Peanut butter is a staple item in my kitchen. I love it on anything—toast, celery, apples and even on my hair. Yes, you read that right! It might sound crazy, but peanut butter is actually a natural moisturizer that helps tackle even the driest locks. So how does it work? The oils and protein in peanut butter help to soften and strengthen your hair after just one use. Here’s how to do it:

1. Lather up: Wash your hair with your regular shampoo to remove any dirt and product buildup. You'll want your hair to be nice and clean when you apply the peanut butter.

2. Peanut butter conditioner: Rub about 3 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter between your palms so that it’s easier to apply to your hair. Massage the peanut butter into the ends of your hair, avoiding your scalp area. Really concentrate on the tips of your hair where split ends are more likely to occur.

3. Cap it: Place a shower cap on your head and allow the peanut butter to sit for 30 minutes. If desired, you can run a blow dryer over your hair to help the oils in the peanut butter penetrate your hair better.

4. Rinse well: Rinse the peanut butter completely out of your hair using warm water. Don't use hot water—it will just contribute to flyaways! Don’t wash your hair again or use conditioner after you've rinsed out the peanut butter. As long as you've rinsed your hair well, there shouldn't be any peanut butter residue. But be warned that your hair might smell like peanut butter cookies—definitely not a problem for me!

Quick Tip: For an even more intense conditioner, blend up 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, an avocado, one egg, and a few teaspoons of honey in a blender.

Moisturize Your Hair—with Peanut Butter!