Deeply Moisturize and Condition Your Hair for End-of-Summer Healing

The summer season can be tough on your hair … the intense sun, drying wind, daily ponytails, chlorine from the pool, sand from the beach … if you don’t pay a bit of attention, your summer fun can result in dry hair, split ends and an itchy scalp.

Give your hair a vacation from the intense elements of summer. Regular deep conditioning is a great way to give your style more body and strength, boost your scalp health and create an amazing natural shine. You’ll see a lot of manufactured deep conditioning products on store shelves, but don’t be fooled by worlds like “natural” on the label. If you check the ingredients you’ll often find it filled with silicone and ester – anything but natural.

Mixing up a batch of your own effective deep-conditioning treatment with essential oils is easy, inexpensive, and convenient. You’ll be able to control the ingredients and even tailor the treatment to meet the needs of your own body.

Create a base for your conditioner with coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado oil. These neutral and moisturizing carrier oils penetrate the hair shaft and carry the nutrient-bearing essential oils to the places they are most needed. Use four tablespoons of the carrier oil of your choice, and add eight drops essential oil in any combination you like. We suggest using certified organic tea tree, rosemary and lavender, depending on what your hair needs to be strong and have a healthy shine. Use organic tea tree if your scalp needs gentle soothing or has a long-term itch. Add organic rosemary to stimulate hair growth for a thick, lush look. Blend in organic lavender to deeply clean hair without stripping out your natural oils.

Apply the deep conditioning blend to wet hair. Focus on the ends since they are usually the most damaged – the deep conditioner can help to restores oils and prevent breakage and further splits. Comb through your whole hair with a wide-toothed comb to distribute evenly, working the mixture into your scalp with your fingertips. Wrap your hair in a warm, damp towel to open the cuticles and allow the deep conditioner to penetrate. Leave for around 20 minutes for best absorption.

When you are done, wash and rinse hair … you can use a dilution of apple cider vinegar and water for a sweet shine and a natural clean. Repeat once a week, or as desired. The more regularly you deep condition your hair, especially after intense damage, the sooner results will show!

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