Monday, April 01, 2013

Eco Living: Deep Conditioning Hot Oil Hair Treatment

Winter can really dry out the hair.  Since it is now spring, I have shared my recipe for a deep conditioning hot oil hair treatment in one of my eco living articles. 

This recipe is very versatile, you can make it as simple or as complex as you want!  For example to make a really simple treatment just use one carrier oil or one carrier oil plus one essential oil.  Or you can use a few different carrier oils and a mix of essential oils.  The possiblities are endless.

I recommend doing at least one deep conditioning treatment a week.  You can use a hot oil treatment (like in my article) or something like mayo (check out one of my older eco living articles for a mayo based hair treatment).  Or even something as simple as using a store bought conditioner as a deep conditioner: wet the hair, and leave it in for an hour or so.  Rinse or shampoo out.

Sometimes I will take a store bought conditioner, and enrich it with other ingredients (like a hair oil, mayo, honey, essential oils, etc).  Then I will dampen my hair, apply the conditioner, and leave it in for at least an hour (while I do errands around the house), and then I shampoo it out with soap (usually African Black soap or another real soap).  Other people may be able to just rinse it out (depends how dry your hair is).  Follow with an acidic rinse (vinegar rinse or an infusion) and done!

More articles and blog posts to come! :)

For more information on ingredients used in hair treatments check out Earth Alkemie’s (my aromatherapy skin/hair care and perfumery business) blog.