Being a curly girl, I absolutely HAVE to ensure my hair is NEVER dry…
So, the day before I am due to wash my hair, I like to give it a little TLC! After all, it sure deserves it during this cold weather plus IT’S FRIDAAYYYYYYYY- AND the weekend before new year! Oh how excited I am for 2018, but that my dears will be another blog.
If you follow me on instagram you will have seen my hair TLC routine. Below are the oils and their details which hopefully will help you decide whether you decide to give it a go too. (I really recommend it for curly hair, I’m a 3A hair type, and it works amazingly for me!)
- Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants, and has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. Whenever it is used on hair, it can help improve the health of your scalp, fight infections, all whilst supporting hair growth and adding volume, moisture and shine. Coconut oil can be used on skin and has been used by all the women in my family for years! Make sure to get the extra virgin coconut oil for greatest benefits. COCONUT OIL IS LIFE.
- Castor oil is a must for me. Being a Londoner, my hair faces London’s pollution on a daily basis which can prevent my hair follicles from reciveing the nutirition it needs. Castor oil strengthens the roots, thickens hair, enhances hair colour and boosts hair growth- YES your hair will grow longer quicker the more you incorporate it into your life. It can also repair any split ends and control dandruff. The best kind in my opinion is jamaican castor oil, but for now I am using the one by ORS which has been incredible.
- Peppermint oil is just so refreshing. I like to add a few drops of this into the mixture as it improves hair growth and helps with any scalp issues like dryness and itchiness. Peppermint oil also makes you feel like your scalp is breathing. This is because the menthol in peppermint oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow. There are different strengths of peppermint oil, but doTerra do an excellent pure and strong peppermint essential oil.
Now take all the above and mix all together nicely and work through your scalp massaging in sections to ensure you cover your whole head. Then take the rest and work through your hair all the way from head to ends! Comb through and wrap up with an old light scarf (preferably silk or satin) and sleep! Wash the next day.
Tip 1: Try a little castor oil on your lashes to help growth!
Tip 2: Use one drop of peppermint oil on lips for a natural lip plumper and enhancer!