Black hair setting lotion for your hair type with natural organic ingredients.
Customization is the way to give your hair what it wants and needs. Not 2 people are alike and everyone has unique hair. You may be a blond with fine straight or curly hair, a brunette or red head with thick wavy and unruly hair or of Black Heritage with a whole range of special hair needs of your own particularly the black hair setting lotion.
While you set, blow-dry or style your hair there are many benefits a black hair setting lotion offers. Volume, hold and luminous shine, as well as control over fly-away hair. There are a number of natural hair-conditioning substances which will hold your hair without weighing it down. If you have chemically treated hair they will also help restore the acidic pH and elasticity. With the proper ingredients you can create a black hair setting lotion that is ideal for your particular hair type.
Setting Lotion Recipes:
Shine for all hair types (except very dry hair)
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp. honey
1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
5 drops geranium essential oil
Help for fine, dry hair
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp. honey
1 tbsp. apple-cider vinegar
4 drops rosemary oil
1/8 tsp. jojoba oil
Conditioning for chemically treated hair or Black Hair
1/2 cup warm water
1tbsp. apple-cider vinegar
5 drops geranium essential oil
1/8 tsp. jojoba oil
Here is an alternative to the above recipe for Hair Setting Conditioning Lotion if you are of Black Heritage
I travel to Jamaica a lot and all my friends there are Jamaican with problem hair. All of them straighten their hair which leaves it dull looking and dried out. This is what I suggest to them.
3 oils that they should have in their arsenal to make their black hair setting lotion. Coconut Oil. Castor Oil and Grapeseed Oil.
- Coconut oil: penetrates and moisturizes the hair shaft 100% like water. But unlike water will not frizz up the hair.
- Castor Oil: which is a heavier oil seals in moisture and gives the appearance of thicker hair.
- Grapeseed Oil: which is a very light weight oil is extremely rich in ceramides. It is one of the top oils with ceramide content of 73%
Role of ceramides:
Hold the scales of the hair cuticle together, which in healthy hair results in smooth and lustrous hair. In damaged hair, the ceramides are missing and results in dull, coarse and dry hair.
Directions for Recipes:
- Dissolve the honey in the warm water.
- Add the proper ingredients for your type of hair and mix thoroughly.
- If you are of Black Heritage experiment on your hair trying the different oils. Some might work for you better than others.
Note: Hair setting lotion Recipes make 4 applications. Setting lotions will stay fresh for for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. If you are allergic to honey, maple syrup can be used as a substitute.
Use black hair setting lotions after you color your hair. Rinses with color-enhancing herbs can intensify your natural hair color. For blonde hair, use Roman-chamomile flowers. Calendula petals are best for red and auburn hair. Try stinging nettle, sage, walnut shells or rosemary for brown or black hair. To make the rinse, boil 3 cups of distilled water or spring-water. Remove it from the heat. Add 3 tbsp. of dried herb, stir, cover and steep 30 min. Strain and cool. Shampoo, squeeze out excess water and saturate your hair with 1 cup of the rinse. Squeeze out the excess, then apply a black hair setting lotion. The rinse may stain light towels, so always use dark ones. You can store rinses in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
Start with freshly washed hair, and wait until it becomes damp-dry before applying setting lotion. This will prevent flyaway hair, as well as make it easy to shape. Begin to blow-dry while bending your head forward, starting from the roots. This technique will plump up the underlying hair and help give the hair at the top more hold, as well as create more body and volume.
Wash your hair and let partially air-dry-or blow-dry it until just slightly damp. Apply setting lotion sparingly yet evenly, using a spray bottle. Comb the lotion carefully through your hair, and then style as usual with the dryer.
Tip: If you prefer to apply a black hair setting lotion with your hands instead of a spray bottle, especially if you are trying out the castor oil because it is quite thick. Use the following amounts for each application: For short hair, use 1 tbsp.; for medium-length hair, use 2 tbsp.; and for long hair use 3-4 tbsp.
Honey for natural hold and conditioning: The components in honey will condition and nourish your hair and scalp. Honey provides hair with natural hold, shine and volume. It also keeps your scalp from drying out, which helps prevent the formation of dry flakes.
Lemon juice for beautiful shine: Fresh-squeezed lemon juice gives your hair a lovely shine. It also lightens blonde, medium-blonde hair. If your hair tends to be dry, however, do not use lemon juice.
Rosemary for fine hair: Rosemary essential oil improves hair structure and supports healthy scalp function. The oil gently conditions fine and brittle hair.
Vinegar for hair repair: Apple-cider vinegar smooths the hair cuticle and protects against structural damage. This helps chemically treated hair, as chemical processing roughens and damages the cuticle.
Geranium for aroma: Geranium oil is great for setting lotions. It has a soothing aroma as well as as a cleansing, antiseptic effect.
