I am no chemist, so many recipes for home-made beauty products baffle me. I'm not brave enough to try buying the individual ingredients contained in most beauty products and mixing my own, but I do love to save money and try new things. My hair is dyed (the ends were blonde, then red before I went to black), and therefore fairly dry and fragile, so I decided that a leave-in conditioner was in order to supplement my regular in-shower conditioner.
Rambling aside, here is my simple, cheap recipe for leave-in conditioner.
Step 1-buy a cheap, lightweight conditioner. I chose Suave Naturals in the scent Sweet Pea and Violet, because it smells yummy. I only paid $1.50 for the whole bottle.
Step 2-get an empty spray bottle. You can reuse the bottle from a non-aerosol hairspray or leave-in conditioner that you used up and washed really well, or you can get a bottle fairly cheap from Target, Sally's Beauty Supply, or tons of other places.
Step 3-fill the bottle with about an inch or so or your chosen conditioner. Add more for a heavier, more moisturizing treatment; add less for a lighter finished product. It's a matter of personal taste.
Step 4-fill your bottle the rest of the way with water. If you have hard water or don't want any minerals touching your hair, you can use distilled or purified water. I just used the tap.
Put the top back on, shake it all up, and you're done! I love both the convenience and the frugality of this method.
On a side note, I had time to get a little fancy with my hair today, and added a little braid.
So much fun! Thanks for visiting, and have a fantastic day!