Going Natural: Is It Just Hair?

You can find this lady on YouTube and this is all her real hair; natural.

Have you always wanted beautiful, long hair that cascades down your back? Most women do. That’s why weave and hair care is a billion dollar industry and Black women make up the majority who buy into it. Buying products that promise to grow your hair when in reality they are stunting your hair growth by using ingredients that make it nearly impossible for your hair to ever get passed the follicle! And if you can’t grow it, you have TLC telling you that you can buy it.

Who tells you how to grow it, though? Where are the people telling you that you are beautiful the way you are?   Not in the main stream.  Every 6 to 8 weeks, it’s time for a touch up; every month or 3 months, it’s time for a new weave. The world has no idea what your real natural hair looks like, your family doesn’t know, shoot, you don’t even know!

Why is there so much emphasis placed on making “our” hair look “better?” Why do we believe that our hair is not beautiful? Because it is different? So are our lips, noses, legs, thighs, and skin color, and everyone wants injections and tans. Imagine if we embrace our natural hair and wear it proudly like we do every other part of our body instead of trying to make it look like something it’s not. Imagine how you would feel if you studied your natural hair and grew it out and it was all yours? You would be proud of it! Why don’t we put effort into growing and caring for our real hair and wear it?  And I don’t just mean real hair, I mean relaxer free!

Many would say they don’t like their natural hair and as soon as it begins to peek through in the root area, we perm it down. I used to, too, so I know! How would you know if you liked your natural hair if you haven’t seen it since you were 6? Who told you something was wrong with it and why did you believe them? Give your natural hair a chance!

People often say it’s a personal choice or preference, which is absolutely true, but don’t tell me it’s no big deal or it’s not that serious! That’s where I draw the line! It is deeper than that. Why would you spend big money regularly (or get it done for  free for this matter) to make your hair look the exact opposite of the way it grows from your scalp?  You just like it, right? However, it looks just like European hair, Chinese, Malaysian, or Indian hair, every type of hair except your own! Something is wrong with that! It’s a personal choice to lighten the skin too, but I wouldn’t recommend that! Look deeper! Maybe you wear fake hair that looks similar to your own. If you took the time to research and learn about your hair, you wouldn’t need to buy any weave! Find beauty within yourself and not in what society tells you is beautiful. Be confident in yourself!

Look familiar? This length? This texture?

People also say that there is nothing wrong with relaxing your hair. I disagree. A perm has the same ingredients as drain cleaner. What does drain cleaner do within 10 to 30 minutes? It breaks down a.k.a. burns everything out of your drains. It does the same thing to your hair and if you leave it on too long it will burn your hair all  the way out! Think about this; people stretch their perms , which means they get them less often, so their hair can grow, and it works, so if stretching works, imagine what stopping would do.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with variety and wearing your hair straight from time to time, but there is something wrong with hating the way your natural hair looks and never letting it see the light of day. There is something wrong if you feel shameful or ugly when you are wearing your natural hair. It lies deep within. So deep it sometimes goes unrealized. We talk about each other and put each other down for being real. There is a popular saying in the natural community, “Remove the kinks from your mind, not your hair.” That is what we need to do. Hearing people say things like, “Being natural isn’t for everyone.” Really though? That is a mind boggler for me. Let’s take a quick second to define natural: 1. existing in or formed by nature 2. of or in agreement with the character of makeup or circumstances surrounding someone or something. -_- It grows from your scalp!  Moving on.  “It’s just hair,” is another one I hear.  Well, why are you doing so much to change it then? Why not just let the “hair” grow out of your scalp the way God intended?

People want what they can’t have. You’ve heard of teasing hair, shampoo for thickening, volume and body and have seen numerous tools and products to change the texture of hair. Whether your hair is kinky, curly, straight, or wavy, learn it, love it, embrace it, and don’t let anyone make you feel any less than beautiful. You are beautiful, naturally.

My Story: Why I Went Natural

Going natural never even crossed my mind. All the women I knew had relaxers or wore their hair straight, so when I say it never entered my mind to wear my hair in its natural state, I sincerely meant it.

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The days when a relaxer ruled my hair.

