It’s a bummer when you’re down to the very last drop of your favorite leave-in and you know your order won’t come in for at least another week. It’s also definitely not cool, when you’re traveling far from home only to realize you’ve forgotten your favorite pomade and moisturizer.
This is exactly what happened to me during our 39 hour drive to the state of Washington 3 years ago. While moving, I packed up every last one of my hair products and unfortunately, they were packed deep in the trailer.
Just when I thought all hope was lost, my resourceful (sometimes even ghetto fabulous) side showed up. I made the most out of my situation and learned some things along the way that might help you should you face a hair care emergency.
Truthfully, conditioners and lotions have a lot in common. Using conditioner and hand lotion on your hair could mean the difference between having a few more cationic agents and hair loving ingredients and just a seriously bad ingredient for your hair.
Just watch out for any lotion that has denatured alcohol in it. It’ll probably dry out your hair (and skin for that matter!)
Mayonnaise is chock full of fat with an excellent pH level.
To get this to work, you’d want to wet your strands just a bit then add the mayo to your ends. Put your hair in a top knot or some kind of rolled hairdo where your ends can stay covered.
When you get to your destination, you can figure out washing it out. This might be a little too resourceful for most ladies, but it might be worth it, if you really want to add rich moisture to your strands while diligently working to conserve length by keeping damage at bay.
I know, I know. Our hair is WAY too fabulous for cheap kitchen oil, but look beggars can’t be choosers and if that’s all you’ve have around, then give it a go!
Since using oil for our hair is basically second nature for most naturals, this is an easy add in for any lady who just has to make something out of nothing. Go ahead and oil your hair as usual!
When have you ever used unconventional hair products on your hair? What were your results?