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Cornstarch/maizena natural hair treatment

Hello friends and welcome! Today in the beauty section of my blog , l want to talk about cornstarch which is also called maizena. It’s a fine corn flour used in the kitchen to prepare various dishes, thickening sauces,desserts and in baby foods.

This time around we are going to prepare a hair mask with it. Be rest assured, there are many valuable treasures in your kitchen which you can use for your hair.This is a very economic natural hair treatment which moisturizes, strengthens ,smoothens and reduces excessive fat in the hair.Homemade hair products are not only easy on the pocket but they are also all- natural and chemical- free. Try reading the labels on your shampoo, conditioner or any other hair product and see how many added things which you neither understand nor know. Most of them are chemicals and preservatives which are harsh and harmful for the skin. Natural choice can prevent this.


Using food on your hair comes with many wonders you’ve never known.

Below are the results you will get from this humble natural food.
You will notice a feeling of softness on your hair.
The hair will be smoother hence easy to comb.
It will define your curls.
You will see a healthy and natural glow for several days. It is convenient to prepare this mask at least once per week.You will love the result, l assure you. I have been using it for almost a year now and my hair is glowing. I have also shared this with different women and they are happy with the results.

I vividly remember one of my natural hair ladies

from my WhatsApp group. She had given it a try and her hair was extra soft. She actually confirmed this when l met her physically. This treatment is both practical and economic.

With that being said,let’s jump into the recipe. The main ingredient is cornstarch.


2 cups of water

2 spoonful of cornstarch

A teaspoon of Castor oil or any other oil of your choice, optional

A spoonful of coconut cream ( optional)


Dissolve in heaping tablespoon of cornstarch in half a cup of water. Once you obtain a liquid mixture without lumps, put on a small cooking pan, bring it to a slow boil.Stir frequently until you obtain a homogeneous cream ,remove from heat then add oil and coconut cream( optional).Put the mixture into a container or a plate that is used only for your hair treatment and let it cool.

Once the cream has cooled, apply on the roots of your hair to the ends in an abundant form.
Cover your hair in a shower cap or plastic bag. Let the mask stay in the hair for about 30 minutes then rinse your hair.

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Dorcas Luboya

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Hi I’m Dorcas Luboya, I am a qualified health educator.

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