Organic/Natural Products for Locs
Did I tell you what I’ve been up to lately? I have been trying out new oils. Yessiree, Bob! (I know that was corny, shut up). Sometimes the best products are the most natural ones. Yeah, twist and lock gel is good, but what about products such as shea butter or peppermint oil? (I’m still making my way towards these products). They have an extensive amount of benefits and fairly inexpensive! So far this is what I’ve tried out:
- Coconut Oil: Very light, softens the root and locs. Great for locs. It is also great for skin (on a clean face, I applied the coconut oil to my whole face, let it sit for like 15-20 minutes, wash off with soap and water, and use facial moisturizer. My face was so soft!).
- Vegetable Oil: Don’t give me that look. I needed something quick because the coconut oil was solid and I didn’t want to wait for it to melt and I ran out of my herbal oil. SO I used vegetable oil… Maaaaaan, why didn’t I use this stuff sooner?? It’s great! My locs soaked it all up and it was fairly light. My locs softer and the oil took away ashiness pronto!
SUGAR SWEET SHINE ON (from http://sadiemagazine.com/)
Tangle Free Shine Booster
Fine or oily hair needs conditioning too, just of a lighter weight and involving few oils and creamy mixtures. If your hair is fine or oily and damaged, using the recipes for damaged hair before a gentle shampoo should help, but to boost shine and prevent tangles, try these:
What You Will Need:
• 1 bag peppermint tea
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Another “hair tea.” Steep the tea for ten minutes in boiling water, add the apple cider vinegar, and allow to cool. A plastic spray bottle will make even distribution easy. Spray onto the hair, comb through, and rinse with cool water.