oil
- 10 drops Clary Sage Essential oil
- 5 drops Cedarwood Essential oil
Combine all ingredients except for the essential oils in a double boiler and warm until melted. Blend for 2 minutes, wait 5 minutes. Repeat 3 times. Allow to cool to room temperature. Add essential oils. Blend once more before placing in a glass jar or bottle.
If mixture is too thin, add a little more lecithin. If it is too thick, add a little more water. Shake before each use.
1 tsp honey
4 c water
Stir honey into warm water. After shampooing, pour mixture throughout hair. Do not rinse.
Curl Defining Spray Gel
- 2/3 c flax seed gel
- 1/4 tsp Epsom salt
- 2 drops guava nectar
- 2 drops conditioner
- 1 drop rose fragrance oil
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake vigorously. Apply to damp or dry hair and style.
Note: If you have dry hair, consider lessening the amount of Epsom salt.