Tips For Soft Healthy Hair

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

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Follow these simple tips and your hair will thank you 🙂

Uses for vanilla essential oil

The one that I have is actually blended with jojoba oil and sunflower oil but it still has that sweet vanilla scent when I use it.

Essential oils can literally be added to so many beauty products homemade or not such as:
Shampoo
Conditioner
Deodorant
Moisturiser

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You can add a few drops (5-6) to your bath water for an extra relaxing bath with aromatherapy benefits 🙂 they can also be added to carrier oils if neat and used for body massaging. Essential oils can be mixed in with homemade air fresheners for a light fragrant smell.

There are actually over 90 essential oils each with there own health benefits and they are sold in many shops, this one was from Holland and Barratts for £5.99 the vanilla essential oil has a comforting scent and can reduce the thoughts of stress and anxiety through it’s soothing qualities.