Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Hair Recipes: Prepoo/Deep Conditioner

This series of Hair Recipe posts contain the recipes/products I make/use on my hair.  The NOTES section contain additional information and/or my observations of how my hair responded when I used these recipes.

PREPOO(before cleanse) OR DEEP CONDITIONER(after cleanse)
  • conditioner - deep condition the hair prior to shampoo
  • oil - coat hair with good natural oil
  • other optional natural additives

PREPOO/DEEP CONDITIONING PRODUCTS(when choosing/buying products I aim for little to no petrolatum/mineral oil, etc)
  1. Moisture-Based Deep Conditioner
  • Lustrasilk Cholesterol(Mango Shea Butter, Tea Tree, Olive Oil, or Organic)
  • Tigi Bed Head
  • Tresemme Naturals
  • Mayonnaise

   2. Protein-based Deep Conditioner
  • Lustrasilk Moisture Max Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise(olive oil, egg protein)
  • Lustrasilk Moisture Max Keratin Protein Hydrate Therapy(keratin amino acids, silk amino acids, hydrolyzed collagen)
   3. Natural Oils
  • coconut
  • olive
  • jojoba
  • vitamin E
   4. Other additives(optional-I do not use these in my prepoo/deep condition at this time)
  • aloe vera gel/juice
  • vegetable glycerin
  • honey
  • peppermint oil
  • avocados
  • kiwi
  • mangos
  • lemon pulp(to clarify)
  • eggs and mayonnaise(protein)
  • plain oatmeal(to make a mask)

    FOR PREPOO: I use Lustrasilk Cholesterol as base and add coconut oil and stir to mix well. Apply to my damp-spritzed hair and sit under heating cap for 30 minutes.

    FOR MOISTURE-BASED DEEP CONDITION: Depending on my mood I use the Lustrasilk Cholesterol as a base and may/may not add a little Tresemme and/or Tigi Bed Head and olive oil and/or any other oil of choice and sit under the heating cap for 30 minutes.

    FOR PROTEIN-BASED DEEP CONDITION: I either use the Lustrasilk Moisture Max Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise either alone or mixed with the Lustrasilk Cholesterol and sit under the heating cap for 30 minutes. For a heavier protein-based deep conditioner I use the Lustrasilk Moisture Max Keratin Protein Hydrate Therapy.
To make an all natural protein-based deep conditioner add:

  • eggs
  • mayonnaise
  • silk amino acids
  • other hydrolyzed proteins
  1. prepoo weekly 
  2. prepoo more in winter
  3. prepoo after braid out to make washing hair easier
  4. At this time(Dec 2012) I use the Lustrasilk conditioners mixed with various oils and such. I have made my own all natural deep conditioner with mayonnaise, honey, aloe vera juice and some oils and I did not like how my hair came out. It seemed like all that concoction just sat on my hair and didn't penetrate at all so I went back to using store bought products for my deep conditioner. I will at some point revisit an all natural deep conditioner. I'll play around with the amounts/proportions of these ingredients. Back then I just poured stuff in and mixed it together. I have more of an understanding of how my hair responds to certain ingredients now. I'm also finding that it seems that as my hair gets longer it 'tolerates' products that it seemed to not tolerate before.
  5. After reading The Science Of Black Hair(as of Dec 2012) I have added a protein-based deep conditioner to my staple products and regimen.

ref: ytuber JourneyToMyRoots

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