Hair Glorious Hair

Keeping Your Hair Healthy Naturally

Or restoring it back to good Health

First …

STOP USING CHEMICALS ON YOUR HAIR!!!!

You don’t need to put a ton of conditioner on your hair to get the healthy shine back … Quite the opposite in fact.

I recently heard of a young lady that had been in a fire and her hair was badly damaged. She was putting lots of conditioner on her hair and letting it sit and soak hoping it would bring some health back to it … this is not a good idea and really did not help.

What it will do is coat the hair, can cause clogged hair follicles and cause more damage then good. I will discuss a better alternative later in this blog.

Putting conditioner on your hair just coats it. Taking the shine and luster out. Instead of conditioner try Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). When I first heard of using ACV for conditioner I was like Whaaaa? But it works AMAZINGLY WELL!

  1. It strips all the gunk and chemicals from your hair making it healthier, shinier and easier to manage.
  2. It helps control frizz and dryness. Lets the natural shine through.
  3. It can stimulate hair growth.

            Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Ingredients

  • 2-4 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 16 oz cool water
  • You can also add a few drops of essential oils to your rinse.

Apply this mixture to your hair in the shower after shampooing instead of conditioner on your hair and rinse out. I let mine sit a few min while I take the rest of my shower then rinse. You don’t have to use the whole bottle at once. Just enough to coat your hair.

Let’s look at a few of my Favorites essential oils you can add and why

Carrot oil

  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Makes hair smooth, soft and shiny
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Strengthening of hair roots
  • Prevents hair from environmental damages like sunlight, pollution etc.

Rosemary oil — Please be careful using this if you have seizures.

  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Promotes nerve growth
  • Promotes new hair growth
  • Improves circulation
  • Prevents premature graying
  • Prevent dandruff.
  • Help dry or itchy scalp

Peppermint oil — Mmmmm feel the tingle. The menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow.

  • Increases blood flow to undernourished hair follicles
  • Improves hair growth
  • Prevents some hair loss
  • Hair grows in thicker

Lavender oil — Besides being relaxing

  • When massaged into the scalp, it can improve blood circulation,
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Prevents hair loss
  • Lavender oil moisturizes the scalp and balances sebum production.
  • Ideal for people who have a mixed type of scalp.
  • Its powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial action makes it excellent for controlling dandruff and scalp acne complicated by fungal or bacterial infections.
  • It can help heal minor injuries on the scalp caused by scratching, especially in children.

Chamomile oil — This soothing oil has

  • Excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Helps relieve itchy and scaly scalp, be it from dermatitis, psoriasis or dandruff.
  • Conditions the hair and protects it from the damage inflicted by environmental pollutants.
  • When used as a conditioning rinse, it lightens the hair color and renders a golden sheen to it.

So now you are out of the shower … Is there more?

You betcha!!!

My hair is naturally curly so whether I straighten my hair or let if go curly for the day determines what I do next

STRAIGHT HAIR

If I am going to straighten my hair I will take a drop of Watermelon seed oil and a drop of Cucumber seed oil and work it into the ends of my hair. Again my hair is long so if you have short hair you may want to just use one drop of either.

Watermelon seed oil is great for moisturizing your strands and scalp.

  • It is extremely moisturizing without being overly greasy.
  • Has abundance of antioxidants that boosts scalp circulation
  • Helps with hair fall.
  • Moisturize the hair and scalp while preventing hair breakage.
  • Watermelon seed oil has palmitic, oleic acid, steric acid, B-Vitamins, copper, manganese, magnesium, and zinc.
    • The copper helps the production of melanin and is responsible for keeping hair color intact and the potassium is an important component of cell growth, which aids in hair optimal hair growth.
  • Has water-soluble properties that make it great for skin and scalp absorption.
  • Helps with skin and hair elasticity.
  • It also dissolves sebum buildup and an all-around great oil for scalp, skin, and hair.

Cucumber seed oil

  • Hair Growth Booster
  • Is among natures’ richest owner of the minerals like silica and Sulphur.
    • Sulphur is known for promoting hair growth
    • Silica fortifies the hair follicles and protect from breakage and loss of hair.
  • Improves Hair Elasticity
  • Combats Dandruff
  • Helps in hydrating the scalp and aids in reducing dryness, itchy and flaky scales on the scalp surface and nourishes the scalp and roots of the hair from within.

