DIY Chocolate recipes for your hair
I know there are many in the natural hair community who are avid DIYers so this section is for you! If you would rather apply the benefits of the chocolate straight to your hair as opposed to eating it then you are in luck.
I have found a couple of recipes that you may want to try. Now I know all the mixtresses reading this have just had their interest piqued and rightfully so.
Chocolate Hair Mask (The Daily Frizz)
2 Tablespoons of Cocoa powder
1-1/2 Tablespoons of Hot Milk
1 Tablespoon Jojoba oil
1 Tablespoon Peach oil
1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
1 Tablespoon Coconut oil
2 Vitamin E capsules (pieced)
► First, mix the hot milk into the cocoa, gradually until it reaches a thick creamy consistency.
► Add all of the oils, Vitamin E capsules, and essential oils and mix until well combined
► Apply to your hair immediately and wrap your head in a shower cap or saran wrap.
► Let sit for one hour (time for a good movie or a good book, here!)
► Wash off using your normal shampoo and condition as you typically do.
Chocolate Hair Smoothie (BGLH.com)
1 cup Greek yogurt of choice
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
3 tbsp. coconut oil
3 drops lavender oil
5 drops rose hips seed oil
Optional: 1/4 cup conditioner of choice
► Mix all ingredients together and apply to freshly washed hair.
► Apply conditioning cap and allow to sit on hair for 30-45 minutes before rinsing. Hair should be soft and manageable.
► Follow up with usual detangling routine.
I had no idea there was so much use for chocolate! This sounds good to me and I LOVE products that smell yummy so of course I am tempted to work with some cocoa on my hair.
Perhaps using chocolate for our body and hair is not so surprising since there are plenty of products on the market that include chocolate as part of their formulation.
I am not a true fan of dark chocolate, but I think I am going to give it another try since the benefits are great. In fact, my FAVORITE pedicure is a green tea pedicure that includes hot stones rubbing dark chocolate into your legs. I cannot tell you how much better I feel after that!
So, now I ask you…has anyone tried cocoa powder as a haircare treatment or had you even heard of it before this?
Have a chocolate loving day ladies!