Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let's Talk Hair: Top 10 Natural Goodies For Your Hair












Shea Butter: A natural emollient (provides a layer of oil on top of the surface of the hair strand) which significantly reduces the amount of moisture lost. This is what is means when saying to seal the hair.


Coconut Oil: Another natural emollient perfect for sealing moisture in the hair.

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera adds true moisture to the hair. It is actually absorbed into the hair strand. Works wonderful as a gel, when added to Bentonite Clay for a clarifying treatment and when added to a homemade moisturizing spritz.


Vegetable Glycerin: Acts as a strong humectant (attracts moisture to the hair). When combined with aloe vera, it makes an even better natural moisturizing spritz.

Jojoba: Another humectant..excellent for damaged split ends. It is the closest oil to our natural sebum in our skin.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: An emollient and hair softener. The extra virgin on the label means it was produced using only physical means (no machines used) and has no chemical treatment to alter it. Adds excellent moisture when added to a deep conditioner.

Castor Oil: Not only is this vegetable oil a humectant..it also has anti fungal properties. Some apply it to temples to combat thinning edges. It is excellent when used to seal moisture into the hair.

Honey: A humectant that has anti bacterial properties. It is another ingredient that is excellent when added to a deep conditioner paired with extra virgin olive oil.
Avacado/Avacado Oil: Avacados are excellent because they are easily absorbed into the skin, which when using the oil, is a quick way to get multiple nutrients onto your scalp for improved hair growth.

Tea Tree Oil: Is a soothing remedy to a dry scalp with its antiseptic, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. It is a concentrated Essential Oil, so a little goes a long way. Adding Tea Tree Oil to your favorite shampoo or conditioner is excellent in combating dandruff or dry itchy scalp.

Happy Healthy Hair

credits: some info found at www.naturallycurly.com

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