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Homemade Leave-in Conditioner Recipes for Healthy Hair

I’ve been transitioning from my relaxed to natural hair for about 8 months now, and whenever I don’t have a weave in, my hair is very difficult to manage. This almost made me change my mind about going natural. I tried several store-bought products but nothing seemed to work, so I decided to look for homemade remedies, and this is what I came up with
Coconut Cream Leave-In Conditioner 

Ingredients:
1 oz slightly melted (not completely melted) extra virgin coconut oil

2 oz aloe vera gel

1 tsp avocado oil

Directions:

 Pour all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a hand mixer on medium speed.

 use on damp, freshly washed hair or on dry hair.

Multi-Oil Leave-In Conditioner

 This conditioner will condition your strands, increase the luster of your hair, and reduce split end formation and breakage while styling.

Ingredients:

3 oz avocado oil

2 oz extra virgin olive oil

1 oz almond oil

1 oz castor oil

1 oz extra virgin coconut oil

5-7 drops of your favorite essential oil

Directions:

Pour all the ingredients into an oil mister and shake the bottle well to thoroughly mix the oils together.

It can be used on damp (but not too damp), freshly washed hair.

Conditioner-Based Leave-In

Ingredients:
4 oz distilled water

1 oz Hair Conditioner

1 oz avocado oil or olive oil

Directions:

Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle or mister and shake well to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.

It Can be used on damp, freshly washed hair or on dry hair.

Store in a refrigerator to prolong the shelf life.

Coconut Aloe Leave-In Conditioner

Ingredients:

4 oz (or ½ cup) of aloe vera juice

6 oz (or ¾ cup) of coconut water

6 drops of  essential oil

Directions:
Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake to mix all the ingredients together.

 Store in a refrigerator until ready for use.  Best used on damp, freshly washed hair.

 Jojoba and Mint Conditioner

Ingredients

60mls (2oz) jojoba oil

120mls (4oz) water

Peppermint Oil

Directions:

Take a larger spray bottle (an old leave-in conditioner bottle will do) and add the jojoba oil, water and a few drops of Peppermint essential oil.

Mix well, spray on your wet hair

Anti-Dandruff DIY Leave-In Conditioner

This conditioner works great against dandruff and other scalp-related problems

Ingredients:

1 cup of distilled or purified water

½ cup of Aloe Vera Juice

1 Tablespoon coconut oil

1 Tablespoon lime juice

5 vitamin E capsules

2 Essential Oils (Thyme and Tea Tree) 20 drops of each

½ can of coconut milk

Directions:

mix all the ingredients and  pour your mixture into an empty spray bottle. Don’t forget to shake well before every use.

 Daily Moisturizer
Add a very small amount of your regular conditioner into a spray bottle, pour double amount of the chosen carrier oil (it can be olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil…), add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and fill up the rest of the bottle by adding filtered water.

Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

A relatively cheap conditioner guaranteed to keep your hair shiny and frizz-free

Ingredients:

15mls (0.5oz) jojoba oil

15mls (0.5oz) sweet almond oil

7mls (0.25oz) vegetable glycerine

10 drops of essential oil

Directions:

mix all ingredients, put in a spray bottle and add water to fill the spray bottle up.

Leave-in detangler
Ingredients:

Glycerine

Glycerine smooths out hair, detangles it, allows it to retain that much needed moisture and can be used with essential oils and other natural ingredients or alone diluted in purified water.
whip together a basic hypoallergenic glycerin leave in conditioner by simply adding one part vegetable glycerin and four parts of water.

Aloe vera juice, coconut oil and lemon juice for dandruff

Aloe vera could simply be your go-to ingredient for getting rid of your dandruff problem.  Aloe vera comes with antibacterial and antiviral properties which help cleanse the scalp and release the hair from excess oil and dirt. Also, lemon is rich in vitamin C and is acidic in nature, making it an exceptional choice to help keep dandruff at bay. Like these two ingredients, coconut oil acts like a deep conditioner and moisturises your hair rightly. 

Directions:

Take 1 cup of water with ½ cup of aloe vera juice.

To this, add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and lemon juice.

Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a spray bottle and spray on damp hair.

Argan Oil For Frizzy Hair

Argan oil is fine in texture and can strengthen and moisturise dry and dull hair due to presence of vitamin E. A few drops could relieve you from frizz and split ends as well.

Directions:

Take 2-3 drops of pure argan oil and run your fingers through damp hair.

Ensure you don’t touch the scalp.

Let your hair dry naturally.

After going through the list of homemade leave-in conditioners, I decided to make mine.
I mixed some olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, glycerine, aloe Vera gel, hair placenta, 2 vitamin A capsules and 2 vitamin E capsules in a spray bottle and filled the bottle with coconut water.

I’ve been using this mixture for about 2 weeks now, and my hair is way softer, shinier, and easier to manage.

Way to save some bucks and get positive results. *winks*

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How To Style Your Faux Locs Plus More

​Faux locs have been around for a while, but they seem to be especially popular now. Been considering having one installed myself, just scared it will cause a lot of hair breakage, despite the fact that it’s supposed to be a protective hairstyle.

I searched for ways to style it, just in case I eventually have it done (wouldn’t want to be stuck with just one look), and I decided to share some of the styles I came across.

