I would like to find a life hack that would enable me to simply and easily moisturize my hair while bypassing the retail market and therefore not spending a fortune on conditioner.
Does anyone know what is in hair conditioner or else what can be used to moisturize hair or what can be done to moisturize hair?
My hair always looks dry and my scalp always itches.
Lotions and hair conditioners can be very expensive. I can't afford the huge number of lotions and conditioners I need, so I'm trying to figure out how to get by without them, and I was successful at making a good, simple, excellent skin moisturizer of my own. Some members of my family, including I, myself, have an annoying health problem that causes our skin and hair to be so dry that each of us suffers with skin lesions, severe itching, and various other problems if we don't moisturize very, very frequently. Most of us, including me, have prescriptions for skin lotions and hair conditioners - just very non-irritating, effective products - but the cost of these is prohibitive and they aren't covered by our respective health insurances.
To top it off, non-prescription products are irritating, much less effective, and sometimes more expensive in the long run. I might end up using more, for example.
Anyway, my homemade skin moisturizer is working so well that I've been using it for two years, my father has started started deeply appreciating it, and other family members are starting to make it themselves. Let me know if you want the simple recipe. But now I'm trying to make a sort of hair conditioner or psuedo hair conditioner.
Does anyone know what is in hair conditioner or else what can be used to moisturize hair or what can be done to moisturize hair? Here are some things I've tried, though none has worked:
I've read that Castor oil is effective, but it's so ... dense, thick, and intensely moisturizing, I guess is the way to say it, that when I try to use it, no matter what I do, I end up with one oily patch in my hair.
I've put Castor oil on my hair, let it stand, and shampooed afterward. It still ends up flat until it's dried out. I am not sure why.
I've tried other oils, including Rose hip oil and almond oil, but then my hair seems dry.
I've mixed these oils in expensive conditioners to make the conditioners last, but the effect has consistently been that of the oils - dry hair if I used Rose hip or Almond oil, flat hair if I used Castor oil.
I mixed all three oils, but the effects haven't been predictable.
I've tried going longer between hair washes, just brushing it in various ways instead, but my hair flattens and my scalp gets flaky and feels extremely dry and itchy if I go more than about 36 hours without washing it.