I’m sitting here writing this post in my pajamas with candles flickering around the room and singing songs like…
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eye lashes
Silver white winters that melt into spring
These are a few of my favorite things!
When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad!
Yep, I sound just like Julie Andrews did in the Sound Of Music. (rolling my eyes) I’m such a hip, stylish redhead!
Actually, I just finished giving my long red tresses special attention with my DIY (Do It Yourself) deep moisturizing hair conditioner. Not only does it smell good, work great, cost less than the hair salon, but it only has two ingredients that I’m not allergic to at all. This conditioner is dairy free, grain free, gluten free, paleo and vegan!
Let me show you what I did…
How To Make Deep Moisturizing Hair Conditioner
The first thing you need to do to start the process of making your own hypoallergenic deep moisturizing hair conditioner is to gather everything you’re going to need together in one place.
The first ingredient you need is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Put a couple tablespoons in a small container.
The second ingredient needed to create the moisturizing hair conditioner is Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
When you open the container of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil it will be very thick. Actually, it is a soft solid. I know that is a contradiction of terms, but it is the best way to describe the consistency.
I stirred it and at the touch of my fingers it melted. Coconut oil is so rich and moisturizing. I love it!
You don’t actually need the crocheted headband made by my mother (she can make anything), but it sure did help keep everything from dripping in my eyes and helped me not feel so unattractive.
Oh yes! Now Travis Tritt is singing…
And it’s a great day to be alive
I know the suns still shinin’ when I close my eyes
There’s some hard times in the neigborhood
But why can’t every day be just this good?
Sorry. I get carried away with that song because he howls.
Anyway, let’s get back to the DIY grain free hypoallergenic deep moisturizing hair conditioner.
I added two tablespoons of the Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to the glass that held an equal amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Then I stirred the two miracle ingredients together.
Now go wash your hair, towel dry it well and comb all the knots out. Dip your finger tips into the olive oil – coconut oil mixture and smear it on your hair starting at the roots. After putting the mixture on half your hair, comb through it and then put the oil on the other half of your hair in the same way. If you have oil left after all your hair has been covered with the Deep Moisturizing Hair Conditioner, you can add more of the oil mixture to your hair and comb through it again until you feel that every strand is doubly coated.
Next is the funny part.
I pulled three sheets of plastic wrap off the roll and overlapped the long edge of pieces 1 and 2. Then I overlapped the long edge of pieces 2 and 3 together. That gave me a very large square of plastic wrap that I put across the vanity sink area. Then I flipped my hair over and put the plastic wrap over my hair just like I would a towel. I even gathered the excess plastic wrap and bunched it on top of my head to seal it well.
Yes, that’s my black pajamas with pink flowers. You know I live in pajamas!
With all the moisture trapped under the plastic wrap, I used a large clip to hold the end that I flipped over on the top of my head. I wanted to ensure that it wasn’t going to come undone.
Next, since my daughter, Alyssa was on a date, I got the crocheted headband my mother made for her from her bathroom and slipped it over my head. It fit perfectly around the edge of the made-it-myself plastic cap.
My head kind of reminded me of how they shrink wrap baskets. No one saw me except for Bella and Turtle anyway. The important thing is that no drippies got past the headband during the three hours my hair was wrapped in the plastic. I need to tell my mother that I want a headband too.
How did my natural curly red hair turn out after I washed and dried it? Oooooh la la! My hair is a mass of flowing soft red curls. Thank you God for natural curly red hair that I can blow dry in five minutes!
It was hard taking a picture of the back of my head because I was too lazy to pull out the tripod. LOL
By the way, not only can you use the Deep Moisturizing Hair Conditioner on your hair, but it works great to soften feet and hands. Bald men can put it on their heads to keep it moisturized. See! I always think of my bald friends too!
I’ve got to go sing Moonlight Feels Right now with the group Starbuck. I just love that song especially since they know a little bit about us Southern women.
Moonlight feels right, moonlight feels right.
We’ll lay back and observe the constellations
and watch the moon smiling bright
I’ll play the radio on southern stations
’cause southern belles are hell at night.