WARM WINTER TREATS FOR YOUR HAIR
Winter tends to have a drying effect on hair.
When the cold season comes, we undoubtedly need to step up our hair and skin game.
This does not have to break your budget though. There are some great ways to spoil yourself and nourish your skin and hair with simple ingredients in your kitchen!
A favourite amongst many naturals is olive oil. This oil with its antioxidant properties as well as its high content in monounsaturated fatty acids will leave your hair feeling moisturised and nourished from root to tip. It smoothens the hair cuticle which is an absolute blessing for 4c hair. It is great for all hair types, but for those struggling with dry, crackling coily hair, this is a must try.
HOW TO USE OLIVE OIL
HOT OIL TREAMENT:
You can incorporate Olive oil into your hot oil treatments. Olive oil on it’s own will give you instant benefits. Your hair will be smoother and more manageable.
1)To make your treatment more potent you can add Jamaican black castor oil for thickness and growth as well as coconut oil for softening.
2)Mix a quarter cup of olive oil with a dash of JBCO and coconut oil.
3)Place the cup of oils in a dish with hot water. Alternatively you can heat it up in the microwave (not the best way, but it sure is quick!).
4)Massage scalp with oils. Give a good massage for at least 5 minutes.
6)Work the oil into the rest of your hair all the way to the ends.
7)Cover all your hair with a shower cap or similar.
8)Wash hair after 30 minutes. Use a mild shampoo.
GREEN HOUSE EFFECT
GHE is a method that is steadily gaining popularity. It is a slight modification on the baggy method. It basically involves oiling your scalp and sleeping with a shower cap on your head until morning. This is an emergency fix. You won’t believe the results!
1)Massage oil of your choice into your scalp. Tropic isle living Jamaican Black Castor oil promotes growth. You can mix it with olive oil for a lighter feel.
2)Massage scalp for a good 5 minutes.
3)If your hair is particularly dry, massage teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive oil into your hands and spread evenly on hair.
4)Plait twists to give hair a good stretch.
4)Cover your hair with a plastic bag or shower cap. End off with a doek or scarf covering the plastic cap.
5)Notice how we did not heat the oil this time? That is because your scalp will be kept warm as you sleep.
6) Remove scarf and plastic in the morning. Allow hair to air dry for about 20 minutes before styling.
Were these tips helpful? How do you keep your hair nourished during winter?