I Tried A DIY Haircare Routine For Pastel Hair | Beauty With Mi | Refinery29
I Tried A DIY Haircare Routine For Pastel Hair | Beauty With Mi | Refinery29

Hey guys, it’s Mi-Anne,
and this is Beauty with Mi. I have always been interested in DIY,
or Do It Yourself, beauty. I started getting into it,
I wanna say, in High School, and last year I did an entire skincare routine from scratch, and it
got me thinking, I should try to do this, but for hair. So, I did. I interviewed Ni’Kita Wilson,
she is an amazing cosmetic chemist here in the tri-state area, and she taught me how to make my own shampoo, my own conditioner,
my own hair mask, and my own dry shampoo. Hey guys, so I am here
with Ni’Kita Wilson Hello, hello, hello! We go way back, I’ve interviewed her
for so many stories before, her brain is full of beauty knowledge, so I thought she’d be perfect
to help me concoct my DIY haircare routine. I’m scared because my
hair is color treated, and the thought of making
something for my hair is really daunting. The thing about DIY is
everything is experimental. Always, always, always,
always please, as a scientist, write down
what you have done because if you find that perfect formula and you don’t remember
what you did, you are going to be so mad at yourself. Let’s go to the regular shampoo. Okay. That seems difficult. For your hair, I would probably say
use apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a great
base for shampoo, because it’s clarifying, adds shine, and won’t damage or alter my
color treated hair. I mixed 3 tablespoons of
apple cider vinegar, with 3 tablespoons of
glycerin for hydration, before adding 1 teaspoon
of flaxseed oil, which according to Ni’Kita
helps seal the cuticle and moisturize the hair. If you have really fine hair, skip the oil, because it’s
only gonna way it down. If you have really thick, course hair, then you want the oil, because
you want that extra moisturization. For conditioner, you want something that’s
gonna draw moisture in, our humectant, something like glycerin, and then
you also want to seal it in. For conditioner, I mixed
1 teaspoon of water with 3 tablespoons of
glycerin to create a base. Then I added a bit of
flaxseed oil and honey to the mixture to hydrate my hair. Well honey also acts like
kind of as a humectant, and it also draws moisture to the hair. Very sticky, you don’t wanna use a lot of it. Moving on to mask. Oils and butters kinda will
be your mask base. Ni’Kita suggested I use a mixture of shea butter and cocoa butter
as a base for my mask. I used 2 tablespoons of each, melted them in the microwave at
10 second intervals, and mixed glycerin and honey
into the formula for extra hydration. So, I also have vitamin E here. Vitamin E is very good
as an antioxidant. One we spoke about antioxidants
protecting color, because we’re using butters and oils vitamin E is actually also very good for protecting the actual
product itself. I added 4 drops of the oil
into my mixture, mixed it up, and I was good to go. If you also wanted to make
it a special treatment, right before you put it into your hair, take a little scoop of your mask, take a teaspoon of mayonnaise, now you have an
intensive protein treatment. Oh, because the protein
from the eggs. Exactly. Look at you, moisturizing. Yes. Can’t waste this precious butter. I know. The benefit of a dry shampoo is it goes onto your scalp and
the roots of the hair and it absorbs oil. So, I would start with our
tapioca starch. Mix equal parts rice starch
and tapioca starch in a bowl. On its most basic level this concoction will do its job
to keep your hair feeling fresh. But if you want to go the extra mile, add a few drops of tea tree oil
and peppermint oil to the mixture. Tea tree oil is antibacterial, and peppermint oil will give it
a refreshing scent. So that was actually really easy. It’s easy. Dry shampoos, as complicated
as they may seem are the most simple that we’re
gonna talk about today. Thank you so much. Thank you, this was fun. I’ll let you know how it goes. It’s been a week of using products in my hair that these two hands have made. How did I feel about this experiment? I would say it was a good 50/50 split
in terms of the products. So, this is my hair air-dried. My hair is actually a little
bit more wavy than it normally is, and I think it
is because of the shampoo and conditioner I’ve been using. So, I’ve been using this shampoo, which is the apple cider
vinegar based shampoo, and this is the one product that
I had a lot of difficulty with. Doesn’t smell great. Oof. It’s very liquidly, I’m just gonna put
it in straight. It was just going straight from my scalp and into my eyes, and it hurt so much. It’s in my eyes! It made my hair feel really
clean, really nice. My boyfriend Colin did
say that it quote “reeked.” What? It reeks dude. Then I rinsed it out, and he said you couldn’t
smell it anymore. So… To be completely honest I think this is the one item, out of everything that I used this week, that I probably wouldn’t use again,
just because it is such a pain to use. Literally. Moving along to the conditioner. Most conditioners feel very smooth
and creamy in the hair, this one doesn’t really. It kinda feels like you’re putting like
a gel in your hair almost. But my hair does feel
normal, soft, good. I quite liked it. The hair mask. So, I really enjoyed this hair mask. I did mix it with a spoonful of mayonnaise, like Ni’Kita said for protein. The idea of mixing this
mask with mayonnaise and then putting it into
my hair was a little disgusting at first. But once it’s mixed together,
when it’s in your hair, you don’t really notice it. It doesn’t feel as smooth
as a normal hair mask. Because I was using melted butters, it did have a little bit
of a grainy texture. And last but not least, the dry shampoo. So, my hair is quite dry, because it’s color treated,
so I don’t need to wash my hair very often. I wash my hair I think twice this week and then I used dry shampoo a
couple of times in between. I did have to really rub it into my hair to get the white powder
to disperse through my roots. If you have brown or black hair you could mix a little
bit of cocoa powder into the formula so it’s
not so stark white. It absorbs oil, it smells good because I put the tea tree oil
and the peppermint in it. So, I really like this I think I’m definitely
gonna keep using it. That’s it! I think I’m definitely gonna use up
the mask, just because there’s
only a little bit left, and I did kinda like the way it
made my hair feel. I did really enjoy the conditioner, and I do think that this might
have been the product that was making my hair curl a bit. I don’t think I’m gonna keep using the
shampoo though. You’ve seen the clips. It’s in my eyes! I hope that you guys enjoyed watching this video, I hope you guys learned something. Please let me know if you make
any of these recipes down below in the comments, and if there are any other DIY recipes that you love or that you recommend, please let me know as well, and I will see you guys next week. Bye! Thanks so much for watching guys, let me know what you want to
see next on Beauty with Mi in the comments down below, and click here to subscribe
to Refinery29, click here to watch another video, and follow me on Instagram
@mianne.chan so we can hang out there too. Bye!

