And so the quest starts!
I’m diving right into the au naturale experiment and have
been doing research into what natural products are out there to experiment
with. Thankfully, I’m no complete stranger to using some natural stuff on my
hair. I’ve included things like avocado oil and glycerin in my products quite
early on. But it turns out there are even more deliciously useful and
accessible items out there to try. How do I go about choosing them? I’m going
to start at the beginning and assess what my current needs are.
‘problems’ at the moment are that it’s; dry, thinning, coarse, gets easily
tangled and my scalp gets itchy. Of course I’ll also want to have some help in the
growth department and for my hair to be strong. From this, I began to do some
digging as well as some further reading into some of the natural products I
currently have in my routine. There are so many products out there that are
naturally great for our hair and some of them may or may not work on mine but I
had to decide on a few. I based my following shopping list on what my problem
hair areas are, accessibility to these products in South Africa as well as
price. Some things were just too expensive or required a lot of effort on my
part to get a hold of but there were always cheaper and more easily attained.
Here is my
shopping list along with some of the known benefits relevant to my hair:
butter – as part of my butter. Helps
with detangling, thickening of hair, helps relieve dry and itchy scalp
Oil – as part of my butter. Helps to seal in
moisture,strengthen hair and scalp.
Essential Oil – to make my butter and spritz
Tree Oil – as part of my daily spritz.
Helps to combat dandruff, itchy scalp and as a mild preservative to keep
my spritz fresher for a little longer.
Seed – to produce gel. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids
which are great for hair growth and scalp health.
- Coconut Cream – as part of my deep conditioner. Packed with
protein, it’s thick and helps to strengthen damaged hair.
Already in my cupboard:
oil – a great liquid oil (as opposed to coconut oil which
solidifies quickly). It’s a light sealant that contains amino acids and is
absorbed quickly by the skin.
oil – as part of my daily spritz. Stimulates hair growth
– as part of my daily spritz. It’s an affordable humectant that draws
moisture to the hair.
Vera juice – as part of my daily spritz.
Helps to condition hair, as well as reduce dandruff and promote growth.
virgin olive oil – as part of my deep
of soda – as my cleanser. Bicarb is a
well known cleaning agent used for a variety of purposes. It lifts build
up from hair and scalp.
cider vinegar – as my post cleanser rinse to
get my hair’s PH level back to normal. It apparently has the closest level
of PH to hair than any other vinegar.
So off I go on my quest to
even more natural hair. Do any of you use all natural products? Do share your