I assure you that once you discover the benefits of coconut oil, you will make sure that you never run out of it and your supply will keep growing. I know this because I am also a fan of coconut oil, organic one of course and each day I stumble upon another do-it-yourself remedy that amazes me.
It was no surprise to learn that coconut oil is a great ingredient for shampoo, but my mind immediately took me to the next logical step, which is the homemade conditioner.
Once the idea was planted in my head there was no going back and I am proud to say that this was not a wacko thought, but one more or less brilliant.
The beauty of making your own conditioner is that you can afford to get creative and experiment with pretty much anything you have around. Lavender, for instance, smells great and I see no reason for why it would be an unsuitable ingredient for hair conditioner.
My take might be slightly different but I don’t mind walking down the less traveled paths from time to time and I’m quite proud of this conditioner.
In addition to the one cup of coconut oil which is the cornerstone of the recipe, I suggest a few drops of lavender, one teaspoon of jojoba oil and the same quantity of vitamin E oil.
This concoction will leave your hair smelling great, moist and healthy, while the homemade conditioner doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes to make.
Before you get out of the shower, apply the conditioner to your arms and legs – this mixture doubles as an incredibly moisturizing lotion
- 1 cup coconut oil (get organic if you can!)
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix on high speed for about 8 minutes. Transfer into a container and you’re all set!
- Apply a TINY amount of the conditioner to wet hair (after shampooing and rinsing
- Start at your ends, then jump to the section right below your ears, working into hair in a downward motion. You can apply any remaining oil to the hair that surrounds your face if necessary, but avoid using this near the top of your head.
- This mixture is made purely out of oils, so it can make your hair appear greasy if you use too much. I used a nickel-sized amount, and my hair is very long. Leave in for about 2-5 minutes, and then rinse.
- Once your hair is dry, if you find that you’ve used too much, just use a bit of dry shampoo to soak up some of the oil! 🙂