46 thoughts on “I Tried A DIY Haircare Routine For Pastel Hair | Beauty With Mi | Refinery29”

  1. Rishita Sharma says:

    Clicked immediately. I love you MI! Please PIN THIS please❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Tyler Jade says:

    First comment

  3. Jagoda Trebacz says:


  4. varsha divvi says:

    Love u mi

  5. AJ says:

    Please subscribe to my channel!!!!! I uploaded my first videoooo

  6. Van Gogh Is peachy says:

    I love this!!!! I need to remember to try it:)

  7. Hannah Ashley says:

    love this, pastel color look great on u

  8. tayen says:

    love ya!❤️

  9. baby cakes says:

    Love ya girl!!! Thanks for always making amazing videos!! I always look forward to them 😊take care!!

  10. Michaela Harris says:

    Apple cider vinegar is the holy grail (especially for me with coarse hair). I don’t use it necessarily as a shampoo, but i do use it as a pre-poo to clean my scalp prior to washing it. It’s a vinegar, so of course you have to avoid getting it in your eyes.. However, the results are A1!

  11. mark angel madolid says:

    My Idol MI!! 😍❤❤❤

  12. iMuaaz أنا معاذ says:

    How people use dry shampoo after workout that make ur scalp smell disgusting..i am guy with long dry hair any tips?? (I use conditioner and for I shampoo everyday )

  13. earthfaiiry earthfaiiry says:

    love this

  14. Refinery29 says:

    Do you DIY any of your haircare or skincare routines? Comment your recipes here!

  15. Grace Willcox says:

    the reason that most of these homemade products don’t feel as “smooth” as most products you are used to is because a BUTT TON of hair products put silicones and all sorts of chemicals in there stuff to make it feel extremely smooth and actually very unrealistic when trying to recreate the same feel with all natural products which are WAY better for your hair anyway

  16. Susie Moon says:

    Try putting the shampoo in a spray bottle for better application?

  17. Jonas Bennett says:

    If you put the DIY shampoo in a spray bottle it will be WAY easier! 😊

  18. Tithi Patel says:

    i Check out my video and show me some support ♥️🌸https://youtu.be/rXWdNApd-C4

  19. Baterka Czech says:

    Please try make DIY Color Dye for hair ! It is possible ? thanks ♥

  20. Astrid Sullivan says:

    I'd enjoy if you guys investigated the underworld of makeup (if there is one). Also, maybe something about the brand Juvia's Place. I saw Nikkietutorials using it and I looked it up and it's pretty cheap; an interview with the head of that brand would be cool too

  21. Amy Vlogs says:

    Please checkout my channel and subscribe…it would mean a lot to me 🙂

  22. Bantu Fro says:

    Come through with the info✨

  23. G. Aloysie says:

    I would never DIY my own hair products I would get scared that I did something wrong

  24. Kel McGowan says:

    Dry shampoo tip: if you're worried about white patches, spray it into your hair the night before & by morning it will have absorbed the oil & your hair won't have that dusty look. If you have naturally oily hair you might have to do a top up, but you shouldn't need to use as much, hold the can as far away from your hair as you can & go for light layers rather than one thick coating & massage each time before beginning the next spray.

