A while ago I went on holiday and unfortunately discovered that the conditioner I had taken does not work for my hair.
I was away for two weeks in a country where products for natural black hair are not available; I desperately needed to condition my hair so I googled for simple, natural methods and was surprised to find that the ingredients in Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator were mentioned as being good for conditioning hair and for hot oil treatments.
I washed my hair with water, sprayed Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator on, put a shower cap over my head for a couple of hours, then I rinsed my head with cold water and plaited it.
I didn't add any moisturiser at all because my hair was already adequately oily. What you see me unplaiting here is the result of that hair conditioning session. I kept the plaits in for the duration of the flight back and for a couple of days when I got home.
Given the choice, I would rather mix essential oils with my conditioner but I am very happy with the results I achieved using just Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator.
If you want to make your own oil use any one of the following as a base:
Then to that mixture add three or four of the following essential oils:
That's pretty much it! Enjoy.
The above said, note that this was a short-term solution and that this is not a "real conditioner" but something you can add to your routine. It is essentially a hot oil treatment. At the moment I do a hot oil treatment similar to this every other week before washing and conditioning my hair.
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18/11/2012 02:00:02 pm
Where do you get the oils you've juss mentioned?
Heather @ Neno Natural
18/11/2012 08:37:55 pm
Heather @ Neno Natural
23/11/2012 08:24:57 pm
p.s. I also buy some essential oils and carrier oils from Neal's Yard and Holland & Barrett but they charge a bomb and Thyme is VERY hard to find in shops.
I love oils for both me and my daughter's hair.It makes me feel great as a mother to know I'm taking a step in the right direction for my almond brown baby's lovely locs! My fave oils are coconut,lavender(although we found out that it breaks my baby's skin out awfully),castor oil and almond oil. I have yet to try grapeseed,tea tree,ylang ylang, or cedarwood.
14/9/2014 10:49:06 pm
I had locks for 6 years. Due to my job I couldn't wear different styles. Which cause the locks to wear my hair down, thinning in the top of my head as well as being too heavy. Currently I am unemployed and wanted to do something different for the next phase of my life. I have taken my locks out and learning how to care for my hair. I came across mustard oil that say it will repair and grow my thinning hair. Do you know anything or have used mustard oil?
15/9/2014 01:45:41 am
Thanks for the info. Really appreciate. And yes, ur hair is 4B.
15/9/2014 01:54:27 am
Hair looks shiny, healthy and beautiful Heather! This could be a good travel tip for leaving all the bottles at home :) Ps. I am the one who met your friend at the Natural Hair Week London event. xx
15/9/2014 08:05:37 am
Mix oil with honey......this make a great condition. I like olive oil..try this.
17/9/2014 06:31:23 am
I'm enjoying ur clips n all other input. I recently cut out my dreads I'm noting the short style easy go my problem is dry hair no matter how much condition oils I use my hair eats it all up
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