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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
1. …

Butters, Hair Food, Hair Recipes, Moisturizers »

[ 27 Mar 2012 | 8 Comments ]

This recipe can be used on hair in lieu of moisturizer or on skin instead of commercial lotions. No water is used in this preparation so expect it to be creamy not runny, a little goes a long way.
1/3 cup Mango Butter
2/3-cup Shea Butter
8 drops essential oil (choose your favorite)
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
1. Put your mango butter and shea butter in a bowl that is hardy enough to be placed in boiling water.
2. Add water to saucepan that is bigger that the bowl …

Butters, Hair Food, Hair Recipes, Moisturizers »

[ 22 Mar 2012 | 11 Comments ]

This recipe can be used as an everyday hair moisturizer and skin lotion. You can vary the ingredients to your hearts content.
Shea Butter Hair and Skin Homemade Recipe
1 and 1/2 Cups of Shea Butter
½ Cup of Olive Oil (castor oil, coconut oil, almond oil works just as well)
1 tsp. Of Vitamin E Oil (preservative)
½ ounce of fragrance oil/rosemary, lavender or jasmine
Heat shea butter slowly in a medium sized saucepan until the butter is in liquid form. When it is liquid add in the olive oil and mix it around until …

Hair Dyes, Hair Lab, Hair Recipes, Hair Science »

[ 18 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments ]

Every week in a newspaper somewhere there is a chilling report about the effects of synthetic dyes on somebody’s body. Recently, there was a story in the Daily Mail about a mother who was left in a coma after using hair dye, the doctor’s warned that even if she survives she will almost certainly be brain damaged. The culprit or should I say, active ingredient in the hair dyes that seems to be causing all the hullaboo is called para-phenylenediamine, or a close chemical variant of para-phenylenediamine (PPD). This ingredient …

Hair Recipes, Shampoo »

[ 15 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments ]

Here are two simple dry scalp recipes, the ingredients are easily found in the supermarket. You can substitute carrier oils (olive, coconut etc.) to the ones that suit your hair best.
Pre- Poo
I usually use castor oil instead of olive oil; any carrier oil can be used. The aloe vera and the peppermint are very effective dry scalp treatments; the oil is to mitigate any drying effects that the aloe vera may have. If like me you plan to use this pre-poo overnight you can use the carrier oil. If not, …

Hair Recipes, Shampoo »

[ 23 Feb 2012 | 13 Comments ]

Looking for a homemade recipe for hair loss that you can use overnight. Well, this recipe works like an elixir, I use it, though I am not suffering from hair loss, to give my hair a boost now and again.
1/2-cup aloe vera gel
6 tsp. Jojoba Oil
3 drops Sage
3 drops Rosemary
3 drops Vitamin E Oil
Blend the aloe vera until it is liquidized, add jojoba, sage and rosemary to the aloe vera, Use a glass bottle for your mix and shake them together, then add your vitamin e oil. It acts as …

Conditioner, Hair Recipes, Moisturizers »

[ 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% …

Hair Care, Hair Recipes »

[ 29 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]

This massage recipe soothes the head and stimulates the scalp. On top of all of that it smells really good and will add some aromatherapy to your day. Whilst many persons will do a scalp massage before bed or when they find some down time at work, there are some persons who reach for their stress reliever at work. Carry a bottle to work and in your lunchtime do five minutes of massage and ease the tension in your head. Ensure that your hair is back to being sleek after …

Conditioner, Hair Food, Hair Recipes »

[ 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. …

Conditioner, Hair Recipes »

[ 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.
1/2 cup cranberry juice (unsweetened, organic is best)
1-tablespoon cinnamon (cinnamon lightens hair and adds subtle highlights)
1 cup deep conditioner
1. Shampoo your hair as usual and dry it with the t-shirt method.
2. In a bowl put a …

Hair Recipes, Oily »

[ 16 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]

Any unbalance in hair can be uncomfortable, if hair is too dry it will break, if hair is too oily it can shed and it looks unattractive, feels limp and has no sheen. The following are three recipes for oily hair that can help to alleviate this condition without stripping the hair too much or adding extra oil to clog the pores.
Lavender Shampoo
Lavender is notorious for balancing the conditions on the scalp; it can be used for both oily and dry hair and will yield great results.
1/2 cup Liquid Castile …

Hair Issues, Hair Recipes, Shedding »

[ 15 Nov 2011 | 11 Comments ]

Shedding and breaking hair can be depressing, may be you thought you were doing everything right and then the hair just keeps on getting worse and looks awful. Here are three recipes that you can try. As usual, they are natural products that you can make from home. If you don’t already have some of the oils you can get them at a health food store or from a reputable distributor online. In the meantime, check out this article as a guide that you are not unwittingly doing something wrong.  …