Your hair goes through the ringer every time you color it, blow-dry it, use the curling iron or flat iron, hang out at the beach, or swim in a chlorine-filled pool. Diet, stress, medical conditions and medicines you may be taking, hormonal changes and vitamin and mineral deficiencies can all affect your hair, too. Using special treatments may be the best way to keep those locks in good shape. There are tons of off-the-shelf hair treatments, but most contain a good bit of added chemicals. They may make your hair look and feel great at first. However, over time these conventional hair treatments will just add to the negative environmental effects that can cause frizzy and dry hair — ultimately unmanageable hair. (1)
Applying a hair treatment periodically can help eliminate frizzy hair, and even repair damaged, split ends. What’s great is that you can do it at home and there is a good chance that you already have the ingredients in your kitchen cabinet. One of my favorite options is an olive oil hair treatment. It deep conditions, makes the hair shine and is easy to wash out of the hair, among other great benefits. Read on to learn how to make it yourself and why it is such a great idea.
How to Make an Olive Oil Hair Treatment
Using olive oil to treat hair is nothing new. It has been used for centuries to add shine, softness, fullness and even to strengthen hair. It contains some key components such as oleic acid, palmitic acid and squalene. These are all emollients, which are compounds that make the hair soft.
To start, pour the olive oil into a small bowl or glass jar. Next, add rosemary, lavender and lemongrass oils, which are some essential oils that are great for the hair. Blend well. While you can simply condition using just the olive oil, adding these essential oils further boosts the quality of the hair treatment:
Rosemary is great for thinning hair. It helps with growth and thickness by increasing cellular metabolism. A study even showed increased hair growth in patients who were suffering from alopecia. (2)
Lavender contains antimicrobial properties, can prevent dry hair and helps eliminate stress, which in and of itself can stimulate hair growth and healthy hair overall. (3)
Lemongrass is a great addition given its ability to heal the scalp and strengthen the hair follicles. And if dandruff is a concern, it helps with that too!
Make sure to blend all ingredients well. Then, store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. (4)
How to Use an Olive Oil Hair Treatment
Apply a coat of the olive oil hair treatment to your dry hair by starting at the roots and working your way down your hair. Make sure the hair is well-coated. For added conditioning, wrap the hair in a warm towel. If you are wondering if you can keep olive oil in your hair, the answer is yes. Leave the olive oil treatment in your hair for 30–40 minutes. Rinse, then gently massage in my DIY shampoo, again starting at the roots and working your way through all of your hair to ensure that you have removed all excess oil. If you are not sure, shampoo twice. Then use my DIY conditioner. Rinse and style as usual.
Using olive oil is especially great for textured, curly, thick, dry or damaged hair. While it may be OK for fine hair, perhaps using a little less or substituting with coconut oil may work better for this hair type. It should be safe to experiment with both.
Olive Oil Hair Treatment with Rosemary and Lavender
Total Time: 3 minutes
Serves: 4–5 treatments, depending on length of hair; makes about 4.2 ounces
Oily skin is the most irritating skin type. It catches dirt and impurities very easily from its surroundings and tends to break out.
Additional oil secretion demands extra attention for the skin to be healthy and glowing.
Homemade face masks can treat many of the problems caused by oily skin, including acne, spots, blackheads, and greasy lines. Though they will give results gradually unlike other cosmetic beauty treatments, these natural remedies are chemical-free and gentle on the skin.
Have a look on below and who knows, you may be able to find a cure for your problems.
The long succulent leaves of the aloe vera plant does all the magic
The primary constituent of the gel in the leaves is water
skin saviour for most of us; thanks to its cooling and medicinal properties one can vouch for. The long succulent leaves of the aloe vera plant does all the magic and how! The primary constituent of the gel in the leaves is water, and is additionally packed with minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients. Nowadays, most commercial skincare products have
aloe vera loaded in them. However, they may not be as useful or effective as the ones you prepare and use at home. Temperature's soaring and so is the need of keeping your skin hydrated. The sweltering
summer can use up most of the water in your body as sweat, which makes your skin look dull and dry. Hence, it is essential to keep your skin hydrated.
Toss away all your commercial skincare products, and instead give your skin a chance to breathe natural. We suggest some amazing aloe vera packs for your body that will help to keep it rejuvenated and hydrated this summer.
1. Aloe Vera And Cucumber Pack To treat your dull and dry skin, take aloe vera gel and a few slices of cucumber. Add a few lemon juice drops, and blend everything well. Apply this paste on your skin and leave it for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water. All the ingredients in this pack will help to hydrate your skin well. Make sure you use it regularly.
To treat your dull and dry skin, take aloe vera gel and a few slices of cucumber.
2. Aloe Vera, Honey And Banana Pack Moisturising your dry skin is tough in summers, considering it can make your skin extremely oily and prone to sweat. This simple aloe vera moisturising pack will make an excellent moisturiser for summer. All you need is aloe vera gel, honey and banana. Mix all the ingredients well on your skin and massage gently. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry your skin. Banana and honey are deemed as natural moisturisers that can leave your skin glowing in summer.
Banana and honey are deemed as natural moisturisers that can leave your skin glowing in summer. 3. Aloe Vera And Olive Oil Pack If you have an extremely dry skin, this pack is best for you. All you need to do is to add a dash of olive oil in aloe vera gel and mix it well. Apply it on your skin and let it stay overnight. Rinse it off with water; you will find your skin supple and soft. (Also Read: Olive Oil: Amazing Benefits of Olive Oil for Health, Hair, Skin & Its Wonderful Uses)
All you need to do is to add a dash of olive oil in aloe vera gel. 4. Aloe Vera, Almond Oil And Rose Water Pack If you have an oily skin, this pack is a must for you. Take aloe vera gel, almond oil and rose water in a bowl and mix them well. Apply it all over the skin and leave it 15 minutes before washing it off with water. Rose water helps to rejuvenate your skin from the excessive heat, and almond oil keeps your skin hydrated and avoids making it greasy and sticky. (Also Read: Here's How Rose Water Can Do Wonders For Your Eyes)
Take aloe vera gel, almond oil and rose water in a bowl and mix them well. 5. Aloe Vera And Yogurt Pack Add aloe vera gel and yogurt in a bowl and mix them well. Apply it all over your skin and leave it for a few minutes until it dries off. Wash it off with running water. It will leave your skin cool and hydrated. (Also Read: 5 Ways To Use Curd As Part Of Your Beauty Routine)
Add aloe vera gel and yogurt in a bowl and mix them well. These amazing packs give best results when used regularly. Give your skin some relief off the sunny days.