The Healthy Way to Repair Damaged Hair While on a Budget
July 23, 2015
If you're like me, you like to experiment with your hair. I have gone from black to blonde and everything in-between more times than I can count and have suffered the consequences. Split ends? Hair that's impossible to detangle? Hair with the texture of cotton candy? Yes, yes, and yes.
Many of the products I found that claimed to repair extreme hair damage contained a lot of chemicals and were way out of my budget. After doing a bit of research online, I learned that 100% pure essential oils were the way to go. Why? Because they are natural and come from plants (always a plus) and they were generally cheaper than the salon products recommended to me by various YouTube and Amazon reviewers.
A little history: For centuries, men and women have used essential oils to nourish and repair their hair. And experts agree, natural is the best way to go.
Here are some essential oils that experts recommend for dry hair:
Almond oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp
Cedarwood oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth
Chamomile oil adds shine and softness to hair, and soothes the scalp
Clary sage oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the scalp
Coconut oil softens hair and increases shine
Geranium oil strengthens hair
Jojoba oil moisturizes the hair, adds nutrients, and stimulates the scalp
Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff
Moroccan argan oil moisturizes, nourishes, and provides antioxidants to hair
Rosemary oil stimulates the roots, improves hair growth, and increases circulation in the scalp
Sandalwood oil helps with dry ends, and adds fragrance to the hair
Hemp seed oil decreases skin dryness to alleviate itching and irritation
Tea tree oil helps unclog hair follicles and nourishes your roots without over-drying
I experimented with different amounts of various oils and found the perfect mix of jojoba oil, almond oil, hemp seed oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil. This essential oil mixture took my hair from an over-bleached, cotton candy mess to shiny and healthy. Check it out!