Finally, an updated silicone free wash & go for you!
Silicone Free Shampoo Used: Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Shampoo
I don’t wash with shampoo at every wash. I normally shampoo 1-3 times a month, depending on how my hair feels.
Silicone Free Conditioner Used: Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Conditioner
Since going silicone free, I’ve been revisiting my old routines for styling and strengthening my hair. This is normally my Winter Routine (I will update you guys on that routine closer to the winter). The biggest difference between this routine and my winter routine is the ingredients in my home made shea butter mix.
My hair cannot stand the heaviness of a thick shea butter cream in the summer. With the heat and humidity, my hair just always feels weighed down, heavy, and oily when I use my home made cream. So, for this recipe I decided to use lighter oils and less butter (you can also use alternative lighter butters like Mango butter). The end result is a creamy, whipped butter with just enough light oils for my hair to absorb without weighing it down.
Now, for the recipe. I can’t really give you guys exact measurements on my shea butter cream because I eyeball it, and it really depends on the size of the container I’m using. I have listed the ingredients from greatest to least so you have an idea of which products I use the most of. Also, the fun part of not having exact measurement is that when you create it yourself, you can customize it to what your hair will like.
Shea Butter Cream Recipe:
- Shea Butter: Where I buy mine.
- Jojoba Oil : I get mine at Trader Joe’s
- Baobab oil : Where I buy mine.
- Rosehip Seed oil: Where I buy mine
- Tamanu Oil: Where I buy mine.
- (optional) Lavender Essential Oil: Where I get mine.
- Whip about 2 tablespoons of shea butter until creamy (I used a medium sized container and this amount did not fill up the container completely)
- Add in about 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil, 2 teaspoons of baobab oil, and 1 teaspoon each of Rosehip seed oil and Tamanu oil, whip to combine thoroughly.
- To protect against shedding and itchy scalp, add in a few drops of lavender essential oil.
Now, I would like to note these measurements are estimates and not actually what I used. This reference, however, shows just about how I distribute the products in my cream.
Flax seed Gel:
- 2 Cups of Water
- 1/4 Cup Flax Seeds: Where I buy mine.
- 1 tbsp Chia Seed: I get mine at Costco.
- Boil 2 cups of water in small pot.
- Add 1/4 cup flax seed and 1 tbsp of chia seeds and gently stir for about 5- 10 minutes or until desired thickness (Note: gel thickens as it cools).
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes
- Strain gel with cheese cloth, strainer, or panty hose into an empty heat proof container.
My Wash & Go routine is pretty basic, only using 4 products! You can easily replace the Carols Daughter Leave In for water, aloe vera juice, or even Lavender infused water if you want to be fancy. You can completely remove the Shea Moisture leave in conditioner and have a DIY hair routine. I find that these two products enhance the entire routine and provide lightweight invisible protection like proteins for strength.
- After Pre-pooing with coconut oil, washing with Avalon Organics Shampoo, deep conditioning and detangling with Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Conditioner, I spritzed my hair with Carols Daughter Sacred Tiare Leave In Conditioner especially around my edges. This re-dampened my hair with moisturizing ingredients and strengthened my edged with proteins to discourage breakage.
- I then lightly applied some Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave in Conditioner. I applied a little at a time so that I didn’t use too much and cause product build up on my scalp. This product provides great slip and greatly reduces frizz, it also has proteins so I make sure to apply a bit more on my edges. Postpartum shedding has done a number on my edges. I lost the most hair around my temples and now that it is growing back in, I’m taking special care to moisturize and strengthen the baby hairs.
- After that, I use my Homemade Shea Butter Mix to add extra moisture and seal in the strands.
- Lastly, I use my Flax Seed Gel for hold and a touch bit more moisture.
All other products I used are demonstrated in my video tutorial, which you can view here!
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