Mar 12, 2013

It's Only Natural..."My Favorite Leave-In Conditioner"

My all time favorite leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioner is a must for anyone with hair that needs to stay moisturized. Every time I wash my hair, I separate it into 8 sections and carefully add my leave-in conditioner to it, making sure I work it through from root to tip. Now the thing is, I don't just use any old leave-in conditioner...I make mine using an array of products that combined together, make what I feel...the best leave-in anyone could have. Now...I didn't make up this concoction myself, but I rather made my own version of a tried and true leave-in conditioner recipe created by one of the best YouTube natural hair channel:KimmayTube.

Kim Love, KimmayTube's actual name, started out with typical hair dilemmas that plague woman who are natural (i.e. retaining length and moisture). Her solution was realizing that the hair needs a certain pH balance to get there and having the right leave-in can help to achieve it.

The most important ingredient is Aloe Vera Juice, which acts as a natural conditioner. You will also need a favorite leave-in (try one with a thick consistency), and two types of natural oils (KimmayTube uses castor and jojoba oil).

-Here is my version of KimmayTube's Leave-in Conditioner

Please excuse the look of the bottles...they have been well used, lol 

1. 2 Tablespoons of Leave-in Conditioner. (I use Kinky-Curly Knot Today)

2. 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Juice (Whole Fillet is perferred, but I use the Inner Fillet and it works out just as fine). I also use the brand Lily of the Desert, which can be found at health food stores (I found mine in Whole Foods).

3. 2 teaspoons of Vatika Oil.

4. 2 teaspoons Kukunut Oil Elixir (from the brand Curls). I fell in love with the ingredients in it: kukinut, sweet almond and coconut oil mixed with mango and shea butter.

5. Stir until well mixed

6. Store in an air tight container for about a week.

If I feel that the consistency may be a little too oily...I just use 1 teaspoon each of the oils. Sometimes a little will really go a long way when it comes to moisturizing your hair.
All the ingredients together make for an amazing leave-in conditioner. The aloe vera juice helps restore sheen and lustre to your hair and the additional oils help to seal in moisture. The pH balance of the recipe helps to close the hair cuticles and helps eliminate dandruff. I love how it makes my hair feel soooo soft and gets it detangled to perfection. Literally, after using this and getting my hair hair stays soft and shiny until the next hair washing session...which is usually 3-4 weeks after. It's that good to my hair!! I just spritz my hair with water every 3 days and oil my scalp if I feel that its getting a little dry. Try this recipe if you are in need of a new's a must!!
And if you already tried a version of KimmayTube's pH balanced leave-in...How did you like it?

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