i put it in my hair, mixed w/ some honey, a little glycerin, a little coconut oil, and a little olive oil. Then saran-wrap my hair, get my blow dryer and heat it underneath the saran-wrap and wash it out.
but if u just used avocado that would be fine.
i like more natural remedies than things with sulfates and mineral oils and ish i can't pronounce.
*****as a side note*****
i also wash my hair and body with blacksoap (sometimes the liquid or bar, but the REAL nasty lookin' ish-in-a-bag looking ones are the best. REALLY good if you have acne scars.
shea butter is nice, works for some, for others not so much.
vegetable glycerin and water is the best in the summer, it holds in moister without being greasy. So soft :) good for hair and skin :)
wait so you mix it with your conditioner or do you just put it in there by itself or....
Tam said:coconut oil is a fantastic dc.
Heeey! Glad you asked bc i had the same prob when i first started dreddin...1 egg, 2 tbs of honey and 1 tbs of olive oil or grape seed oil or whatever oil you like...you can get a lil plastik bottle for abt a buck, shake it up and apply to wet hair. Put on a plastic cap or a hot towel for abt an hour. Rinse with COOL h2o...any closer to hot and youll cook the egg. Get little white particles in the hair, and that is far from cute!
From what I've heard, AVOID GARNIER PRODUCTS AT ALL COSTS! They leave a coating over your hair that just isn't fit for a thick hair type. My friend said he used it for a while and it prettymuch fried his hair like chicken grease when he went at it with a hot comb.
Aside from that, I'm not really much help. I've been using herbal essence to get my hair to lock up in tight twists for the pasts few months. Works for me. Dunno if it's a good choice though (smells good! lol ) I don't have any pics up since I just joined but I should pretty soon.
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Moisturizer works good for me.
I have very thick, very dry, kinky-curly 4a hair. I'd love to try some other products, but as an undergrad art student I go for the biggest bang for my buck a lot of the time. My go to is Queen Helene's Cholesterol Conditioner mixed with some coconut oil. I deep condition every time I wash because my hair is so dry and loves to tangle if it's not drenched in moisture. That mix usually does the trick for me. :)
Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. I've only used a it a few times so far but it seems to be the most amazing thing to ever deeply condition my hair. And you only need to use a little but of the product at a time, so this tub is going to last forever!