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HOW TO: Make a SUPER RICH DIY Deep Conditioner.

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D.I.Y Deep conditioner.
*heavy sigh*๐Ÿ™Ž
With the increasing price of Natural hair products even locally manufactured ones here in Nigeria, I can't but show my mixologist skills. My hair is thick which I believe is attributed to it's kinky nature and is about 13 inches long (length check post right here). I use the African Naturalistas deep conditioning mayonnaise for its size and price and it's very good at deep conditioning and detangling my hair....no doubt.
The size I buy is the salon size which is about 1 litre. The last one I got was priced for N4,500 as at January this year and presently, it goes for N5,000. I use it just 4 times with my routine of deep conditioning every week or every 2 week and so it lasts me for at most 2 months *whew*. 
Right now, I have decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own super rich organic deep conditioner....or at least try. Who will see this deep conditioning recipe and say it's not rich...lol.
Meanwhile I have never made a DIY deep conditioner before for reasons I don't know.

Below is my recipe;
  • Ripe avocado pear
  • Soya bean powder
  • Lipton Green tea
  • Fruit of the Earth Aloevera gel
  • Honey
  • Soya oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Now Foods Vegetable glycerin
  • Dried Hibiscus leaves
  • Typhoo Peppemint Tea
  • Now foods Tea tree and lavender oil
  • Now Foods Rose water concentrate
  • Nature's field Vitamin E capsule

Tools;
Blender, measuring cup (got one from this OTC cough syrups), scale, bowls, spoon, sieve and whatever you feel you may need๐Ÿ˜Š. 

Procedure;
To my blender, I weighed and added 18g of Soya bean powder5 ml of coconut oil, 15ml of vegetable glcerin15 ml of soya oil10 pumps of aloe vera gel (should have measured it out) - You can also use fresh aloe vera, 15 ml of honey, 2 liquid capsules of vitamin E (used a pin to puncture the shell in order to release the oil). My major ingredient is the fleshy part of my avocado pear (one) which I scooped out with my spoon and right into the blender - of course, I saved some for my stomach๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹. 
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I made an infusion of green and peppermint tea (about 30ml) as well as that of dried hibiscus leaves popularly known as zobo leaves (about 80ml) and sieved them into the blender and added about 5 drops of rose water concentrate.  
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Then I proceed to blend. During the blending process, I add a little quantity of water to reduce the thickness of the mix but not to the point of a runny texture. I also added 3 drops of my tea tree and lavender oil, half avocado pear and more soya oil (about 10 ml) to increase the quantity.
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For my first time doing a diy deep conditioner,  I would say I did pretty good๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ. If you don't have any of the oils I used above, use whatever oil works for you. Avocado pear was my base and main ingredient because it is very fleshy. I had to refrigerate the mix since it was made the night before use to prevent spoilage.
Incase you want to try this, please wear a dark coloured Tee-shirt, got a lot of stains from this one as it can get messy.

If you have an alternative protein source to soyabean powder but not necessarily a powder, please do add that (a deep conditioner should moisturize and possibly strengthen as well). Since I deep condition in twists and also rinse in twists, I had a hard time getting the soya bean powder out but the rest was easy breezy. I had to loosen each twist, run water through thoroughly and twist it back up. I do not wash my deep conditioner out with a shampoo, I rinse it out with water.  
Next time,  I will try and see if the soya bean powder does dissolve in hot water if not bye bye to insoluble powders. 
This means that this recipe may change to include egg yolk, shea butter and maybe yoghurt and exclude the soya bean powder. Will just leave that one for my stomach to enjoy. 

It's safe to say that this deep conditioner is composed mainly of natural ingredients. In a future post, I will talk about how most of these ingredients benefit our hair.
Will you try this recipe or tweak it to better suit your hair,  do let me know in the comments.

Till next time,
'Cisca O. 

P.S I am just experimenting....this is something I tried and of course will tweak later on. 
I will update this post later to include videos from the preparation and maybe application.

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