• DIY Cleansing Conditioner Recipe–100% Natural

    Posted on December 10, 2013 by in DIY, Hair

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    This simple hair treatment will condition, cleanse, and detangle your hair especially if you have dry, damaged, or curly hair.  Many times we make hair care so complicated, but it really doesn’t have to be.  I’ve noticed that once I stopped using shampoo years ago and instead clays, herbs, and other natural ingredients,  my hair and scalp stopped having so many issues.  Going the simple route just works too well to go back to complicated regimens or even chemical hair care.

    What you will need:

    Organic Coconut Milk

    Bentonite Clay

    Coconut milk strengthens and moisturizes hair while bentonite clay detoxifies and cleansed the hair.  This DIY Cleansing Conditioner is so effective for creating soft silky tangle-free tresses.

    To create this DIY Cleansing Conditioner blend equal parts of coconut milk and bentonite clay to create a creamy consistency.  How much you use of each will depend on the length and thickness of you hair.  I use canned organic coconut milk because I prefer the texture better than other kinds.  Apply this mixture to wet hair and massage into the scalp.  You may leave it in for as long as you like before rinsing thoroughly.  I usually leave this in for at least 20-30 minutes for extra moisture.  Rinse thoroughly and style your hair as usual.

    What I love about this treatment is that it condenses the three steps of cleansing, conditioning, and deep conditioning into one!

    For more on chemical free hair care check out this series!

    (Image by Dawn Michelle)

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66 Responses so far.

  1. keisha says:

    I’m definitely going to try this! I just washed my hair and set it yesterday for an interview tomorrow and this makes me want to wash my hair right now! Thanks for the post!

    Side bar…I experience itching two days after washing my hair like clockwork. I use shampoo once every two weeks and cowash in between. i am trying to move towards natural cleansers (waiting on rhassoul clay to get here :)). did your scalp itches stop after you stopped using shampoo and cowashing?

  2. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Keisha,
    I usually had an itchy scalp when I used products with chemicals or if I applied anything to my scalp. I can’t put anything on my scalp without having major irritation. If I use an oil as a scalp treatment I have to do it prior to washing my hair and I hardly ever do it. I also have experienced an itchy scalp if I have product buildup.
    Let me know hot this works out for you!

  3. keisha says:

    @ Dawn…. Thanks for your reply! I will definitely let you know how it works out. I hope I find a balance to my itchy scalp.

  4. Daisha says:

    I want to try this but I’m kind of afraid of the coconut milk. My hair likes coconut oil but I’m afraid that milk may have a lot of protein in it which my hair does not like. I do realize our hair is made up of protein (keratin) but my hair tends to like more moisturing ingredients w/less protein.

  5. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Daisha,
    My hair doesn’t respond well to synthetic proteins like hydrolyzed wheat protein etc. but I have never had issues with natural hair strengtheners such as henna or coconut milk. Also I just looked at the nutrition facts on the back of the canned coconut milk and coconut oil jar and both stated that they had 0 protein. Maybe it does not contain enough protein to count. Either way I know that both coconut milk and coconut oil strengthen and penetrate the hair strands. Let me know if you do try it out.

  6. Maria says:

    Hi Dawn,
    Thank you for the post. I will try this on Saturday, I have noticeable itching after a few days of styling my hair. I may need to change my routine as you have stated about using shampoos and conditioners that are synthetic.

  7. Dawn Michelle says:

    You are so welcome Maria! Best Wishes & Happy Holidays!

  8. Daisha says:

    Hi Dawn, thanks for responding. I’m trying to simplify my regimen as much as possible so I may give this a try. What brand of coconut milk do you use?

  9. Jean says:

    Hi Dawn–

    I love this cleansing/conditioning recipe and am going to try it tonight. I have rhassoul clay; will that work as well as the bentonite clay?

    Also, I continue to deep condition my hair monthly, with a mix of coconut oil, olive oil, coconut milk, aloe vera etc. Do you think the coconut milk/clay recipe will be an effective cleanser after deep conditioning, or should I use conventional shampoo (a more natural brand, of course) so that my hair isn’t oily? Last week after deep conditioning, I mixed rhassoul clay, coconut milk, aloe vera, and a small amount of oil to cleanse my hair. It came out quite oily when it was dry. Maybe just use the clay and coconut milk to cleanse?

