Leave-in conditioner — it’s a huge blessing for beauty-conscious women as it safeguards their hair from ending up dry, frizzy and tangled. However, some of the best brands on the current market can be a curse to a tight budget!
Fortunately, coming up with your very own leave-in conditioner isn’t a no mean feat. You only need to combine a few ingredients — all of which can be easily purchased at your favorite supermarket or health food store — and you already have your own leave-in conditioner that can keep your mane looking insanely gorgeous.
Just like with most DIY beauty products, your homemade leave-in conditioner is very easy on the pocket. The fact is the price tags of many leave-in conditioners out there are so steep that they can make your hair stand on end! What’s the use of having soft, shiny and split end-free tresses when there is a ginormous hole in your pocket?
Additionally, leave-in conditioner that is made from scratch is free of any chemical that you wouldn’t want to collect on your scalp. Definitely, all sorts of hair-related problems can stem from product buildup on the scalp.
Coconut milk is the most important ingredient of the particular leave-in conditioner recipe presented below. As everyone knows who are into some of the finest beauty products on the planet, coconut milk is an ingredient that can be found in so many different commodities for the hair, ranging from mousse to shampoo.
While coconut oil is also great for the hair as well as scalp, using it as a leave-in conditioner is not really a good idea. It’s true that it can make your tresses shine like crazy, but it can also rob it of its volume.
It’s exactly for such reason why coconut milk is used instead of coconut oil — it can leave your hair hydrated and shiny, but without causing it to appear limp. Coconut milk contains vitamin E, amino acids and healthy fats, all of which are essential to keeping each and every hair strand well-nourished, strong, healthy and beautiful.
Coconut oil in can works great for making leave-in conditioner. But if you want to make everything entirely from scratch, you may also choose to get your hands on some coconut meat. Have it grated and soaked in water for a few minutes. Afterwards, you can squeeze out the milk with your hands. Strain and it’s ready for leave in-conditioner making.
By the way, you will also have to add a few drops of the essential oil. Basically, the best essential oil to use is the one whose fragrance you love. Do you want your tresses to smell lemony, woody or flowery? All you have to do is choose the essential oil that’s perfect for the job!
Here’s how you can whip up your own leave-in conditioner:
- 1/2 cup of water (distilled or something that’s boiled for at least 15 minutes and allowed to cool)
- 1 tablespoons of coconut milk
- 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil
- In a small mixing bowl, combine water and coconut milk. Stir very well.
- Stash in the refrigerator for a while. Afterwards, use a spoon to scoop out the cream that will form on the top surface. Discard the said cream.
- Add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. Again, it’s completely up to you which one you use. Stir.
- With the help of a small funnel, transfer the mixture to a small spray bottle.
So easy, isn’t it? Each time you wish to use your homemade leave-in conditioner, give the bottle a good shake. However, since there is no preservative used, this leave-in conditioner should be kept in the fridge.