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[ 3 Jan 2013 | 36 Comments ]

WHY?
It is a part of my hair regimen, I have suggested it on this site all the time, no doubt you go to the stylist and she’ll take up a hank of your hair and say tut-tut, you need a hot oil treatment, but have you ever wondered- why do I need a hot oil hair treatment? What is it about hot oil on my head that is so important to the overall health of my hair? Well here are some reasons:
1. The use of hot oil treatments has a …

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[ 10 Sep 2012 | 18 Comments ]

Olive oil is well sought after for dietary as well as beauty purposes because it is so nutrient rich. In the carrier oils it is ranked very highly with coconut, avocado and castor oils. It is a very powerful carrier oil because it contains the emollient squalene which is very penetrative. Squalene penetrates deep within the hair follicle and does not leave an oily feel behind. Besides its penetrating quality which is a god send for dry haired ladies, this oil contains vitamins A and E which also repairs …

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[ 8 Aug 2012 | 22 Comments ]

A couple weeks ago in the middle of my scalp felt really tender, I endured the tender feeling until I went into my cosmetics cupboard and saw my bottles of oil. The peppermint oil screamed, use me– use me. So I did, I put a drop on my finger and gently massaged it into my tender spot. It tingled for a bit, that nice ‘pepperminty’ tingle and then I went about my business. The next day, the tender spot was barely noticeable, I applied a drop more and after doing …

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[ 11 May 2012 | 26 Comments ]

Coconut oil needs no introduction as a superior oil in hair care; there have been so many anecdotal reports about the effects of coconut oil on hair that I am sure that you might have one too. Coconut oil works because it contains a slew of nutrients that are very good not only for the body but also the hair. These nutrients include more than ninety percent of saturated fats, protein, Vitamin-EĀ and Vitamin K and mineralsĀ such as Iron.
Coconut Oil Hair Benefits:
The molecules in coconut oil are very small and this …

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[ 10 May 2012 | 158 Comments ]

Castor oil is liquid gold for hair, it was used thousands of years ago by the Egyptians for healthy hair and it is still around today because in the 21st century it still works like a charm, for not only hair but also the skin.
Castor oil is thick, golden in appearance and is the by-product of the castor plant. A plant that is not without some controversy because of certain toxic compounds which can be found on the surface of the castor bean.
Why is castor oil so special? It contains …

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[ 30 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments ]

There are several essential oils that are particularly good for hair health and specific types of hair issues. One way to take advantage of them is to add a bit of it to your carrier oil and massage your scalp or add a drop or two on your comb, in your shampoo or conditioner. Here are the oils that are particularly good for massages.
 

Hair Issues

Essential Oils

Hair Loss
Rosemary, cedar wood, thyme, grape seed, and jojoba are particularly good for hair loss.

Dandruff
Tea tree oil, rosemary and jojoba are particularly good for improving …

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[ 9 Sep 2011 | 364 Comments ]

There are several oils that can be used in hair. By now we know that using mineral oil and petroleum oils and their derivatives is not necessarily the best thing for hair as they seal out moisture, thus contributing to hair dryness in the long run. If like me, you were a bit confused as to what the best oils are for hair and when you should use them, this article offers a look at what the major oils are and which ones are especially good for hair.
Essential Oils
Essential Oils …

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[ 28 Jul 2011 | 8 Comments ]

This is my weekly Thursday hot oil treatment. I usually shampoo and then deep condition my hair after this.
 
Ingredients:
3 drops of eucalyptus oil
3 drops of peppermint oil
1/8 cup of olive oil
1/8 cup of castor oil
 
Directions:
Boil water in small sauce pan. Remove pan from fire. Mix oils together in a small plastic container and place container with oil in hot water in the sauce pan. The oils should heat up pretty quickly when placed in hot water, leave it in hot water until it is hot enough and then start applying …