    Thanks!

  10. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Jean,
    I prefer to keep things simple and cut out extra steps. What I like about this DIY Cleansing Conditioner is that it will literally cleanse, condition, and soften your hair at the same time. I tend to deep condition my hair on a separate day usually not when I wash my hair. As for using rhassoul clay that should be fine. Bentonite clay is different than rhassoul clay but this combination with coconut milk is pretty amazing. At least I think so. Let me know what you think. <3

  11. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Daisha,
    I don’t use one specific brand of organic canned coconut milk. I just pick up whatever I can find at Sprouts or Whole Foods. I have also used the canned coconut milk at Trader Joe’s but it isn’t organic.

  12. keisha says:

    i will be traveling home for the holidays. how have you packaged/labeled your clays for traveling? were you pulled aside during security check at the airport?

  13. Jean says:

    Thanks for the reply, Dawn. I have been following your blog for about a year now, and I have learned so much about my curly hair from you. Thanks to your advice my hair is in the best condition it has ever been.

    One final question, when you do deep condition with oils etc. what do you use to “wash” your hair to remove excess oil?

  14. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Keisha,
    It’s mainly liquids that are the concern with traveling. You can see exactly how I travel with my beauty products in this article. Safe travels and happy holidays!

  15. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Jean,
    I usually consider my monthly henna treatment my deep conditioning treatment, and I don’t always add oils anymore. Also shea butter is my favorite leave-in so I don’t mind the oils when I do use them. If you need to remove all of the oils from a deep conditioning treatment, bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar is the perfect mix. Add a few drops of essential oils to the mix if the smell is too much for you. Hope this helps.

  16. Aidan says:

    Dawn, I just found your site this evening and I am ecstatic! It appears to be the Holy grail for true, “natural” curly hair care. So many natural hair products still contain synthetic ingredients, essentially oils or irritants. It’s refreshing to come across a blog that addresses the issues of product build up and how to truly take care of your hair and allow it to thrive on its own! Great!

    I am really excited to browse more through your articles. Ive always chopped my hair into a pixie cut because I have thick, Irish corkscrew curls and I never understood how to take care of them. Now that I’ve decided to grow my hair out and switch to organic/natural hair care. I was in desperate need of ideas on how to properly moisturize and condition my hair without it getting build up. You’ve given me some great ideas!

    Do you have any information on finding natural leave-ins that wont clog pores? I’m finding that too much products or oils in the hair will cause me to break out on my hair line, around my neck, and back! Thank you.

  17. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Aidan,
    I’m so glad that the natural hair care on Minimalist Beauty is giving you some new ideas on caring for your curls. I recently wrote this article on the best oils for acne prone skin and I’m sure that if you do like oils for your hair choosing an oil high in linoleic acid would benefit your hair and your skin. All the info is in that article. Also I do give some ideas for natural conditioners and leave-ins in this article. You may want to try aloe vera gel as well.
    Best wishes!

  18. sharon says:

    Hi Dawn, can you please help? I have thin baby fine natural hair, which now falls evertime I twist, so I would like to know which herbal product to buy, without spending too much. Thanks Sharon

  19. Kelley says:

    I used this over the weekend after my henna treatment; added a little ACV and tea tree oil for extra dandruff fighting power! My hair and scalp feel amazing!! Its been so cold/dry that my dandruff has really been kicked up. This will definitely become one of my winter staples until things clear up. It smelled a little like white bread and mayonnaise (that could totally just be me though), so I may add some more essential oils for scent. Thank you!!

  20. Steph says:

    This article came right on time as I’ve been looking for a simpler hair routine as I have been irritated lately by commercial hair products. So thank you for sharing. I do have a question though. I usually use Terressentials mud wash, and detangle as I apply, because of the slip and it saves on water since I’m out of the shower. Do you find that you can detangle your hair during application or afterwards while rinsing?

  21. Genevieve says:

    I think I will try this today. Do you add anything to lower the pH? I thought bentonite clay had pH much higher than the pH of our skin.

  22. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Our hair is the very last to get nutrients from the food we eat. You definitely want to look into what you are eating first. Avoid processed foods and try and consume protein rich foods along with organic fruits and veggies. As for herbs amla and brahmi are great for hair fall. You can make a tea from the powder or whole herb. If using the powder strain thoroughly. Because you are shedding so easily I would create a tea with the herbs and spritz your hair and scalp lightly. You don’t want to drench your hair daily just spritz lightly. I hope this helps.

