Free Homemade Hair Conditioner
Boy, I bet that title got everyone’s attention! We love free and we especially love homemade. It’s funny– I remember when I was younger how the word homemade made everyone turn their noses up and gasp in horror. Things really have a way of coming and going with different generations.
Anyway back to the hair conditioner. There is one type of hair conditioner I rarely hear mentioned and I love it for my long hair. Of all of the products I have tried in my 60 plus (ouch) years this still makes my hair feel silky and soft like nothing else and the added bonus is, it’s free!
What is it? Rain water. Yes you read me right. When we have a downpour, I will either stick my head out and let it get rained on and/or I will set bowls out to catch the rain water for me and then I will put in a pitcher to use it.
Here are a couple of things to note about this hair conditioner:
1. Wider shallow bowls work best to catch the rain water, even something like a 9×13 pan because it is spread out over more surface area. Set out more than one container because you really don’t catch that much in one bowl. You don’t really need a huge amount because you are just coating your hair with it.
2. Use this as your very last rinse. Don’t re-rinse with regular water after you use this because it will defeat the purpose.
3. You can use this free hair conditioner in the winter too. It is even easier to use in the winter because I scoop large bowls of snow and let it melt to use later. When you use snow you can just pack it into a pitcher and let it melt in the pitcher.
4. You can save it. Just leave it in the pitcher after you’ve collected it and save it for your next shampoo.
Photo By: Scott Robinson