I don't know about you, but the end of winter my hair is almost as straw-like as at the end of summer. So now we are in Spring, a little bit of hair TLC is called for.
Packed with fermented goodies
This simple hair mask is packed with fermented goodies.
Here we go ...
1/2 cup coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil
(Optional 2 tbsp grated cocoa butter for extra richness)
2 tbsp milk kefir whey or yoghurt whey (strain your kefir or yoghurt through a coffee filter or cheese cloth and use the liquid that comes off)
2 tbsp kombucha scoby (yes! the scoby!)
What to do next
If you use coconut oil then melt it with the cocoa butter. If you're using one of the oils then melt the cocoa butter first then add it to the oil. If you're not using the cocoa butter then don't add it to either. Add the whey and scoby and blend using a stick blender or smoothie maker.
When it is all smooth put in a pottle or jar and pop in to the fridge to chill (remember to label it or it may get eaten!). If you have used coconut oil then stir it every 10-15 minutes as it will harden. If you've used the oils then you will just have a thick oil.
How to use
Rub about 3-4 tbsp through your hair and massage in to your scalp. Leave it on for at least an hour or ideally over night. Wash out in the morning - you might need 2 x shampoos. Use once or twice a week for thick lovely hair! Keep the rest of the mix in the fridge.
Katrina Pace, Dietitian
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