When I first started my natural hair journey I was hooked on every fad going for a natural wash day...
such as pre-poo and co-washing. Now I have cut out a lot of steps that I used to do, I have played around with different wash day routines and I have discovered which one is the most effective, allowing my hair to flourish. The perfect hair washing process for me is easy to do and affordable. One part that I do consistently on every wash day is a deep treatment.
What is the point of adding a deep treatment step to your wash day routine? For me it is a vital part of the process as it really helps to add moisture back in my hair after cleansing with shampoo, which can be drying. Keeping my hair moisturised is very important as I have type 4C hair which is prone to be very dry, especially in the winter season in London. Adding a deep treatment mask and then a heat cap for thirty minutes nourishes my hair strands from root to tip.
Deep treatment masks also prevent my hair from breaking during the detangling process and overall I have limited breakage during the week when my hair is not in a protective style. Less breakage means length retention and ultimately longer and thicker hair. Another benefit of doing a deep treatment is afterwards your hair is so soft and easier to style, cutting down on the time it takes styling your hair is a definite bonus.
Even though I like a quick wash process I still love creating my own natural hair products, my inner science geek comes out when choosing natural hair products and I am intrigued by the benefits of every ingredient. The more natural and clean formula the better. So if I make my own I know exactly what is in it. Follow the steps below for my Honey Deep treatment mask.
Honey Deep Treatment Mask Ingredients
1.Honey ¼ cup
2.Olive oil ½ cup
3.100% Black Jamaican Castor Oil 3 table spoons
4.Peppermint 4 drops.
Just mix all of these ingredients in a bowl or mug, this process takes less than five minutes. Then apply the mask all over your hair remembering to massage the formula into the scalp and extend all the way down to the ends of the hair. Immediately you will feel the tingling on the scalp from the peppermint and it will feel so refreshing. Peppermint is an essential oil that promotes hair growth, helps with dryness and itching of the scalp.
I love adding honey to deep treatment masks as is a great conditioner which helps to moisturise the hair. Finally the oils help to lock in the moisture.
Try out this winning formula for soft and strong hair.
Let me know in the comments if you use your own natural hair masks
Let me introduce myself, i'm Caron a London based blogger.