Ahhh summer. Every extra moment of free time is spent in the sun, at the pool, or by the beach. You start to get tan, your hair may get lighter, and all is good.
A month goes by. Now, your hair feels like straw, isn't so shiny, and is pretty much destroyed. Sound familiar?
“Summer includes overexposure to the sun, swimming, and products with alcohol, which can all dehydrate hair (...)."
In the past, to combat the wreckage of summer, we've tried all types of deep conditioners: deep conditioners with bright coloring and eye-wateringly strong fragrances, deep conditioners that come in giant plastic containers and contain all sorts of weird chemical names + 150 ingredients. This time, we decided to try something simple, organic, and all-natural, and see if we could deeply condition our hair...naturally. Thus, we set out on a mission to create our very own, DIY deep conditioner for hair.
After researching ingredients and results, we were excited to discover a recipe containing one of our favorite go-to oils - coconut oil!
-2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
-1 tablespoon organic honey
We heated the coconut oil slightly, just so it melted. Added the honey, and whisked for a few minutes to mix.
Once mixed, we hit the shower, washed our hair, padded it so that it wasn't sopping wet, and then worked the conditioner through our hair - roots to ends. We used the entire amount before wrapping our hair in a towel and leaving it on for 20 minutes.
What we loved:
- Super easy and quick to make (definitely a doable DIY)
- Smelled great! What's not to love about organic honey and coconut oil?
- Easy to apply in the shower & work through hair
- Nice consistency, not too greasy or sticky
- Softly and effectively conditioned hair - added shine & moisture!
- No harmful chemicals, fragrances, or high price tag
Overall, extremely happy and satisfied with the results!
Full disclosure - the day the deep conditioner was applied, hair was a bit greasy. Our solution: a top knot and a wash in the morning. Day 2, hair was clean, non-greasy, and softly conditioned.
Used our all natural organic coconut coffee scrub while spending time in the shower to quickly exfoliate - adding a glow and healthy look to our face and body to match our healthified hair...win!