D.I.Y. Aloe Vera Hair Detangler

Aloe Vera

Gently detangle hair with this detangling hair recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. distilled water
  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 2 drops glycerin
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 12 drops grapefruit seed extract

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture into a spray bottle or jar for storage
  • Apply to wet/damp hair

*Shake well before each use

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D.I.Y. Flax Seed Hair Detangler

Flax Seed

 

An easy to make D.I.Y. hair detangler!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 drops grapefruit seed extract (or any other essential oils that you prefer)

Directions:

  • Put the flax seed in a pot with water; heat on low until a thickened gel forms (stirring throughout)
  • Once gel has reached desired consistency; remove from heat and let cool
  • Strain the mixture using cheesecloth (or another fine strainer) to strain out seeds
  • Add the grapefruit seed extract (or essential oils) to the gel; stir well
  • Transfer the mixture to a container for storage or to a spray bottle (you will have to add some water to the mixture in order for it to work in a spray bottle, otherwise it would be too thick)

*Shake well before each use

*Store in the fridge and the mixture will last up to 3 weeks

D.I.Y. Marshmallow Root Hair Detangler

Marshmallow Root

Gently detangle knotty and unruly hair with this detangling recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup dried marshmallow root
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Grapefruit seed extract (or any essential oils that you prefer)

Directions:

  • Heat the marshmallow root in a pot of water for 20-30 minutes on low heat until it thickens and begins to form a gel; stir throughout
  • Once the root has thickened, remove from heat and let cool
  • Strain the thickened gel using a piece of cheesecloth; squeeze the cheesecloth when finished to remove any excess gel
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the strained gel; mix well
  • Apply the mixture to wet hair (or apply using a spray bottle if the mixture is not too thick or by adding water to it)

*Shake well before each use

*This mixture can last up to 3 weeks when stored in the fridge

Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner

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I’ve tried countless different conditioners while on the quest for silky, smooth and healthy hair.  Most of those conditioners that I have tried are higher end and more expensive because normally I feel like you get what you pay for.  I can honestly say that this is probably the cheapest conditioner I have ever bought yet it is by far one of my absolute favorites (if not my absolute favorite)!

This is a conditioning miracle for my hair at an extremely affordable price.  On average, an 8 oz. bottle of this is about $3.00 and a lot of times the grocery store will have 2 for $5.00 specials.  (You can’t beat those prices!)  It’s a nice creamy consistency with a pleasant and fresh scent.  You only need to leave the conditioner on your hair for 3 minutes (I usually leave it on longer though).

If you read any of my previous posts on conditioners that I’ve tried you know that I love a conditioner that actually detangles my hair in the shower, which this one does an amazing job of doing!  When I rinse this out, my hair is instantly left feeling super soft and silky and completely tangle free!  When I get out of the shower I don’t even have to spray in a detangling spray because I can brush through my hair effortlessly.  I notice after using this that my hair looks healthy, soft and shiny when it dries too.

I suggest this to anyone who needs a good moisturizing conditioner and to anyone who doesn’t want to shell out big bucks for a conditioner.  It is sold in most grocery stores, drug stores, Wal-Mart’s, etc.  (I love this too because when I travel rather than lugging a bunch of conditioner with I can just go pick up a bottle when I reach my destination since it is so affordable.)

 

Pros:

  • Affordable (REALLY affordable!)
  • Fresh scent
  • Moisturizes and deep conditions
  • Detangles
  • Leaves hair looking/feeling silky, shiny and healthy

Carol’s Daughter Olive Oil Infusion At-Home Treatment

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After loving the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Hair Mask, I decided to give another one of their hair treatments a try.  This product is a little more work but well worth the results!  For $25.00, this set lasts awhile and delivers excellent results!

As we know from my other posts, my hair is often left feeling dry and damaged from it being color treated, straightened, curled, etc.  So, I like to treat it to treatments from time to time to bring it back to life.

You can use the products together for a mega moisturizing treatment or use them individually depending on how much moisture your hair needs.  I decided to go all out and applied the olive oil and the hair smoothie then slipped the cap over my hair and let it sit for 30 minutes.

When I washed the product out I would describe the results as AMAZING!  My hair has never felt softer!  I could comb through my hair with my fingers in the shower without hitting any knots.  Brushing my hair out after showering was a joy too because I had no tangling which made brushing it out incredibly easy and hassle free.

I let my hair air dry to see the results.  My hair was left soft and shiny and tangle free.  It looked incredibly healthy and as if there was never any damage to it.

Depending on the length of your hair and the amount of product you use/how you use it you can easily get 3-4 uses from this set.  (I have hair midway down my back and can usually get 3-4 uses but I don’t go overboard with the amount of product I use either).

If you have color treated, dry or damaged hair I highly suggest this product!

 

Pro’s:

  • Conditions hair
  • Leaves hair soft and shiny
  • Leaves hair looking super healthy
  • Detangles
  • On average, 3-4 uses per set

Con’s:

  • None :)