So it’s time to start taking care of my hair…..again! When I first started transitioning and eventually did the big chop, I was taking really good care of my hair. I had a pretty good routine going. Then I got lazy. With the laziness came dryness. Dryness, of course, resulted in breakage. 3 years of being natural and I just cut 3-4 inches of damaged hair off. Now it’s time to start taking care of it again and stick to it.
Once I cut my hair, I started looking for the best natural products/ ingredients to use in my hair. I’m at the time in my life where I’m tired of buying products that either don’t work or have chemicals in them. I want to start using simple products and ingredients that I don’t have to question whether they are good for me or not.
After doing some research on what my hair needs here is what I found:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
I don’t want this post to be super long so I won’t go into full detail about these, but I’m sure you’ve seen these before when wondering what your body as a whole needs. These always make the list and are usually at the top.
So how do you get these to your hair? Well of course, having a well balanced diet is one of the most important and easier said than done options. Make sure you’re eating well and taking those vitamins. But for an additional treatment, most want hair care products that do the same.
Like I said before, I want to start using natural products and ingredients so I started looking for ingredients that I have at home that can do the same. Below is a diy deep conditioner you can try at home. I found this and tweaked it a little to fit my needs. If you want to see me make it and how I applied it to my hair, check out the video below as well. I really think you’ll love it as much as I do!
Hair primarily constitutes of proteins and amino acids and eggs are powerhouses of proteins, vitamins and fatty acids that nourish the hair extensively. The egg is a great solution to most of the hair problems, and they are easily available, inexpensive and are natural alternatives that can be used both internally and externally for hair growth. Eggs make the hair strong, prevent breakage, make them soft and help in their growth. While artificial products strip the hair of its natural oils, eggs help to restore the natural oils present in the hair and scalp. This is what makes the egg for hair loss and egg for hair fall remedies so popular.
Honey is a natural softener. This makes it a great hair conditioner that smooths your hair and reduces frizz. It’s a natural antioxidant, so it tends to make your scalp healthy and stimulate hair growth. Honey also has a high sugar content which helps to retain moisture. Honey also comprises of antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents our scalp from infections and tends to keep our scalp clean and bacteria-free. This also keeps us away from dandruff and itchiness on your scalp.
No conditioner is great, in my opinion, without an awesome oil! I used Olive oil for mine. Here are some benefits:
One of the most shocking benefits of olive oil is that it can prevent and even cure hair loss. The overall health of the scalp also benefits from olive oil. A healthy scalp equates to healthy hair. And the natural conditioner properties of olive oil add moisture to the scalp. Besides healing a scaly and dry scalp; olive oil makes hair soft and shiny. Olive oil also has antibacterial properties and anti-fungal properties that fight off common scalp and hair problems.
Other ingredients I added:
Lavender: When massaged into the scalp, it can improve blood circulation, promote hair growth, and prevent hair loss.
Rosemary: Promotes hair growth
See me make and apply this awesome homemade conditioner below!
Try this recipe and let me know what you think. Make sure you comment below! I’d love to hear from you!
Previously published Jan. 2017