Until my sister opened my oblivious eyes to this world of natural hair, I had no idea that there were hundreds of thousands of Black women throwing out the perm and wearing their natural hair! She told me to look on YouTube and once I seen all these African American women with long, curly, kinky hair; like the hair I never allowed to grow from my scalp for more than three months or so before I would get a perm slapped on it. Hair similar to that, was freely growing out of these ladies’ scalps and being showcased to the world, and to me, for the first time. Some were just getting started with a small afro, while others were years into the natural hair journey. There were women with hair reaching passed shoulder length, passed bra strap length and beyond waist length! I could not believe my eyes or my mind!  It was unusual for me to see Black women with hair that long and it be real! Not only real but afro textured; natural! I was excited and anxious, but also upset!

You mean to tell me that the reason my hair never reached passed my shoulders was because of a RELAXER? You mean I was in the endless cycle of “perming, roots growing out, trimming ends?” No wonder my hair was same length all those years! I never gave it a chance! Every time it grew, I damaged it with a perm and then cut the damaged ends. How silly of me to believe that one day my hair would grow down my back if I continued this cycle. But I did, faithfully, for years and years because nobody told me otherwise.

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I had most of my relaxed ends cut off, but not all.

“You should go natural.” That’s what my sister said to me. I thought about it, considered it and once I decided to do it, it changed everything. It didn’t take much convincing for me. I had already gone about 6 months without a perm, which was longer than usual (only because I found a really good flat iron), so I decided then that I would do it. I was not getting another relaxer put into my hair.

During the transition period, I got a semi chop, cutting a lot of my relaxed hair off, but not all.  My plan was to go a year without perming before I cut the straight, relaxed ends off. I didn’t quite make it that long. After several months, I was still using heat and I had just flat ironed my hair for what would be the last time while having relaxed ends, and…

A key chain I made describing me.

It rained! My hair was a mess! Puffy roots and straight ends, I can’t even think of a character to compared myself with. I knew one thing; I was done!  I went home and asked my mom to cut the rest of my relaxed hair off.  She looked at me, eyes big, and I am sure she understood why just by looking at my countenance. So later that day, we got to work and that was June, 2010. I had my last perm December, 2009. It is now August 2013 and I am proud to say that I have been natural ever since and don’t plan to ever return to the bondage of a perm. No longer am I afraid when it rains, no more of the “perm, grow, trim” cycle, no more do I feel like I need a perm for my hair to be beautiful, or for ME to be beautiful or presentable. I find beauty in my natural hair. It’s funny because I always prided myself in being 100% real, so much that I made a keychain in high school to describe me as being such. I wore my real nails, no make up, real lashes, and real hair, but even though it was my real hair, it wasn’t 100% real because it was chemically processed to be straight. But I struggled through the transition period, passed the TWA (teenie weenie afro) stage and now have some length to work with. So now when I wear my key chain, I truly am 100% real and it feels great! I’m confident and free. I am NATURAL!

I am NATURAL!

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Yes to Olive Oil

Olive oil- an oil obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. It is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps.

Nutrition benefits of olive oil

Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that a higher proportion of monounsaturated fats in the diet is linked with a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease. This is significant because olive oil is considerably rich in monounsaturated fats, most notably oleic acid.

In the United States, producers of olive oil may place the following health claim on product labels:

Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tbsp. (23 g) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day.Unlike saturated fats, olive oil lowers total cholesterol and LDL levels in the blood.  It is also known to lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure. 

In Calabria, the women regularly use the oil to take care of their hair and hands.

Studies on mice showed that application of olive oil immediately following exposure to UVB rays has a preventive effect on the formation of tumors and skin cancer.

Types of olive oil

  • Extra-virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, contains no more than 0.8% acidity, and is judged to have a superior taste. Extra Virgin olive oil accounts for less than 10% of oil in many producing countries. It is used on salads, added at the table to soups and stews and for dipping.
  • Virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, has an acidity less than 2%, and is judged to have a good taste.
  • Pure olive oil. Oils labeled as Pure olive oil or Olive oil are usually a blend of refined and virgin production oil.
  • Olive oil is a blend of virgin and refined production oil, of no more than 1.5% acidity. It commonly lacks a strong flavor.
  • Olive oil for your skin

    In addition to the internal health benefits of olive oil, topical application is quite popular with fans of natural health remedies. Extra virgin olive oil is the preferred grade for moisturizing the skin, especially when used in the oil cleansing method (OCM). OCM is a method of cleansing and moisturizing the face with a mixture of extra virgin olive oil, castor oil (or another suitable carrier oil) and a select blend of essential oils. Olive oil is also used by some to reduce ear wax buildup.

