Cooking Up Healthier Hair!
Tired of your dry ends ruining that romantic moment? You know, when that special someone runs his hands through your hair and to your horror, it gets stuck! One thing that all of us ladies can agree on is that we would like to have healthier hair. Having healthy and shiny hair makes us more confident. If you're like me, then some hair care products are a wee bit out of your price range. Fear not! I'm about to share with you an organic and inexpensive way to rejuvenate your hair! Start by saying goodbye to your split ends and assembling your ingredients.
What you'll need:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Baby Lotion (any brand really, but make sure it's lotion, not oil)
- A Shower Cap
- Hair Dryer
First things first- mixing the ingredients. Take the olive oil and baby lotion and mix it together in a bowl, or a plastic container. I usually start with half a cup of olive oil and half a cup of baby lotion. Mix them together and keep adding to it until it feels like a conditioner. The amount that you use depends on the length of your hair. My hair is medium length (just passed my shoulders) and thin. If you have thicker or longer hair, I suggest adding more.
Now it's time to get messy! Take the mix and massage it into your hair. Start with the areas that need the most attention, so that they have more time to soak up the lotion. Cover your whole head, unless you have oily roots, then stay at least an inch away from them. Put on a fair bit of the mixture.
Are you ready to look spectacular? Well, you're going to have to look a little bit silly first. Once you have all of your hair covered, tie it up and put on a shower cap. Next, take out your hair dryer and heat up your hair using a medium to hot setting. The reason for doing this is to open up your hair follicles. This allows your hair to soak up all the nutrients. Run the hair dryer over your head for at least 10 minutes. Don't exceed half an hour. Leave the mix in for 30-45 minutes.
After the 30-45 minutes, it's time to wash it out of your hair. Make sure you take a hot shower! The steam from the water will open up your hair follicles. The longer the mixture sits in your hair the better, so do your shaving and washing before rinsing. Wash it out with water and then shampoo your hair as usual. If you have very dry hair that tangles easily, then you can put a bit of conditioner in it just to soften it up.
The less heat you use on your hair the better, so I suggest towel or air drying your hair. You'll see results as soon as your hair starts to dry and you'll feel fabulous! I do this monthly and it keeps my hair looking great.
One more step: Enjoy your fresh, new, baby-like hair!
* I obtained this recipe from my aunt, who has platinum blonde hair that she dyes almost monthly. This little trick keeps her hair shiny and soft. If it works this well for her, imagine what wonders it will work on your hair!
Cooking Up Healthier Hair!
By Ashlee M.
My name is Ashlee M. and I'm a 20 year old student living in Ontario, Canada. I wrote "Cooking Up Healthier Hair" hoping to help out girls with dry and damaged hair, and hoping to improve my own with free extensions! I've tried many "home made" solutions.