Combating Dryness With A DIY Treatment


If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen this already but I can’t leave out my blog readers, so I’m sharing again :).

Last weekend I treated my hair to a DIY deep conditioning treatment. Not because I really wanted too, I basically had to work with what I had available. My hair was feeling extremely dry probably because of this darn heat robbing all of the moisture from these curls and coils. A dc with Queen Helene Cholesterol treatment ususally brings the softness back and it helps to keep my hair from breaking.

After shampooing I went to grab my trusty container of Queen Helene but it was all gone because my dear teen daughter, whom is learning how to care for her own natural hair,  used the last of it and of course did not tell me we were out. Since I was determined to combat this dryness I mixed up my own deep conditioning treatment.   I did not measure any of the ingredients just eyeballed the amounts.
Using a small bowl plastic bowl and a plastic spoon I combined:

  • about 1/2 cup of Aussie moist conditioner
  • a good squirt of honey
  • about 4-5 drops essential peppermint oil
  • 3-4 drops of tea tree oil
  • some grapeseed oil

Mixed all together in a plastic bowl and applied to freshly washed hair by applying in sections and combing through with a wide tooth comb.  The treatment was tingly, not a bad burning tingle but a slight tingle that lets you know the peppermint oil is stimulating the scalp and working. Since the dropper on the peppermint oil is broken more was added than wanted. I was going for 2-3 drops instead of 4-5. Covered with a plastic cap and sat around for about 30 mins and rinsed out. 

The results were softened, shiny, moisturized hair and it smelled soo good.  I can only describe it as minty fresh!

Do you like to add extras to your store bought conditioners too? If so what do you add.


2 Comments

  • JenJen

    July 9, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I add essential oils and jojoba oil to my conditioners all the time.

  • Curls and Coils

    July 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Jojoba oil is a great additive.