Well, it has been a hair cleansing good time over the past week for Lavish.
I washed, deep conditioned, hot-oil treated, and twisted my hair — and have some very shiny results!
I had so much fun with my curlformers, but ended up sweating them out in the heat on Day 3.
I hadn’t done a deep condition in a while, and it was the perfect time for a no-heat hot oil treatment!
I like lots of honey in my oil so I make a raw organic honey conditioner.
It makes a great natural gloss that highlights your hair (if you use it over time).
For that recipe see Lightening Your Hair With Raw Organic Honey.
I use the recipe in the video, minus the banana.
If I’m mixing it by hand (which I usually do) the banana is too hard to wash out. I’m picking out banana pieces for days!
Marshmallow root powder, pureed banana or pumpkin (both are deeply conditioning for hair), and coconut milk are neater options.
Lavishly Natural’s Raw Organic Honey Deep Conditioning Hair Gloss
I mixed 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey, 1 tsp of rhassoul clay, 1 tsp of marshmallow root powder, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, in a small plastic container.
I used a homemade organic coconut oil & castor oil mix (pictured above).
I applied the gloss to dry hair.
I was going to rinse the gloss out with my conditioner, but I wanted to try something new. I tried oil rinsing after reading this article and watching the video.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the results!!! I’m so happy I didn’t use the conditioner.
I didn’t have to apply anything once my hair was rinsed and dry.
It was deeply moisturized, detangled, and naturally shining!
I wanted to put the twists in on slightly damp hair so I spritzed with Jane Carter’s Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner, used Burnt Sugar Pomade on the ends, and flaxseed gel for the full luscious strand.
No frizz or loose hair!
I’m trying out some updos with these twists so I’ll post some photos of my results soon.
Can you see the growth over the past year?
The Hair Growth Challenge has been a success, but not in the way I originally planned.
(Read my first hair bio here)
I’m still using the same homemade and store-bought natural products, and my hair is still growing at about a 1/2 inch or more each month.
In a protective style this seems to double.
My hair is super healthy, strong, growing, and I finally cracked the moisture code for my kinky, coily, soft, wavy, curls!
Now I can address my concern about covering the myriad of grey hair that has literally taken root near the front of my head.
I love my silvery strands of wisdom, but I love henna highlights even more!
I have a sexy henna recipe, but think I’m going to opt for a beetroot and hibiscus tea base, to really put the RED in some red highlights.
Still On My Raw Foods Ish…
So I’m still juicing everyday and keeping up with my One-Raw-Food-A-Day Challenge.
Did you juice with me during Juice Week?
This infusion of daily delicious nutrients are really helping heal the dry skin around my chin, and stop the breakouts from having a party on my cheeks!
Hydrate Lavishly 🙂