    You can use olive oil as a face moisturizer, removing make-up, shaving to get a closer shave and body oil.  Add it to your bath to soften and moisturize the skin, just add a few drops.  You can also use it as a facial scrub:  wet your face, add a few drops of olive oil to your face, add a tsp of sugar (i use dark brown sugar) to your face, massaging, then rinse off.  Also good as a lip balm to soothe lips.

  • Olive oil for your hair

    For fly aways and frizz, just add a few drops of olive oil to your hair.  It can also be a deep conditioner, you can add a few tbsp to your normal conditioner and apply it as a deep conditioner.  Cover your hair, leave on for 25 to 30 minutes, rinse.  It can also make your hair shiny and cure dandruff. If you want to use it as a hot oil treatment:

  • Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds, or  place the bottle in heated water for a few minutes until it is warm 
  • Place a towel or cape over your shoulders to protect clothing. 
  • Put a small amount of olive oil in the palm of your hand and massage it into your hair. If you have a dry scalp, massage a small amount into the scalp, as well. If you have oily hair, massage it into your hair, but stay at least 1/2 inch from the scalp. Repeat the process of massaging small amounts at a time into the hair until the hair is entirely covered with olive oil. 
  • Place your hair loosely on your head and cover it with a plastic shower cap. 
  • Relax for at least 30 minutes while the olive oil is treating your hair if you have a hooded dryer you can sit under it for about 15 minutes with the shower cap on. 
  • Rinse with cool water then shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo. Give a light condition with your usual conditioner. Rinse it out completely and continue with your regular after wash routine. You will see that the olive oil treatment makes you hair much softer and much more manageable, as well as gives it some added shine.  This can be done 2 or three times a week.Olive oil can also be applied to hair after leave-in conditioners and moisturizers have been applied.  When applied last it will seal the moisture into your hair.  Sometimes i mix it with castor oil and apply it to my hair after spritzing it with water, it helps to keep my hair moisturized and feeling soft. Many of you may have noticed that there are lots of hair products on the market now that claim to have olive oil in them, make sure you check the ingredients to see how far down the list the olive oil is.  The first 3 or 4 ingredients listed are what the product contains the most of.  Keep this in mind when purchasing any product.  Don’t be fooled by fancy labels!  Some products may boast about containing olive oil and it may be the last ingredient on the list.
  • Olive oil for your nails-Recipe

    To soften, condition and strengthen nails and cuticles.

    •2 tbsp olive oil
    •3 drops of lemon juice
    •Mix ingredients in a bowl, place nails and fingers in the bowl and soak for 5 minutes.  Dry your hands and your done.  Repeat as often as needed.

  • In my opinion

    I really like using olive oil in place of hair grease, its much lighter and doesn’t weigh my hair down.  I have mixed it with my “raw shea butter” along with coconut oil and a few other oils and moisturizers to make a great whipped mixture to use as a styling aid and moisturizer.  I prefer the extra virgin olive oil.  I’ve been using olive oil to cook with for a long time and I don’t miss the other more fatty oils that I used to use.  There are many different kinds of oils that you can cook with that will bring out flavor and aid when frying at high temperatures and are also more healthy for you.  Later I will be doing more posts on other oils that can be used for many uses other than cooking.  Overall I’d give olive oil a thumbs up for all of its benefits.  Thanks for Reading

    Quick Tip:

    Learn your product’s ingredients, if you don’t know what they are are what they do, look them up!  Don’t put things in your hair or on your skin without knowing a little about it first.

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    Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_oil

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    Bone Combs

    What is a “bone” comb and why are they so great ??

    In pre-historic times the best combs were actually made from bone (fish bone) as well as antelope horn, elephant tusk and goat horn. These materials were hard and smooth. When carved and polished they produced beautiful seamless combs. They were also anti-static and heat resistant.

    The creating of these combs was very labor intensive. Once the right material was selected, the overall shape of the comb was carved. Then each tooth was carved, filed, sanded and polished over and over in a 18 step process done by hand. The bone comb is so finely finished that it does not snag, rip or split the hair.

