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!
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.
Rosemary oil — Please be careful using this if you have seizures.
Peppermint oil — Mmmmm feel the tingle. The menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow.
Lavender oil — Besides being relaxing
Chamomile oil — This soothing oil has
My hair is naturally curly so whether I straighten my hair or let if go curly for the day determines what I do next
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.
Cucumber seed oil
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.