I keep seeing so many bloggers discussing it and so many friends on Facebook already doing it. They are whipping, and mixing and measuring and dicing away like seasoned chefs! What are they doing, you ask? Well, they are making their own conditioners, shampoos and natural hair concoctions.
So, why haven’t I finally taken the plunge and mixed up something simple at least? Because the sheer thought of even trying to mix some amazingly difficult or even easy hair concoction makes my heart beat faster. Just the THOUGHT of it. I really am hopeless.
Well, let’s not ALL be hopeless shall we? I mean, don’t let your fear of the unknown keep you from trying something that saves money and pretty darned fulfilling (I’m sure) as mixing up some natural ingredients together to apply to our tresses or our bodies.
We can even do it together and even though I’m no expert I’ve got some pretty good tips on how I, er we, can start off slow and work our way up to being a mini-mixtress!
1. Check out what others are doing. No, don’t overload yourself but do a search for something you are in need of like a natural deep conditioner or a natural hair mask. It’s even better if you run to a blog, vlog or website you trust and do a search there to see if they have any recipes.
2. Try small. Try and find a recipe that uses only 3 or 4 ingredients. Why start off grand when you may end up becoming discouraged or having to spend a ton of money at the grocery store. I’m sure we all have the main ingredients that many of these recipes list like honey, eggs, Olive oil, or even mayo.
3. Look at your tried and true brands and see what they have listed in the first three ingredients that you actually know! Hopefully you are using pretty natural items if you are even looking to try becoming a mixtress so your products should lead you in the right direction. They will help you figure out what you may need.
4. Be patient and don’t overwhelm yourself. Try one mix and see how it goes. You may just surprise yourself and end up liking this new skill. You’ll save money as well as using all natural ingredients which is a plus.
Now this simple list is for me as well and while I can’t say I’ll be joining you in the near future I will be whipping up something before summer is over. I’m pretty busy with school and blah, blah, blah…I’m still a little nervous. Nonetheless I’m with you. We can become mini-mixtresses and soon move on to the big leagues!!!
What’s in the kitchen Naturals?