Sometimes it’s hard to deal with all the information for hair care, and on top of that it seems like too much money is being spent. Our purpose of helping you guys out, aside from motivating you to take care of your hair and achieving your hair goals, is also saving, at least more than when you went to the hair salon.
This post is for the girls that need to save but also want to be in the hair journey squad. It is also for the girls that don’t have much storage space, such as the girls still in uni with small dorm rooms.
So here you have it, how you can use the same conditioner for the 4 steps necessary for a successful hair journey (check out here for a table to know exactly these 4 steps):
You will start by using your chosen cheapie conditioner, the one we love is Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. Other options are L’Oreal Advanced Hair Care Power Moisture Hydrating Conditioner or even the V05 range. It does not really matter which one, as long as it does not have too much protein in the ingredients.
Here it is how you can use it:
To hydrate your hair, you need a hair moisturiser or leave-in conditioner to give back moisture to your hair.
To turn a conditioner into a moisturiser, simply add water to it. You will need a spray bottle (it does not need to be something like ours, it can be just an old conditioner bottle), 60% conditioner and 40% water.
And there you have it, your own customised hair moisturiser!
This is the simple way, given that you won’t have to do anything to it to use it. Simply midweek (as seen in the table here) jump in the shower, drench your hair with water, put conditioner on your hair, continue with your shower as you leave the conditioner in your hair for a few minutes and then wash it out. And that’s it!
Weekly (usually on the weekends) you need to give some TLC to your hair. Specifically, give back moisture to your hair.
To turn your conditioner into a moisturising treatment simply add an oil. You will need a bowl, around 3-4 tablespoons of conditioner and 1 tablespoon of oil. My favourites are olive oil (of course) and castor oil. Another good one is coconut oil, however you will need to heat it up a bit so that it can become liquid (around 5 seconds in the microwave).
Mix it up and there you have it:
You shouldn’t do this as often as a moisturising treatment in order to avoid protein overload (around once a month); protein treatments are super important to fully restore your strands.
In order to transform a conditioner into a protein treatment you simply need to add a protein rich ingredient. The most recommended is either a banana, an egg or my pick which is an avocado. If you find that the mixture is too heavy, add some honey, which I did. So you will need a mixing bowl, around 3-4 tablespoons of conditioner, 1/2 banana/egg/avocado and 1 tablespoon of honey to soften the mixture.
And there you have it!
Hope these tips help you save more, given that our hair journey tips are aimed at achieving your hair goals, not leading you to declare bankruptcy!