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Tamara-Sumaiyah Smith • 9 years ago

Banana smoothie Pre-poo. I blend Water, Banana, Coconut oil, Honey and Olive oil and apply to my hair and leave it on for 30mins. Wash out and super soft hair and smells soooo good!

Malaika07 • 8 years ago

Love the name Tamara.

Songine' Clarke • 9 years ago

My favorite is an egg shampoo! It gives my hair the nutrients it needs for sure, and it gives it a lot more body. I have shoulder length hair and I use about 2 eggs and mix it with my shampoo. Short hair I would definitely use 1. Just shampoo your hair like normal, then rinse :)

Danielle • 9 years ago

Shea butter is what I use and it works wonders.

Mocha B Williams • 9 years ago

Conditioner Egg honey olive and castor oil my fav use a cap and rinse well

Olivia Reese • 9 years ago

Daily Water Mixture: water, BJCO, Argan oil and coconut oil. MY HAIR LOVES THIS STUFF.

Onome • 9 years ago

I love Greek yogurt and apple cider vinger deep conditioner

Starla Brunson • 9 years ago

Use 100% maple syrup mixed with honey as a pre shampoo. Wet hair put in mixture and baggy for 30 mins before washing out. I though it was going to be too sticky and messy but it wasn't. It leaves hair feeling soft and easy to manage.

Nikole • 9 years ago

my favourite deep condition is made from coconut milk, a small avocado, oils of your choice (i use olive), I mix in my blender.. apply and go to town for about 2 hours. Leave my hair nice and soft. If avocados are not readily available the coconut milk is great on its own with added oils

Patricia Globalcouture • 9 years ago

I have just moved Cape up on my bucket list

Shahrzad Boutique • 9 years ago

Aw, looks and sounds like a great time. Loved your outfit, super gorgeous.

Iliza • 9 years ago

Real Mayonnaise + EVOO, best deep conditioner when I run out of my usual stuff. Smells horrid but never fails me:) Your pictures make me wanna go there asap! Glad you had fun

Dani • 9 years ago

For deep conditioning, I uses a mixture that's equal parts honey and olive oil.

Mrs. B • 9 years ago

I made a deep conditioning treatment using half of an avocado and homemade mayonnaise (whisk 1 egg, then continue whisking while slowly drizzling olive oil in until it thickens). I combined the mashed avocado and mayo, applied to hair and put a plastic bag on for 30 minutes. It was the best DIY treatment I've ever used!

Yanique • 9 years ago

Castor oil, olive oil, and coconut oil make the best
Hot oil treaemt/ conditioner

Karen B. • 9 years ago

3 parts water to 1 part vegetable glycerin and 1 part coconut oil. Add 6 drops of tea tree oil to preserve (unless you're making only enough for a few days), and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Put it in a shaker bottle, and shake it like a Polaroid picture. Spritz hair liberally (but not to the point of dripping wet) everyday. I used this concoction between June and October this year, while wearing Havana Twists, instead of a commercial braid spray. When I took my hair out of the twists, they were extremely moisturized and had grown more in those 4 months than it had in the previous year. Go glycerin!!!

MsYasmine • 9 years ago

Magic Moisturizing Masque and Detangler:
1 banana + 1 egg + 1 tablespoon of olive oil + 1/2 an avocado + 1 tablespoon of honey
(BLEND all of the ingredients and apply to wet hair. let sit for 30 minutes.
Rinse and run fingers out for any knots.
dry hair and apply leave in conditioner of your choice.

Tamara Boyd • 9 years ago

I made a mixture of shea butter, coconut oil, evoo, joboa oil, and vitamin e. I use it to mositurize my hair and twists.

skyowl • 9 years ago

without access to commercial products I will clean and thoroughly rinse the hair with running water for 5-10 minutes while massaging the scalp to loosen up all gunk. Then follow up cleansing the scalp in an intense massaging motion with either 1. raw aloe ver gel straight from the leaf, 2. coconut oil, 3. apple cider vinegar or 4. a paste made from baking soda, whichever is available. Then I will deep condition with either coconut oil, olive oil mixed with honey, a super ripe banana or yogurt and if I need protein boost I will add an egg or mayonaise. If worse comes to worse I will even try butter. It's better than nothing right?

Miss Anne • 9 years ago

Too freaking fabulous!!! Aaaaallll of it! Love ya!

My fav home made recipe is just Coconut oil before I wash my hair... All kinds if amazing things for detangling my hair!

msadinah • 9 years ago

My twist out/braid out styling cream is a homemade mix of shea butter, Jamaican castor oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. I melt them down, add a few drops of rosemary or peppermint oil, mix, then let it solidify in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Then I whip it into a fluffy butter. I use aloe vera gel to hold. Perfect definition and shine.

Lex • 9 years ago

I like to use a pre-poo mixture of olive oil (1/3) and coconut oil (2/3). I also use an ACV rinse to cleanse my hair. I have seborrheic dermatitis so I use a medicated shampoo that is drying, using the pre-poo helps restore some balance to my hair and the ACV helps aid in further clarifying my hair and relieving the itch.

