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Recipes for Dry and Brittle Hair

Recipes for Dry and Brittle Hair

    Hair Masks




    Dry hair may require more frequent treatments and conditioning to maintain a healthy feel. If your hair is also brittle, never fear – there are a few hair natural care solutions that will help you achieve gorgeous shine and luster.

    Shampoo and Conditioner


    Moisturizing Avocado and Orange Blossom Oil Shampoo


    Ingredients:


    • Apple Cider Vinegar (1 cup)

    • Orange Blossom Essential Oil (5-7 drops)

    • Avocado (1 half)

    • Olive Oil (2-3 tablespoons)

    Directions:


    Mix vinegar with mashed avocado and add both oils. If you don't easily get a consistent paste, you can use your blender to make your formula creamy. Store shampoo in the fridge for 1-2 weeks and shake well before applying to your hair.

    Benefits:


    This shampoo recipe combines the captivating fragrance of orange blossom with the unique and nourishing ingredients of avocado to nourish your scalp and hair. Rich in vitamin E and B, it offers a reliable solution to stimulate and accelerate hair growth, whether you run the risk of hair loss, or you just want richer and healthier hair. The formula is easily absorbed into the hair shaft and is perfect for dry, split ends.

    Orange blossom essential oil is ideal for regeneration and shine and by mixing with olive oil, becomes a highly hydrating combination for your scalp and hair. After regular use, your hair will feel strong and lustrous and those rebellious strands of hair will be ‘tamed’.

    Hydrating Aloe Vera, Glycerin, and Geranium Essential Oil Shampoo


    Ingredients:


    • Water (½ cup)

    • Liquid Castile soap (½ cup)

    • Aloe Vera Gel (1/3 cup)

    • Glycerin (1 teaspoon)

    • Almond Oil (2-3 teaspoons)

    • Geranium Essential Oil (10 drops)

    Directions:


    Add all ingredients into a container and shake it well until combined. Lather desired amount into hair, then rinse well. Use shampoo within one month.

    Hair mask Benefits:


    This shampoo is extraordinarily refreshing and hydrating and offers dry hair the perfect balance. Glycerin will give a deep treatment to dry scalp and dry hair, will define curls and minimize frizz. Keep in mild glycerin must be diluted for the best results. This shampoo may not be suitable for those who use permanent hair dye.

    Almond oil is packed with vitamins and minerals and is recommended for damage and split ends. Aloe Vera contains enzymes and valuable alkalizing properties that can naturally balance the pH level of your scalp, removing dry, dead cells and promoting hair growth. It also acts to alleviate irritation and itching. Geranium essential oil promotes circulation, has an overall calming effect and adds a pleasant, mild fragrance. Both hair loss and dry, damaged hair can be treated with this shampoo.

    Regenerating Cedarwood Oil Conditioner


    Ingredients:


    • Water (½ cup)

    • Olive Oil (½ cup)

    • Comfrey Root (a few pieces)

    • Herbs (try elderflower and dandelion)

    • Cedarwood Essential Oil (5-7 drops)

    Directions:


    Boil water and allow the comfrey root to steep for 30 minutes. (You may also add any other herbs of your choice.) Strain infusion and pour all ingredients into a container. Shake well until combined. Lather onto your hair, let sit for 5 minutes and rinse well. Gently towel dry.

    Hair mask Benefits:


    A nutritive balm for dry hair, it regulates sebum and is packed with nutrients. Its regenerative properties are ideal for anyone, but keep in mind itis a heavier solution, which may be best used regularly if you have very dry hair. One of its most praised benefits is its ability to tame frizzy hair and wild curls. Olive oil adds extra shine and a super silky texture.

    Comfrey root treats dry and damaged hair thanks to its high content of vitamin A, minerals and antioxidants. It also nourishes your hair with large quantities of allantoin, rosmarinic acid, and mucilage, which will help stimulate hair growth and brighten dull hair. This herb also has anti-inflammatory and emulsifying properties that can add more body and texture to your hair. Dandelion softens your hair and it makes it thicker and stronger. Its high content of vitamin A promotes hair growth and may surprise you with some natural highlights in your hair. Elderflowers contain astringent properties that can soothe your scalp and stimulate the repair of dry or damaged hair. Cedarwood essential oil will strengthen your hair and add a subtle and refreshing fragrance.

    Softening and Hydrating Argan Oil and Thyme Essential OilConditioner


    Ingredients:


    •Argan Oil (3-5 teaspoons)

    • Maple Syrup (2-3 teaspoons)

    • Thyme Essential Oil (7 drops)

    Directions:


    Combine and mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth,paste-like consistency. Lather onto your hair, let sit for 5 minutes and rinse well. Gently towel dry.

    Hair mask Benefits:


    This conditioner is more intensive than others, as it contains a combination of highly moisturizing ingredients that act directly to nourish your hair with an oil-heavy base. Argan oil is very rich in Vitamin A, E, and antioxidants and can help regenerate and soften hair, giving it extra body and shine. Thyme is great for stimulating circulation, making your hair thick and lustrous and combating irritation. After regular use, damaged hair and split ends will be of no problem and your hair will look and feel strong and healthy.

    Strengthening and Energy-boosting Pumpkin and Seabuckthorn Oil Mask


    Ingredients:


    •Olive Oil (2-3 teaspoons)

    • Cooked Pumpkin (2-3 slices)

    • Sea Buckthorn Essential Oil (5-7 drops)

    Directions:


    Blitz all ingredients together in your blender (or mash well) until you achieve a creamy consistency. Apply evenly to your hair and let sit for20 minutes. Rinse well and gently towel dry.

    Hair mask Benefits:


    Olive oil will moisturize and nourish your tips, whilst seabuckthorn will energize and revitalize your hair. Pumpkin makes for a great nutrient-rich base for your conditioning mask, given its soft and malleable texture. It is rich in Vitamin A and potassium and it will enhance hair growth when applied to the scalp. This hair mask is packed with vitamin C, A, beta-carotene and minerals which will activate the process of hair repair and replenish and moisturize your hair after regular use.

    Refreshing and Tropical Papaya and Rosemary Oil Mask


    Ingredients:


    •Coconut Milk (½ cup)

    • Papaya (2-3 slices)

    • Almond Oil (2-3 tablespoons)

    • Rosemary Essential Oil (5-7 drops)

    Directions:


    Blend the coconut milk with the papaya flesh and add the oils. Blitz everything together in your blender until you achieve a creamy consistency. Apply evenly to your hair and let sit for at least 20-25 minutes. Rinse well and gently towel dry.

    Hair mask Benefits :


    Papaya is extremely refreshing and aromatic, giving your hair a vitamin and mineral boost. Papain (an enzyme present in papaya) is known for removing dead cells, activating the production of new ones and preventing hair loss. It works great as a nourishing base for your mask thanks to its soft and creamy texture. It helps your hair become stronger and shinier and can also bring out subtle highlights. Almond oil is like ‘food’ for your hair – perfect for moisturizing and repairing dryness, whilst rosemary oil is soothing and also stimulates hair growth. Use this mask when you need a boost of mental clarity – aromatherapy with rosemary works as an excellent brain and memory invigorator.

     

     
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