Deep condish

forestwillowforestwillow Registered Users Posts: 68
Does anybody have a favorite homemade deep conditioner? This summer I'm experimenting with my hair and I would like to try something new.

Thanks :)

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Registered Users Posts: 836
    Does anybody have a favorite homemade deep conditioner? This summer I'm experimenting with my hair and I would like to try something new.

    Thanks :)

    I love using a conditioner as a base, adding mayonnaise, honey, and a little vatika oil. Which is pretty much just coconut oil. And if I want a little more protein, an egg.
    Or I'll do avocado, coconut milk, and honey. Avocado makes your hair super soft but it is protein as is the coconut milk so if you're protein sensitive like me, don't do that one too often! :)

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  • earthnutearthnut Registered Users Posts: 231 Curl Novice
    I just use coconut oil.

    ---
    2c, F/M, ii, med porosity, good elasticity, APL, silvery dark brown.
    Love coconut oil, olive oil, and Everyday Shea!
    Member since 2012.
    2C, low porosity, long, silvery, medium thickness and density. Protein craving!
    Very prone to frizz and difficult to hold curl clumps. Yet if I try to wear it at all straight I'm a big poofball.
    Clarify: 1-2 drops dish soap 😱 (hey it works!)
    Conditioner: any Suave Essential
    Homemade protein, curl cream, gel
    See profile for recipes

  • forestwillowforestwillow Registered Users Posts: 68
    I love using a conditioner as a base, adding mayonnaise, honey, and a little vatika oil. Which is pretty much just coconut oil. And if I want a little more protein, an egg.
    Or I'll do avocado, coconut milk, and honey. Avocado makes your hair super soft but it is protein as is the coconut milk so if you're protein sensitive like me, don't do that one too often! :)

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using CurlTalk App[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for all of the advice! I think that my hair likes protein (high porosity) but I'm not sure. I'm looking forward to making both of those! Also how often do you do a DC?
  • forestwillowforestwillow Registered Users Posts: 68
    @earthnut do you melt it down or just put it in unaltered? I have the semi-solid kind and it might be kind of difficult to put it in hard.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Registered Users Posts: 836
    I love using a conditioner as a base, adding mayonnaise, honey, and a little vatika oil. Which is pretty much just coconut oil. And if I want a little more protein, an egg.
    Or I'll do avocado, coconut milk, and honey. Avocado makes your hair super soft but it is protein as is the coconut milk so if you're protein sensitive like me, don't do that one too often! :)

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using CurlTalk App

    Thanks for all of the advice! I think that my hair likes protein (high porosity) but I'm not sure. I'm looking forward to making both of those! Also how often do you do a DC?[/QUOTE]

    I'm high porosity and protein sensitive! It varies. But yours most likely does being high. I do it once or twice a week. Normally twice. (:

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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 1,354 Curl Neophyte
    this is rather interesting with the protein talk. im protein sensitive and just use my normal condish as a base and add a whole heap of oils. but the other week i bought a deep condish and when i got home i re read it and it does have eggs in it. but when i mixed it half half with my normal condish it went really well. :flower:

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • earthnutearthnut Registered Users Posts: 231 Curl Novice
    @earthnut do you melt it down or just put it in unaltered? I have the semi-solid kind and it might be kind of difficult to put it in hard.

    I don't heat it, I just scoop some out with my fingers and rub it between my palms. My body heat melts it.

    ---
    2c/M/ii, porous, good elasticity, random kinks, APL, platinum black.
    Loving preening, oils, plopping. Avoiding sulfates, silicones, polymers.
    Member since 2012.
    2C, low porosity, long, silvery, medium thickness and density. Protein craving!
    Very prone to frizz and difficult to hold curl clumps. Yet if I try to wear it at all straight I'm a big poofball.
    Clarify: 1-2 drops dish soap 😱 (hey it works!)
    Conditioner: any Suave Essential
    Homemade protein, curl cream, gel
    See profile for recipes

  • KeihsKeihs Registered Users Posts: 435 Curl Neophyte
    I heard some people just add oils to their conditioner. Have any of you guys tried it?
  • forestwillowforestwillow Registered Users Posts: 68
    ^^ hm good idea never tried it but it would probably work!
  • KeihsKeihs Registered Users Posts: 435 Curl Neophyte
    I also make them into a spray. I just mix some up. Oils, conditioner, and even just water. Then, just water them down to the consistency you like. I use it to refresh my hair when its feeling dry and it makes them easier to apply.
  • NamineNamine Registered Users Posts: 159
    Coconut milk and raw honey works pretty well for me :).
    Products I Use: African Black Liquid Soap, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter.
  • KeihsKeihs Registered Users Posts: 435 Curl Neophyte
    I heard that coconut milk has protein in them and that honey might lighten hair. Just saying. I like them, too.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,731 Curl Virtuoso
    I add various things to one of my regular conditioners, usually Sauve coconut.
    coconut oil
    jojoba oil
    safflower, sunflower, hempseed oil
    honey
    Ojon Restorative Treatment
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Hampton, GARegistered Users Posts: 38
    Does anyone have a receipe that is protein sensitive hair friendly lol (seriously)
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Hampton, GARegistered Users Posts: 38
    Do you guys use heat such as hair dryers to dc or do you just use body heat?
  • KeihsKeihs Registered Users Posts: 435 Curl Neophyte
    Do you guys use heat such as hair dryers to dc or do you just use body heat?

    It depends.. If I'm in a hurry, I'll just use a hair dryer, but if it's night and I don't want to wake anyone up, I'll just sleep in it with a bag on my head.

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