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[ 2 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments ]

Are you feeling up to trying the hemp butter for yourself? Well here’s a standard recipe, you can embellish it all you want but these three ingredients should provide a fabulous conditioner for your hair.
Ingredients
1/4-cup hemp butter (or hemp oil)
1/2-cup shea butter
10 drops essential or fragrance oil
Instructions:

Melt the shea butter and the hemp butter using the double boiler method. If using hemp oil melt only the shea butter, then add the hemp oil.
Allow mixture to cool for about 20 minutes. For rapid cooling put melted butters in the freezer.
Whip the …

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[ 1 Apr 2012 | One Comment ]

This recipe I am personally trying today! I will leave a note in my hair diary if anything outstanding happened to my hair. My hair needs a protein treatment, hence the use of egg, you can try it without egg if your hair does not need the extra protein. I will try this again with pictures for you to see but in the meantime here’s my chocolate recipe.
Ingredients:
1/2 cup grated dark chocolate
1 egg whipped
2 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons Conditioner (I used Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner, 13 Fluid Ounce)
Method:
Add chocolate to …

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[ 29 Mar 2012 | 11 Comments ]

This recipe was inspired partly by Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment with Nettles and Rosemary — 4 fl oz If you are not a do it yourselfer and you want the effects of Avocado Butter then this product works pretty well. However, if like me, you love to create your own thing in the kitchen, the following is the recipe for Avocado Butter Deep Conditioner.
1/3 cup Avocado Butter
1/3-cup Shea Butter
3 drops nettle essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
Directions:
1. …

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[ 9 Dec 2011 | 12 Comments ]

There are many things that you can use on your hair ends to make it moisturized and fresh overnight or if you just have an hour or two. This is just a sample recipe if you are searching for something to get your hair ends looking good for a few days or more. The key to gorgeous ends is to get them moisturized.
Moisturized Hair Ends Leave In Formula
1/2 cup aloe vera gel (if you are buying the gel at a store make sure that the gel is at least 90% …

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[ 27 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments ]

Halloween is gone, thanksgiving is here and you have extra pumpkins. They are dirt cheap at this time of the year anyway and you want to know what to do with the extra that you have, apart from making pies and soup how else can you use your pumpkins?
Well, use it in your hair. Pumpkin makes your hair shinier and stronger and makes it more moisturized.
Before I placed this recipe on blackhair101, I tried it myself, so that I could testify to the authenticity of using pumpkin in the hair. …

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[ 25 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]

Thanksgiving is over and you have tons of leftovers. What are you going to do with your cranberry juice? Put it in your hair of course. That’s if you want red highlights but you are reluctant to use any chemicals to get them. This recipe requires more than one application for you to see results.
Ingredients:
1/2 cup cranberry juice (unsweetened, organic is best)
1-tablespoon cinnamon (cinnamon lightens hair and adds subtle highlights)
1 cup deep conditioner
Directions:
1. Shampoo your hair as usual and dry it with the t-shirt method.
2. In a bowl put a …

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[ 30 Oct 2011 | 4 Comments ]

Stinging nettle is known as a weed that is quite bothersome. If it touches your skin it stings, creating little bumps that really itch. However, this weed is very versatile and can do wonders for your hair. The stinging nettle is rich in iron, silicon, and potassium. And is very high in vitamins A and C. When dried, nettles are 40% protein. Additionally, they lose their stinging ability when placed in water. Several countries use it for so many different things, beer in Britain, flavorful dishes in France and in …

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[ 29 Oct 2011 | 14 Comments ]

This combination of yogurt and coconut will have your whole hair feeling extra special. Coconut and yogurt together has proven to be quite effective in hair care. Some persons even claim that a combination of these two will relax the curl pattern in your natural hair. I have tried it and I have seen no discernible relaxing of my natural curls. However, it does make your hair feel really good. You may be surprised.
Ingredients
4 tsp coconut oil
1/2  cup coconut cream
1/2 cup plain unflavored whole yogurt
1 tsp lime or lemon juice
Directions:
Mix …

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[ 1 Sep 2011 | 22 Comments ]

Usually, food like this does not make it to Friday at home. However, I read about the wonders of the avocado hair mask and also the benefits of banana for hair, coupled with my vitamin E oil which I bought in one of my super healthy phases, I decided to put them all together in  one of my homemade conditioner recipes. The results were extremely good for my hair, my hair felt really conditioned. This recipe is perfect for hair breakage and makes you want to sing:
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Tutti Frutti, all …

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[ 31 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments ]

You can do some excellent homemade deep conditioner recipes with your fruits. You will not feel as if you missed out on a store bought conditioner at all with this particular deep conditioner  recipe.
Ingredients:
½ ripe papaya
1 ripe mango (any mango will do)
3 tbsp Coconut oil
2 tbsp natural honey
Directions:
Remove seeds and skin of mango and papaya and blend together until the mixture is smooth and there are no chunky particles. Mix in the honey and the coconut oil. Apply to hair, wrap hair in a plastic cap for an hour and …

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[ 11 Aug 2011 | 26 Comments ]
Black Strap Molasses

I tried this conditioner recipe last week Friday, it is a variation of the Pre-Shampoo Egg Treatment and it works like a charm. It gives the hair a silky feel and it gives it volume… lots and lots of volume. The mixture is sticky and stinky but is worth a try. I plan to do this once per month in lieu of commercial protein treatments. This is definitely one of those hair recipes for hair growth that is worth trying.
Hair Growth Deep Conditioner Recipe
Ingredients:

 3 drops Peppermint oil
1 tablespoon of olive …

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[ 11 Aug 2011 | 56 Comments ]
Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair Care

Hair is on the mildly acidic side of the pH scale and has an ideal pH of 4.5 to 5.5, which is close to that of an apple cider vinegar hair rinse (pH 2.9). Many of the hair care products on the market today, such as soap-based shampoos, bleaches, hair colors, and permanents are strongly alkaline. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup that can result from the use of these styling products and inexpensive shampoos.
Ingredients:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 …