CURLY HAIR

If I’m going to let my hair go curly for the day I skip the gels and mousses and reach for the coconut oil.

COCONUT OIL … Yup you heard me right COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil surprisingly is not oily in hair and helps with hair health. It penetrates more deeply and faster into the hair follicle than other conditioners. It works great to de-tangle hair and because it’s 100% natural, organic virgin coconut oil won’t leave any residue or long-term damage to your tresses!

Here is how I use it.

  • Take a small amount into your hand to melt it. I use about a nickel size on my hair. My hair is fairly long – about middle of my back. As I was growing it out I used about a dime size.
  • Use your fingers to gently massage the oil into the ends of your hair, then – starting from the ends and working your way toward the roots – gently work out tangles with a comb or hair pick.
  • Let the oil soak in, then brush and style as usual.  No need to rinse or shampoo.  Coconut oil will continue to nourish your hair all day long!

Along with coconut oil recently I have added a couple drops of Black Cumin seed oil and sometimes I’ll add in a drop of Vitamin E.

A little about Black Cumin seed oil (Black seed oil) … This stuff is WONDERFUL! Cleopatra used black seed oil on her hair to help it achieve a lush and deep gloss, it is also rumored that black seed oil was also found in the tomb of Tutankhamen.

  • Maintains Scalp Health
    • Black seed oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and analgesic (pain killing) properties that work efficiently towards maintaining scalp health. It effectively deals with issues like dandruff and soothes skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It also helps keep your scalp moisturized and balances the production of oils.
  • Stimulates Hair Regrowth
  • Curbs Hair Fall
  • Prevents Graying
  • Conditions Hair
  • Prevents Damage

 

Now as an added benefit to my hair health I will also (when I have time and remember) use a couple different hair masks to help keep my hair healthy. I started hair masks cause I was trying to grow my hair out and it was taking FOREVER!! I found these recipes and my hair is growing like mad now. I was so impressed with them I thought I  would like to share them with you. Also … Remember the lady with the hair that was ruined after being in a fire … these are the better alternatives to conditioner I was talking about

Hair Masks

EGG MASK

Once or twice a week use this hair mask. I use it once a week, as I use the coconut mask below on the other day, (when I have time or remember). I usually try to use this every Sunday.

Ingredients …

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbs Grapeseed oil, You could also use olive oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Couple drops Castor oil
  • Couple drops of Black Cumin Seed oil
  • Couple drops of Vitamin E
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oils
    • I use rosemary, carrot seed oil, Peppermint.
    • Sometimes I use Lemon oil, lavender oil or chamomile oil depending on my mood
    • Again … If you have seizures, you might want to skip the rosemary oil or talk to you doctor before using it.

Mix the above together and work it into you hair starting at the roots and working your way to the ends. Let sit for at least 20 minutes then shower and shampoo like normal. If your hair is extra damaged you can put a plastic bag over it to keep your body heat in for more deep penetrating conditioning.

COCONUT OIL MASK

Another thing you can do Once or Twice a week … I use this one once a week on Wednesdays …

Coconut oil mask … Yup here is the coconut goodness again.  You can also add a couple drops of any of the herbal oils talked about above in this mask.

I work a good amount of coconut oil into my hair after palming it to melt it. Starting at the roots and working my way to the ends. Comb through your hair to help evenly distribute it. You should leave this on for at least 20 min. Shower as normal and shampoo out. I like to leave mine in over night and wash it out in the morning.

There are lots of ways to keep your hair healthy and luxurious. These are just a few of the ways I keep mine growing and healthy. Is there a natural way you use to keep yours growing and healthy I would love to hear it.

2 Comments

Lisa D September 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm

I’ve been using the apple cider rinse for a few months and its amazing. Glad i made the switch!

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    clsiegel September 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    So glad to hear it is working for you as well. I was amazed when I made the switch. It worked wonders on my naturally curly hair and keeping frizz down. I have now started infusing herbs from my garden into my ACV for extra conditioning. I definitely will never go back to conditioner.

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