Beautiful Hair Mixture for African-American Hair

by Diane January

September 2012

 

Porous African-American Hair

1 cup Beautiful Hair henna

3 to 4 tablespoons cup apple cider vinegar

Mix in enough of your favorite hair tea to make a smooth mixture, something like the consistency of thick cake batter. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of lavender essential oil and let it sit overnight. Next day, add about 1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite slippery moisturizing conditioner. This makes quite a bit, so adjust your portions according to your needs. Enjoy some softer, smoother, shinier-looking hair, which can still be moisturized because henna does not lock out our moisturizing products.

 

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