One thing that I’ve learned while on my natural hair journey is that sometimes the pre-made hair products that I buy make wonderful “ingredients” for other hair products. Somewhat of a “Recipe Remix”. Today, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite ways to remix a holy grail conditioner of mine: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. Keep reading to learn how I stretch this conditioner in order to get more use out of it!
When my hair was relaxed and shorter, one bottle of Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner (AOHRC) could last me several sessions (and this was when I was deep conditioning 1-2 times a week). But, now that my natural hair is beginning to graze my shoulders, this $9.99 bottle doesn’t last me as long. How could I continue using my favorite deep conditioner without breaking the bank to keep it in stock?
Thanks to the ladies on Long Hair Care Forum, I’m came across a recipe for getting more uses out of my Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose. This recipe stretches the conditioner while also adding more moisture. If you happen to have a steamer, you’ll be in for a treat since this conditioner works well with steam. Let’s get started!
You will need the following ingredients: Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose conditioner, Raw Honey, Aloe Vera Juice, Jojoba Oil.
Put ½ to 1 cup of Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose conditioner into a bowl.
Next, add 1 tablespoon of raw honey to the conditioner. Raw honey acts as a humectant, helping to attract moisture to your hair. It also contains many vitamins and minerals and has antibacterial properties.
Follow up with ¼ cup of aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice contains enzymes that may contribute to hair growth. It also penetrates the hair and scalp with ease, helping the hair to retain water and moisture. The low pH level of aloe vera juice also helps to keep the cuticles closed and combat frizz.
Finally, add in 3 tablespoons of jojoba oil. The molecular structure of jojoba oil is very similar to that found in sebum (which your scalp produces). As a result of this similarity, jojoba oil easily penetrates the hair and scalp.
Give the ingredients a good stir, making sure it is mixed well.
Apply to your hair evenly. I like to start from the root and work my way down to the ends of my hair.
Sit under the steamer (if you have one) for at least 20 minutes. If you don’t have one, you can cover your hair with a plastic shower cap and let it process for 30-45 minutes. You can also sit under a regular, hooded dryer to get the benefits of a heated deep conditioning session.
Once you’re finished, proceed with your normal styling. I like to do my deep conditioning on dry hair, before I shampoo. I find that my hair feels softer when I’ve deep conditioned on dry hair (when it’s most in need of moisture).
Let me know if you’ve tried this recipe. Did you like it? Did you use different ingredients?
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