Protein and moisture are important to healthy hair. While our diet affects the health of the hair and scalp, there are also items that we eat that can be applied to the hair to improve it's condition externally as well. Think of it as feeding your hair. Moisture and Protein conditioner may sound as if it will be complicated, but all you need to know to make your own is what foods provide these things.
Items you will need
- Smooth Peanut Butter
- Distilled Water
- Storage container with a lid
How to Make Your Own Protein Moisturizing Hair Conditioner
Place 3Tablespoons of creamy peanut butter into the blender. Peanut butter is a very protein rich food that will do great things for your hair.
Add one egg to the peanut butter. Eggs also are full of protein, and they help moisturize as well. Don't worry about whites or yolks, add the whole egg, except for the shell to your conditioner, each part of the egg plays a part in the conditioning of your hair.
Place 2 teaspoons of honey in the blender. Honey is a natural antioxidant that soaks up impurities while moisturizing and nourishing the hair.
Add half of an avacado peeled and pitted to the blender as well. Avacado is known for it's nourishing and moisturizing properties.
Start the blender on low to mix all the ingredients together. If it is not mixing well or is making a paste instead of a creamy concoction, add distilled water one capful at a time until the conditioner reaches the desired consistency.
This conditioner can be used daily in the shower just like any other conditioner or weekly as a deep treatment where it is left on for half an hour. Rinse hair well with warm water, not hot, until water runs clear.
While it may be tempting because you are thinking of all the food items on your head, do not wash hair after using the conditioner, as long as you rinse it well there will be no residue.
Store this conditioner in the refrigerator for up to 4 days before you need to discard and make a new batch.