Long time, no soap :(
I hope you are all keeping well! As soon as the nice weather hit here, I felt like I should be spring cleaning and organizing, so that has got the better part of me lately. Things are getting back into order now, and I’m looking forward to turning my attention back to soap again soon.
In the meantime, I thought I would make something I’ve been meaning to make for a while, which is a leave-in overnight hair treatment:
I was first interested in trying this conditioner when I read about it on Marika’s blog; it looked so quick and simple, and the only special ingredient I needed to order was the BTMS. BTMS is an excellent conditioning agent that is naturally derived from Colza oil; it’s also self-emulsifying, so it is all that’s needed to bind the oil and tea together into a thick conditioner; 3 simple ingredients...how easy is that?!
My hair is color treated, which of course = damage :( I really have to condition it heavily to keep it in good shape; my hair is also fine and tends to tangle super easy. So, I thought I would like to use Marika’s conditioner as a leave-in treatment on the ends of my hair overnight, here is a current picture of the back of my hair:
It’s not in bad shape, but I think using a bit of conditioner in the ends at night will definitely help keep it healthy.
This is the recipe I used from Marika’s blog:
1.5 tbsp oil
7-8 tbsp tea
1 tbsp BTMS
(preservative of choice)
Method: Melt the BTMS in the microwave, pour in the tea and oil; stir, stir, stir. I placed the mixture in the freezer to cool and firm up for about 10 minutes, stirring once, then added my preservative to the conditioner once it had cooled completely.
I chose sweet almond oil because it is nice and light, but Marika suggested that avocado or jojoba oil would be nice too. I used chamomile tea for shine at Marika’s suggestion, and also because it is good for blonde hair, but you could use whatever tea would suit your color and condition of hair.
Hope you all have a great week, and thanks for reading!