Friday, October 10, 2008

Curly Recipes To Try!

I found summy yummy recipes for hair masques and whatnot while looking on the forum! If I don't put them here now, I'll never be able to find them again. Haha!

My new love is a banana hair mask recipe I got from a book called Naturally Healthy Hair:

One mashed banana (I pureed a slightly overripe banana in the blender)
One tablespoon honey
One teaspoon almond oil (I substituted EVOO and it worked just fine!)

Mix together, work through hair, leave on for 15-30 minutes, then rinse out.

This is a moisturizing mask that left my hair feeling really soft.

My recipe was one banana, 2 ts honey, 1 ts olive oil, and two conditioners, I left it when I went to bed, and it felt really soft eventhough it took long to remove all the banana bits.

Hi ladies! I've been using honey and olive oil for a few weeks now with much success. I have really dry 3c hair, and this makes my hair soft and clumpy and shiny immediately! And the softness lasts for a while too.

So here is the recipe:
Honey & EVOO mix

* 1/4 cup EVOO
* 3 tsp Honey
* warm honey, then mix with olive oil.
* Apply for 30min under plastic baggy, then rinse. My hair sucked it up!!!! Very soft and shiny. Clumped well and is very defined.

I use those little 3oz airline bottles to mix my honey and evoo in. I just mix them and take it in the shower with me. While I co-wash, I let the little bottle sit inside of a cup of hot water (to loosen the honey) and then just shake the bottle to mix it before applying. I apply after I co-wash, put on one of those cheap plastic shower caps, do my business in the shower, and then rinse when I'm done bathing. That usually gives it enough time and heat to 'deep condition'. Sometimes I'll leave it on longer and just rinse after I'm out of the shower.

You may want to tweak the amount of olive oil you use if you're hair is thinner/finer or you're worried about having oily hair. My hair is super thick and always dry, so this recipe works for me really well for me.

HTH! Good luck!

My favorite is the honey and evoo recipe. I use a little more olive oil and honey because I have thick hair. I got this from's website:

Honey/Olive Oil Conditioner
3 teaspoons of honey
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions: This mixture will help to make your hair softer and shinier. Heat the honey in the microwave for a few seconds and mix the ingredients in a bowl. Work a small amount at a time through hair until coated. Cover hair with a shower cap, leave on an hour. Remove shower cap, co-wash and rinse. Dry as normal.

When I do this on my hair not only is my hair very soft, my curls just pop. I love it and highly recommend it.