  23. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Kelley,
    Thanks for sharing your experience with the DIY Cleansing Conditioner. Definitely add some essential oils for scent if you like! Enjoy your holiday!

  24. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Steph,
    Bentonite clay does a wonderful job detangling your hair. I would detangle as usual using this mix as well. Let me know how it works for you.

  25. Steph says:

    Thanks Dawn for your prompt reply. I enjoy your blog as I,too, try to incorporate simpler routines in my life especially when it comes to my and my daughter’s hair. Spending hours on our hair? “Ain’t nobody got time fa dat!” LOL

    Have a Great Day!

  26. Leah says:

    Hi,
    i wanted to know if this mix would work well on transitioning hair (relax to natural)

    Thanx in advance

  27. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Leah,
    I don’t see why it wouldn’t work well, yet everyone’s hair needs are unique. Please let me know if you try it and how it works for you. Best wishes!

  28. Leah says:

    Hi, i did try it and it worked great! wash routing took under 45 mins and it usually takes about half a day or more (i am about 11 months post and detangling is becoming alot more stressful). I should note, i did detangle before adding the mix with just oil (as i usually do so the only difference was the co-wash) and I added about 2 tbsp of marshmallow root powder to give extra slip. After washing i merely sealed with coconut/olive oil. mix My scalp is thoroughly cleaned and both my natural and relaxed hair are moisturized. This is definitely going to be a new staple for my wash days. thanks sooo much

  29. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Leah,
    Woohoo! So great to hear that this simple recipe did work so well on your transitioning hair. I also detangle prior to washing my hair because I spend less time in the shower that way. Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. Lana says:

    Hi Dawn, thank you so much for posting a really simple cleansing and conditioning recipe! Not gonna lie, the homemade shampoo was just too messy and too much of a hassle for me to do every week. Since then I’ve been using store-bought natural conditioner (Andalou Naturals) for co-wash and Dermorganics conditioner for conditioning, which works pretty well for me. Not the most natural but better than most things. Lately my hair has been very dry and tangly, though! So I will have to try this. I try to use oil on it (dry) but it just sits on top and makes my hair look oily without moisture and still with frizz :( yes I have fine very curly hair.

    Can I ask about the dry detangling method? I spend a long time in the shower detangling my hair. I hate wasting all that water. Can someone please explain the method for doing it out of the shower? I am a cold sissy too much to turn off the water to do it during the shower! Haha.

    One more thing…how often should this wash/condition combo be used? And what do you use when you’re not using this combo to just rinse and detangle, or does this keep you moisturized all week? And any ideas for a daily moisturizer if needed?

    Thank you so much! <3 Hair still lookin' gorgeous with those bangs :)

  31. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Lana,
    When I detangle my hair prior to cleansing it, I use aloe vera juice to dampen my hair, then apply hemp seed oil and finger detangle it. I always do my hair in sections so I also detangle in section. Whether I detangle prior to cleansing or after it usually takes me an hour or more. I schedule the hour to detangle my hair then another hour for cleansing and styling. To save myself from spending so much time doing my hair in the shower, I apply my hair cleanser to my hair also in sections outside of the shower and only rinse when I get in the shower.

    For extra moisture I’ve added a glycerin/water spritz back into my regimen. There is so much info online saying that glycerin isn’t good in the winter but it works for me in Los Angeles weather and helps keep the moisture in. It is good to seal in the moisture with an oil or butter. I use a humidifier every night in my bedroom while I sleep so the heat doesn’t dry out the air or my skin and hair.

    Hope this helps and happy new year!

  32. Daisha says:

    Hi Dawn Michelle & Happy New Year!! I had to come back to let you know that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS MIX! I was hesitant about the coconut milk but it created such a smooth mixture & felt luxurious going on. After I rinsed it off I couldn’t believe how soft & easy to detangle my hair was. This is definitely my simple cleansing regimen from now on. It has even inspired me to give henna a try once again using coconut milk.

    My next step is finding a leave-in to apply afterwards. I found Shea Butter to be too thick and coating for my hair, even after mixing it w/coconut oil & aloe vera gel. So now, I’m trying to get the Shea butter buildup off my hair strands. I think I’m just going to try straight coconut oil or a cocoa butter/coconut oil mix this time.

