Raised in an Indian household an analogy you’ll hear often from my mother is “applying oil to the hair is equally as important as watering a plant”.
The way the I take care of my hair is simple, so I’m just gonna it break down of how I do it.
First off, I cannot express enough how important oil is for the hair. Oil will prevent hair loss, a dry scalp – preventing dandruff and keeps your hair from being frizzy and dry. I use two different oils; Coconut Oil and Castor Oil.
I mix each of these oils in one bowl, in proportion to each other.
You may need to melt the coconut oil as it goes solid in cold weather, so place the bottle in boiling water, or scoop the solid coconut oil from the tub into a bowl and microwave it for about 10-15 seconds. The castor oil is liquid at room temperature. However, take care – castor oil is really sticky and thick.I take this mixture and massage into my scalp and roots and I do this on a weekly basis. I try to leave the oil in my hair for as long as possible, I even sleep with it in over night.
I used to use Herbal Essences Shampoo, but I felt like it never did my hair any good. So, I changed to the Body Shop Banana Shampoo (£6) and Conditioner (£6) for a good 7 months now and I noticed my hair was a lot softer, a lot bouncier because the formula is light weight … they have recently changed the name to: “Banana Truly Nourishing Conditioner/Shampoo”.
On my damp hair, I’ll apply the “Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor for Damaged Hair”. I use about 5 pumps and apply it all over the shafts of my hair and on the ends and then blow dry my hair.You can apply this over dry hair too but if I do this, I’ll apply about 2 pumps. Again, it leaves my hair soft and silky making it easy to brush through and adds a little shine. 🙂
Hope you found this helpful, thank you for reading!