Tropical Shea Butter Deep Conditioner - DIY
Originally published on January 4, 2018
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This recipe was inspired by a Youtube video, you can see the recipe and video here. I had to change it a little because I absolutely love avocados for my hair and recently I have been into bananas as well. This treatment is dumb moisturizing and packed with ingredients that will aide in length retention.
Let’s get right into it! Below is a list of the ingredients.. (use more or less depending on your length & thickness)
I know this seems a little extra but trust me it's absolutely amazing and totally worth it. My Shea Butter recipe is here. I don't always go this HAM - I'd say once a month, or sometimes once every 4-6 weeks. My hair is instantly rejuvenated.
I found the original video on YouTube in late 2016 but to be honest with you I was intimidated by the ingredients. I wasn’t at all familiar with these powders and making whipped Shea butter sounded like a hot mess.
It was saved in my likes for a while until another blogger introduced me to Ayurvedic powders again. I researched these powders a little deeper and learned that I needed them in my life. To keep it short - they are magic herbs from this holistic form of medicine called Ayurveda; which originates in India. You can learn more about Ayurvedic medicine here.
I’m going to keep this relative to hair. Everything they claim to do is definitely everything I want for my hair. What comes to your mind when you think of Indian hair?
Amla Powder contains tons of essential fatty acids, which strengthen hair follicles; giving your hair strength and luster. It is high in vitamin C in which can help halt premature greying. It is also high in iron and carotene content which stimulates hair growth.
Hibiscus Powder is a conditioning herb that helps decrease hair shedding by strengthening and conditioning the roots, increases shine, creates volume, promotes hair growth, and helps with scalp disorders. In my experience, it doesn’t tint your hair pink at all.
Like I said I added the banana and avocado because my hair reacts extremely well to them. I mentioned avocados, honey, and oils in my previous post (Sis, you need to deep condition). I use peppermint or rosemary oil for anything that I use on my scalp - you can really use whatever essential oil you want. Bananas contain folic acid that adds shine and they also keep your hair moisturized and well hydrated. You can read more about the hair benefits of this fruit here.
I talked about Shea butter in my deep conditioning post too, but definitely check out my post for how I make my whipped Shea butter. It’s not as difficult as it might seem and you will get a lot from it. I use it daily on my skin and on my son's skin.