Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Coconut Milk and Lime Relaxer - courtesy of Thirsty Roots
Using coconut milk and lime hair relaxer recipes is said to be a natural way of relaxing your hair. Creating relaxer recipes with coconut milk and lime is interesting. Many black women want to straighten their hair at one point or another in their lives. Sometimes it is the grass is greener syndrome – you just want to know what it would be like to have straight hair for once. However, a lot of women are turning to hair relaxers as a way to take some of the kinky out of their hair and make it just a little wavier and a little bit softer. If this sounds like you, there might be an alternate to chemicals to make your hair softer. Maybe you should think about natural ways to relax your hair. One of the ways is possibly by harnessing the power of nature through coconut milk and lime relaxer recipes.
This method of hair relaxing has actually been used by women throughout Asia for centuries. It is all natural and should leave your hair softer and silkier than before. There are two basic methods that you can try; one is a little easier but the other produces less waste and may have better results. For the first method all you have to do is mix the juice of a lime with about half a cup of coconut milk. Let the solution sit for a few hours until a foam forms on top of the bowl. Scoop off that foam and apply it to your hair. Leave it sit for a few hours and then wash your hair. The problem with this method is you end up wasting a lot of milk and lime. Also, the mixture you do apply to your head can break down, run off your hair, and not be as effective.
A better way is to add your lime and coconut milk to a little bit of olive oil and a spoon or two of cornstarch. Whisk all these ingredients together over a low heat until they form the consistency of a conditioner that you might find in a store. This ensures that it will stay on your head better. The olive oil also helps to keep your hair hydrated. Then wrap your hair up in a plastic shower cap for a few hours. Again, shampoo and moisturize as normal. These coconut milk and lime hair relaxed recipes are good ways for you to naturally relax your hair.