Natural help for damaged hair and dandruff
One thing most of us have in common is hair. Women in general are more prone to dry damaged hair due to over processing, chemical treatments and so on. While I’m one of those women I like to consider myself a hair survivor of the 80’s. If you too were a teen in the 80’s you know exactly what I mean. We couldn’t survive a day without our Aqua Net, LA Looks hair gel, blow dryers or crimping irons. Boy do those words bring back the good ole hair days to mind. Heck, by the early 90’s I had perfected the “Something about Mary” upwards bangs. Good thing time changes trends, our own outlook on our appearances, and what we use to perfect them.
If you have dry damaged hair, split ends, dandruff or dry scalp you can benefit from this excellent all natural way to heal your hair. It’s basically a moisturizer for your hair consisting of two simple household ingredients. I like to refer to it as the All Natural Hair Wrap.
All Natural Hair Wrap
- 3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (where to find organic unrefined olive oil)
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey (where to find natural raw honey)
If you have very long or thick hair double or even triple these measurements until you find what works for you. I have very fine shoulder length hair and this is the perfect measurement for me.
Mix ingredients together and apply to damp hair. You can shampoo first if you like but it is not necessary.
Take the mixture rub it down into your scalp and toward the ends of your hair. I have a conditioning comb which is just a fancy name for an old fashion hair pick that I use to thoroughly comb the mixture in. After saturating your hair wrap it in a towel and let sit for at least 30 minutes. If your hair is in pretty bad shape I would go a full hour. Rinse with warm water first then wash out with a mild shampoo. Dry and style as you like – I typically do this before bedtime so I let mine air dry.
Help for dry and damaged hair
I noticed a difference on my fine hair immediately. If you have thicker hair it may take a couple treatments before you see a difference. I treat my hair once a week but again if you have naturally thick hair or very dry damaged hair try it several times a week until you notice healing.
Help for dandruff and dry scalp
Olive oil and honey also provide an excellent natural defense against dandruff and dry scalp by hydrating both the scalp and the hair.
Benefits of olive oil and honey on hair
Olive oil and honey condition hair and improve its strength and elasticity. They also work to correct the stresses caused by chemical products and even our everyday environment. The olive oil contains Vitamin E (a natural antioxidant) and Vitamin K.
Vitamin E has been shown to help with the growth of hair as well as preventing hair loss. It does this by aiding the growth of capillaries in your scalp, and more capillaries mean improved circulation and better prevention of hair loss. Improved capillary health in the scalp can even increase hair growth. Vitamin E also helps prevent split ends and is a great defense against the damage caused by excessive use of hair dyes, hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. As you can see it’s a great source of nutrition for hair!
Vitamin K is one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies and will help strengthen capillary walls to maintain healthier hair.
Honey is a humectant which means it holds onto water molecules thus hydrating the hair and also soothes the cuticles leaving hair soft, shiny, and manageable.
Inexpensive and effective at home hair treatments
There is no need to pay a salon hundreds of dollars for conditioning treatments. Especially when you don’t know what ingredients are in the products they are using.
Now go whip up a batch and have yourself a Good Hair Day!