We scrub, rub, and moisturize every square inch of our body, but the scalp tends to get neglected!!!
Oatmeal and Olive Oil Mix
Oatmeal is extremely moisturizing. That’s because it has hair-loving B-vitamins which contributes to the thickening/strengthening of hair. It makes your hair less brittle and more elastic. This is a plus for curly and kinky (or happily nappy) hair types especially since our hair tends to be more prone to damage via simple hair manipulation like combing and using hair bows. Using oatmeal in a hair treatment will make your hair feel silky and soft while you’re washing it, which keeps it from tangling later…and when you wash it out it coats your hair with a film that locks in moisture, which is perfect for me because my hair can get super dry. And last but not least, it makes hair “shine bright like a diamond” (in my Rihanna voice LOL)
1. Make your oatmeal into a fine powder. Put it in the blender. And NOT INSTANT OATMEAL people lol you don’t want to risk getting visible pieces of it stuck in your hair. Grind ¼ cup (approximately 2 oz) of oatmeal until it becomes a very fine powder. To make sure what you’ve made is fine enough see if 1 tsp will dissolve in 8oz of water. The water should turn a tan color and the oatmeal should not settle at the bottom. If it does, get on the grind
2. Add ¼ of a cup of powdered (colloidal) oatmeal to an empty pitcher then add 2 quarts of warm water while stirring. Then add 2 tbsp of olive oil and mix. Make sure there are no clumps of oatmeal in the water.
3. Pour the mix into your hair after you have washed and conditioned it making sure to get every strand and even your scalp (especially if you suffer from dry and itchy scalp)
4. Cover you hair with a plastic cap to allow your colloidal oatmeal and water soaked hair to reap all the benefits of the treatment. Let it sit for 10-20 minutes.
5. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy the feeling of beautiful, soft healthy, oatmeal fed hair!
Adding Baking Soda to Shampoo
Adding Baking soda to shampoo gives it a little extra oomph on those days when your hair’s gotten so dirty, it needs some super-strong cleansing. Instead of reaching for a clarifying shampoo – which is more than likely loaded with toxins – just pour about a teaspoon of baking soda into your hand, add your usual amount of shampoo and lather up. You’ll find that the lather is extra rich, and helps your shampoo go a little further. Work it into your scalp with your fingers for a soothing massage. Remember to use a good conditioner after to moisturize.
Brown Sugar and Olive Oil Mix
Now this one I can’t use because this mix is for oily, pore-clogged scalps (and mine are dry) It removes excess oil & impurities, removes dead skin cells, and improves cell circulation
In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of Olive oil, 2-3 Tablespoons of Organic Light Brown Sugar, 3 drops of your favorite essential oil (helps invigorate scalp). Add enough sugar to make a thin paste. Do not heat the oil as this will melt the sugar. On dry or damp hair, part and section the hair into 6 or more sections. Clip or twist the hair to keep it in individual sections. Take a scoop of the scrub and apply to scalp, separating hair to reach entire scalp. In a circular motion, slowly scrub the scalp with the mixture for 1-2 minutes. Refrain from scrubbing roughly, as this may lead to irritation. Rise well, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.