Rosewater promotes healthier hair growth and improves blood circulation within the scalp therefore nourishing and strengthening your hair follicles. Rosewater can be used to treat inflammation around the scalp and is thought to have therapeutic properties.
Rosewater alone can be used for a after shampoo rinse
Rosewater and glycerine can be used for an after shampoo rinse instead of conditioner
Massage 2 handfuls of either liquids into your hair and scalp, cover with a shower cap and leave on for 20 minutes before washing out.
A massage in general will have many holistic health benefits but specifically massaging the head is good for many reasons the main two being:
Increases blood flow which can stimulate the hair follicles making the hair grow faster
Helps with fatigue, stress and headaches
The head massage should be slow and deep, physically moving the scalp with your fingers in order to stimulate blood flow. There are also certain essential oils which bode well with head massages and have other benefits.
Tea tree, soothes a dry itchy scalp
Lemon, helps control dandruff
Peppermint, acts as a natural cleanser
*always check the instructions for how to use essential oils as many of them are usually mixed with carrier oils before using.
Sometimes your hair might need that extra love to help it grow and be healthy, often we are doing to much too our hair like over washing, applying too much heat or product build up which can all have a negative effect on the health of our hair.
Here are some simple tips for all hair types to follow to ensure your hair is at its most healthiest state.
1. Don’t wash your hair too often: I think this generally depends on the hair type but washing your hair weekly should be more than enough, when you wash your hair too often the shampoo actually strips your scalp and strands of the natural oils it produces to stay healthy.
2. Start air drying: instead of using the blow dryer, flat irons and curling tongs let your hair dry on its own and keep it in its natural state more often, this was a habit that I cut out a long time ago as the constant heat and harsh temperature was damaging my hair.
3. Use kinder products: it can be quite tiresome and annoying looking for truly natural and organic products but if you at least make an attempt to avoid certain ingredients/chemicals your hair will appreciate it. Sodium laurel sulphate (SLS) is a common ingredients to avoid as it has drying properties which of course will help to dry out your hair and make it brittle therefore more prone to breakage.
4. Don’t forget the oils: there are so many varieties to choose from each with their own benefits, you may not find the perfect oil for your hair straight away so be prepared for trial and error. Always make sure you buy cold pressed, organic products that are in their purest form.
Oils to use…
– coconut oil
– castor oil
– argan oil
– olive oil
– rapeseed oil and many more
Follow these simple tips and your hair will thank you 🙂
I will forever LOVE my natural hair, even though it’s not really different it isn’t very commonly celebrated or appreciated as much as I think it should be. I just want it to grow long and healthy, maybe inspire others to go natural too.
Regardless of what your hair type is it’s the different things about you that make you special and all you can do is love yourself.