    Thanks again for all your helpful advice.

  33. Dawn Michelle says:

    Happy New Year Daisha! I’m so glad that this hair cleansing recipe has worked so well for you too! One way to completely clear buildup off of hair is bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. This combo is also a perfect pH for hair. Best wishes this year!

  34. Daisha says:

    I bought some bentonite clay from my local health food store that was sodium bentonite & it clarified my hair like nothing else mixed with acv. When I went to purchase it again they no longer carried it but had calcium bentonite instead. I have mixed it with acv & it cleans but not like the sodium bentonite. I have yet to find a retailer that has sodium bentonite. :(

  35. Monique says:

    Hi I tried this and I like it almost as much as the rhassoul clay and aloe Vera juice cleanser. I will add the bentonite clay and coconut milk treatment to my regimen. I just have one question. Can it be stored once mixed and reused? When I mixed it I was a little overzealous and have loads of it leftover.

  36. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Monique,
    Any DIY mixes that I make that I know I will use in a week or so I store in the fridge. If I’m not sure when I will use them again I put them in the freezer. Hope this helps!

  37. Marita says:

    Dawn! I am so glad I came across your site again and decided to stay awhile :) I am looking for something simple and natural: my long time beautician has some practices I don’t like and I am allergic to a lot of commercial hair care. I went to a local health food store here in IL and I hit a goldmine! I am hesitant about Cassia but I am going for it…I got Yucca Root, Methi, Amla, Hibiscus, and Brahmi all from the same store, the even carry neutral henna (Cassia)!!! Plus I picked up some aloe vera juice. I’ve been studying these recipes…lol. I have my coconut oil and milk ready…and I plan to do an herbal rinse. I plan to go to the salon next week for a curly cut…but with some courage…I may try it once on my own! Thanks so much for your research and resources :)

  38. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Daisha, You can find sodium bentonite clay here. It is true that it is hard to find in grocery stores. It is easier to find calcium bentonite clay. Best wishes!

  39. Dawn Michelle says:

    You are so welcome Marita! I too have extreme sensitivities to commercial products. I do hope you enjoy your new all natural beauty care. It takes some trial and error, yet it is very cost affective. I’ve noticed that the less is more in this department too. Best wishes!

  40. Ashton says:

    Hey Dawn! Would you categorize this as a clarifying treatment? I’m dying to try but I don’t know how to fit this in with my monthly henna treatments and my monthly apple cider rinse. Do you use this treatment on the weeks you’re not henna-ing? Would you recommend using this the week before or after a henna treatment? Does it even matter what treatment we use on our hair the week before henna? Help! You have the answers :-)

  41. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Ashton,

    I cleanse my hair at least once a week. This DIY Cleansing Conditioner can be used a weekly hair cleanser if your hair responds well to it and you like it. If you are not using a lot of leave-in products/ingredients you will notice that you don’t need to use harsh hair cleansers at all. You can alternate your natural hair cleansers as well.

    As for your henna treatments, I apply henna on dry/damp hair. I will spritz my hair with water or aloe vera juice, add a bit of oil (my favorite is hemp oil) finger detangle then apply henna. On the days I henna I don’t cleanse my hair too. I just rinse thoroughly and deep condition if needed. Hope this is helpful!

  42. Marita says:

    Hi Dawn,

    I recently tried bentonite clay, amla, hibiscus, and methi powders, along with coconut milk…loved the results hated the graininess :( I tried mixing and blending as much as possible to prevent this…I’m thinking of adding aloe vera juice to thin it for more of a liquid…any thoughts? I know that all of the powders I mentioned are conditioning…but my hair can be really dry :(

    I also used the curl serum…loved it!!!! My hair is so shiny and it looks happy :) I had my hair shaped last week and it falls better with my wash-n-go, so far not too many single strand knots (maybe 2 while detangling and 2 after rinsing the paste out…I wore the wash-n-go all week. I’m trying to balance free flowing hair with a stretched style or pin up. Can’t wait to see where this journey goes :) I love your recipes, thanks so so much… If the methi is too much for my hair, I will use it on skin as mask. Have a great Sunday!

  43. Marita says:

    One more thing…is it normal for hair/scalp to feel “gunky” after using this wash method and detoxing from commercial products or just having too much oil build up?

