The caramel rehabilitation is a goods in the E'tae goods line. Boasting an all natural line up of ingredients from honey, bananas to olive oil, this goods delivers in its quality to seriously soften and hydrate the driest and roughest hair textures. It helps people who relax their hair to 'stretch' their relaxer for longer periods and helps people with natural hair by softening its texture for easier detangling and manageability.
The results of the caramel rehabilitation are not permanent; they last for up to 4 weeks so should be reapplied monthly for continued benefits. Many article 'loosening' of hair texture as well as less shrinkage after the rehabilitation but this is likely due to the added weight of the goods as well as the increased moisture levels in the hair. For this reason, the caramel rehabilitation is excellent for helping to straightening the natural hair as it takes less heat to get smoother results as well as best moisture retention.
No doubt the goods is excellent but due to its perishable nature (no preservatives are used), the price tag for monthly treatments can become quite unappealing. Most of the ingredients in the goods can be found in many median kitchens so development your own caramel rehabilitation seems a more captivating approach for those who wish to use it on a regular basis.
By understanding the purpose of each ingredient, you can adjust the recipe every time you make it depending on your hair's needs.
Honey - An excellent humectant good for moisture
Olive Oil - For lubrication and helps with moisture retention
Bananas - Good for moisture and some protein benefits as well
Molasses (Treacle) - other excellent humectant with some protein benefits
Water - This is the best natural moisturizer and is used to thin the mixture
Apple Cider Vinegar - For the shine it imparts to the hair
Cornstarch - For thickening purposes
Wheat germ oil - For added force and lubrication
Here outlined is a simple recipe based on the ingredients above:
Honey - 6 tablespoons
Olive Oil - 6 tablespoons
Bananas - 2-3 overripe and very soft
Molasses (Treacle) - 3 tablespoons
Water - 4-6 tablespoons
Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 tablespoon
Cornstarch - 1-2 tablespoons depending on how thick you want the composition to be
Wheat germ oil - 1 teaspoon - This can be replaced for any other natural oil of your choice
o Place all the ingredients except for the water into a blender and process until smooth. You may need to add the water bit by bit if it looks too dry.
o To ensure that there are no bits of banana in the mixture, sieve it straight through a fine sieve.
o Pour the composition into a saucepan and put it on a medium heat while stirring constantly. You don't want to 'cook' the composition but you want the cornstarch to cause it to thicken and this will take just moments. You may need to add more water to thin it down if it gets too thick or add a bit more cornstarch if it is still too runny. You want to end up with a caramel coloured composition that is the consistency of a thick batter. If the composition is too thin it will start dripping from your hair as soon as you apply it.
o Decant the composition into a container, depending on the distance of your hair it will likely be adequate for two applications.
To apply, divide the hair into 3-4 sections and clip. Starting with 1 section, part the hair and apply on the roots generously rubbing in with your fingers. Once applied on the roots of the section, apply the composition all the way to the ends. Perfect all sections in this manner and once done, cover the hair with a plastic cap. Let the composition sit in your hair for 1-2 hours or overnight for admittedly dry hair.
Wash hair with a sulfate free shampoo, deep condition and style as usual. You can ice the remainder until you are ready to use it. The rehabilitation is suitable for both natural and relaxed hair.
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