When it comes to hair, most of us, women with kinky African hair, tend to take care of it by getting a retouch and treatments. But is this enough? I had a bob for the longest time and that involved a lot of hair dryers, tongs and frequent retouches. This went on for 4 years and it made my hair very weak. My own hair looks very frail and until it grows, I will cover it, get a retouch every 3 months and give it my care and love (finally). I have done some research on hair masks and I have come up with a combination of oils and hair products that are good for my hair. I have been able to increase the volume, avoid the itchy feeling some weaves and wigs give me and also helped reduce my dandruff.
So lets begin:
First, you need all the ingredients for the hair mask: Castor Oil , Olive Oil and Hair Tonic.
Castor Oil does so many things to the hair. It reduces hair loss, fights scalp infections and dandruff, reduces split ends and acts as a natural hair moisturizer and conditioner.
Olive oil has been used in beauty regimens for generations and its use is unlimited. For my hair mask, I included it because, it adds shine to the hair and this is good especially if you have damaged hair that always looks dry and brown even when your natural color is black. I also included it because I have very coarse and tough hair and olive oil softens hair and moisturizes it. Being a moisturizer, it also helps to fight dandruff.
Hair tonic is an old school hair oil that helped men keep their hair in place after styling. The hair tonic by ballet, has more than one use. It has tea tree oil that helps reduce scalp itchiness that I get from weaves, wigs and braids. It also has Vitamin A and E, that provides nourishment to hair.
Now that you know what everything does, its time to make the mask.
Pour two tea spoons of the hair tonic, castor oil and olive oil into a bowl or small container and stir till they are evenly mixed. Using a dropper or your fingers, apply the mixture all over your scalp and hair and massage your scalp. Put on a shower cap for heat or you can wrap your hair overnight and wash it out in the morning. Your scalp will feel amazing and your hair will look healthier.Do this once every week or two weeks and tell me what it does to your hair.
This works for me. I stopped itching, I have thicker and softer hair now and my never-ending dandruff has reduced tremendously. It’s not an over night treatment and it doesn’t have to work with everyone but its worth a try. The ingredients are very affordable and easy to find in any cosmetics store or supermarket with a budget of Ksh 250.
Hair Provided by: Micore International
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