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Treating Oily Hair

Treating Oily Hair

    Hair Mask: Treating Oily Hair




    Oily hair can be such a pain, often leaving hair looking flat and lifeless. You may wonder how are you are supposed to use essential oils whilst keeping greasiness in check. Fortunately, there are several homemade recipes that can help combat oiliness by ensuring you use the correct quantities in conjunction with all-natural, oil-absorbing ingredients.

    Shampoo and Conditioner


    Purifying Citrus Oil and Cornstarch Shampoo


    Ingredients:


    • Warm Water (1 cup)

    • Baking Soda (1 tablespoon)

    • Cornstarch (2 tablespoons)

    • Citrus Essential Oil (5 drops)

    • Grapefruit Juice (1/3 cup)

    • Grapeseed Oil (2-3 teaspoons)

    Directions:


    Combine all ingredients in a container and shake well before use. Wash hair with a generous amount of the shampoo and rinse well. Gently towel dry. Store in refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.

    Benefits:


    Citrus based ingredients are the perfect addition to cleansing oily hair, as they regulate sebum production, remove impurities, and nourish hair due to a high content of antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and folate. Grapefruit juice refreshes your hair and keeps oils under control, whilst its high vitamin content and gentle acidic structure will clean and revitalize your hair and scalp. Cornstarch intensifies the sebum regulation potential of this shampoo, whilst grapeseed oil helps reduce hair loss and provides deep moisture thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids. After a few weeks of regular use, you will notice a reduction in oiliness and the benefits of added strength and shine.

    Exfoliating and Cleansing Lemongrass Oil and StrawberryShampoo


    Ingredients:


    • Water (1 cup)

    • Castile Liquid Soap (½ cup)

    • Herbs (watercress and lemongrass)

    • Strawberries (2-3)

    • Lemongrass Essential Oil (4-5 drops)

    • Grapeseed Oil (2-3 teaspoons)

    Directions:


    Boil water and pour over herbs. Allow to steep for 30 minutes and strain. Using your blender, blitz your fresh strawberries, herbal infusion, lemongrass, and grapeseed oil until smooth. Pour into a container and shake well after adding liquid soap. Use shampoo within 2 weeks and store it in the refrigerator.

    Benefits:


    Strawberries are an antioxidant-packed powerhouse and a great addition to your hair care regime being high in magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids, and copper. They are also effective in the prevention of hair loss and ideal for oily hair as they offer gentle hydration without negatively affecting your sebum production. Their exfoliating properties remove dead cells and lifeless follicles. Lemongrass regulates oil production, combats greasiness and has a wonderful tonic and astringent effect. Watercress is rich in minerals and helps revitalize your hair. It is also extremely purifying and it combats hair loss thanks to its zinc and biotin content.

    Energizing and Astringent Ginger Root and Lavender Oil Conditioner


    Ingredients:


    • Water (1 cup)

    • Lavender (1 handful)

    • Black Tea (2 teaspoons of powder)

    • Ginger Root (2 pieces)

    • Maple Syrup (3 teaspoons)

    • Lavender Essential Oil (4-5 drops)

    Directions:


    Blitz all ingredients in your blender until you achieve a smooth,paste-like consistency. Allow to sit in your hair for a maximum of 5 minutes.Rinse thoroughly and towel dry. Condition your hair once or twice a week with this formula.

    Benefits:


    This conditioner contains energizing properties of ginger to offer you intensive purification and vitality. Ginger stimulates circulation of the scalp, which can help increase hair growth, and also contains effective antiseptic properties. Black tea is the hidden secret of this conditioner, as it tightens your pores strengthens the hair shaft and reduces shedding. It also contains tannic acid, which helps reduce the production of excess oil.

    Lavender will help regulate sebum, soothe your senses and help you de-stress, whilst its anti-inflammatory properties make a great remedy for a sensitive scalp. Maple syrup will hydrate your hair and prevent breakage. The overall effect of this conditioner is cooling and purifying and offers nourishment and gentle hydration, along with the power of astringent properties in black tea. Use this conditioner twice a week for best results.

    Balancing Apricot and Cypress Essential Oil Leave-in conditioner


    Ingredients:


    • Apple Cider Vinegar (½ cup)

    • Apricot Oil (2-3 teaspoons)

    • Cypress Essential Oil (4-5 drops)

    Directions:


    Mix all ingredients until well combined. Apply to damp hair and leave in. (You can also spritz the product into your hair using a spray bottle.)Use once a week or every two weeks for best results.

    Benefits:


    This formula contains the balancing properties of cypress essential oil and vinegar for the perfect ‘oily hair’ leave-in conditioner. Vinegarsanitizes restores and stimulates the hair, while cypress is an effective deterrent of excess oil. It contains apricot oil, a carrier oil light inconsistency, which leaves a slightly sweet fragrance. The beauty of this conditioner is its lightness and its simplicity. When you don’t want to invest too many ingredients into your hair care, this is the perfect solution. You'll have shine, smoothness, aromatic pleasure and deep purification.

    Purifying Antioxidant Melon and Orange Essential Oil Mask


    Ingredients:


    • Berries (of your choice, ½ cup)

    •Watermelon (1-2 slices)

    • Rosehip Oil (2-3 teaspoons)

    • Orange Essential Oil (4-5 drops)

    Directions:


    Blitz everything together in your blender until you achieve a smooth consistency. Evenly apply to your hair and let sit for 20 minutes.Rinse well and gently towel dry.

    Benefits:


    This mask combines antioxidant-rich and purifying berries with the refreshing and nutritive properties of melon – hydrating and packed with vitamin C to enhance hair growth whilst keeping your scalp clean and balanced. Rosehip oil adds nourishing Vitamin A that will stimulate hair repair. Orange essential oil will add a zesty aroma to the already fresh, sweet fragrance of the formula, and is known to lift your mood and evoke pleasant thoughts.

    Strengthening and Balancing Aloe Vera and Clary Sage Oil Mask


    Ingredients:


    • Aloe Vera Gel (1/3 cup)

    • Banana (1)

    • Grapeseed Oil (2 teaspoons)

    • Clary Sage Essential Oil (4-5 drops)

    Directions:


    Blitz everything together in your blender (or mash well) until you achieve a smooth consistency. Evenly apply to your hair and let sit for15-20 minutes. Rinse well and gently towel dry.

    Benefit:


    Aloe Vera gently hydrates the hair, protects from damage and helps control frizz or ‘fly-away’ hairs. Banana is a great base for oily hair as it is loaded with vitamins and adds moisture to the hair shaft without leaving greasiness. Grapeseed oil is light in texture and well-tolerated by oily hair, making it the perfect carrier oil to dilute your essential oil. Clary sage essential oil combats inflammation and contains astringent and balancing properties. This mask contains an overall purifying and rejuvenating effect.

     

     
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