On a recent and rare visit to get my hair cut, the hairdresser asked if I used any products. I think from the state of my hair when I walked in, he already knew the answer but was being polite. My hair is thick and these days has a lot of white through it. I've no idea why people always say grey, it's most definitely white! Apparently the white makes it go frizzy. I thought it was because I moved from Sydney to Melbourne where it's drier. Either way a product of some kind will definitely help to tame it.
It got me to thinking I could use a hair cream. Not the one he offered in the salon which I am sure was chock full of toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients. I couldn't actually read the ingredients cos along with getting lots of white hair, my eye sight is going too! But a natural and organic one that's going to be god for my hair, my skin and my health.
I did some surfing and most recipes used an oil such as coconut, jojoba, argan or avocado with added essential oils. I knew I was after a cream I could run through the ends so I went for a base of coconut oil. This article helped me decide which other oils to add. My choice of ingredients was also influenced by what I already had in my cupboard :o)
Coconut oil has vitamin E and is known to reduce frizz. Jojoba is the oil that is the most similar to hair sebum which means it doesn't mess with your scalp's natural balance. Rosehip oil has vitamin A and is absorbed easily by hair. I remember reading years ago that rosemary essential oil is good for dark hair (chamomile for fair hair) and this article also said it's great for promoting hair growth and inhibiting greys. Gotta be worth a try hey?
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp jojoba oil
10 drops (1ml) rosehip oil
15 drops (1ml) rosemary essential oil
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
Pour carefully into a container.
Label and enjoy frizz free hair!
To use: apply to slightly damp hair. Start at the ends and work your way up.
Note: this recipe made a fairly liquid cream. In the hot weather, the coconut oil will melt making it runny. Next time I'm going to add beeswax to make a more solid hair wax.