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So here’s some useful tips in the management of the locs:

  • For manageable locs, opt for shorter lengths.
  • The material used in making the locs determines how heavy it will be. Yarn is the lightest and does not weigh the hair down so much, human hair is more flexible but it is more dense, while synthetic is the most flexible and the heaviest.
  • Moisturize regularly, wash and condition at least bi-weekly and if you’re concerned about your natural hair curling up out of your protective style when moisturized, you can use a bit of gel to smooth over the outside of your braids and tie them down with a scarf. 
  • Massage your scalp daily using a light oil such as coconut oil. This keeps your scalp moisturized, clean, and even promotes hair growth! It also helps ease the pain the first few days of having the locs done.
  • Take the locs down in a timely fashion, and detangle each section using a mix of conditioner, water, and oil to work through any tangles, especially to de-gunk the roots.

Natural Hair Salons in Nigeria

Growing healthy, natural hair requires a lot of care, but most hair stylists do not take into account the fragility of kinky hair, they just want to be done with it in the fastest time possible so they can move on to the next “customer”, leading to a lot of damage to hair and scalp. This has led most naturalistas into making their hair themselves.
There are however times when you want that special hairdo for that special occasion, and that’s where a professional could help out. While there aren’t too many salons that specialize in natural hair care in Nigeria, below is a list of some of them. To book an appointment, simply call the telephone number attached to the salon.

 Hopefully, with time, new ones will spring up.

Abuja

  • Lumo Naturals

Suite G8, Mbouty Plaza, Marcus Garvey Street, behind Emirates Hotel, 5th Avenue, Gwarinpa.

Tel: 08094823173

  • Snow’s Purely Naturelle Salon

35, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Opening hours: 

Monday-Sunday: 9am to 6pm

Tel: 08180006464

  • Natural Nation Hair Studio

Suite A8, Sysak Plaza, 5213 Road, off 1st Avenue, opposite the Redeemed Church, Gwarinpa.

Tel: 09-2914841, 08166126390, 07054362534


AWKA

  • Femme Fatale Salon

Shop B9, Frances Plaza behind Mobil filling station, Oby Okoli Avenue, UNIZIK temporary site, Awka.

General Opening Hours

Mondays-Saturdays: 10am to 9pm

For natural hair consultations and treatments: Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-6pm


LAGOS

  • Bisi Natural Hair Salon

Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9am-7pm

Tel: 08023161126

  • Kl’s Natural Beauty Bar

29c, Ikorodu Crescent, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tel: 08063650977

  • Good Hair Limited

Lush Mall, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Tel: 07013355555

  • Pride&Joy Salon

1, Niyi Okunubi, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

  • Apples&Oranges Spa

10, Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9am-8pm

Sunday: 1pm-8pm

Tel: 08171099966, 08171099967, 08171099968

  • Bollywood Hair Salon

23, Allen Avenue, next to Oshopey Plaza, Ikeja, Lagos.

Tel: 08125782009

  • MyHair Limited

10a, Victoria Arobieke Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Tel: 08099453599

  • Savvy Chic Hair and Beauty Hub

30, Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Opening Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Tel: 08090613325

  • Mods Salon and Beauty Supply

Samit Mall, Plot 4B, Block 69, Admiralty Road, Kelly Phase 1, Lagos.

Tel: 08077077771

  • Tunmise Natural Hair Salon

147B, Ogunlana Drive, Alhaji Masha Roundabout, Surulere, Lagos.

Tel: 08039138342


PORT HARCOURT

  • IBIOJU Hair Salon

3/5 Harbour Road, 1st floor, Rachael Hotel, Port Harcourt.

  • Fro Nation Natural Hair Hangout

No 45, Evo Road, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt

Opening Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30am-6pm

Sunday: 1pm-6pm

Tel: 09099050450

  • Yellow Sisi Natural Hair lounge

House 7, Close B, off Second Avenue, Federal housing, Agip, Port Harcourt.

Tel: 08090111157

  • Havilah Salon and Spa

Suite B6, 1st floor, Okah Daniels Plaza, No 36, Old Aba Road, Port Harcourt

Tel: 07065047601

Help update this list by suggesting other natural hair salons in Nigeria I might have missed out.



Hair Meets Fashion: A Social Gathering For Natural Hair Enthusiasts


EVENT DETAILSBack! Bigger! Better!

The second natural hair meet up is here!

Are you a natural hair person? Or thinking about becoming one?

Do you have questions you need answers to regarding natural hair?

Are you confused about this hair thing?

Are you in need of natural hair products?

Would you like to learn from two longterm hair bloggers in Nigeria?

Would you like to know how to maintain a natural hair lifestyle while still a student?

Or starting a business from natural hair? Or you need an avenue to make and style your hair at discounted rates?

Are you the fashion type of person and would love to see awesome fashion designs? Hair meets fashion! promises to be the best meet up yet.

Come learn from Ekene of The Kink , Braids by Q, Dr Hunnay and Demi Balogun. Products stands will be available! Come learn! Socialise! Have fun!

 

Date

Saturday,0 15th October, 2016: 12:00 pm

LOCATION

UI Hotels Mini Hall, University of Ibadan

ORGANIZER

The House Of Naturals, University Of Ibadan.

Email: hello.houseofnaturals@gmail.com 08160786558