Oil Treatment for Hair Growth and Moisture:
I asked if y’all on IG stories if you wanted a post about the oil treatment I do and most said yes so here it is:
First, my treatment is YELLOW in real life, I photoshopped it pink for the aesthetics of this photo. If you have blonde hair, it can make your hair yellow over time. To combat yellowing, I always wash this out with purple drops added to my favorite shampoo. You can use store-bought purple shampoo if you want too. Keep in mind though, most purple shampoos contain sulfates, parabens, and other gunk you don’t want in your hair.
For maximum results do this every week. Sometimes I do it at the beach, braid it, and let the heat from the sun warm it to really penetrate my hair shaft for maximum results. Doing it at the beach will also protect your hair from salt air. Otherwise, I do it before bed and sleep with it. I cover it with a shower cap and a turbie-twist to trap in the oil. The heat from my scalp helps the oil to penetrate the scalp and shaft. I always use an applicator bottle because it’s easier to section the hair and apply the oil but you can use any old shampoo bottle!
Here’s how to make the oil:
Start with a 6oz applicator bottle and add ingredients. I use organic and pure ingredients and I highly suggest you do as well. The higher quality the ingredients you use, the better the results will be.
- 3oz black castor oil. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties make it beneficial against folliculitis, dandruff and scalp infections and its ricinoleic acid content help increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.
- 1oz avocado oil. The fat content, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and minerals also make a great ingredient for your hair and skin. Avocado oil hair can help tame frizz while promoting growth, shine, and more.
- 1oz heated coconut oil. Full of protein, and small enough to penetrate deep into the hair shaft, coconut oil is also antibacterial and antimicrobial and very nourishing. It is especially high in the C12 chain of MCFAs known as Lauric Acid. The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles which can prevent hair loss. However, people with coarse curly hair may not have positive results from coconut oil because adding protein to hair not lacking in protein can cause hair to become too stiff and break. I personally do have curly hair which is why this recipe is low in coconut oil.
- 1oz olive oil. Rich in vitamins A, E, and antioxidants, olive oil helps protect the keratin in hair and seals in moisture.
- 20-30 drops of organic peppermint or lavender (or both) essential oil. Peppermint and Lavender are both known to stimulate hair growth because of the increase blood circulation to the scalp when applied through massage.
- Shake to mix thoroughly.
How to Apply the Treatment:
- Apply to towel-dried hair for best results. If you need to, you can apply to dry hair too however, towel dried hair has an open cuticle and will absorb more of the treatment oil. (Don’t apply to soaking wet hair as it will get everywhere and won’t absorb very well.)
- Gently comb hair to remove tangles.
- Part hair and begin to apply generously directly to the scalp.
- Continue parting hair 1″ apart from the previous parting and applying more oil.
- Repeat this until all of your scalp has been coated with the oil mixture.
- Due to the high concentration of castor oil, this oil will be thick and sticky.
- Flip your hair upside down and massage your scalp vigorously for 5 minutes while upside down.
- Distribute the oil on your hands from the message onto your ends.
- Use a boar bristle brush to distribute oil down the lengths of your hair. (I keep a separate brush just for this.)
- Cover with shower cap and turbie-twist. (I do use a disposable shower cap because it’s super thin and easier to sleep in. I reuse it over and over until it’s full of holes or the elastic isn’t working anymore because #refusesingleuse. But, I found a cute reusable one that you wouldn’t need a turbie-twist with here and I’m going to order it too!
- In the morning shampoo it out with your favorite shampoo and condition it. Style as normal.
- As I mentioned above, this treatment can make blonde hair yellow over time so to combat this, use purple drops in your favorite shampoo or regular purple shampoo.
Not part of this post, but I also have been taking Halo Beuty (the pink pills below) and I’m noticing my pores becoming smaller and my under-eye bags are less noticeable. This isn’t sponsored but I knew someone would ask about them so I wanted to mention!
Thank you for reading!