Danielle • 9 years ago

For dry hair i use a avocado and banana hair mask, i leave it on for about 30 mins-1 hr. It makes the hair shine, moisturized and soft.

MilaXX • 9 years ago

For year when I was a loose natural my go to method of keeping hair moisturized was diluted conditioner (good old VO5 or Suave creamy coconut) followed buy coconut oil to seal.The conditioner was usually cost about a dollar a bottle & the coconut oil sealed in the moisture. My hair grew like crazy & never dried out when I did this.Now that I am loc'd I still use coconut oil to seal after a retwist.

Vettie_Vet • 9 years ago

Nik, you lookin fab in that dress girl!!

As far as homemade products always use olive oil mixed with tea tree oil. After I condition I run it thru my hair in sections and detangle under the water stream which keeps the hair from feeling greasy. I also use it all over my body while I'm still in the shower and once I get out I don't even need lotion, which is heavenly. Putting it on in the shower keeps you from looking and feeling like an oil slick.

Siobhan (BeFree Project) • 9 years ago

Nikki, love the beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing. My go to homemade recipe for my hair is a mix of oils that consist of jojoba oil, coconut oil and olive oil. I use this as a sealant and my hair stays moisturized for a couple of days.

Mandy Pinet • 9 years ago

For Pre-poos My favorite recipe is: 4 tbsp of Olive oil, 2 tbsp of honey (heat the oil for 20 secs, then mix in the honey, apply to hair starting with the ends and working your way up, cover with a plastic cap for 20 mins, wash and rinse. (This treatment is the bomb for softness and shine). I also love to use coconut or castor oil for my pre-poo I apply them overnight for best results.

For protein treatment: I use this recipe: 1 egg, 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 3 tbsp of mayonnaise (mix until smooth, apply to hair and let it sit for 30 mins. This treatment can be done every 15 days but I do it once a month to give strength to my strands.

For deep conditioning: I use this recipe: 1 ripe avocado, 1 tbsp of olive oil or oil of your choice, 1 tbsp of honey mix together and apply to hair for 20 minutes. This is a great recipe for extra moisturize hair.

For styling I love to mix shea butter or cantu leave in conditioner with castor oil or coconut oil (this gives me the best twist outs ever).

Hope some of my recipes may be of some help to you ladies; btw you all have gorgeous hair! and Cape Town looks amazing, hope to go there someday.

God Bless,

Paula • 9 years ago

I am soo happy you are having a great time in SA! I hope to visit there one day!!

Paula • 9 years ago

Also since I am pretty new to the natural game I am still learning, but I do love using henna once a month to strengthen and condition my hair. Plus I love the slight color that it gives my hair. Cheers!

La Queshia • 9 years ago

#ILOVEIT This is beautiful. I cannot wait to visit Africa. Not sure which countries, but I've got to see the mother-land. My recipe is basic since I'm a wash and go girl. Shea whipped with tea tree oil. Keeps me moisturized and happy.

Ashundrae Everett • 9 years ago

I use whatever my mom buys for my hair. I don't have the opportunity to make homemade products since I'm a college student without a job at the moment

Keicha • 9 years ago

First of all you look like a sun kissed QUEEN. Just gorgeous. My favorite homeade go to recipe is a little shea butter mixed with castor and olive oil all blended together. It is the perfect sealant for my twist outs. Shiny, fully, voluptuous, moisturized hair every time!

Joy • 9 years ago

One of my fave stylers is just good ole shea butter mixed with aloe vera gel. Nice hold and moisture every time.

Jennifer Onuoha • 9 years ago

My favorite natural homemade remedy is an Avocado and Banana Conditioning Hair Mask and Moisturizer. The only ingredients you need is one ripe banana, one ripe avacado, and olive oil (if you don't have olive oil, you can use jojoba or coconut oil instead). Mash and Mix all of the ingredients in a blender, then put in a bowl. After they are mixed well, apply it gently and thoroughly into the hair (I do it by layers, separating my hair into parts). Make sure you apply the mask to the ends of your hair as well. After you put it into your hair, put a shower cap on and let it sit for about 15-30 minutes. Then rinse out. Do this weekly and your natural hair will become shinier, healthier, and more defined. Hope this helps and Power to the curls!!

MelinaDaniela • 9 years ago

Courtney Natural Hair makes The Mane Choice products and Manetabolism vitamins which are available to ship internationally. I also like to use avocado, banana, raw honey and coconut oil. It leaves my hair soft and moisturized.

Curlyshirley • 9 years ago

A homemade sealer I looooove to the credit of Naptural85 is the Shea butter mix blended with almond oil, jojoba oil, EVOO, castor oil, and avocado oil. Then stirred into some melted coconut oil. This mix works wonders on hair lightly misted with a little water and aloe juice mix and a little goes a long way. As a pre-poo detangler and condish on dry hair is Greek yogurt mixed with apple cider vinegar and an essential oil. Again to the credit of 'Naptural85'. She uses the Greek yogurt mix as a conditioner between washes but I've found that it works so well for me as a detangler before jumping in the shower each time I wash.

Lo • 9 years ago

I make a hair smoothie out of one raw egg, half an avocado, coconut or olive oil, honey, and one banana. I blend the ingredients in a blender and voilà! Evenly distribute throughout hair, let sit for 15-30 mins then rinse thoroughly.

