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Natural Hair Conditioner

by Shanna

Q: I attempted making the natural hair conditioner recipe with the coconut oil as my carrier and for some reason my end result was good but not the appearance I thought it should have. Very runny and small pieces of waxy particles. What can I do different so this does not happen again?

A: Was your emulsifying wax completely melted so there were no little flecks left? Did you melt your coconut oil completely before mixing it with the other ingredients? Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so if your bathroom is cool, maybe that's causing the lumps.

You could try using fractionated coconut oil, which is liquid at room temperature. Or switch to another kind of vegetable oil, like grapeseed.

This hair conditioner recipe, although the best of a bunch I've tried, is still not the greatest recipe ever. Sigh...

I find that grapeseed oil makes it lighter and weighs my hair down less over time.

I hope that helps!

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by: Dale

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Homemade Hair Conditioner Recipe NEW
by: Kyley

Thanks for sharing, Shelaghna! Awesome :)

Natural Hair Conditioner NEW
by: Shelaghna

This is my recipe Shana. It works well.

• 2 tablespoons (30ml) Carrier Oil for your hair type (I use Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Oil and a little Jojoba - I use all Organic ingredients but this is not essential)
• 1 tablespoon (5-6g approx) Emulsifying Wax
• 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) Vitamin E (or 2 capsules)
• 1/2 cup (125ml) distilled Water or Herbal Infusion
• 1 heaped teaspoon Aloe Vera
• 20 drops Eco Preservative per 100mls (or preservative of your choice)
• Essential Oil Blend for your hair type
• Stir together the oil and emulsifying wax in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a low heat until the wax is melted. Remove from heat.
• In a separate pot on the stove, gently warm the water plus 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera to almost boiling.
• Slowly pour the water whisking constantly with a wire whisk until the mixture is thick and smooth.
• Once the mixture thickens and cools to 40 degrees:
• Add the Vitamin E
• Add the Eco Preservative
• Stir in the essential oils. Pour the natural hair conditioner into a clean, sterilized 8oz (250ml) dark glass or PET plastic bottle and allow it to cool before putting the lid on.
• Shake the bottle occasionally as the conditioner cools to prevent the ingredients from separating. Store in a cool, dark place.

When using the conditioner, I comb through and leave on for as long as possible before rinsing.

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