#LONGHAIRDONTCARE DIY CHALLENGE


The official DIY #longhairdontcarechallenge regimen!

Join us as we go on a 60-day hair journey to strengthen, revitalize, grow and thicken our hair using all natural Ayurvedic ingredients. 

Ingredients Needed

Fresh Organic Ingredients

Avocado or Pumpkin or Banana , Aloe Vera Leaf , Black Soap or Pure Castile Soap, Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, Okra

Dried Herbal Powders

Dead Sea Salt, Witch Hazel, Neem, Althea, Henna/ Cassia, Hibiscus, Horsetail, Rose or Lavender, Yogurt

Oils

Jojoba or Grapeseed or Coconut or Olive oil, Sunflower or Avocado Oil, Shea Butter or Mango Butter

FULL DIY REGIMEN

Week 1

STEP #1 - PRE-POO

on wash day or the night before

  1. Spritz hair with water
  2. Section and pin hair into 6 twist
  3. Apply 1-2 teaspoon of oil of your choice (jojoba, grapeseed, coconut, olive oil) to each section in the scalp and down the length of the hair
  4. With fingertips or massager, starting from the scalp down to the length of the hair, massage for 30 seconds and re-pin
  5. Cover your head with a plastic cap
  6. Leave in for minimum of 1 hour or leave overnight
  7. Use a hair scarf to tie your hair overnight

Tip: Sit under dryer for 20 mins for added or deeper penetration.. Saturate ends of hair to help with split ends. Hair with Low porosity should def sit underneath heat to really open up the hair shaft.

If you can infuse Ayurvedic powders to add to your oil (bhringaraj, brahmi are a great choice) Let your oils infuse for a couple of weeks before use.

STEP #2 - CLEANSER

    1. Make Cleanser
      1. Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a small pot, add 1 tablespoon of neem, 1 tablespoon althea and 3 teaspoon of Dead Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon of witch hazel, simmer for 1 minute and turn off burner and strain
      2. In a bowl add  3 tablespoons of blended and strained aloe leaf gel, 2 tablespoon black soap or 2 tablespoon pure liquid castile soap, to 4 oz of warm water.
      3. Mix Ayurvedic herbs water to aloe and soap mix
      4. Pour mixture into applicator bottle and shake well and strain
    2. Apply Cleanser
      1. Section and pin hair into 6 twist
      2. Un-twist hair one section at a time
      3. Apply soapy water directly onto hair from scalp to ends in a combing method.
      4. With fingertips gentle massage scalp and hair adding more soapy water as needed, until you build a good lather
      5. Rinse cleanser completely out of your hair
      6. Using a t-shirt squeeze excess water out of your hair
    Tip: for best results, blend fresh Aloe Leaf gel and strain. You can purchase Aloe Leaf at Health Food Store, Farmers Market, Supermarket fresh produce section

STEP #3 - DEEP CONDITION

  1. Make Deep Conditioner
    1. In bowl add  1 tablespoon of Okra gel, 2 teaspoon Henna/Cassia, 3 teaspoon Jojoba Oil to 1 cup of warm water and Aloe Vera Juice
    2. Mix, press out or blend well to a consistency of baby food adding more water as needed or Aloe Vera Juice
    3. Blend fresh ingredients - Pumpkin or Banana or Avocado.
    4. Add herb mixture to blender
    5. Blend all ingredients together
    6. Strain
  2. Apply Mask
        1. Section hair again in 6 twist (or hair should still be in sections from cleansing)
        2. On damp hair apply mix from scalp to ends of hair
        3. Comb with wide tooth comb or fingers from ends to scalp
        4. Leave in for minimum 1 hour
        5. Cover your head with a plastic cap

Once again Sit under a hair dryer for at least 20 minutes for deeper penetration.

      1. Co wash hair 2-3 times with conditioner using cool water to make sure all ingredients are out of your hair
      2. Use an old t-shirt to squeeze excess water out of your hair
      3. Apply Leave in conditioner

    Tip:  Henna and Cassia are strengthening protein hair treatment. Use every other week to maintain strong strands. Using ever weak can add too much strength and can cause hair to lose elasticity and become prone to breakage. If you are experiencing overload, stop using the henna treatment, use a moisturizing treatment every week until your hair feels balanced again.

    Henna will leave a reddish hue to hair overtime. Cassia will leave a yellowish hair to silver/white strands overtime.

    For extra slip - If you use a fresh ingredient remember to blend and strain it using a cheesecloth to prevent bits and pieces from getting in your hair.  

