Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Easy Recipe for a pH-Balanced Leave-In Conditioner

 MBFA's Leave-In Conditioner* Recipe: pH 4-5 

- 100ml Water
- 1 Tablespoon Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
- 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Juice** (I use Kate's Organics)
- 1 Teaspoon Jojoba Oil (you can substitute with any light oil of choice)
- 1 Teaspoon Glycerine (optional)

avoid spraying on scalp as buildup of. conditioner can clog pores, slowing down growth and causing itchiness. 
** refridgerate anything made with aloe vera juice; make small quantities and use within a week

The pH of some of the ingredients like Aloe Vera Juice and conditioner vary according to manufacturer so if you use alternative brands to mine, you should get yourself some pH strips to test your mix.

Why Is pH Important


  • Our hair's pH is slightly acidic (4.5-5.5) so it is important to use sprays within the same pH range to keep our hair at optimum health. 
  • Most shampoos tend to be alkaline while conditioners tend to be more acidic; this is why it is good to use a shampoo and conditioner from the same range as they are more pH balanced.


  1. Hi, thanks for all your posts. really helpful for a new Kenyan natural. So a couple of questions:
    - can you use the tresemme as a styler? you knowo like put llots of it and do a twist out since am seeing here that you can use it as a leave in
    - in the other post about ACV- do you have to use one written' with mother" or can the nakumatt one writtennatural ACV work as welll?
    - Where to get Jojoba & avocado oil
    - seen aoe vera at healthy you, any other source?

    1. Hi Faith, thank you for the comment. In answer to your questions:
      - yes you can use it as a styler. However if you need more definition or hold you may want to combine it with gel
      - no, I use Wescobee which doesnt have the mother on it I believe.
      - Avocado from Healthy U, yaya butchery and mimosa pharmacies. Jojoba from healthy u
      - aloe vera juice is available in nakumatt and chandarana

  2. Hi Nina.. So basically the leave-in and the spritz bottle contents are almost similar except for the water quantity?

    Thanks Nina

  3. Hi Nina... so basically, the leave-in and the spritz doesn't have much difference.