Avoid Chemicals with this Organic Hair Conditioner Recipe
Since I mentioned this DIY Organic Hair Conditioner recipe in last month’s newsletter, I’ve had more than a few customers asking if we are going to add organic Hair Conditioners to our list of products for sale. The answer is……..NO. It is very difficult to make a conditioner for sale on the open market without egregious ingredients, so a home preparation is much better for those seeking a more organic and healthy option to condition the hair. It is a product that is not in line with our overall mission.
There are many, and I mean MANY alternatives for conditioning hair organically that can be made at home allowing you to avoid a plethora of chemically laden ingredients. Most commercial hair conditions contain two things….silicone and a suspending agent. The silicone is known as Dimethicone. The suspending agent is Glycol Distearate and it keeps the silicone from separating out of the conditioner. Sounds wonderful eh?
The following homemade hair conditioner recipe will help condition, soften and add volume to the hair. It will assist with split ends. Despite marketing claims, nothing can “repair” split ends, they are truly damaged and torn. All we can do is temporarily “glue” them together and reduce the frizzy appearance.
This recipe is my personal favorite:
- 8 ounces of organic Shea Butter – melt gently and whip
- 1 soft gel of Vitamin E (or 1/4 teaspoon)
- 4 tablespoons of organic virgin olive oil (less if you have oily hair)
Whisking or blending on a low mixer speed will give you a creamy consistency. Work the cream all the way through your hair and leave on for a few minutes. Rinse clean. Keep any residual in an airtight container and refrigerate.
Other Organic Ingredients
There are many other “food” ingredients that can be used on the hair with benefit. These include:
- Egg Yolks
- Avocados (YES)!
- Mayonnaise (a great treatment for lice!)
If you need guidance, shoot us an email and we will assist. Always pay attention to any skin sensitivities or food allergies you have before mixing your own.