Aug 19, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Apricot Conditioner

Hello beauties!!  I haven't posted in a couple days and it's been making me CRAZY, literally.  However, I was hanging with my mom yesterday evening and a great friend on Tuesday night so, you know the drill; there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything you want.  I was so excited to come home after work today to relax, write a DIY post AND deep condition my hair.

As you all know, I'm growing my hair out into a banged bob and, for any of you that have had short hair and have grown it out, know that I'm at the mullet stage right now.  Plus, since my hair is overprocessed from all the straightening I do before going to work in the mornings, I need a great conditioner that will tame my hair beast.  This conditioner is AWESOME because it contains apricots and honey.  Check this out...

Honey & Apricot Deep Conditioner

1 small apricot
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp apricot oil (aka apricot kernel oil which can be purchased at any health food store)

Remove the pit from the apricot and blend all ingredients together in blender OR with hand mixer.  Apply to freshly washed hair and leave on for 30 minutes.  (Cover your hair, though, with plastic wrap or a plastic bag though to keep it from dripping everywhere.)  Rinse with cool water.

Why this works?  WHO KNEW that apricots are jammed packed full of great vitamins for your hair.  They contain beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C all of which make for healthy hair and skin.  This treatment is fab because it helps tame the frizzies and hydrates dry hair as good as any expensive oil treatment on the market.  (I should probably say that this treatment will be a miracle on anyone who has extremely coarse hair like me.)

I can not wait to hear what you think of this treatment.  Let me know if you do try it out.

PS - I've started planning my vintage DIY themed wedding.  However, since most of the things I'm planning don't revolve around cosmetics, I've decided to post wedding updates and upcoming projects on my crafty friend's blog Rubyna.  Since she's playing a major role in most of the wedding planning AND she's the one with the crafty touch, I thought who better to give updates than her.  Stay tuned because she'll soon be hosting Wedding Wednesdays.  Eeeeck, I can't wait to show you what we've been up to!!!!

XO

11 comments:

  1. This is a great DIY! I love apricots!
    I also can't wait for the wedding posts!! xo

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  2. I have to try this! Thanks

    wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Vintage wedding = awesome! :) The conditioner sounds lovely, I love the smell of peaches.

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  4. I absolutely have to try this amazing DIY! Sounds really lovely and it will definitely smell nice :))

    xxx

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  5. This deep conditioner sounds SO delish! Thanks for sharing, lady! ♥

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  6. I love the smell of apricots! yumm!

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  7. Great post!! I gave your blog an award!! Please check it out!!
    KatXoXo

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  8. I bet this deep conditioner smells divine!:D

    ***** Marie ******
    allthingsmarie.com

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  9. @retrostyl
    Thanks so much lady! It's such a cute dress hey?

    xo

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  10. Wonderful conditioner thanx for sharing.

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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