I'm always open to trying deep conditioning recipes, especially homemade, and semi-homemade ones. I came across this one while visiting the blog of Mahogany Curls. I checked the book Curly Girls out at the library November 2010 and wrote a book review on it. [CLICK TO READ REVIEW] I should have just purchased the book as now I've learned it to be a great reference guide to caring for curly hair. In the book there is a deep conditioning recipe is called "Love Is In The Hair". Based on the results I read on Mahogany Curls review, I knew I had to give it a try.
- 2 tbsp Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask
- 2 tbsp Treseme' Naturals Silicone Free Radiant Volume Conditioner
- 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 6 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
I sectioned my hair into quads, parting front to back, ear to ear, and applied from root to tip. Rosemary definitely stimulates those follicles, I felt a bit of tingle.
I always saturate the ends of my hair with conditioner....
I decided to steam for 20 minutes after I applied the treatment early morning. I styled a couple of clients while the conditioner sat on my hair and rinsed it after about 6 hours later that evening.
These photos of my hair are once the conditioner was rinsed and my hair air dried without any product. I absolutely love it!!! My curls actually have definition without any product and shine as well. It didn't feel oily or weighed down at all and it felt soft as butter. Two huge thumbs up for "Love Is In The Hair"!
I decided to style my hair in my go to Top Knot Bun. I just love the simplicity of this hair style. It can be worn dressed up or down for any occasion. To view a tutorial on the Top Knot Bun [CLICK HERE]