As a teen, I’d longingly stare at pop-culture magazines and dream about having long, thick tresses like the models. I spent more than the normal amount of time blow drying my hair upside down while adding every product imaginable to add body to my limp, fine tresses.
As an adult, that dream of long tresses that I can layout on the pillow to romance my husband has yet to change. But dream as a might, I’m blessed or cursed with short, fine, and thin hair.
Whether you have that cute pixie or those long tresses that you can throw up into that adorable ponytail, our hair needs a lot of TLC. Between blow drying, coloring, swimming pool chemicals, or aging our hair cries out to be cared for.
So…you could hop onto Amazon or run to the drug store and grab the latest and greatest hair care products but WAIT!! Do you really want to do that?
Did you know that parabens contained in some hair care products that promote hair growth are estrogenic. What does this mean to you? Research has linked parabens (propylparaben, benzylparaben, methyl- paraben, or butylparaben, to breast cancer. This means you would be advised to stay as far away from those as possible.
Shampoos containing preservatives that release formaldehyde such as quaternium-15, diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, bronopol, or imidazolidinyl urea can be severely damaging .In an article by cancer.org there is some research showing formaldehyde is a carcinogen plus it can cause respiratory health challenges.
We’ve all heard of sulfates – typically in the form of sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate. They are the detergents that cause foaming action in some shampoos. Sulfates can cause brittleness of the hair – EEKS! 😧 In some cases, it can cause eczema – UGH!
Fragrance – oh we love it, but oh does synthetic fragrance cause us issues. Synthetic fragrance can contain a number of endocrine disrupters along with creating all sorts of challenges with allergies.
So what can you do that is natural and will promote healthy hair that looks and feels amazing?
Got Dry Hair? Do the ends of your hair feel like straw? Try this natural
Dry Hair Spritz:
1 C. distilled water
1t Organic jojoba or tamanu oil
How to: Add all to a 12 oz glass spray bottle. Shake well then either spritz directly onto hair (avoiding roots) or spray into your hands and rub directly where you need the moisture. Dry and style as normal.
Have pool chemicals sucked the life out of your hair? Try this simple Hot Oil Treatment.
2 T. Organic Olive oil
1 T. Organic Sweet Almond Oil
How to: Heat some water then pour it into a large heat-safe bowl. Put olive and almond oil into a small jar. Warm those two oils by placing them into your bowl of hot water (5-10 min) Add the essential oils to the oil mixture. Mix well. Apply and massage the warm mixture to your hair from roots to tips. Comb through your hair. Cover with a shower or other similar cap. Let sit for 20 – 30 minutes. Wash hair thoroughly with a natural/non-toxic shampoo twice.
Oily or overly-dirty hair? Add 1-2 drops Young Living Tea Tree oil to your natural shampoo. You’ll be amazed at what this gem of essential oil will do to perk up your locks.
Dirty locks but no time to wash? Try this natural dry shampoo.
1/4 C. Organic Arrowroot Powder
1 T. Baking Soda
1 Drop Young Living Tea Tree essential oil
(Dark hair? – Add 2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder)
How to: Combine all ingredients. Pour into a shaker bottle such as an old salt shaker. Sprinkle on roots, then massage onto scalp. Leave on 2-3 minutes, then brush through your hair. Style and you’re ready to go in a jiffy!
Thin or thinning hair? Remember those thick tresses I referred to at the onset of this story? This is my go-to daily spray.
Lavish Locks Hair Spray
6 drops of each of the following Essential Oils:
Cedarwood(gives hair shaft more body, strength and more life)
Lavender(stimulates growth, great for dry & fragile hair)
Ylang Ylang (stimulates growth)
1 T. Unscented Witch Hazel
NOTE: if you have an itchy scalp add 6 drops of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil to the above mixture.
How to: Place all ingredients into a 6 oz spray bottle. Fill balance with purified water. Shake, spray, and comb through damp hair after washing.
👍Enjoy the results. I’ve been using this for over a year and a half. My hair is fuller and grows faster – that’s saying a lot for someone who has fine and thin hair.
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My passion is for you to live your life in wellness physically, emotionally and spiritually.– Deb 🥰
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