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Hair Oiling Conditioner Treatment

Category: Skin Deep
Posted: 2008-07-11 11:12

I just have to share this with you! I love what hair oiling has done to my hair! Adding oil to your hair sounds contradictory to what we hear from all the commercial haircare giants. But you really have to try this out to believe it. Sharon's article on Hair Oiling as a conditioning treatment is excellent.

I am writing a list of hair oils and will post it soon!

Oiling ones hair is one of the most important things, if we want to take care of our hair. It is very necessary that hair is given proper treatment which would mean a massage with some of the most beneficial oils.
Having the right kind of oil for your hair is very important and so is oiling your hair. Many of us have a hectic schedule due to which, oiling and washing our hair holds the last priority. If you want healthy hair and one which lasts longer - oiling is the best remedy.

There are so many oils in the market which tells you tales about the benefits it provides. Before jumping in the bandwagon with others, check it from which company you are buying the oil. A trusted and known company is very important as there are many duplicates in the market.

Having good hair oil is not enough, eating the right kind of food also helps. Harmful foods such as canned and processed food which do not protect your hair instead damage it, should not be eaten. Eating fresh coconut is very good for your hair!

For beautiful and strong hair, massage your scalp with hair oil and leave it overnight. You can also use a steamed towel to cover your hair for half an hour for best results. This gives your hair a shiny and lustrous look.

Oiling your hair everyday would be too much to ask for. But do this at least once a week for beautiful hair. It does make a lot of difference if you keep doing this regularly as it is bound to show on your hair.

The massaging and oiling of your hair stimulates the blood circulation, which in return helps your hair. Due to the oil your hair is protected from the strong and hot sun rays and other environmental factors like wind, chlorine in pools and salt in the sea. The oil also gives your hair that extra shine we all associate with healthy hair.

By Sharon Hopkins


Clay Mask Extras !

Category: Recipes
Posted: 2008-07-07 11:47

Cosmetic clays* make the perfect base for a facial and can be used on their own merit. But why not make them even more special with essential oils, infusions, or herbs for even more benefits for your skin?!!

Play with additions of aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar, or floral waters (orange or rose) in your cosmetic clay mask.

Herbs and essential oils, when added to the clay, create a scented mask of luxury. A basic recipe includes 2-3 oz. of cosmetic clay with 1-2 oz. of powdered herbs added.

Experiment with finely ground chamomile, marigold, calendula petals and peppermint leaves, lavender and marshmallow root. Ground Comfrey root, ginger root and slippery elm bark are good for dry skin. Rose petal powder adds some fragrance and citrus peel powder is good for astringency. Neem powder has an anti-bacterial quality for acne and oatmeal or milk powders soothe the skin.

*Cosmetic clays include the new Spa discovery Ghassoul and the well known green clay, white clay, and pink clay.
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