Here are some oils to add to your hair to make it grow longer and more healthy, and how they each work!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known for its many talents. It’s powers date back thousands of years when it was used to cure viruses such as the common cold. Now it is a common ingredient used in over the counter acne medications.
Tea tree is a natural antiseptic which helps get rid of bacteria or fungi.
When applied to hair this is very beneficial to those who suffer from scalp irritations like dandruff, or lice. It acts as an exfoliant by removing debris from the scalp, allowing hair follicles to clear. Clear follicles mean room for natural oils to coat the hair and an easier environment for new hair to push through.
Bur oil is a precious gem many of us ignore. Bur, or burdock, is obtained from the burdock root. The oil is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols.
The fatty acids found in burdock are very rare and help hair grow. It helps by providing nutrients that help the oil glands and hair follicles function.
Peppermint oil is also essential for hair growth. This oil serves as an astringent which helps balance the scalp’s PH level. Pure peppermint oil can be strong, so dilute it with water before applying.
This oil works by penetrating the scalp and regenerating the hair follicle. Once this type of environment is created on the scalp, circulation will increase, and your hair will grow.
It can also help prevent hair loss, fight dandruff, and reduce excess oil! Excess oil can clog the follicle making it hard for new hair to resurface.
Lavender is an essential oil often added to products for fragrance. Originating from the Mediterranean, Lavender was used as a healing and relaxation aid for disorders such as stress and insomnia.
As we know, stress is proven to cause hair loss issues such as alopecia.
For hair, lavender aids in improving circulation and fighting infection. It can also be used to treat scalp conditions such as psoriasis!
Maintaining a healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair growth, which is why lavender can be a hero product.
Jojoba helps to moisturize the hair, by acting as our scalps natural oils.
Jojoba can be used to hydrate any part of the body, it even makes a good makeup remover.
The jojoba shrub itself is known for it’s ability to withstand harsh environments. If this plant can live worry free in the desert, imagine how well jojoba’s moisture can bind to your hair.Making sure your hair is hydrated at all times will ensure your strands don’t get dry and brittle.
How to use: Add 20 drops of each of these to a spray bottle and dilute the oil mixture with water. Spray your hair with the mixture, specifically on your scalp, and leave it on for a few minutes. Alternatively, add a few drops of one or more of the oils to your shampoo and conditioner and lather heavily and leave in for as long as you can.
(i didn’t make this technique but i did test it and it works !!! you should probably do a length check before so when you finish this, you could see if there’s a difference)
things you’ll need
-coconut oil (like the solid kind)
-your regular shampoo and conditioner
so you gotta start out with your lovely hair. you don’t have to wash it (yet). part one of this magical mess is mixing 2 eggs (not small, like large) and ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil until it’s an even color. then you dump that funky mess on your head and coat every incredible inch of your hair, shower capping it and leaving it for an hour. after that hour is up, shampoo and condition your hair. melt the coconut oil and massage your scalp with it for about 5 minutes and then either shower cap it or cling wrap it. now go to sleep (unless it real early, then go to sleep when you’re tired/it’s nighttime). when you wake up, rinse it out and dry it up. length check, and hopefully it works for you too!
It’s funny (and by funny I mean horrible) how the guys that consider makeup to be “unnatural” and “false advertising” are almost always the same ones that shame women for not being completely hairless. How is not having hair where we naturally grow hair any less “false advertising” than makeup?
I brought back torrance (left) and momo (right), my elvish variety of seelies (benevolent faeries of irish and scottish lore). Momo used to be my old witchsona but I decided to make her a separate character and a female. Being a seelie, momo is very bright and free spirited and radiates good natured childlike energy and curiosity at all times. Torrance is a bit of a black sheep since he lacks a good natured attitude and is easily irritated, especially when it comes to momo. He’s a bit of a tyrannical older brother figure to her and they bicker often but he means well. He just isn’t as in tune with his empathy and sympathy as her.
My variant of seelies also grow assorted mushrooms and other fungi on their hands, arms, and shoulders, all of which bring the eater a different temporary state when consumed depending on the elf that grew it. Momo’s would give the consumer a mild sense of euphoria and taste sweet like grass while torrance’s are more bitter and make you sleepy. Picking and growing the mushrooms cause no pain to the seelies, it’s as natural as growing arm hair to them.
C: I’ve been natural for a while now but I decided to not heat straighten my hair for a year and wear wash and gos only. My hair went from bra strap length to mid back length in 1 year! I am so proud of myself. Ladies this natural thing works! I could be waist length by next year if I keep going. Keep drinking water, keep you hands out of your hair because black girl’s hair CAN grow!