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Your Own DIY Amazing Hair Treatment

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Why hair treatment? However you’re feeling and whatever is happening in your life, you want to look and feel your best. One way to do that? Have fabulous hair! But, let’s be real – as a mum it’s easy to neglect your hair and even easier to end up with damaged hair. Too much sun, not enough care, even stress can affect how your hair looks. So, try a DIY hair treatment and save yourself a fortune at the hairdresser. I say, thank goodness for essential oils!

So, to help you combat those bad hair days, here are the recipes for a few of my favourite essential oil-infused* hair treatments to help you protect and repair damaged hair and look great:

Hot Oil Treatment for Damaged Hair

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup organic sunflower oil or Young Living’s V-6
8 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
8 drops Geranium Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients well.
Warm oil to a comfortable temperature and apply the mixture to damp hair.
Then cover hair in a plastic wrap and apply a hot towel for 20 minutes.
Finally, shampoo your hair.

Lavender and Rosemary Hot Oil Treatment

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup organic sunflower oil or Young Living’s V-6
5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

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DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients well.
Warm oil to a comfortable temperature and apply the mixture to damp hair.
Cover hair in a plastic wrap and apply a hot towel for 20 minutes. Shampoo.

Super Deep Heat Hot Oil Treatment

INGREDIENTS:
1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
1 Tbsp. Almond oil
1 Tbsp. Jojoba oil
1 tsp. Evening Primrose oil
5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
5 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:
Melt coconut oil in a double boiler on low temperature.
Add other carrier oils and allow to cool.
Add essential oils.
Apply to hair and wrap in a towel for 30-45 minutes.
Shampoo.

Some more great hair tips

By treating your locks with a DIY hot oil hair treatment your tresses will not only shine through spring, but will also be beautiful and healthy come summer. And if you’re looking for additional protection, try implementing the following tips into your daily hair care routine:

  • Wash your hair with lukewarm water. Hot water can strip your hair of moisture, and during the winter you need all the moisture you can get!
  • Use a quality conditioner. If you have dry hair to begin with you may want to look for a hair conditioner that is made for dry hair, such as Young Living’s Copaiba Vanilla Conditioner.
  • Use styling tools designed to lock in moisture. Using hair tools such as ionic hairdryers and ceramic-plated straighteners will style your hair without drying it.
  • Don’t go outside with wet hair. If you expose wet hair to cold winter weather, you risk the possibility of your hair freezing, which leaves it prone to breaking and severe damage.
  • Use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment at least once a week. Your hair needs this extra attention to help repair and undo winter damage.
  • Wear a hat or wear your hair up as much as possible. Choose a hat that will not flatten your hair completely, but will just cover up most of your hair. Fortunately, there are lots of cute style choices that can make this attractive as well as functional.
    Wearing your hair back and up will also help reduce exposure to the weather. Just remember – this doesn’t have to be the typical ponytail. Experiment with cute updos or sleek chignons to help protect your hair.
  • Finally, try rubbing a dryer sheet on your hairbrushes and combs to minimise static electricity. While this might sound silly, it works! Because most people have their heat on and their house closed up, static cling is a huge problem in winter. This simple little trick will save you that highly undesirable frizz frenzy.

*As an aromatherapist I only use and recommend Young Living essential oils and products. Not just for hair treatments… but for everything. Why? Because I believe they’re the best! For more information about why I think this, check out my post here.

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