  44. Anne says:

    Recently discovered your website and I love it! I tried this with just coconut milk and it gave me some acne … going to try again with the real mix. Should I be concerned about the clay clogging my drain. What can I do to avoid that? Also, my hair seems brassy. Is that dryness? Or is it red undertones? It is also just really brittle in the back — is that common? I eat such a nourishing diet, so I am at a loss about why I don’t care for my hair … but I am hoping to find some new tricks to improve it.

  45. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Marita,
    I’ve never experienced this mixture feeling grainy with just coconut milk and clay, yet when you add other herbs which may not be finely ground that is usually when you have a grainy texture. I’ve noticed amla and other Ayurvedic herbs to be grainy. The curl serum is great for hydrating the hair so I’m glad worked well for you.
    Best wishes!

  46. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Marita,

    If you are still detoxing from commercial products try mixing bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar. You can add a few drops of essential oil to help with the smell. This mix is the perfect pH for hair and helps to get rid of any product buildup.

    If you naturally have a very oil scalp then you may want to try using aritha or shikakai as a hair wash. You can make a tea with these herbs or use it in paste form with does have a very grainy texture. I prefer the tea form so that it easier to cleanse with and rinse. I talk more about these herbs in this hair care series especially Part 2 and Part 4.

    Hope this helps!

  47. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Anne,

    I’m so glad that you are enjoying the site! As for the condition of your hair now it is challenging giving specific advise since I don’t know what your hair looks or feels like. If you have used commercial shampoos, hair color, hair perms/relaxers, blow dryers/flat irons/curling irons regularly etc. all of those things can cause havoc on the hair creating dry, brittle, and damaged hair. Using simple hair care that is chemical and heat free can really help with the overall condition of your hair.

    If the coconut milk caused you to break out, yet your hair loved it, if you can find a way to only have it on your hair and not touch your skin then you may have found a solution. Otherwise there are lots of other 100% natural ingredients that you can use to cleanse and condition your hair. I wrote a series about just that which you can read here. I also shared my transition to 100% natural hair care in this article if you are interested.

    As for using clays in hair or skin care I prefer a more liquidy mix versus using it in mask form so that it is easy to apply and rinse as well as being gentle on the shower drain.

    Hope this helps!

  48. Steph says:

    Hello Dawn,
    So I tried the mix twice, once in my hair and once in my daughter’s. While I mixed it very well (1tbsp clay to 1/2 can of coconut milk, a spoon of EVOO) with an immersion blender, while applying to wet hair, both times it started separating like a cottage cheese texture in my hands, which I knew was gonna be bad in the hair. Nevertheless, really wanting it to work, I continued with the process, sitting under dryer with plastic cap for 20min. Upon rinsing,it was just as I thought, it was so hard to rinse out, as it got all gunky and built up on my hair. I know from past experiences of using clay mixes (i.e.-Terressentials and other recipes) that it detoxes well, despite the addition of oil. Our hair did come out soft, but it wasnt worth the nightmare rinsing. Oh well,not everything works for everybody. But thanks for sharing your recipes and experiences as they are very helpful to those of us looking to look outside the box of commercial products.

    Have a Great Day

  49. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Steph,
    Sorry this didn’t work as you hoped. There isn’t any oil in this recipe so I’m curious if you ever tried it before without. Also if you do decide you may want to try this again add enough bentonite clay to make a yogurt like consistency. It will not seperate with more clay added. Also if you want to find a natural hair cleanser which also has conditioning properties for you and your daughter check out this article.
    Best wishes!

  50. Lin says:

    Hello Dawn…what a GREAT and helpful article! I used the canned organic milk and only needed barely half a can because I have short hair. Do I need to refrigerate the rest of the can or should I leave it out at room temp?

  51. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Lin, Yes you will need to refrigerate the rest of the canned coconut milk and any leftovers for this hair cleanser. Hope you enjoy it <3

  52. Thanks for this recipe! I used organic canned coconut milk, raw honey and jojoba oil last night for a conditioning treatment and it worked wonders. Do you have a favorite brand of coconut milk?

  53. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi ScentualSoundtracks,
    I don’t have a favorite brand of coconut milk. I usually purchase organic canned coconut milk like you and have also purchased canned coconut milk from Trader Joe’s. Your conditioning recipe sounds incredible!

