I’ll give up Starbucks, a new pair of shoes (that was painful to even type) and I might even be willing to give up that super, duper sale at my favorite clothing store, but there are some things that i will not sacrifice.
I will NOT sacrifice the health of my hair.
Ok, I talk a good game, but while many of us are losing jobs and the cost of products is on the rise, how do we keep our locks looking luscous?
We go back to the basics, that’s how!
The first place I turn to is my pantry for pre-shampoo treatments. We have tons of stuff sitting right in our homes that can be used instantly:
- Olive oil > use alone, or add your favorite essential oil to maximize benefits.
- Miel/Honey – add a spoonful to any carrier oil and see how shiny and moisturized your hair will be.
- Eggs – use as a protein, pre-conditioner
- Mayonnaise – use as a protein pre-conditioner
- Coconut milk – use alone, or add honey and a few drops of rosemary to combat dry, or thinning hair and add shine.
- Cayenne pepper – can be added to carrier oils to stimulate scalp and growth, but can irritate skin, so be careful.
There are a few other items that we should keep on hand to create our own moisturizers and treatments:
- Aciete de Romero/rosemary oil – essential > use for thinning hair
- Peppermint oil – essential > use for dandruff
- Sage Oil – essential > use for thinning hair
- Jojoba Oil – carrier > add a few drops of any essential oil, or use alone to moisturize
- Coconut Oil *not the perfume, scented type. This should be pure coconut oil, which really has no aroma. carrier> add a few drops of any essential oil, or use alone to moisturize
- Almond Oil – carrier> add a few drops of any essential oil, or use alone to moisturize
- Bay Oil – essential >use for thinning hair
Some of these items have been listed in anothe post, but they are worth mentioning again.
Any of the listed items can be applied to dry hair, left on for at least 30 minutes, with/withou heat, and then washed out.