By: Marisa Belger
I’ve always had long hair, except for one experimental year in college (a pixie cut gone very wrong). And accordingly, I’ve always had a serious relationship with conditioner -- it’s helped liberate my wavy locks from tangles, snarls and frizz.
So when I found an easy recipe for hair conditioner on ReadyMade.com, I was curious. Could I really make my own conditioner? I decided to play with it. Granted, this DIY conditioner feels different from the store-bought variety -- a bit thinner and oilier -- but it works. Try it out:
DIY Hair Conditioner
2/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon guar gum
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon organic almond oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until emulsified.
2. Transfer the conditioner to an old plastic lotion tube or pump bottle that’s been thoroughly cleaned. Use within a month or store in the refrigerator between washes.
Before you mix up some of your own, read this:
Hmm … now what should be my next DIY experiment?
Marisa Belger Marisa Belger is Completely You’s beauty and lifestyle blogger. She penned the natural beauty and sustainable living column “GreenDAY” for TODAYShow.com, and her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure Family, Natural Health and Prevention.
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