Natural Hair Care Treatments
Your hair is your crowning glory it’s just a pity that what we put into it can leave it dry and dull and even brittle.
Here are some effective hair remedies that will infuse some much needed bounce and shine back into dull and lifeless hair.
For Greasy Hair
It’s incredible to think that your hair can reveal a lot about the person it belongs to, for instance with modern day science you’re able to identify what kind of diet a person exists on along with the types of metals and elements that are present inside the body and the level and toxicity, all this revealed from a single strand of hair.
Greasy hair is the product of overactive sebaceous glands that reside on the scalp. In commercial hair care products and shampoos are harsh detergents that strip the hair of its natural oils, the sebaceous glands over compensate for this lack of oil by kicking oil production into overtime hence the reason why you get oily, greasy hair.
You really are what you eat, just as a lot can be revealed about a person through their hair, the same also applies with the foods you eat. Even what you put into your body is manifested through your pores and your hair follicles.
So for instance if you eat a diet high in junk food, greasy chips, foods with high fat content, it will have an effect on the amount of oils produced.
The best way to combat the greasy hair condition is to, like everything we’ve talked about here, begin working from the inside out.
By beginning with proper nutrition you will start to see an improvement in the look and texture of your hair.
So start off by cutting back on the amount of fat content you consume on a daily basis, start incorporating more vitamins like vitamin B, C and F into your diet and get your fatty oils from a diet of fish. These fats are good for the heart and contain health promoting omega-3 fatty acids.
By making these dietary changes you should see an improvement in the amount of oil you produce.
When it comes to shampoo, try opting for the variety that has a more neutral pH (you can check our hair care section), the pH that is closest to water to preserve the hairs special protective outer layer.
Take your pH balanced shampoo and add to it 3 drops of rosemary to every 5 ml of shampoo. Try not to shampoo too frequently, spacing it out to every 3 to 4 days is ideal.
For your natural alternative to conditioner add 11 drops of rosemary and lavender to 25 ml of sunflower seed oil, add liberally and massage into the scalp. Bundle the hair up in a towel and leave in for 30 minutes. Before rinsing, apply your shampoo to help remove the oily conditioner treatment.
With hair straightening and blow drying not to mention harsh environmental conditions it’s no wonder our hair looks frazzled.
You know what I mean, no matter how much you condition, gel or mousse you butter on, your hair still has little escapees in the from of stray fly away’s. Guaranteed to ruin the perfect outfit you spent hours getting ready for or the photo you spent hours preparing for.
So if you’re sick and tired of wrestling with stray hairs that stand to attention and you know that cutting them off is only dealing with the now rather than getting to the (pardon the pun) root of the problem then you need some serious frizz control treatment outside of a V05 hot oil commercial.
So here it is, your secret anti-frizz remedy, and best of all, it’s completely natural too.
Opt for gentle pH-balanced shampoos( or try our SanoTinT dry hair shampoo) that don’t dry or strip the hair of its natural oils.
Add 3 drops each of lavender and chamomile to every 5 ml of your pH balanced shampoo.
My grandmother swears by this, long before they had store bought conditioner from the likes of Pantene or Tresemm’e, my grandmother used castor oil.
We’re going to put a unique spin on my grannie’s old classic and add some extras to make it more sumptuous and smell less, castor oil-like.
Add 11 drops of chamomile and lavender with 25 ml of castor oil OR extra virgin olive oil, apply generously and gently massage throughout the hair, paying special attention the length of the hair shaft and the tips where hair is at its driest and most vulnerable.
Wrap the hair in a towel and leave for 30 minutes, for deep treatment, leave in for an hour.
Add in shampoo after leaving in for 30 minutes and work into a lather before rinsing clear.
Wash the hair every 3 days to maintain the natural oils and to keep the frizz at bay.
Nobody likes it when dandruff spoils the look of your new black sweater or jacket. If you’ve been suffering with dandruff I’m sure you know all too well the annoying dusting off your shoulders from your friends and family.
If you’ve tried commercial treatment products that don’t seem to get the job done, there are natural alternatives you can try.
Again, unlike the chemically manufactured, store bought variety, natural remedies always aim to get at the heart of the dandruff and works from the root cause.
Dandruff usually indicates a mineral deficiency or a food allergy of some kind. Try adding to your diet vitamin E and evening primrose oil capsules.
Here are a couple of simple, yet effective treatments to help alleviate the symptoms of dandruff.
For a deep treatment add 20 drops of tea tree oil and 6 drops of lemongrass oil to 50 ml of coconut oil. Massage thoroughly paying special attention to the scalp area. Leave in for at least 30 to 40 minutes.
Before rinsing add 5 drops of tea tree oil to every 5 drops of pH balanced shampoo. Work into a lather and rinse thoroughly until water runs clear.
Do this once a week.
During washes throughout the week, simply massage 4 to 5 drops of tea tree oil throughout the scalp and leave it in.
You should see a noticeable reduction in the amount of dandruff within two to three weeks.
For better results you can combine with use of SanoTint Anti-Dandruff Shampoo