  1. Boil fresh okra or flaxseed to release slip, then strain.
  2. Aloe creates awesome slip when you cut and scoop out the gel inside the leaf and blend then strain.  
  3.  

STEP #4 - TEA RINSE/ CURL REFRESHER

  1. Make Tea Rinse
    1. Boil 4 ounces of water in a small pot
    2. When water is boiled turn off burner
    3. Add 1 tablespoon of  apple-cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of hibiscus, 1 tablespoon horsetail.
    4. Let sit for 10 minutes then strain
    5. Pour your tea water into your spray bottle. Squeeze the tea bag to get any final goodies out.
  1. Apply Tea Rinse
    1. Use a spray bottle to saturate hair with tea

 

Tip: Steep tea overnight for added benefits. As a leave-in help reduce breakage.  Brew a new batch of tea water every week., and  KEEP THE SPRAY BOTTLE IN THE REFRIGERATOR. THERE ARE NO PRESERVATIVES SO THE SHELF LIFE IS VERY SHORT.

The tea rinse can be used in three ways...

  • Can also be used to mist hair to set braid outs or twist outs .
  • Add to deep condition hair mask to for extra strength.  
  • As a curl refresher, spritz 3x a week on scalp and length of hair

STEP #5 - MOISTURE AND SEAL

  1. Section damp hair in 6 twist
  2. Apply leave-in conditioner
  3. On damp hair apply   1 -2 teaspoon of Sunflower oil, Avocado Oil from your scalp to ends of hair or you can use your infused herb oil that you pre poo’d with.
  4. Seal with your favorite hair butter (Belle Bar’s Argan Oil Shine & Moisture Hair Butter, or Mango Butter, Shea Butter ect..)
  5. Gently massage for 3 minutes

THE REST OF THE MONTH

Week 2

FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS FROM WEEK #1 EXCEPT USE A MOISTURIZING DEEP CONDITIONER INSTEAD OF A STRENGTHENING DEEP CONDITIONER.

MOISTURIZING DEEP CONDITIONER RECIPE

  1. Make Deep Conditioner
    1. In bowl add 1 ripe Avocado, 1 cup of fresh Pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of Rose powder, 3 teaspoon Olive Oil to 1 cup yogurt
    2. Blend all ingredients together to a consistency of baby food adding water as needed
    3. Strain
  2.  Apply Mask
    1. Section hair again (or hair should still be in sections from cleansing)
    2. On damp hair apply mix from scalp to ends of hair
    3. Comb with wide tooth comb or fingers from ends to scalp
    4. Leave in for minimum 1 hour
    5. Cover your head with a plastic cap
  • Once again Sit under a hair dryer for at least 20 minutes for deeper penetration
    1. Co- wash hair 2-3 times with conditioner using cool water to make sure all ingredients are out of your hair
    2. Use an old t-shirt to squeeze excess water out of your hair
    3. Apply Leave in conditioner

Tip:mix rose powder with a little warm water to dissolve quickly.  

Week 3

FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS FROM WEEK #1

 

Week 4

FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS FROM WEEK #2

REPEAT ALL OVER AGAIN FOR MONTH #2

BONUS PRODUCT:

REFRESHER SPRAY FOR DAILY USE

  1. Make Tea Refresher
    1. In a small pot boil 6 oz of water
    2. Turn off stove and add 1 cup of roses or 1 cup of lavender petals
    3. Add 1 tablespoon of Dead Sea Salt and 1 tablespoon of elderflowers then stir
    4. Let it steep overnight
    5. Strain, then pour rose or lavender with elderflowers water in a 8 oz spray bottle
    6. Add 1 tablespoon of oil of your choice (grapeseed, jojoba, argan, coconut, jamaican black castor oil)
    7. Shake
  2. Apply Tea Rinse
    1. Use a spray bottle to lightly dampen hair and scalp with tea
    2. Store in refrigerator
    3. Use as the “L” in your LOC or LCO method

Tip: Sea Salt boost texture and interior structure that will last for days, not to mention encourage waves and thicken for your hair. You can leave the rose and lavender petals in the water for added potency . The water should only be kept for a week not longer. However, you can brew a more potent bigger batch of the or just elderflowers water to save time.

Pour in an ice tray and freeze and store away in a ziplock bag in the freezer. When ready to make more tea rinse take 1 or 2 block and melt into boiling water use herbal hair rinses as intended.  Rose water stabilize hair's pH balance because its pH is similar to that of hair.   

  • Thanks for the diy recipes I really do appreciate.

    Adebanjo Bukola on

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