How To Make A Homemade Hair Treatment
How To Make A Homemade Hair Treatment
This great video gives you a chance to take your personal care into your own hands. Follow the simple step-by-step demonstration, put together some delicious ingredients right in your own kitchen and treat yourself to an all-natural, wonderful product made by you just for your hair!
Today, I'm going to show you how to make a homemade hair treatment. There are many treatments that you can put on your hair and one of the simplest forms would just be to rub Jojoba oil into your hair. Leave it on there, 20 minutes before washing.
But I've got more than Jojoba oil here. I've got some extra ingredients I'm going to introduce you to. We have some butters, a wax, a solid oil, 2 liquid oils and an essential oil that are all going to make up this wonderful treatment.
We are going to combine these ingredients in careful measurements so that we get a product that we can stroke on to our fingers, rub onto our hands and then rub through our hair. Ideally, I would use it on my hair before I shampooed it out but you could also use it on the ends of your hair or if you have quite thick curly hair it helps tame those curls. Because some of our products are solid, we need to get them all melted.
So I'm just going to weigh them into my little beaker. They can go in, in any order, and we want 12grams of cocoa butter. If I break it up, it melts a little bit faster, some tiny little bits I can put in here, one more bit, I reckon 2, perfect.
We're putting in our Jojoba wax in here. If you had bees wax, you can just as happily use bees wax. I prefer the Jojoba wax.
It's made from Jojoba oil and it will nourish my hair, and I need 6 grams of Jojoba wax. Next, we are going to put in our Shea butter, very, very moisturizing, and for the Shea butter, I need another 12 grams, half a gram more, perfect. The Coconut oil is a soft fat.
I could probably put my finger through that quite happily. It's not nearly as hard as the Cocoa butter and the Shea butter and I only need 6 grams. And you can see, it's a lot softer.
Oops, 6 and a half, a tiny bit over, but that'll do. Now, the two liquid oils - for the Jojoba oil, I'm going for 6 grams, and finally, the cherry kernel oil which is nice and easy, another 6 grams. I think the combination of these ingredients is perfect for my type of hair which is sort of normal bordering on the dry.
Now, I need to get that to be a liquid. So, I just have to wait until the hard oils, the butters and the waxes have melted. I'll give it a helping hand by stirring it.
So everything is melted, our waxes and our butters and our coconut oil. So, we now have a liquid product, which will solidify a little bit, as it cools. One more ingredient to put in, we're going to put in Rosemary essential oil.
Rosemary is a very good hair treatment oil. It smells lovely and adds a shine to your hair. So, I'm going to put in 15 drops of Rosemary.
Give that a stir around, and I'm going to pop it into my container which is a tin. Now, soon as that's set, it's ready to use. And the shelf life of it is roughly 2 years.
So as you only need a tiny, tiny bit depending on the length of your hair, that should last me at least a year, that little tin. We've left this to set a couple of hours now and as you can see, it's got a nice waxy texture to it. I'm going to take a little bit in my hand, rub it in my hand and then I would rub that into my hair.
You can either put it on the ends of your hair or rub it right through your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes or so, before washing it out. If you have dry frizzy hair, actually, you can rub your fingers through your hair to try and tame your tresses a little. So, it's as easy as that.
That's how you make a homemade treatment. .