The following is carekate's recipe:
"Recipe for Dr. Holland's Hair and/or Lash Protein Treatment:
What you'll need:
- Small, clean plastic or glass bottle (4-oz in size, or less)
- Jojoba oil
- Avocado oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Coconut oil
What you do:
- Fill bottle up 70% full with Jojoba oil, then
- Add 10% Avocado oil and another 10% Grapeseed oil, then
- Add 10% of liquified Coconut oil, then
- Replace lid on bottle and shake well to ensure all of the oils blend together.
How you use it:
Boil some water then submerge bottle containing homemade protein treatment in this boiling water for a few seconds in order to warm the treatment. You can also place the bottle of protein treatment in the microwave and nuke it for a couple of seconds, but be very careful as you don't want to microwave it so long that the bottle melts!
If you are applying the protein treatment to your hair, you want to wash your hair and then towel dry then work a small amount of the protein treatment through your hair from scalp to ends, ensuring that all of your hair is completely saturated -- the longer your hair is, the more protein treatment you'll need to use. Leave protein treatment on your hair for at least 30 minutes or as long as possible -- personally, I sleep on mine and shampoo it out the next morning.
If you color your hair, apply the protein treatment to freshly washed hair and apply the hair dye mixture directly over the protein treatment for spectacular results!
Please note: coconut oil solidifies when it is cold so you have to heat it a bit for it to become liquified. Therefore, I always scoop out a bit of the coconut oil solid and place it in a microwave-safe dish and nuke it for a few seconds until it becomes runny and liquidy at which point I mix it with the other oils which help prevent the coconut oil from hardening back up into solid form."
It cost me about $25.00 to buy all the ingredients (they could probably be purchased for less than I paid at a local health food store), but I still have a lot of everything except the Jojoba oil and will be able to make quite a bit more of the treatment. I haven't even used up all the original batch. Also, the coconut oil is food grade and can be used for cooking or anything else coconut oil is used for. I bought a plastic hair color bottle at Sally's. It has markings on the side that allowed for easy mixing of the ingredients.
I bought some 4 for a dollar shower caps at the Dollar store and used one to place on my head after I applied the oil so that I could leave it in overnight. Although carekate said you should wash your hair before applying, I did not and my hair looked beautiful after I shampooed it the next morning. The thing I really like about this treatment over those commercially available is that it has almost no scent. So many of the oil treatments I looked at purchasing were quite scented.
I hope that this helps someone else who is trying to find a homemade natural hair treatment. Let me know if you try it or if you have some other great concoction you use.