Essential Oils…The Missing Link?

Essential oils are an effective way to re-grow hair naturally because they stimulate, soothe, and repair the hair follicles deep within the scalp. Some of the most popular essential oils used in hair care are rosemary, lavender, peppermint, and cinnamon. Let’s look at why! Rosemary encourages hair growth, alleviates dandruff, and makes hair dark. Lavender is used to treat alopecia (hair loss). Peppermint is excellent for thinning hair because it helps to stimulate blood flow to the root of your hair and doing so gives it good nourishment and growth. Cinnamon essential oil is great for hair shedding and scalp stimulation as well. And since essential oils have a very low risk of side effects and are quite inexpensive, adding any of these to your current products may help you get past plateaus. There is an essential oil available for nearly every hair or scalp problem. But remember that essential oils are far too concentrated to be used directly on the skin or hair, so it’s best to dilute them with carrier oils like almond, safflower, sesame, coconut, avocado, or olive. #essentious #essentioushaircare #essentioushaircareproduct #hair #haircare #naturalhair #curlyhair #kinkyhair #wavyhair #longhair #sulfatefreeshampoo #sulfatefreeconditioner #sulfatefreehaircareproducts#naturalhaircareproducts #chemicalfreehaircareproducts (Taken with Instagram)

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What To Look For In Your Conditioner 

Slicones are made up of synthetic oils that can add temporary shine, luster, and reduce frizz. The problem with silicones is that these unnatural oils can coat the hair and seal out moisture which is terrible for Afro- textured hair. Conditioner sole purpose is to repair and moisturize your hair. 

Silicones may be too heavy for fine or limp hair, and produce a greasy look, knowing your hair type helps you focus on the best ingredients to use. Avoid using products with ingredients whose name end in -cone like Cetyl Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Steary Dimethicone, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, and Amodimethicone. The top ingredients to look for in conditioner include emollients, humectants, proteins, and moisturizers.

Clarification On Clarifying 

Your hair can suffer from product build up from using hair sprays, gels, serums, conditioners and even shampoo. This is why you will need to clarify our hair monthly to clear and cleanse. While sulfate free shampoos are gentle on our hair they will not be able to fully wash away product build up! When you cut out sulfates from your hair regimen you will trade the capability to lift stubborn products that lay on the shaft of the hair making it harder to get rid of product residue. 

Here is how to check if you are experiencing product build up:

1. Your hair is suffering from breakage despite balancing protein and moisture.

2. Your hair feels coated.

3. Your hair feels limp lacking movement lays flat on your hair and looks dull.

4. Shampoo does lather and doesn’t seem to work.

If you have ever felt like your favorite products have stop working after using them for awhile, it could be that they have loss their effectiveness due to products sitting on the shaft of your hair. Clarifying shampoos should be used once a month to lift build up from the stands of your hair.