I have had many attempts in my life to try and do the good thing for my hair and go natural. And every single time I failed and it was for one reason only. Combing through my hair. Trust me when I say, I have gone though a lot of different types of combs and no matter what type it is, whether wide tooth or bush, it will some how break. I’ve broken Afro-combs…and that’s made for my hair. So I decided to try detanglers from hair shops….and no, they don’t work either. The only time I can comb through my hair and it not be a task for heavens angels is if it is saturated with water. Which isn’t practical as my hair takes forever and a century to dry and I’m on a ‘not heat’ regiment, plus its freaking cold here in London.
However its is 2014, new year, new methods and so yes, I made my own and to my surprise. It bloody freaking well works and I thought it is only right for me to share it.
You will need:
2tbsp Castor oil, 3tbsp Coconut oil, 150 ml Water, 2 drops of Lavender essential Oils, jug and a spoon
My Castor oil, coconut oil, jung/water, lavender oil in order from left to right
Just to note that you can use other oils such as sesame oil, olive oil, macadamia oil and almond oil.
Step 1: measure 150ml and put it in to the jug
Step 2: You want to heat up the coconut oil but butting the bottle under a got tap. If yours is in a glass jar then put some in a cup and put that cup n a bowl of hot water to stand.
Step 3: Measure 3 table spoons of the melted coconut oil and put it in the 150 ml of water.
The castor oil and coconut oil being mixed together
Step 3: Measure 2 tbsp of castor oil and place in to the jug with water. Mix together. Do not worry if they don’t come together with the water. Water and oil don’t mix….Still mix it though.
Step 4: Add 2 drops of lavender oil to the mixture and mix.
Step 5: Pour into your spray bottle. Then shake and it’s ready to use.
Pouring and trying to take a picture…not easy.
Now because I decided to use coconut oil which solidifies after it cools The oil sits at the top and goes hard and i cant shake it. This is good because if I don’t want to use it for detangling but just want to add moisture to my hair i just give my hair a couple sprits and it has water moisture with oil keep it there all day. If i want to detangle i fill a bowl or the sink with hot water leave it for a minuet and its ready to use.
That’s it, pretty simple.
The spray bottle in hot water.