Deep Conditioning Mix for the GAWDS!
Ever have those moments when your tried-and-true conditioner just falls flat? You condition and condition…and nothing happens, even though you left it in your hair longer than the prescribed time?
I’ve definitely been there, especially at the very beginning of my healthy hair journey. My hair was extremely dry, couldn’t hold moisture, and was constantly breaking. I started using this deep conditioning mixture and routine to nurse my strands back to health, and even though my distressed, relaxed hair days are behind me, it’s still a staple in my hair regimen, especially during the cold days of winter and when my hair has overdosed on UV rays in the summer.
Thirsty Coils Deep Conditioning Mix (use at least once a week for best results)
A few squirts of two of your most moisturizing conditioners (Tresemme Naturals, Aussie Moist 3-Minute Deep Conditioner and Suave Shea Butter and Almond are all low-cost and extremely effective options)
A squirt or two of a very light protein conditioner (Herbal Essences Long-term Relationship is great for this recipe, but also feel free to use whatever you have on hand)
Castor oil or Sweet Almond Oil for shine
Olive oil for slip and nourishment
Coconut oil to penetrate the hair shaft
Jojoba oil if you have it on hand (it’s scalp-friendly, and the roots of my hair soak this stuff up)
Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl, pop it into the microwave for no more than 5-10 seconds, and work the concoction into your hair. For all of my previously chemically-treated girls, be sure to concentrate on your roots, just as you would a chemical process. This is the good stuff, and every strand needs it :)
The moisture, oils, and shot of protein do the trick every time. If you have all-natural, virgin hair, you probably won’t need protein every single week–be sure to only use the light protein conditioner in your mixture every other week or even just once a month.
Hope this helps!