  25. Layla H. says:

    i have a very long skincare routine that i do every morning and night that all of my family and friends laugh at me for 😂 love you refinery29 💕💕

  26. devdog says:

    I almost feel as if this Mi girl just uses her job to get free stuff. Her personality and the tone in her voice is as well very condescending, or snobbish. Why review all of these places. Also, she always talks about the high end of basically all the markets she's encompassing. It's just annoying to see stuff like that when R29 claims to be a lifestyle, as well as beauty a channel. Not all of us can afford Mi's lifestyle.

  27. Hannah Reese says:

    I feel like I need to have a meeting with Mi to ask her my many questions to haircare/skincare. I love her💛💛

  28. Felipe Rodrigues Soares Sampaio says:

    Can i use something else instead of mayonnaise? Im trying to go vegan so…

  29. Rocksolana Yaremii says:

    Great for #zerowaste lifestyle!

  30. Art Lovaa says:

    Here's a list of my favorite diys:
    (Channels with diy recipies listed: naptural85, picturemenatural, and curlyproverbs)
    Raw African Black soap makes great shampoo with glycerin (or honey or both), essential oils, and a light moisturizing oil.

    The conditioner would work even better with an avocado and a minute or so in a blender. Add some apple cider vinegar for pH balancing goodness.

    If mayo is too gross, a beaten raw egg, or yogurt, or henna are great substitutions for a protien treatment.

    Avocado, jojoba, coconut, argon and grapeseed oils are all perfect for moisturizing.
    A great gel (especially for ex- eco styler lovers) is flaxseed gel+ some essential oils.
    Do your own research.
    Ayurvedic recipies work well too!

  31. Natalie Robert says:

    Was it very expensive to do?

  32. Dolsie M says:

    Love this vlog. What do you use if your hair is oily?
    In winter I do a mixture of peroxide with baking soda and tap water as a face cleanser. Then I apply a thick night moisture.

  33. Martkee Antillon says:

    Good skin care too

  34. creations landscape designs says:

    I use ACV in a spray bottle and it adds a hint of curl to my hair.

  35. Brittany Nguyen says:

    I have this pink bowl

  36. Juliana Carrier says:

    Thanks for the video Mi-Anne! I think I'll try this but make a few adjustments so it might work better. If you want to make the mask again, it is my experience if you use a double broiler system (aka a bowl over top of boiling water) to melt the butters and add your other ingredients while still heating, it makes them completely break down and even after it's cooled it stays melted and doesn't separate. Second, I'd add a couple tablespoons of either glycerin soap or Castile soap to the shampoo so it suds' up and isn't as runny. Or make a shampoo bar with the same ingredients but a with a solid soap base.

  37. Tatiana Ragland says:

    All these are going to made your hair color fade faster! When I had bright red hair and used products of natural ingredients like this it faded my hair quicker due to the oils and butters.

  38. Monique says:

    Etsy has some awesome ACV solid bars, that way the product is far less likely to get into your eyes.

  39. kaia williams says:

    I just watched the movie Blockers, and MI-Anne could pass as Ramona Young's doppelganger. Especially with the pastel hair.

  40. Rosebush gaming says:

    Lol I thought shelf life meant you could only use of after liked one year lol

  41. Charlie T says:

    ACV is the only thing that helped get rid of my dandruff :0

  42. Candy Glaspie-Molner says:

    I find if if I rinse my hair w Herbal Peppermint Tea(I use 3or 4 bags to 2&1/2 C of Water,leave tea bags in water couple hours or overnight if you're able) I only have to wash my hair 1x a week. I use the Tea in between to rinse oils from hair & it also stimulates the scalp. Then rinse some conditioner through it right b4 I rinse my soap off, My hair or scalp is not too dry and it has more body as opposed to leaving the conditioner in My hair for 5-10 min.

  43. Alisia Lopez says:

    Mayo is fat not protein. Is made with the yolks aka the fat. The egg whites have the protein

  44. nick orange says:

    your hair looks so soft though.

  45. Marcie Salkowski says:

    This was great! Thank you

  46. InHislove says:

    i have not washed my hair in 5 years. I just joined the no poo revolution… just water about once a month. works for me. Its so great

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