HAIR, HAIR / Monday, August 8th, 2016

Hi Everyone, we will be talking about natural oils today. *hahaa I sound like a first grade teacher*  This post is about how various natural oils promote hair growth, and how I use them. These oils are sourced from nature, mostly plants. It doesn’t matter what hair type you have, these oils can be used on all hair types.

Lavender Oil

This oil is made of extracts from the leaf of the lavender plant. Lavender oil is highly concentrated and potent so a tiny drop goes a long way. This essential oil works great when used as a scalp treatment for itchiness and dandruff. It helps balance natural scalp oils, soothes scalp and promotes hair growth.

*How I use it*  Mix a couple drops of lavender oil with coconut oil or any oil of your choosing. Massage it into your scalp every other day. It helps if you have an itchy scalp or suffer dandruff.

Jojoba Oil  |ho-ho-ba|

This oil is made from the seeds of the jojoba plant typically found in parts of Mexico, Arizona, and California. It has a very strong nutty smell. It is known to have antibacterial properties which is great great because, bacteria is never a good thing when it’s on your hair. Jojoba also gives hair the shine it needs without making it feel greasy. I personally have not used this oil alone on my hair.

*How I use it*   Just like lavender oil, I add small amounts to other oils and it works great.

Sweet Almond Oil

It is made from edible almond nuts which are super rich in magnesium. Magnesium deficiency  causes hair loss and that’s why many anti-hair loss products contain this mineral. Using almond oil will obviously prevent hair loss because of its magnesium content and therefore leave you with long shiny luscious hair.

*Tip*  If you want full and amazing eyebrows or long lashes, rub some sweet almond oil every night on your eyebrows and lashes.  You’ll start seeing results within a week. Thank me later!

Coconut Oil

We all know this oil has a billion uses and hair growth is just one of them. Coconut oil helps prevent dandruff by combating scalp dryness and moisturizes your hair with it’s hair follicle penetrating ability. I sometimes use this super oil as a deep conditioner and hot (warm) oil treatment.

*How I use it*  Simply scoop out some coconut oil into a microwavable bowl and warm it up. Massage the warm oil into your scalp and coat your hair strands from root to tip. Put on a plastic cap to keep the warmth in for about 30 minutes or overnight. Wash it out after 30 minutes or the next morning if you kept it overnight. Your hair comes out super soft, manageable and shiny.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) mostly found in East and West Africa. It is rich in minerals and vitamins and has a wide range of benefits. It can be used to promote hair growth as it is a natural conditioner for hair, heat protectant, and sealant. You can use shea butter by itself on your hair. But you can also mix in any of the oils above for more added benefits. Shea butter also has a strong nutty smell. The smell doesn’t really bother me, but I know some people don’t like the smell on their hair. So, if the smell bothers you, add a few drops of lavender oil or any other fragrant essential oil of your choice to get rid of the smell.

*How I use it*  I mix shea butter with small amounts of the other oils we have talked about.  This Shea butter mix is one of the only two things I put on my hair after washing.

There are so many more natural oils out there. These are just the ones I use.  What oils do you like to use on your hair?  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something new. See you on the next one.


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