As I get *ahem* older…I find I need to wash my hair less and less. This is a good thing AND a bad thing. Good because I despise blow-drying my hair…bad because it essentially means my hair is MUCH dryer now. Recently I’ve started experimenting with using a leave-in moisturizing conditioner that I can spritz on my hair between washes that gives it added moisture, softness and shine.
I love this recipe! It gives my hair a subtle shine without leaving it “greasy” looking or feeling. It’s also inexpensive and simple to make!
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Homemade Leave-In Moisturizing Conditioner
- 1 teaspoon carrier oil (almond, jojoba, olive or fractionated coconut)
- 5-6 drops favorite essential oil
Add 1 part of your favorite conditioner and 3 parts distilled water to a spray bottle. You can adjust the amount of water depending on your type of hair. If your hair is fine, use more water, but if your hair is thick and coarse, use less water.
Shake the bottle well to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
Apply to hair before brushing. Can be used on damp, freshly washed hair, or dry hair. Store in a refrigerator to prolong the shelf life.
This recipe softens your hair, aids in detangling, and leaves your hair smelling wonderful! You can use this everyday or every other day if you’d like. It is one of the most moisturizing things I’ve ever used on my hair.
Now go out and flaunt that beautiful head of hair!
Do you use a leave-in conditioner?