Homemade Hair Relaxer
This homemade hair relaxer recipe conditions the hair and makes hair very soft and manageable, very good for loosening the curl pattern of natural hair; it can be used as a deep conditioner after a sulfate free shampoo wash.
4 Ripe Bananas (very ripe is best)
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons castor oil
4 tablespoons coconut cream
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon lavender oil
1 teaspoon rosemary oil
6 tablespoon water (you will add more or less according to consistency)
1. Blend banana until smooth-ensure that there are no chunks. Put banana through a sieve even if it looks smooth. If not you may find that after the mixture sits on the hair for a while little clumps of banana will be left on the hair and it becomes a pain to wash out.
2. In a blender put banana puree, honey, castor oil, molasses, coconut cream and apple cider vinegar. Blend until smooth, adding water if it gets too stiff. Add water a little at a time.
3. Add lavender and rosemary oil to your mixture, which should be creamy in texture.
4. Put in a container and cover.
5. Part hair in sections and add to the root of hair and then work your way down to the ends. Make sure that all the hair has gotten the mixture. It goes on better if the hair is damp. Mixture should not be dripping.
6. Cover with a plastic cap and leave on for 2-3 hours or overnight.
Note: I have tried this recipe or a variation several times when my new growth is overwhelmingly thick and people actually assumed that my hair was just relaxed. One variation is to use coconut or olive oil instead of castor oil. You can omit the molasses if you do not have any and still get great results. The banana is the key to the softness you will feel (make sure that it is smooth).
Another alternative is to add a cup of your favorite deep conditioner (mine is Motions CPR, add any of the oils (coconut, castor or olive), add honey, apple cider and banana and you will get amazing results. Frankly you can play around with this recipe and create several. Have fun.
Put leftovers in fridge and heat up in a sauce pan when you are ready to use it again.