    When the use of animal materials was banned, there was no comb that did not damage hair. The beauty industry was desperate to find a suitable substitute since they were very dependant on bone combs for their work. After some time, a new material was formulated from a 100% organic resin material. This material is hard and smooth just like bone, and can be hand carved, sawed, and polished to exemplify all the unique features of the original bone comb. They are also anti-static and will not melt when used with hot styling tools.

    There has been some hesitation to use “bone” when referring to these combs as they are not truly made of bone in modern days. Some companies refer to them as “bohn”.  Various other forms of bone descriptions abound. The rich caramel color make  bone combs easily recognized. They age beautifully and will turn to a dark mahogany color over time. When wet there is a distinct fragrance.
    I used a bone come while i was in beauty school and I really loved it, it really worked the way this article says it does.  No melting when using it while flat ironing and no static and no snagging your hair while detangling, its a great comb!  They are not cheap, but well worth their cost (hey, they prevent split ends by comb).  I will be purchasing one (or 2) this week, i will let you all know how it works out when i recieve it. I will be ordering it from hairsense.com which is where i got this information.
    Have any of you ever used a bone comb?  What did you think of it? Rate, Comment, SUBSCRIBE!!!

     

    Be aware some manufacturers are making plastic combs of the same color and calling them “bone” combs. The fakes are easy to spot since they are usually priced around $1.00 and are very flexible with obvious seams to tear hair.


    Source: http://www.Hairsense.com



    Product Review

    I wanted to find a product that has a good hold and doesn’t cause flakes, also its a plus if it mixes well with other products.  I decided to try the Olive Oil Twist & Loc Gel by Africa’s Best.  Here are the

    directions straight from the jar:  Directions: For Comb Twists, Double Strand or Free Hand Twists. Before applying TWIST & LOC GEL gently cleanse hair with Orcanics by Africa’s Best® Olive Oil

    Shampoo, then condition with Olive Oil Deep Conditioner.  Towel dry, section hair and apply TWIST & LOC GEL. Twist hair with comb or fingers, for best results, set twists under a warm dryer.  To touch-up twists or locs at new growth, section hair and apply a small amount of gel.  Re-twist or palm roll to touch-up twists and locs.  Set under a dryer for best results.

    I did not follow the directions exactly.

     

    I used this on damp freshly washed hair with only my leave in mixture(see my hair regimen for mixture) already applied. The texture of the gel wasn’t as thick as i expected to be and not as thick as other gels such as eco styler or pro styler.  I decided to do flat 2 strand twists all over for a twist out.  I was in the middle of a 30 day no comb challenge so I did not use a comb or brush at all.  I finger parted my hair to do the twists and i applied enough gel to almost saturate each twist with the product. 

    Another reason i like to finger part is so that it’s easier to hide the parts once you take the twists out.  I wrapped my hair with a satin scarf and slept on the twists overnight, in the morning they were dry.  The twists felt soft and there were no flakes or crunchy feeling. When i took them out my hair was soft but, it felt like there was a film covering it, almost a gritty like feel, kind of hard to explain.  There was really no hold and i didn’t see much definition.  

    I did notice some shine, but as far as the hold, i probably wouldn’t use this gel for a twist out again although i may try it one more time this time using a comb to detangle and possibly doing regular 2 strand twists and not specifically for a twist out, just to see if that changes the outcome.  I’ll probably end up using it to slick my hair back or to lay down my daughters baby hair.

    I wouldn’t recommend this product for twist outs because although it was soft and added shine, it did not hold or define my hair the way I would like it to.  Maybe if I sit under the dryer it may make a difference as well as using their other products to cleanse my hair (don’t see myself going that far).

    Remember everyone’s hair is different so I am just giving you my opinion based on what it did for my hair, it may give you different results.  If you don’t like to use mineral oil this is not a product for you because mineral oil is the 3rd ingredient.  I purchased this product myself ($3.99) and I am not being paid by anyone to do this review.

    Please let me know if you have tried this product and what your results were.  Let me know if you did something different for it to come out better.

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    Castor Oil (WOW!)

    Castor oil is by far one of my favorite oils to use in my hair and in doing some research I found out that it has benefits beyond what I would have ever imagined!  I’ve posted some information i got from skinverse.com, if you’d like to read even more about castor oil, just click the link.

