People are really interested in all natural care products. I’ve had a lot of great questions about my natural lathering shampoo recipe. And several people have wondered the best treatments for colored or chlorine damaged hair. That’s why I’m happy to give you guys this awesome little recipe: An all natural deep conditioner for your hair using coconut cream!
Behold the power of saturated fats
If you’ve been around this blog for a while you already know that I love to include a lot of saturated fats in my diet (from real, clean food). Fat is essential to good health. Saturated fats and cholesterol are essential for repairing the body. Sounds like a perfect fit for an natural deep conditioner.
Due to its high content of saturated fat, coconut is an excellent emulsifier to restore damaged hair. In fact, young girls in Indonesia wash their hair with coconut milk for its all natural deep conditioning qualities!
Coconut Cream Hair Rinse: An all natural deep conditioner
1/2 cup fresh coarsely grated coconut meat*
1/2 cup fresh coconut milk (like this)
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 fresh vanilla bean, cut into small pieces (optional, but really heavenly)
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut meat, milk, and honey.
2. Place vanilla bean in a coffee grinder and grind until smooth. Combine vanilla with coconut and honey mixture.
3. Pour mixture into palms of hands and apply to damp hair.
4. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Do you have any good recipes for an all natural deep conditioner? Share your secrets in the comments!
This post is part of Monday Mania, Make Your Own Monday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Living Green Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Eat Make Grow Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Creative Juice Thursday, Simply Natural Saturdays, Small Footprint Friday, and Weekend Gourmet Blog Carnival.
NOTE: Due to an never-ending cesspool of spam, I have made the tough decision to close comments 14 days after the original posting of all posts. Sorry to anyone left out of the conversation. I just needed to spend less time monitoring spam and more time with my kids. Best wishes, Robin!