Look below for more benefits.
Ingredient for this Recipe and their Benefits:
Jojoba Oil Organic (Peru) Jojoba Oil is actually a naturally occurring, liquefied form of vegetable wax. It is widely used in skin care and hair care products because its components have a striking similarity with that of sebum, an oily matter secreted by the oil glands present under the skin’s surface. It is this oily substance that gives the soft and smooth texture to the human skin and hair. Jojoba oil acts as an excellent moisturizer, and it supplies the skin with adequate moisture without blocking the skin pores. Jojoba is perfect in face moisturizers, skin care creams, shampoo and conditioners, body oils, soaps, and lip balms.
Castor Oil, Organic (Unrefined) Castor Oil has a variety of uses, from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics and skin care products. Modern non-medicinal uses for castor oil include being used as a food additive, a potential mold inhibitor, and as an ingredient in skin care products and cosmetics, black hair setting lotion, including creams for a variety of skin conditions.
Grapeseed Oil, Organic (Virgin) Because of its smooth texture, Grapeseed Oil is also a great carrier oil for skin care products because it penetrates into your skin quickly, and it absorbs without leaving a greasy residue. It is high in antioxidants and linoleic acid, which makes it perfect for using in black hair setting lotion and aromatherapy products.
Coconut Oil Organic Virgin (unrefined) Our Organic Coconut Oil is expeller pressed from the organic fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It is not refined, bleached or deodorized, thus retains the distinct flavor and odor of coconut. Both refined and unrefined coconut oil are rich in antioxidants and contain the same amount of the beneficial lauric fatty-acid containing antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. However, the unrefined oil is richer in phytonutrients than refined coconut oil. The ideal additive to black hair setting lotion for Treated Hair, which is also dry. Choose unrefined coconut oil if you desire the fullest coconut flavor and the most phytonutrients. Pure coconut oil also makes a luscious and soothing massage and body oil or lotion for dry skin.
Calendula Flowers Organic (Egypt) which are also known as Calendula officinalis, Gold-bloom, Marigold, Marybud and Pot Marigold. Calendula Flowers may be useful for their stimulant and diaphoretic properties.
Geranium Essential Oil Organic possesses a sweet scent that favors a rose aroma, with a hint of mint. The sweet aroma aids the body in achieving an over-all feeling of peace and health, enhancing skin tone, reacting to sickness, and encourages feelings of emotional security and hormonal balance. Uses include: fragrance/deodorant, diffuser, massage oil, lotion, shampoo, and bath.
Organic Chamomile Flowers Whole (Egypt) Chamomile Flowers, also known as Matricaria recutita, are one of the safest, most popular natural botanicals available. This is because Chamomile Flowers, which grow in locations around the world, have a myriad of internal and external uses.
Rosemary Essential Oil Organic (Tunisia) A strong, fresh, minty, herbaceous fragrance with a hint of woody-balsamic, Rosemary Essential Oil is ideal for blending. It soothes nervous exhaustion and is an energy booster that supports against hair loss associated with aging. It’s often used in shampoos to promote a healthy shine to the hair. Uses include massage, bath, lotion, shampoo, in a diffuser, and flavoring.
Rosemary Leaves (Morocco). The dried leaves of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) have an invigorating and warming effect on the body. Rosemary leaves and oil helps stimulate scalp circulation and hair growth.
Dried Nettle Leaves (Bulgaria) You can be confident in the superior quality of our Nettle Leaf and all of the wholesale organic herbs we offer because they are all sourced from the finest growers worldwide. 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Sage Leaf Organic (Egypt) The term Salvia is in fact the scientific name for sage leaf. If you think that sounds a little bit like “salvation” or “salvage,” you’re not far off. “Salvia” is the Latin word for “healing,” and current research suggests that organic sage may in fact be useful in the treatment of bacterial and fungal disease.
Black Walnut Hull Organic (USA) Use herbal rinses to bring out your hair’s natural highlights. To make dark hair more vibrant, add 1 tablespoon of each of dried comfrey, powdered black-walnut hull and sage.
I recommend Starwest Botanicals for your Black Hair Setting Lotion Recipe ingredients.
Starwest Botanicals believe in offering the best value to their customers for their herbal purchases and, because they directly source their products from around the world and process them in-house, they can deliver on that belief. They also stand behind their products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. They know it’s easy to make a claim that they’re committed to something; but, just like they showed those herbal stores years ago, they deliver on their commitments. Today you have a choice – you can buy mediocre herbs and spices from the many storefronts that have sprung up on the internet, or you can buy higher quality herbs and spices from a company that you can trust. I’m sure you’ll see the same superior quality in their products that store owners saw more than 40 years ago.
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