Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pre-shampoo Hair butter

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons organic virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic neem oil
  • 1 teaspoon organic spirulina extract
  • 10,000 IU Vitamin E
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops chamomile essential oil OR 3 drops of German chamomile essential oil for reoccurring itchiness or flakes on the scalp.
  • 2-3 inches of an aloe leaf
  • Measuring spoons, knife, blender & small container or bowl.

What to do:
  1. Cut the aloe leaf & scrape the inside (slimy & bitter part).
  2. Add the ingredients into a blender ( use a small blender if you have one). Blend all ingredients until it's well blended & distributed evenly.
  3. Massage the treatment onto scalp and distribute evenly along your tresses; ensure your ends are well covered with this butter if they appear or feel dry.
  4. Leave on hair for 10-15 minutes. Be careful not to let the oil get on your face. Essential oils could cause breakouts on sensitive skin.
  5. Rinse thoroughly in shower and proceed to shampoo as usual. (You will need to clean the shower after you're done because of the oil.)
  6. This is a great moisturizer and the chamomile will help if you have severe itchy/flaky scalp. Feel free to use this as often as you like for maximum effectiveness. This recipe yields enough for 1+ uses depending on the length of your hair.

I did not blow dry (YEAHHH)... instead I applied a natural blend of organic oils to my scalp & moisturized through the tip. I combed my hair into seven knots (see pic below), uncurled them & styled. The knots give a great curl patter that can yield many great styles. I like to wear my hair in a curly pony tail or pin it up like I was wearing a banana comb.

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