Almost anything you do with your hair is damaging to your locks. As much as we try to avoid destructive hair practices, there are just some things we have to do on a daily or a weekly basis that are still bad for our mane.
Shampooing, for instance. Everyone should shampoo, right? That’s the clean, hygienic, right thing to do! But we all know, that shampoo has chemicals that are just a little too harsh. That’s how it’s able to clean our hair. Let’s say you decide to skip shampooing forever (cringe) just to protect your hair, you still have to comb! And yes, ladies, this is damaging too.
Well, instead of going to the extreme of skipping shampooing and combing entirely, just regularly conditon your hair with products that are all natural and organic. If there’s one practice that isn’t destructive if done right, this is it!
Massaging Argan oil on your hair and scalp regularly is great for your hair. This miracle oil from Morocco is packed with essential oils and minerals that help nourish, moisturize and strengthen your mane. Not to mention it’s loaded with antioxidants too. These will help protect your hair from the harsh effects of free radicals. Unlike other natural oils, this liquid gold will not leave your hair greasy after. This is a definite plus on my book and I’m sure yours too! Who would want to walk around with greasy hair, right?
Personally, I don’t like to smell like food…BUT! There’s a big but! If you happen to love the smell of coconut and the tropics, then this might just be the natural conditioner for you. Coconut oil is a natural emolient so applying it regularly will help lock in moisture to your hair. It also has anti-microbial properties that are good for treating hair loss. Massage on hair and scalp 30 minutes before shower. Rinse with water and shampoo.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Yes, extra virgin olive oil is not only good for salads. This natural oil is great for the hair too. Add a tablespoon of your favorite aromatherapy oil to a half cup of this oil to boost its fragrance. Shake then let it set for a night. Apply it on your scalp and mane. Secure your hair with plastic bag for 30 minutes. Rinse with water then shampoo.
Regular application of any of these oils on the hair will lead to a softer, smoother and healthier locks! The great thing about these oils is that these oils do not have any harmful ingredients in them!