A quick post for those who are interested. A natural asked about Diva Smooth product from Janelle Beauty. The product is supposed to be a “natural relaxer” that conditions the hair naturally without chemicals while loosening the curl pattern. This is not a new claim. There are tons of products out there claiming to be natural relaxers some are pretty dangerous like the Copola treatment while others are just glorified pre-poos. I have never used this product, but it is said to be similar to the Caramel Treatment. I decided to post a how to on the Caramel Treatment as I love to support the DIYers out there and avoid paying $$$ for a product you can make in your kitchen.
- 6 Tbsp honey
- 6 Tbsp grapeseed oil
- 1 jar banana baby food
- 3 Tbsp molasses
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
Add ingredients into a mixing bowl and blend using a handheld mixer or wire wisk (about 3 minutes). Pour contents into nonstick pot and cook over medium heat until it thickened (it will look like caramel, hence the name). Stir in a few Tbsp of water to thin the mixture until it is like frosting and allow to cool.
Apply to clean hair using the shingle method from root to tip. Cover your head with a plastic cap or wrap in plastic wrap. Allow to sit for 30 minutes or even overnight. Rinse hair with warm water. Blowdry and/or flat iron hair. Results are said to last 3-4 weeks.
NOTE: This recipe is very messy so make sure you put newspaper down on the floor for easy cleanup or apply in the shower.