"No matter how fast your hair grows, you'll never see those inches adding up unless you focus on length retention." ~ NJoy
"The enemy of length retention is dryness". This is especially true with textured hair types whose natural oils are often unable to travel the full length of the strands to adequately provide moisturizing protection against dryness and the sun's UV rays. Extra measures are needed to add and seal in moisture for healthy, supple hair that resists breakage and splits.
NJoy Essentials to the rescue with this freebie DIY recipe!
With a lighter and smoother feel than shea butter, and rich in vitamins A, C, and E, this easy DIY Mango Length Retention Butter has a deep moisturizing and regenerative effect on both strands and scalp. It fortifies strands from the inside out, softens dry hair, reduces breakage, and smooths split ends. It's also amazing when it comes to locking in moisture and helping to prevent scalp irritation and flaking—without ever leaving the hair greasy or limp.
So, let's head to the kitchen for this DIY goody that's as easy as 1-2-3!
Mango Length Retention Butter
1/2 cup of raw mango butter (melted)
1 tbsp jojoba oil
1 tbsp sweet almond oil
1 tbsp argan oil (pure)
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
5 drops of vitamin E
1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Using a hand-held mixer, mix all ingredients well.
3. Transfer mixture into a container with a lid.
How to use:
Apply to moisturized hair to seal (use as the "C" in your LOC/LCO moisture and seal routine), and style as desired.
Approximately 3 weeks