    1. Castor Oil cures acne

    The Ricinoleic Acid in castor oil works to inhibit many viruses and bacteria, and as castor oil is able to penetrate skin tissue deeply, this makes it an effective treatment for acne.

    To treat acne, dab a hot damp washcloth all over your face in the evening before you go to bed. The heat will gently open the pores on your face. After this, massage a little castor oil gently into the skin. Leave on overnight. Repeat this daily for 1 to 2 weeks to see results. You can also repeat this twice in the day, once at night and once in the morning.

    2. Castor Oil keeps the skin looking smooth, youthful and unlined

    Castor oil’s ability to penetrate more deeply than any other essential plant oil make it an excellent way to keep skin looking youthful and fresh. Castor oil works better than any store-bought anti-ageing creams.

    The best way to use castor oil is to rub in a small amount over your face and around your eyes before bed. This may be hard to do at first because castor oil is extremely thick and sticky. Therefore, rub the oil in as thoroughly as possible and then pat your face gently with a tissue to get rid of the excess. This will keep wrinkles at bay. Be sure to use only cold pressed castor oil that is hexane free. Any other kind may clog your pores.

    Castor oil is found in several anti-ageing creams, wrinkle creams and undereye creams.

    Reviva Labs Eye Complex Firming Cream - castor oilReviva Labs Eye Complex Firming Cream burt's bees radiance day cream - castor oil

    Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Creme

    Borba Advanced Aging Recovery Crème -castor oilBorba Advanced Aging Recovery Crème
    Commercial anti-ageing creams that contain castor oil

    3. Castor Oil breaks up external and internal scar tissue, and prevents new scars from forming

    Castor oil’s unrivaled deep tissue penetration help to soften and remove both external and internal scars, like those that form following surgery.

    Castor oil will penetrate deep into the tissues to slowly break up scar tissue. Amazingly, castor oil is able to distinguish between healthy cells and abnormal ones. In healthy cells, castor oil will detoxify and stimulate them, while increasing circulation. In abnormal cells like scar tissue and growths, castor oil will instead work to aggressively dissolve cells thanks to the solvent property of castor oil.

    To break down internal scarring, soak a piece of clean cloth with castor oil and place it over the scar area for an hour or two each day. You can also simply rub castor oil over the scar each day. More serious internal scarring will take longer to break down.

    On another note, castor oil can also prevent scars from forming in the first place. Applying castor oil over cuts or scrapes will promote excellent skin healing.

    Remarkably, applying castor oil after surgery, cuts or wounds will also minimize scar formation. This could be because of castor oil’s ability to increase our body’s lymphocytes (because of this, castor oil packs are especially useful for people with HIV or AIDS). Lymphocytes, or white blood cells, appear to regulate wound healing. And studies have shown that T lymphocytes may play an important role in wound healing and scar formation. Babies and young children have naturally higher levels of lymphocytes than teenagers and adults, which could be one of the reasons why our skin healed with much less scarring when we were younger.

    Several commercial scar reduction creams also contain castor oil (eg Scar Zone, Scar Repairex). However, they also contain more chemicals than they do castor oil!


    5. Castor Oil thickens eyelashes and eyebrows

    Rub a little castor oil over the base of your eyelashes before bed. This prevents thinning and promotes rapid growth, leading to thicker and fuller lashes. In fact, many commercial products for eyelashes contain castor oil.

    To thicken sparse eyebrows, rub a little castor oil over the brow line before bed.

    6. Castor Oil prevents hair loss and regenerates hair

    The anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties of Ricinoleic Acid in castor oil protects the scalp and hair from infections which can cause hair loss. The Omega-9 fatty acids in castor oil also nourish the hair and prevent the scalp from drying.

    Rubbing castor oil on your scalp and the roots of your hair will regenerate new hair growth within months. This will also thicken thinning hair.

    7. Castor Oil keeps hair looking soft and shiny

    Castor oil is a humectant as it draws moisture into the hair and skin. Applying castor oil on hair will keep it looking soft, shiny and strong.

    8. Castor Oil softens thick calluses and removes corns

    Castor oil application will soften any rough or thickened skin, including calluses and corns. To treat corns, apply castor oil over your feet and put cotton socks on before going to bed. (Incidentally, sleeping with castor oil socks on will also soothe painful heels and foot pain.)

