Over the past couple of years I have made it my goal to replace the items/products we use around the house with homemade versions. I have found this is to not only be much more economical but the DIY versions are also healthier for us and better for our environment. Just doing what I can to reduce my families carbon footprint a little.
I have been able to replace quite a few things around the house but the one that has eluded me until recently is hair products. I have REALLY CURLY hair. And with curly hair means that it is naturally on the drier side so going without conditioner is not an option.
This is my favorite conditioner. Its almost 100% natural, smells great, is not tested on animals, and considered to be vegan friendly. And best of all it works great! But the down side is that for the 12oz bottle its $7.99. When you go through as much conditioner as I do, that adds up fast.
After a lot of research I finally was able to pull together a few ingredients I already had around the house to make a copycat version of my favorite conditioner. That’s right it is only 3 ingredients. 1 whole can of full fat coconut milk, 1 tbsp of honey, and 1.5 tbsp of Olive Oil (I imagine if your hair isn’t quite as dry as mine, than only 1 tbsp of olive oil will be plenty). I did use an immersion blender to make sure that everything was really mixed.
So for only $1.49 I now have a 16 oz bottle of amazing coconut conditioner. It smells great, has the same consistency as a commerical conditioner (which means I used approximately the same amount), I am not worried about my girls getting a hold of it when they are taking a bath, and the best part is my hair still looks normal at the end of the day instead of a bad version of the “Flying Tomato”!
I really do recommend trying this. Its pretty amazing!