While coconut oil is truly one of the best things you can do for your hair, there’s a lot to be said about an oil treatment with ingredients that also deliver the goods to the scalp:
Herbal Hot Oil Treatment (via Mountain Rose Blog)
Ingredients (click the links to shop ‘em)
- 1 Tbsp organic rosemary herbal oil; antioxidant, antiseptic, stimulates blood flow (not recommended for women who are or may become pregnant).
- 1 Tbsp organic calendula herbal oil; anti-bacterial and ant-inflammatory
- 5 to 10 drops cedarwood or orange essential oil (optional)
Mix the oils together in a glass bottle and shake well. Fill a separate bowl with near boiling water. Place the bottle in the bowl and allow the oil to heat slowly for a few minutes. Test a drop of oil on your wrist to check the temperature. Rub some of the oil in your fingertips and massage into the dry scalp starting at the front. Using a circular motion, work backward toward the crown and add more oil as needed until the entire scalp has been massaged. Next, massage oil into dry hair from the scalp to the ends using a gentle motion. Cover your hair with a shower cap or recycled plastic bag and wrap a hot damp towel around your head. Relax for 20-30 minutes before shampooing out. Enjoy your soft, beautiful hair!
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