Essential Oils & Tips for Healthy Hair
One of the biggest compliments I receive all the time is how healthy and beautiful my hair is. I won’t lie, I have been gifted with wonderfully thick hair, but it definitely doesn’t stay fabulous with out a little support! Years ago I thought this meant putting a ton of product in my hair... which couldn’t be further from the truth! So today I wanted to share some of my tips to keep your locks looking luxurious and feeling fab!
1. Get yourself a Quality Shampoo & Conditioner
As I’m sure you can guess, I use an amazing duo that keeps my hair clean and soft, from dōTERRA! doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner is a hair-boosting duo that works to protect your scalp and hair while enriching it with doTERRA essential oils, giving your hair the healthy and smooth look it deserves. Keep in mind, these are just suggestions and this is exactly how I take care of my hair!
2. STOP washing your hair every day
Ok, ok, hear me out! When you wash your hair every day, you throw off the natural balance of your scalp and your hair. Plus, it is so much better for your hair to rest from heat, products, and washing! Which brings me to my next tip...
3. Lay off the heat
If you’re curling your hair, blowing it out, or straightening it on a daily basis, you’re doing your hair a disservice babe! One of my favorite ways to get waves and curls without heat is by braiding my hair after showering or taking a bath. If you do need your hair styled for an event or a date, then go for it! I do recommend getting creative with no heat options though! You might be surprised what you can dream up! Rag curls anyone? Whether you like to curl, straighten, blow dry, or style your hair, heat can take a serious toll on your strands. If you still plan to use these hot styling tools during your daily hairstyling routine, it is a good idea to use some sort of protecting product to shield your lovely locks from heat damage. Instead of buying a pricey protectant spray, consider making your own with this Essential Oil Heat Protectant Spray that uses essential oils like Clary Sage and Geranium to protect your hair. Not only will this DIY spray keep your hair safe from the heat, but it will leave your strands with a wonderful smell all day long.
4. Minimize or Eliminate piling on Product
It might not surprise you if you’re still reading, that I don’t use hair spray. If I do use “styling products” it’s very rare and I use very little of it. My product of choice is doTERRA’s Healthy Hold Glaze. You can even add a little of the glaze in a spray bottle with some water if you are looking for a light hold hair spray! However, there’s really something that just feels so good about allowing your hair to be free. Now I understand not every hair type can fall into this all the time, but I’ll tell you this, the more you allow your hair to naturally find itself, the healthier it will feel, better it will look, and easier it will be to manage.
5. Keep your hair Moisturized
How can we do this? The most important way is to stay hydrated dear! Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and hair healthy. You can also add a bit of doTERRA’s Beautiful Body Mist for a little shine and hydration if your curls, or ends are feeling particularly dry. One of my favorite ways to keep my hair moisturized is by leaving my conditioner in my hair for the entire duration of my bath or shower, and letting that be the last thing I rinse off.
6. Take your Omegas
Healthy fats keep your hair healthy! That means making sure you are consuming healthy fats in your diet regularly (think avocados!) and adding in a high quality supplement like xEO-Mega from the Lifelong Vitality pack. When you consume healthy fats, not only are you helping to restore what your body may be missing, but you will find that shine again in your hair! It really makes a difference!
7. Retire your Top Knot
Take a deep breath, I don’t mean forever! As a mom, sometimes I have those days where a top knot is all I can manage, and rock my hot mess look. Why retire the top knot? Well, if it tends to be a style you wear the majority of the time, you might be breaking your hair and creating those split ends. Having your hair in a ponytail or top knot can cause extra breakage in your hair, which also causes that no fun frizz! So take another deep breath, take out the hair tie, and let your hair down babe! (Life Hack: if you must have your hair up for longer periods of time, use a satin scrunchi and don’t tie your hair up super tight!)
8. Make your own Deep conditioning Treatment
Instead of shelling out big bucks for fancy deep conditioners, try using essential oils for hair repair with this easy Natural Deep Conditioner DIY. When dealing with damaged, dry hair, get a little extra help with some of the best hair oils like Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Clary Sage, and Geranium oil to rejuvenate and repair your lackluster locks. Check out this simple tutorial, and rejuvenate your hair today.
9. Protect your Hair with Ylang Ylang
Don’t let the damaging heat of the sun prevent your hair from looking healthy and strong. Instead, use Ylang Ylang essential oil. Ylang Ylang oil is loaded with organic components that promote the appearance of healthy hair. To protect your hair from looking beat by the summer heat, or to restore any sort of damage from heating tools, massage Ylang Ylang into your scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair.
10. Be gentle to your hair
Ok, this might sound like a no brainer, but I figured I needed to say it. If your hair is being *knotty* don’t yank your brush or comb through it! Instead, take a more gentle approach to avoid any damage. Check out this easy Natural Hair Detangler DIY that allows you to use soft, moisturizing essential oils to detangle your snarly, troublesome hair. I know how frustrating it can be to get knots out, as my hair is incredibly thick and sometimes has a plan of it’s own!
I hope these tips were helpful and lead you down the happy road to healthy, shiny hair!