Sometimes things are so damn easy that I have to scratch my head and wonder why...why we has humans, have to make things so complicated? Of course there are bigger problems in the the world than the status of our hair (right?), but this is what got me thinking about it. Leave in conditioner. Have tried a ton of them. Some worked, some didn't. Most have a load of ingredients that I can't pronounce and have no idea what they are. Well, here's something really easy that has worked well for me. Three ingredients. That's it.
- Olive oil
- Baobab oil
- Argan oil
- In a glass container mix 80% olive oil to 10% baobab and 10% argan oil.
- Apply a small amount to toweled dried damp hair after using your regular shampoo and conditioner. Don't go overboard, a little goes a long way. Style as usual.
Yup, that's it. The simpler the better I think. Why these three oils? Argan and baobab oils are super moisturizing for hair and I like to mix it with olive oil that is also moisturizing, yet light. It doesn't leave an oily residue, it just give your hair a nice sheen. I always apply it on my hair when it's damp because when your hair is wet, it's able to absorb better. Also, if you wanted just a little extra sheen you could try applying it to dry hair, but just a tiny bit! I usually pour a little in my hands, rub them together and gently pat my hair with it. If you have drier, thicker hair (I have pretty fine hair) you may need a little more.
You can buy all these oils at my most favorite store and affiliate, Mountain Rose Herbs. Let me know what you think. I've been using this combo for a while now and I can't see myself going back to a traditional store bought leave in conditioner.