As we discussed last week, in the Healthy Glowing Skin
, there are four foundational tips for achieving both healthy, glowing skin and healthy, luxurious hair. 1) Making sure you’re drinking enough water. 2) Eating healthy fats and proteins. 3) Smart supplementation. And 4) Getting your beauty rest.
4 Tips for Healthy, Luxurious Hair
Be careful not to OVERPROCESS or apply heat without a heat protectant. High heat temperatures can lead to weaker hair, which can be easily damaged. When you Google “How to treat overprocessed hair” one of the top answers that pops up is to try essential oils. Make sure you check out the Healthy Scalp recipe below. You can also spray essential oils on your roots post-shower to support growth.
DO NOT OVER-SHAMPOO or swim in chlorinated water without getting it wet first, this can damage our hair by stripping it of its natural oils. Our natural oils protect the hair follicle from surfactants – sulfates, sodium, alcohol, and others found in products. As an aside, the signs about rising off before entering the pool are about removing dirt and oils from your body so they don’t end up at the bottom of the pool, but it’s also helpful in preventing chlorine damage to your hair too!
Similar to a face mask, a HAIR MASK is designed to moisturize, strengthen and overall improve the quality of your hair. Use the DIY hair mask recipe below infused with Geranium and Rosemary essential oils to help nourish your locks. Depending on the condition of your hair, extremely dry and damaged hair could benefit from the hair mask upwards of 3x/week. If you have oily or straight/thin hair, I’d recommend only 1x/week.
While it doesn’t make hair grow faster, TRIMMING HAIR FREQUENTLY does help it to grow healthier. Plus, regular trims can help hair appear thicker and healthier. “Regular” trimming is different for everyone, it depends on the texture, length, and overall health. As a general rule, short hair can be every 3-4 weeks, textured hair every 2-3 months, and long hair 4-5 months.
One of the bonus benefits of making your own dry shampoo is that you’re helping the environment by not using aerosol cans. Yay!
2oz arrowroot powder
Rosemary essential oil
Lavender essential oil
*2 tsp cocoa powder (for darker hair)
Instructions: In a glass bowl mix arrowroot powder, essential oils and, if using, cocoa powder with a fork to combine. Scoop into a shaker or mason jar and use a makeup brush to apply to roots.
If you’re looking for sleek and smooth hair, or perhaps you want to tame the flyways or conceal those split ends, the three products below are your path to non-toxic options that work!
Apply a bit of one of these: Root to Tip Serum, Sandalwood, or doTERRA Beautiful Body Mist into your hands, warm up well in your hands, and smooth over fly-aways and split ends.
This Healthy Scalp recipe is not only great for helping the hair grow, but as I mentioned above the essential oils in this recipe will also help condition overprocessed hair too.
As hard as we try sometimes we get a knot or two. Or perhaps you've gotten yourself into a hot mess of tangles. I have curly hair, so it seems to be easier to do. Over twenty years ago I went on a motocycle ride with my husband, I had a bandana and hat on my head, which helped the top, but the whole back of my hair looked like one dreadlock. Tee-hee.
So when you need a little help getting the tangled mess out of your hair give this hair detangler a try. The Rosemary and Lavender essential oils are an added bonus you won't regret.
Aside from following my 4 tips above and using the detangler recipe, here are a few other tips to help you prevent knots.
Don't rub hair with a towel.
Protect hair while you sleep, pull back with a scrunchie, loosely braid or use a satin pillow case.
Use a wide tooth comb.