|Posted: October 20th, 2017||4.9|
Hair is made up of minerals and a type of protein called keratin. Each strand of hair lasts for about 2-5 years, and is a manifestation of our past health and habits as well as our present care. Repairing damaged hair will not happen overnight, but over time, this routine helps to make your hair glossy and strong.
Twice a Week Shampoo
Your hair type may change as time passes, so change your shampoo accordingly. Rotate between a clarifying shampoo and a hydrating one to keep hair clean, shiny, and soft. shampoo to wet hair and massage for a few minutes.
Rinse. Repeat if necessary. 1 Condition
Conditioners rebalance the hair and help cuticles to lie smoothly. Choose a product that suits nice hair. A good
conditioner nourishes, softens, and does not leave any residue.
APPLY Apply a generous amount to the full length of your hair, paying attention to the ends. Leave it to
penetrate for 2 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Rinse An herbal hair rinse is important, especially if you have normal-oily hair. Create your own infusion of herbs
or dilute apple cider vinegar to add shine and balance to the natural pH of the locks and scalp.
EXACTLY TO APPLY Pour your homemade rinse over the hair, then rinse out thoroughly with warm water.
3 Hair Repair There is a plethora of products, potions, proteins, oils, and conditioners that can help to repair hair that has been damaged by exposure to the sun, hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and even daily brushing. If your hair is dried out or suffers from split ends, sun damage, tangles, and brittle sections, it’s time to take charge of your hair’s health. It may take a bit of trial and error to find the regime that works for you, especially as our hair changes over time, so start with this regime and be responsive.
Every Week Apply a Mask Rich and nourishing conditioners, masks are particularly good at repairing hair damaged by coloring or after contact with the sea or sun. They contain nourishing oils, such as argan and jojoba, and are often combined with protein, to try to repair the keratin.
APPLY Apply after washing and leave on the hair typically for 5-10 minutes-before rinsing out thoroughly with tepid to warm water. Massage Scalp Give yourself an invigorating scalp massage, with a fruit, nut, or seed oil. Coconut, jojoba, or olive oil are all suitable as they do not clog the follicles and are extremely nourishing.
APPLY Rub a few drops of oil between your fingertips and massage your head and hair roots Then give hair a
good brushing. Rinse out if you have oily or normal hair. If you have dry hair, let the oil soak in overnight.
Key Botanicals Here are just a few of the lovely plants that can strengthen and repair nice hair. Look
out for them in shampoos and conditioners. JOJOBA One of the closest botanicals to the natural oils that the scalp produces, jojoba nourishes the scalp and conditions the hair. It is an ingredient often found in good hair products.
COCONUT OIL The essential fatty acids in this essential oil can do wonders for dry and damaged locks.
It can also be massaged into a dry scalp and the antifungal properties eliminate dandruff.
ROSEMARY Renowned for adding shine to dark hair, use this dried herb to make a hair
rinse. Dilute the essential oil in a base oil and massage into the scalp where its stimulating
properties help to promote healthy hair growth. HONEY A classic component in shampoos and
conditioners because it is a humectant (capable of locking in moisture and preventing dryness
• Try not to wash your hair every day. Once every 2-3 days, or less for some hair types, is better for the regulation of oils.
• Always use a conditioner after washing with hair shampoo. It helps to balance out any dryness or static
caused by the detergents present in shampoos.
• Dry hair gently and avoid using the hot setting on a hair dryer as it can damage the hair.
• Get your hair cut every 6 weeks or so to get rid of any split ends.
• Take a mineral supplement containing zinc, iron, and silica. They are all essential for strong, healthy hair.
Recipes to try: Apple cider vinegar locks rinse, Nettle hair rinse, Rosemary conditioner,
Banana Hair Mask ALL Locks TYPES
Use overripe bananas to produce a deeply moisturizing hair mask, which can do wonders for your scalp
and hair. Bananas are a rich source of potassium and vitamins A, C, and E, which are known to help
hair to become strong and healthy. This makes them a perfect fruit for homemade locks treatments.
This quick and easy recipe makes hair feel soft and conditioned.
1 medium-sized ripe banana
1 ripe avocado
3 tbsp coconut milk
Cedarwood Locks Treatment
OILY HAIR The regenerative, antiseptic, and astringent properties of cedarwood oil can help in the treatment
of greasy hair, dandruff, and scalp irritation. The coconut oil in this recipe nourishes the hair and adds
body, luster, and sparkle. An excellent antiseptic, lavender soothes as well as heals, and has the ability
to promote the formation of scar tissue.
2 tbsp solid coconut oil
3 tsp neem oil
5 drops cedarwood essential oil
5 drops lavender gas
5 drops rosemary essential oil
Cedarwood Hair Treatment
MAKE 1 Using a fork, mash the soft banana and avocado in a bowl.
