Do you ever look back at an old picture and miss your luscious locks? New Year’s resolutions have everyone focusing on self care. This year, in addition to healthy eating and going to the gym, my new mantra is “care for my hair”. Much of last year was spent traveling which took a big toll on my healthy hair. I didn’t realize it, but climate change and water can have a drastic effect on your locks. From consulting my hair stylist for hair remedies to ordering high-end hair products from Amazon, I have yet to find a solution. One of main goals of this year, is to nurture my hair back to the way it used to be before.
Growing up, my mom would give me a head massage with natural oils every other day to stimulate my scalp which helped strengthen my hair follicles. After much research, I decided to go back to the basics and revert to the DIY methods of using those oils to treat my hair. Following are the natural hair oils I have tried in the last month to restore those luscious locks.
Castor Oil + Organic Coconut Oil
The ultimate combination to bringing your hair back to life!
• Heat up equal parts of castor oil and organic coconut oil. Work with small sections of your scalp and massage the oil into your hair for 10-15 minutes. Leave the oil in hair overnight for the best results and then wash with your normal hair routine. Use twice a week for the best results.
• This is a highly recommended blend for hair loss due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
• Also beneficial in preventing and treating dandruff.
• Castor oil is thick in consistency and is useful in nourishing the scalp, while Coconut oil is thinner in consistency and useful for keeping the scalp moisturized.
If you have dry and brittle hair, mustard oil is the solution!
• Take a measurable amount of mustard oil depending on your hair length and massage it into your scalp in small sections. You may choose to heat the mustard oil before application if you want. Leave the oil overnight for best results and wash with your normal hair routine. Use twice a week for the best results.
• Stimulates hair growth by increasing blood circulation in the scalp.
• Has antibacterial and antifungal properties that prevent hair loss.
• Contains fatty acids to help condition and hydrate the hair.
If you have a hard time giving up hair tools every morning,
then almond oil is your call!
• Take a measurable amount of almond oil depending on your hair length and massage it into your scalp in small sections. Leave oil in hair overnight for the best results and then wash with your normal hair routine. Use twice a week for the best results.
• Softens the hair and makes it super shiny.
• Nut oils, such as this, improve hair resilience. This is good for people who style their hair a lot using heat and friction, such as with a straightener or curling iron.
• Anyone who has a severe nut allergy should not use almond oil for their hair as it could trigger a serious reaction.