And so the quest starts!
My hair ‘problems’ at the moment are that it’s; dry, thinning, coarse, gets easily tangled and my scalp gets itchy. Of course I’ll also want to have some help in the growth department and for my hair to be strong. From this, I began to do some digging as well as some further reading into some of the natural products I currently have in my routine. There are so many products out there that are naturally great for our hair and some of them may or may not work on mine but I had to decide on a few. I based my following shopping list on what my problem hair areas are, accessibility to these products in South Africa as well as price. Some things were just too expensive or required a lot of effort on my part to get a hold of but there were always cheaper and more easily attained.
Here is my shopping list along with some of the known benefits relevant to my hair:
- Cocoa butter – as part of my butter. Helps with detangling, thickening of hair, helps relieve dry and itchy scalp
- Coconut Oil – as part of my butter. Helps to seal in moisture,strengthen hair and scalp.
- Vanilla Essential Oil – to make my butter and spritz smell yummy!
- Tea Tree Oil – as part of my daily spritz. Helps to combat dandruff, itchy scalp and as a mild preservative to keep my spritz fresher for a little longer.
- Flax Seed – to produce gel. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids which are great for hair growth and scalp health.
- Coconut Cream – as part of my deep conditioner. Packed with protein, it’s thick and helps to strengthen damaged hair.
Already in my cupboard:
- Avocado oil - a great liquid oil (as opposed to coconut oil which solidifies quickly). It's a light sealant that contains amino acids and is absorbed quickly by the skin.
- Castor oil – as part of my daily spritz. Stimulates hair growth and thickness.
- Glycerin – as part of my daily spritz. It's an affordable humectant that draws moisture to the hair.
- Aloe Vera juice – as part of my daily spritz. Helps to condition hair, as well as reduce dandruff and promote growth.
- Extra virgin olive oil – as part of my deep conditioner.
- Bicarbonate of soda – as my cleanser. Bicarb is a well known cleaning agent used for a variety of purposes. It lifts build up from hair and scalp.
- Apple cider vinegar – as my post cleanser rinse to get my hair's PH level back to normal. It apparently has the closest level of PH to hair than any other vinegar.
So off I go on my quest to even more natural hair. Do any of you use all natural products? Do share your fave recipes!