2 Add the coconut milk and mix well to make a paste. When you have very dry out or damaged locks, you could leave out the avocado and replace the coconut milk with 1 tablespoon almond, coconut, or olive oil.
3 Use immediately as the mask contains fresh ingredients.
APPLY Massage into dry hair and leave for 15 minutes. For optimal effect, wrap the hair in a towel, preferably warm, and leave for quarter-hour. Wash the paste from the locks with hot water and wash as usual.
MAKE 1 Heat the natural oils together in a water bath (see p133), until they have melted. Remove from the heat. Add the fundamental oils and blend well.
2 Pour into a sterilized jar and leave to cool before placing the lid on it. Store in a cool, dark, and dry out place. Keeps for up to 3 months.
EXACTLY TO APPLY Depending on the length of nice hair, a coin-sized amount of the product should be enough for one application. Massage in to the hair, paying particular focus on the head, then cover the hair in a warm
towel and leave for 30-60 minutes, or overnight. To remove the product, rub shampoo through the hair before it comes in contact with water, then rinse out the hair shampoo with warm water. Repeat to ensure that all
traces of the oils have been removed. Leave locks to dry naturally.
Rosemary And Coconut Glossy Hair Balm FOR ALL HAIR TYPES
Locks can lose its glow and luster, particularly if you use products that leave buildup or strip the hair
of its natural moisture. One of the best ways to keep hair shiny and healthy is to eat a healthy diet
and take regular exercise. This simple locks gloss enhances natural hair as well as protects hair from
damage. You can use it on damp or dry locks.
1 tbsp solid coconut oil
1 tsp cocoa butter
5 drops rosemary gas
HOW TO MAKE
1 Gently heat the coconut essential oil and cocoa butter in a drinking water shower until the butter has melted. Remove from heat.
2 Add the rosemary essential oil and combine. Pour into a sterilized jar and leave to cool before putting the lid onto it. Store in an awesome, dark place. Keeps for 3 months.
APPLY Apply to clean, damp hair. Smooth the locks gloss down the hair, concentrating on the ends, and leave on for 3-5 minutes, then rinse with tepid to warm water. Dry and style as usual. Apply sparingly to clean, dry
locks, smoothing down the hair to the ends and avoiding the scalp.
Neem And Coconut Scalp Balm FLAKY SCALP
Neem oil is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, and the earliest Sanskrit writings describe its use
in curing illness. The twigs of the tree are used as toothbrushes in Asia, and the leaves are commonly
used for their medicinal properties. The oil is antiseptic and an effective insect repellent. Neem oil
treats scalp problems, prevents itching and dandruff, and it is a highly effective treatment for head lice.
1 tbsp neem oil
2 tbsp sound coconut oil
3 drops sage gas
3 drops tea tree essential oil
3 drops lavender gas
STEPS TO MAKE 1 Gently warmth the neem and coconut natural oils together in a water bath
before oils have melted. Remove from the heat.
2 Add all the essential oils and mix thoroughly.
3 Pour into a sterilized jar and leave to cool for 1-2 hours. Use on the scalp or place the lid on it and store in a cool, dark place. Keeps for up to 3 months.
APPLY Massage into the scalp once a week. Leave for 10 minutes, and wash out with shampoo, rinsing with hot water.
FRIZZY HAIR Frizzy, messy, tangled hair is a result of the outer locks cuticle lifting up and not lying flat and smooth. To reduce frizz, avoid brushing hair when dry as it could damage the locks cuticle. Shea butter is
nourishing and moisturizing. Connect with the hair and work in to the origins for locks that is much
more manageable. It is good for break up ends and protects the hair by coating it with a shiny layer.
1 tsp shea nut butter
1 tbsp argan oil
1 tsp emulsifying wax
1 tsp glycerin
4 tbsp aloe vera juice
5 drops essential oil of your choice
MAKE 1 Create an emulsion (see p109) by melting the shea nut butter, argan oil, and emulsifying wax together in a drinking water bath. Remove from heat once the wax has melted.
2 Mix the glycerin with the aloe vera juice, and temperature gently.
3 Add the warm essential oil mixture to the warm aloe vera combination. Using a handheld whisk or immersion blender, whisk continuously until smooth.
4 Add the fundamental oil. Pour into a sterilized bottle and leave to cool before placing on the pump. Store in an awesome, dark place. Keeps for up to 3 months.
APPLY Shake well before use. After shampooing, pump a small amount into your palm, rub your hands together, and smooth it over locks. Rinse with warm water or use as a leave-in conditioner, then dry and style as usual