Mar 09 , 2020
Want a DIY way of keeping your colour-treated afro hair on point? Have you ever considered applying goat’s milk on your hair? It is an excellent source of phosphorous, potassium vitamin B2, protein, and calcium. But what does that mean for your coloured afro hair?
For one, it makes your hair softer and easy to manage. This feature makes your hair routine in the mornings easier when there is a smaller battle with your hairbrush. It will also help restore damaged afro natural hair or a damaged scalp to life. Finally, it will also leave your scalp healthy and less susceptible to dryness as it gradually stimulates hair growth.
Has Sta-Sof-Fro convinced you enough to read on? If you do, there will be a DIY goat’s milk recipe waiting for you to try as well as some other moisturising Sta-Sof-Fro that we feel will help your afro natural hair blossom.
Benefits of a goat’s milk conditioner for your coloured afro hair
As goat’s milk is full of protein as well as fatty acids, it can moisturise your hair thoroughly and keeps or restore its natural shine, even after you colour it. If you suffer from any scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, eczema or an itchy scalp, it can help reduce the effects of these conditions. In this way, it can gradually banish the dryness and itchiness of a scalp.
How to make your own DIY Goat’s Milk conditioner for your colour-treated hair
You can prepare your own goat milk hair formula with the following recipe:
You will need:
- 1/4 cup of goat’s milk
- One tablespoon of honey
- One teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil
- One tablespoon of honey
- One tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of guar gum (this ingredient is necessary to thicken the mixture)
- Optional – Thermal Turban heat wrap
- Mix the goat’s milk, honey, extra virgin olive oil and either olive oil or coconut oil within a food processor or by hand with a spoon.
- Once all of the above ingredients have been mixed, gradually sprinkle the guar gum into the mix. Continue stirring with your spoon.
- Leave this mixture within your mixing bowl for around 15 to 30 minutes so as to allow it to thicken.
- Once this mixture has achieved the right consistency, use an applicator brush or your fingers to apply it on your hair.
- This mixture can be left on your hair for around 30 minutes to an hour. If you make this conditioner a routine, you can adjust the timing depending on your hair.
- Over time, you can also add essential oils to the mixture to give your hair even more of a shine.
- Most individuals choose to put the mixture on your hair and then wash, condition and dry using their regular shampoo and conditioner.
You could try an alternate way to see whether it makes a difference to your hair. Start by washing, conditioning and detangling your hair. Then apply the above mixture on your hair while it is still wet and wrap it within a Thermal Turban heat wrap for an hour. Then while it is still damp, style your hair.
Apart from making your own DIY Goat Milk hair conditioner to maintain your colour-treated afro hair, would you like Sta-Sof-Fro to help you out further? Try our Coconut Hair oil which is specially formulated to support your vibrant hair colour, reduce hair breakage and split ends and slows down hair loss. It also continually moisturises and strengthens your hair giving you hair that remains healthy and shiny.