Danni • 9 years ago

Mayo and honey deep conditioner!! Defines curls, adds shine and gives the egg proteins without the tiny egg chunks left in your hair! Love it!

Shautel Walker • 9 years ago

I honestly love shea butter mixtures..Just add some oils that your hair likes, whip it up and voila..Good luck Ladies on your journey for products..

Aliah Irby • 9 years ago

Coconut oil!

Abena • 9 years ago

My mom makes a homemade shea butter coconut oil mix by melting chunks together in a pot over water. The steam from the water also seems to change the texture of the shea mix. I have to batches I mix, one for hair: a 2inch chunk of shea butter, ~3tablespoons of coconut oil, 1-2 tablespoons of Hydrathemal naturals oil mix, and lavender oil for scent. The other for body: Shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil, with drops of joboba oil and castor oil. We get our shea butter and coconut oil from Ghana.

Speaking of Ghana I can relate to the serious issues my country has with natural hair that Yasmin mentioned. Weave is huge over there, which I have no problem with, but the issue is the mentality with the weave and the lack of understanding of how to take care of hair in general. My parents generation all were weave there, and our generation (age 20- 40) tend to wear weave or braids or wigs. Those of us in the family who are natural live in the US/Canada, including my mom and always receive negative comments on our hair when we travel home. Funny thing is that none of my aunts hair grows with the amount of relaxer they use and they all have very thin hair. But positively there are actually natural hair salons popping up there. Though they tend to still do the too tight braid styles, at least it is start. Also a lot of the girls from overseas (usually the US) wear fab natural hairstyles when they visit and it is clearly positively influencing our generation there despite the older folks not really thinking it is "neat" looking. But it is growing in influence slowly.

Ni Tonya • 9 years ago

Hi everyone, I have been natural for 3 years however i have suffered a lot of damage because of the climate and hard water where i am studying. so i started these hair regimens that my friends and family members mentioned to me, i hope that it helps.

For a deep oil conditioner i have used... grape seed oil, flax seed oil, olive oil and jojoba oil that was pre heated in the microwave. i sprayed my hair with a bit of warm water and sectioned my hair to apply the oil to my hair as best as possible and latter covered my hair with a shower cap and a small semi warm towel for 15 to 30 mins.

I have used Banana and Avocado mixture - it softens my hair and leaves it feeling healthy.

Eggs, mayonnaise, olive oil and honey mixed well and it can deep condition your hair and help you on your natural journey.

After washing my hair i have also used coconut oil and castor oil to seal my ends and help with my beautiful along with Blue magic Indian hemp or Dax to lock in moisture.

Most of the products that i have mentioned above can be found inside of your homes, pharmacies and supermarkets and they leave my hair soft, shiny, manageable and moisturized

AJ Thomas • 9 years ago

Everyday spritz in spray bottle: water, two drops of lavender oil, three drops of sweet almond oil, and a little of your leave in conditioner of choice. Voila!

Reece F. • 9 years ago

I LOOOOOOOOVE my mayo , cinnamon, and honey conditioner..... I put about 6 spoonfuls in a bowl, a generous helping of honey, a spoonful of cinnamon , and to sometimes help the smell...lemon, lavender, or peppermint oil... then I'd rinse with ACV!!!! I especially <3 this since I was a college student on a budget...these kitchen ingredients saved my life when I couldn't afford to buy my favorite conditioner

Raija Atkinson • 9 years ago

Deep conditioner: 1 medium avocado, 1 large ripe banana, olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil(i place as much i feel will make the mix have slip and add sheen to hair), 2tbsp honey and 2tbsp conditioner of your choice. Blend till smooth and then apply to washed hair for deep conditioning.

Shea styling crème: raw aloe vera gel from plant( 1 leaf), 2 oz shea butter, 2 tbsp conditioner of choice, 1tbsp honey, aloe vera juice, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, castor oil. Blend together till smooth in blender or food processor. Add essential oils to aid in preserving and store in refrigerator. Use for twist and twist-outs.

you can always add to the recipe to suit your preference.

Clara • 9 years ago

Apple Cider Vinegar!!!!!.....just rinsing my hair with this rejuvenates it in the Absolute best way!!!!

Davina916 • 9 years ago

Love their outfits!!!! ( and of course their hair )

Robin E. • 9 years ago

The rare times I shampoo I add onion juice and olive oil to the bottle
Mayo, egg and honey for deep conditioning
I mix the above ingredients
Part my hair in four sections and apply to each section
Twist each section and place a plastic cap on my hair. I leave the mixture over night and my hair is soft and manageable
Water, Shea butter and caster oil with vitamin E and lavender oil as a daily conditioner

nylse • 9 years ago

onion juice - what does that do and is the smell pungent?

Altovise P • 9 years ago

I love using fresh avocado and grapeseed oil as my deep conditioner. With four females in one house it's great finding things that work for all of our hair types. Two kinky, one curlyand one coily makes for interesting ideas for hairstyles as well. : ) This deep conditioner leaves our hair softand easy to manage.