  54. Okay, thanks! Was just wondering if you found a favorite brand at this point yet. :) Have a great day!

  55. blah blah says:

    Just wanted to add … if you have a coconut allergy, avoid coconut milk and oil. Coconut milk obviously has tons of coconut in it, which can cause a reaction. However, raw or unrefined coconut oil can also have enough coconut residue in it to cause a reaction. I used to use coconut oil as a body/hair oil, but would get itchy later in the day. Then I looked over an old allergy test from a naturopath I saw. Coconut was one of my triggers. D’oh! Switched over to olive oil, and problem was solved.

  56. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi blah blah,
    I’m glad you found the perfect alternative solution for your skin and hair. Have a beautiful day!

  57. Josie says:

    Is there a substitute for coconut milk that can be used in the natural hair creme relaxer formula mix? I am allergic to coconut oil and milk.

  58. Norma says:

    Hi,

    I put that here even though I am not sure. A girl at my work who wears her hair natural told me today she will relax it, so I ask her why, she answered shyly, “because a lot of people are looking at me here and I hate that”, and she said even at the cafeteria some people pointed her with fingers and laugh. I find it sad and I just tell her to accept herself the way she is and to be happy with herself as she is unique and beautiful. I don’t know any other solutions. Me I wear them curly, as she is nappy so maybe that’s what shocked people. I would have loved to be more convincing and helpful. Sometimes, even though we tell ourselves to be happy with what we are, it can be quite hard to make others accepting it in certain environment like this old-fashioned France for example.

  59. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Josie,
    I’m not exactly sure what you mean about the “natural hair creme relaxer formula mix”? If you are looking for a substitute for coconut milk for the DIY Cleansing Conditioner or for a henna treatment you can try using plain yogurt. I’ve used yogurt for henna treatments in the past with success but not with this cleansing conditioner recipe. I hope this helps and answers your question.
    Best wishes!

  60. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Norma,

    Thanks for your comment. There is definitely stigma around what type of curls/coils are “accepted”. The truth and power is in truly accepting yourself and rocking it. When a women is confident no one really has any affect with their opinions.

    I shaved off my relaxed hair in college at a time when doing experimental things is somewhat more accepted because you’re young. I had been slowly cutting my hair shorter and shorter so went from a bob, to a shorter bob, to a pixie cut, to a buzz cut. At the same time I dealt with others ideas/opinions etc. I’m an artist and I didn’t care. I wanted to see if I could feel beautiful without it and it was a good experiment for me.

    We all go natural for different reasons. We all have a unique experience around it learning how to care for our hair and style it. Even with all the support online it can still be tough. Learning to truly love ourselves as perfectly imperfect, divine light beings, and as the powerful women that we all can be is what really matters. I wish you and your co-worker the best of everything <3

  61. Norma says:

    Thank you Dawn for your quick answer, and as usual very deep and sound advice. You understand so well. M

  62. Norma says:

    I always try to remember Louise Hay’s advice, above all that one “we are responsible for our experience in life”, so I only, at least I try, to concentrate on the positive only.Have a great week-end. One love.

  63. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Norma,
    You are so welcome! Have a beautiful weekend <3

  64. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Norma,
    Concentrating on the positive is so important. I can be difficult at times but its definitely the key to happiness. Have a great weekend too <3

  65. Kacie says:

    Hey Dawn!
    I am just starting my natural hair care routine and was hoping for some advice. I am about to start a rinse consisting of yucca root powder, gooseberry powder, and fenugreek seed powder. I was wondering if you think that is okay? I have decently curly hair and am looking for less frizz and more distinct curls. I also have colored my hair quite a bit (now opting for henna) so My locks have been exposed to harsh chemicals. Would you suggest any adjustments to this remedy?
    Thanks!
    -Kacie

  66. Dawn Michelle says:

    Hi Kacie,

    Your herbal mix sounds great! For amazing curl definition try doing a DIY banana conditioner. I wrote about it here and also share other deep conditioning options.

    Deep conditioning is very important for curly hair and dry hair in general. I would definitely suggest deep conditioning your hair every time you wash it. To make your hair care process as simple as possible use your hair rinse in tea form and spritz your hair and scalp with a spray bottle. Then apply your deep conditioner directly on top. Rinse, detangle, and style as usual.

    Let me know how this works out for you <3