Lately, I have been skipping on the deep conditioning! Yikes! After chatting with Whitney, I remembered one of her Ayurvedic deep conditioners she used to use. Whitney studied religiously on Ayurvedic hair care and recommended one from The MopTopMaven.com
Ayurvedic Deep Conditioning Mix
1/4 cup Aveda Damage Remedy Conditioner
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
2 tbs Hibiscus Petal Powder
2 tbs Brahmi Powder
2 tbs Bhringraj Powder
1 tbs Fenugreek Seed Powder [Methi]
In a medium size bowl, mix all ingredients together and use immediately. Gently section your hair, and use an applicator brush to generously apply the mixture starting at the scalp, and working your way down the hair shaft. Cover with a plastic cap and allow mixture to sit on head for about 45minutes-hour.
How Often? - Once Weekly
….. UMMMM o_O
I am going to be honest.. This recipe is just to much for me. I do not have the time to do this recipe. So, I modified it and made a “time friendly” recipe that surprisingly is working.
Alex’s Ayurvedic Deep Conditioning Mix
1/8 cup Castor Oil (You can substituent for any sealant oil: jojoba, olive, carrot, or coconut)
5-8 tbs of Sporty Afros’ Ayurvedic Oil
I followed the same instructions from the original Ayurvedic deep conditioner mix.
Adjust the amount based on your deep conditioner and hair length.
Before you apply any of these Ayurvedic conditioners, it is recommended that you oil your hair thoroughly beforehand.
I have used Aveda products in the past and believe they are great on any hair texture in my opinion. I used the Aveda Damage Remedy Conditioner when I was permed and transitioning. Aveda is pricey but it is one of the few products I actually liked and worked. A 6oz typically lasted about 3 months. However, I am on a budget so I choose Aveeno, which is $5 to $7 at Target. I am sure you can substituent Aveeno with another natural deep conditioner. Aveeno seemed to be the closest to the original recipe and was affordable.
Looks like guacamole without the tomatoes and onions. Ha! I personally could care less about color because it goes on rather clear. The results were great. My hair was “baby” soft and smooth. The best part is how affordable the deep conditioner is.
Total Price – $21
Will last me 5-6 weeks
I will run out of the moisturizer within 5-6 weeks. I won’t run out the Ayuverdic or castor oil probably until 10-12 weeks. This means I will spend under $30 for 3 months worth of deep conditioner. I typically buy a deep conditioner every 4-6 weeks, which cost $15. This just saved me some major cash. Sweet!