Coconut, Lemon & Mint Conditioner
1 tin of coconut cream (it took me two different supermarkets before I found cream rather than milk. It's stocked in the same aisle as the stuff for making chinese/indian foods)
2 tbsps sea salt
1/2 cup of boiling water
1 small handful of fresh mint
How to prepare
Dissolve the salt into the cup of boiling water. Pour the coconut cream into the mixing bowl and stir out the lumps. Add the salt water, juice of the lemon, and mint, and mix well. Pour into a bottle and keep in the fridge, where it should last a couple of weeks.
How to use
Rub into dry hair, until completely covered. Leave on for between 10 minutes to an hour. Rinse out of your hair and shampoo as normal.
The protein-rich coconut feeds the hair and gives it strength, reduces frizz and defines curls. The mint stimulates the scalp for healthy growth. The salt adds volume and the lemon smoothes the hair shaft to add shine and over time, adds multi-tones of colour.
I will say I was intriugued to see if this would work. I don't have the easiest hair by any account; it's frizzy, bleached and there's a lot of it (even though I've just had it all cut off) so I wasn't expecting any miracles. It seemed odd to be conditioning my hair before washing it but I followed the instructions and waited to see what the results would be. Amazingly my hair wasn't that tangled after washing it through with shampoo and brushed well. I still needed to use my straighteners afterwards but it looks shiny, healthy and for the first time ever, a little bit fly-away. It cost me less than £1 to make and I think I will keep using it as the results are surprisingly good.
This recipe came from the latest edition (8) of pretty nostalgic magazine and can also be found here along with more home spa treats.
Hopefully we are hoping to move Agatha down to the bottom of the garden this weekend, so I might be able to get inside her and take some photos to show her off next week!