Aunty Megan's Hair Care
Hi everybody! Well, we thought our first post should be exciting, informative, and fun! Recently, I have gotten into making my own personal care and beauty products. Thanks to my amazing sister-in-law, Megan, I have had someone to conquer this challenge with. She too, is interested in natural products that are better for our bodies, she is an amazing mommy to her beautiful daughter and works hard to teach creativity, encourage adventure, and promote positivity in life. Megan is also an aunty to our shared neice (hence, the title). All of our blogs sharing recipes for personal care products, cleaning products, and other homemade essentials, are dedicated to my sister Megan. This is what I've been working on to share with her, since making my own makeup and laundry products, she has expressed the desire to have those recipes. So without further ado, let's learn how to get super soft, healthy and strong hair... NATURALLY!! The rest of my recipes will be shared soon, so stay tuned...
For this recipe you'll need:
-Unscented castile soap
Simmer castile soap with sage sprigs in a small saucepan on low heat until the aroma fills your home. Take off of heat and store in a container with a close-able lid for shower storage.
*NOTE: My shampoo is a little clumpy from the sage leaves, I did not keep the stems in the soap. I didn't ask Megan about this detail, although I'm sure it doesn't matter too much if you leave the leaves in or not, probably just depends on personal preference. My shampoo still works and smells amazing every time I use it, I shampoo my hair only twice a week now. I don't know how often Megan does, but my hair is very dry and coarse, so I think you'll have to play around with it and see what works best for your hair. We are all different so not one way will work for us all, but this recipe sure will!
For this recipe you'll need:
-Apple cider vinegar
-Essential oil (optional)
This recipe really isn't much of a recipe because it is only one ingredient... yes, ONE! Apple cider vinegar has so many health benefits, but using it as a conditioner is my favorite because it leaves my hair the softest it's ever been. While the smell is really unpleasant, once your hair dries the smell goes away. I had a smaller container of it before purchasing more, so I use that container in the shower now and just refill it with the bigger bottle once it needs a refill.
*NOTE: If you would like to try to mask the smell with an essential oil, try it! I did so with my first batch designated to the shower, but the added essential oil just made my hair more oily and kind of contradicted what the vinegar was doing (or so it looked and felt that way). The best part about making your own products is that YOU are the boss and you get to choose what you put into it and whether or not you should change components in your next batch.
So, I will leave you with these natural hair care products to try out and if you have any questions or want to let us know how you liked these recipes, comment below! Happy science experimenting everybody!!
*NOTE: Don't forget to find Megan's incredible art on Instagram and Facebook, I've put links to both below: