Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Healthy oils for healthy hair

Managing any hair type could sometimes be a challenge. Finding products that are good for you is even harder. There is help available though. Nature has a way to provide us with everything we need to stay healthy and nourished, especially with a way to nourish our inner and outer beauty.  

Many of the hair care products on store shelves contain harmful synthetic man made ingredients that although they promise to make your hair healthy looking and naturally shiny, they actually do more harm then  good. Your skin and pores is like your third kidney, it absorbs and eliminates chemicals whether they are good or bad and sometimes both. That depends on you and what you decide to put on your skin or into your body.

1. Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) , one of the best​, obtained from the coconut palm, prevents frizzy hair in humid weathermoisturizes dry damaged hair, it's a natural hair conditioner, promotes healthy hair growth, relieves dandruff, and prevents hair loss.

   How to use: Pour a small amount into the palm of  your hand and rub to make it warm, apply liberally throughout your hair and massage scalp. You will see the difference!

2. Olive oil (Olea europaea),Derived from a fat obtained from the olive that comes mostly from Italy and Spain. It has many benefits such as  promotes hair growth, prevents hair breakage, helps repair chemically treated hair, conditions hair, helps tame split ends, helps treat dandruff and head lice.

  How to use: heat up half a cup of olive oil in a double boiler or pour into a Pyrex bowl and place the bowl into a pot of boiling water just to warm it up. Massage into hair and scalp until the hair is completely covered in  olive oil. Place a plastic shower cap over your head  and let it stand for 35-45 min. Wash your hair as you normally do and rinse. You'll love the shine and softness!

3.  Vitamin E oil ​
Derived from: seeds, nuts, avocado,green vegetables, egg yolks and wheat germ.
Benefits include helping  improve circulation in the scalp. This is beneficial for healthy hair  growth. Vitamin E, taken internally or applied topically, can make hair lustrous and bouncy, and also prevents breakage.The oil is also very effective when styling or braiding hair
Welcome to natural beings!! I am so excited to start sharing my thoughts, ideas, and tips with all. This is a place to share healthier living alternatives in everything from diet and  lifestyle, to healthier products. Let us embark on this journey together to live healthier lives. We are natural beings, being natur'al!