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Make Hair Conditioning Clay – Recipe

1/4 cup jojoba oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons white clay (kaolin or China clay)
1/2 cup water
Heat together the jojoba and coconut oils until the coconut oil has melted.  This doesn’t take long, perhaps 1 to 2 minutes.  Combine the melted oils with the clay and water, and stir well, then pour into a clean container and label.

To use: Wet hair and pour a small amount into your palm (approximately 1 tablespoon).  Massage thoroughly into your hair and scalp.  Wrap your head with plastic and cover with a towel turban style.  Let the conditioner sit on your hair for 10-15 minutes, then shampoo as usual.  You may have to shampoo twice to remove the conditioner.  If the mixture separates between uses, simply run hot water over the closed container to remelt the coconut oil and shake gently to mix.

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Make Banana Hair Conditioner – Recipe

1 mashed banana
1 tablespoon honey
Mix together the banana and honey until smooth and creamy.  Wet your hair with warm water and massage the conditioner into your hair and scalp.  Wrap your hair in plastic wrap or use a towel around your head, and let the mixture condition your hair for 20 minutes.  Rinse your hair well, and shampoo and condition as usual.  You will notice that your hair seems thicker and your shampoo will really lather.

Yield: 2-3 ounces, enough for 1 treatment

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox