Nourishing your hair follicles with natures oils
All I find that I need to keep my hair looking healthy are natural oils. There are many different ways that you can use oils* for nourishing your hair — you can rub it directly onto your hair, mix together oils and put it into your hair, mix the oils in water and spray it into your hair or mix oils in butters* and apply it to your hair.
How you get it on there doesn’t really matter, just as long as you get it in your strands and scalp. The oils that I think are best for hair nourishment are baobab, marula, argan and moringa*.
The butters* I prefer are mango, murumuru, tucuma and avocado because they help to restore damaged hair and are great at seeping into your hair.
I like to use a variety of oils either mixed in a spray bottle of water or inside of hair butter. Then to deep condition, extra virgin unrefined/cold pressed coconut oil* is still my fave.
Detoxing and refortifying your damaged hair with nature’s clays
Once a month, or more if you’re still using chemical products, you should detox your hair and scalp. This will keep away build up, dryness in hair and scalp and restore the health of your hair and scalp. It replenishes your hair with its natural oils* by removing the toxins that get into it from the environment and your hair care products.
The clays that are my go-to for these detoxing masks include rhassoul, bentonite and kaolin. Just mix these into a paste and apply the mask to your hair.
I sometimes like to mix my clays with the nourishing oils I mentioned above. I leave the clay on until it dries, then wash it out with my herbal shampoo/conditioner.
I find that growing natural hair doesn’t really take a lot of different products. The lot of us are product junkies, so we fill our bathrooms and our hair with these products unnecessarily.
We’re convinced that we need help with the elasticity of our hair, the protein levels and the list goes on. If you eat a proper diet and use natural ingredients, your hair and scalp will naturally restore themselves.
Just provide the nutrients and let it be. And don’t forget to protect your hair with scarves, twists and buns! When wearing buns, make sure to go with fabric covered hair bows, so as to prevent breakage.
Risa Lopez says
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