Hair care - Nourishing hair conditioner recipes for dry hair

A moisturizing and nourishing hair conditioner is a must in order to control dry hair and scalp.

There are many causes of dry hair. The outside, environmental factors, what we eat, blowdrying, dying the hair, iron curlers...

Not any oil added to the recipes will do though. Some oils leave a greasy residue which you certainly don't want. Oils such as coconut moisturize enough and also create a protective layer on the hair shaft that will lock in the moisture. You will also find olive oil as one of the ingredients. Olive oil is a wonderful nourishing ingredient, used in body and skin care. It nousishes the hair shaft and also adds to its elastisity which dry hair often lacks.

Coconut oil nourishing hair conditioner

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of jojoba oil
  • 4 tablespoons of powdered white clay
  • 1 cup of distilled water

Preparation

Over low heat combine coconut and jojoba oil until they melt and then remove them from heat.
In a separate bowl, combine clay and water until the you get a pasty consistency.
Thoroughly combine the oils and clay.
Use a palm-full and apply it on previously dampened and clean hair.
Massage vigorously into scalp.
Use a shower cap or plastic wrap and cover the hair for 15 minutes.
Shampoo the hair after that.

Jojoba oil in hair care is known to soften the skin and also increase the shine.

Olive oil hair pack

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil

Preparation

Warm up olive oil over low heat.
Remove from the heat and add lavender oil to it.
Apply on damp hair while still warm and massage the scalp.
Using a shower cap, cover the head and leave on for 20 minutes.
Shampoo the hair after that.

Lavender essential oil not only smells good, it has healing properties that help regulate the scalp's dryness.

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