Old Recipes

Hello everybody!

Here's a list of my recipes.
And please remember, what works for one person might or might not work for another (I always try to remind people about this).


Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Bottled/Filtered Water
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (from a medium sized lemon)

  • Pour 1 part apple cider vinegar to 3 parts water (the first part of water you add should be hot or near-hot). I used a calibrated cup for this.
  • Mix the ACV and water together thoroughly (please excuse the smell of the mixture).
  • Next, squeeze out the juice of a lemon into a cup or the bowl the ACV and water mix is in and if you get any seeds, take them out with a fork.
  • Mix these together thoroughly.
  • Either leave it for a few minutes before using or you could use it immediately.

Brown Sugar Scrub
  • Brown Sugar
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice <- from half a medium sized lemon (optional)
*I don't always add the lemon juice to my scrub.
*Some people add olive/coconut oil to their scrub, but I prefer not to because I don't want to have an oily scalp or have to struggle with washing out the oil esp. because I'm CG. If you feel like adding some oil to your scrub, feel free to.

  • Pour some brown sugar into a bowl or cup
  • If you want to add the lemon juice (for it's fragrance or for extra cleansing), squeeze out the juice of half of a medium sized lemon, take out the seeds with a fork then pour the juice into the cup/bowl of brown sugar.
  • Mix the brown sugar and lemon juice together thoroughly.

Leave-in treatment (shine and moisture)

  • 1 tsp honey
  • 4 cups warm water

Warm up the honey a bit (to let it melt) so it’s easier to mix up. Combine the honey and water together and mix well. Add a preservative to it or leave it in the fridge preferably in a spray bottle. 


Herbal Scalp Cleanser

  • Rosemary leaves
  • Sage
  • Water (distilled or bottled)
  • An oil (Canola oil, Rapeseed oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut oil, or Jojoba Oil)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Vitamin E oil (optional) (preservative)
Boil some distilled or bottled water. Eyeball the herbs and pour them into the boiling water. Pull the boiling water and herbs off the stove. Let the herb mixture sit for 30-40 minutes. Add the oil after the mix has been sitting for 30 minutes. After 40 minutes, add some lemon juice. Strain the herbal mixture into a bowl. Mix in some aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil then transfer the mix into a bottle and store in a cool, dry place.


Avocado DC (fav. DC)

  • 1-2 Avocados
  • Coconut cream
  • 2 table spoons of honey
  • Rosemary and Canola oil

Mash the avocado(s) or blend it ( or them) till it ( or they) is smooth (do not add water to it!). Add all the other ingredients and mix it till it is smooth and of a good consistency.


Lemon and Cucumber Shampoothie

  • 1 freshly peeled lemon
  • 1 peeled cucumber


Blend one fresh peeled lemon with one peeled cucumber in the blender. Pour out into a jug and then work into your hair, massaging well, rinse thoroughly.
My addition: add a bit of olive or rosemary oil to it and blend the peeled lemon solo first and sieve it before blending it with the cucumber to avoid hard-to-remove lemon flakes in my hair. Just what I learned after using this recipe for the first time.


Leave-in treatment 2

  • 1 tsp 100% natural shea butter (unrefined)
  • 4 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tsp oil mix (ingredients: pure canola oil, pure rapeseed oil, extra virgin olive oil and pure coconut oil)

Mix all ingredients together, very well, till of a very smooth consistency (a little bit more water could be added, but don't let the mix end up runny or as a liquid). Use immediately - rubbing between the palms of your hands and working into your hair. This can be a daily leave-in treatment.


Scalp Cleanser/Wash (when hair is in braids or twists with synthetic extensions in)

  • A bottle
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • An oil of choice (preferably extra virgin olive oil, but whichever works best for you is fine)
  • Water
Pour about a teaspoon or two of your preferred oil into a bottle. Next, add some conditioner (about 2 tablespoons, but I usually eyeball all my ingredients). Afterwards, add some shampoo into the bottle. The shampoo quantity should be less than a quarter of the bottle size. Shake the bottle up a bit to mix up the ingredients on their own then fill (to about an inch less then the top of the bottle) with water and give the bottle a good long shake to ensure that everything's been thoroughly mixed together. It is best to use this immediately after shaking and shake again every 5-ish minutes to ensure all ingredients are still mixed in well. You should apply this from your fingers directly to your scalp or pour a bit of it from the bottle to your scalp (I used the first) then mover your finger round your scalp to wash off the dirt and buildup. It is best and easiest to wash your scalp with synthetic extensions in when you section off your hair into loose braids. This left my hair moisturised, soft and definitely not striped.

More recipes coming to you soon.
If you would like to send me your own recipes, feel free to send me a message.
If you've tried any of these recipes, I would really like to know your results. So, please, if you would like to, send me a message about your results and please state if you would be alright with your results/review being put up on this blog or not.

Subject line:
  • To send me your own recipe: "RECIPE"
  • To send me your recipe review/results: "MY RESULTS"
Please note that with every message you send, your name, or what you would like to be called by should be stated at the bottom of the message and a link to your blog (if you would like for me to put it up with your recipe).


"When I'm done cooking, she goes in and cooks....for her hair." ~Mum
hehe :)


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