Homemade Keratin Treatment

Posted on August 24th, 2012 by Discount Debbie



My hair is very thick and very curly naturally. And, taming my huge mane has often been the bane of my existence. But, hair treatments can be expensive, very expensive. As a wife and mother of two, the concept of disposable income just isn’t what it used to be. Also, I’ve become much more aware of the the health consequences and concerns surrounding so much of what we put in and on our bodies, including hair and make up products.

That said, I have nevertheless periodically eye-ed  hair treatments like the Brazilian Blowout and, recently, Keratin treatment. Both can cost up to $300-$400. And, there are concerns about some of the synthetic ingredients, such as formaldehyde. Those are the two reasons I have not yet done either of those treatments to my hair. I’ve still been frustrated by my hair, especially because I live in what is arguably one of the most humid cities in the nation. So, I have continued to think about doing something to my hair, but to no avail…until now!

I read about a homemade keratin treatment. Apparently, keratin is just a protein that is essential in forming each strand of hair. So, by applying foods that are high in protein to the hair, you can actually really do your own keratin treatment at home, without any of the potentially dangerous chemicals and at a FRACTION of the cost!

I did it last night! And, I can feel the difference in my hair. I may have to do an update post later to see how long this lasts and how effective it is. But, it’s real, it’s simple, it’s safe and it’s SO cheap!

Here’s the recipe:

Blend the following ingredients together:

2 Tbsp mayonnaise

1 whole avocado

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp coconut oil

Apply it to your hair and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it out.

I left it for longer simply because I got busy working around the house and figured that it can’t hurt to leave it in longer 😉

How do you save money on your hair?


  1. Sandra August 27, 2012

    Do you rinse with shampoo afterwards? Just asking cause I was told not to wash your hair for a few days after the treatment.

  2. Lores August 28, 2012

    You’re right. Just condition it after rinsing. No shampoo immediately after.

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