    9. Castor Oil cures skin infections like athlete’s foot and ringworm

    Apply a castor oil soaked cloth on the affected area. If it is small enough, a band-aid with a few drops of castor oil can be used instead.

    10. Castor Oil prevents stretch marks

    Rub a small amount of castor oil over your stomach and thighs daily to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy or periods of weight gain.

    11. Castor Oil will remove moles and warts

    Rub castor oil into moles or warts every night. The moles (or warts) will start to shrink over a few weeks, and continued use will eventually remove the mole without any scarring. Complete removal may take 2-3 months, but this slow healing will also ensure there is no “hole” in your skin. (The surgical removal of moles will often leave a hole where the mole was. This indentation can often be permanent.)

    12. Castor Oil will remove age spots (liver spots)

    Rub castor oil into your age spots every night. The age spot will lighten over time, and continued use will eventually remove the age spot completely.

    Find the complete article part 1 and 2 at Skinverse.com

    A breakdown of oils for our hair

    Essential Oils & Carrier Oils

    This is a guide to essential oils & carrier oils for kinky-curly, or natural hair of African descent. Your hair can benefit from two types of oils. These two types of oils are essential oils and carrier oils. Essential oils are fragrant oils that are actually the concentrated essence, or ‘life force’ of a plant. Essential oils are light and do not feel like an oil. They evaporate quickly. You would mix essential oils with a carrier oil before you put it on your hair to prevent skin irritation. Carrier oils are oily in consistency. They can be oil from a vegetable, a fruit, a nut, or even a seed.

    Essential Oils for Natural Hair

    All essential oils are not created equal. Look for the highest grade you can find. Only buy Complete Essential Oils or Genuine Grade A Essential Oils. These are oils that contain the most natural oil and the least amount of additives and chemicals. Some essential oils for the hair are:

    Basil♦stimulates the scalp.

    Cedarwood ♦an astringent, antiseptic, balances production of sebum, and stimulates the scalp. Sebum is your hair’s natural oil.

    Chamomile ♦adds sheen and conditions the hair.

    Eucalyptusremoves dandruff and has antiseptic properties.

    Frankincense ♦used to get rid of dry scalp.

    Jasmine ♦often used for fragrance.

    Lavender ♦used for dandruff and fragrance.

    Lemon ♦cleanses the hair and scalp and improves hair elasticity.

    Myrrh ♦used for dry hair and scalp.

    Orange Oil ♦helps the hair by regulating the production of sebum. Sebum is your hair’s natural oil.

    Palmarosa ♦helps the hair by regulating the production of sebum. Sebum is your hair’s natural oil.

    Patchouli ♦treats dandruff and oily hair.

    Peppermint ♦stimulates the scalp.

    Rose Oil ♦used as fragrance and to sooth the scalp.

    Rosemary Oil ♣(DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT!) stimulates the scalp and treats dandruff.

    Sandalwood Oil ♦an astringent, an anti-inflammatory, as well as an antiseptic. Use sandalwood oil to soothe a dry and irritated scalp.

    Tea Tree Oil ♦used to treat dandruff and kill lice. Tea tree oil balances production of sebum and stimulates the scalp. Sebum is your hair’s natural oil.

    Ylang-Ylang ♦balances production of sebum, stimulates the scalp. Sebum is your hair’s natural oil.

    Carrier Oils for Natural Hair

    You can use carrier oils with essential oils or by themselves. A popular, readily available, and inexpensive carrier oil is extra virgin olive oil. Other carrier oils for the hair are:

    Almond Oil ♥a light, non greasy, fast absorbing hair conditioner.
    Apricot Kernel Oil ♥used for dry hair. It makes your hair shiny and moisture rich. It contain a large amount of linoleic acid which is essential for cell health.
    Avocado Oil ♥a light, protein and vitamin rich. It include vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, and potassium.
    Castor Oil ♥a humectant. Humectants attract moisture into your hair.
    Grapeseed Oil ♥odorless and vitamin rich. It makes your hair shiny and moisture rich. It contain a large amount of linoleic acid which is essential for cell health.
    Hazelnut Oil ♥fast absorbing and medium weight. It contain a large amount of linoleic acid which is essential for cell health.
    Jojoba Oil ♥simular to sebum, which is your hair’s natural oil. It can be used with or without an essential oil. It is often used 50/50 with another carrier oil to massage the scalp. Continue reading