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Oils for Hair Conditioning Treatments

Category: Recipes
Posted: 2008-10-29 12:15

A good hairdresser will, if she's honest, tell you that "hot-oil treatments are a thing of the past and new research shows these do not do much at all for the health of your hair" .

That said, those commercial products are mostly glycerin based or made of benign oils with chemicals to "fake a look" of healthier hair.

In the article Hair Oiling Technique you will discover ways to actually improve your hair. Part of the methodology is that by nourishing the scalp it can produce healthier hair to begin with. Also, choosing high quality oils that are known to penetrate and hydrate will bring about the desired results. Where possible, do look for a "certified"* organic oil.

Some of the most popular and very beneficial oils which are being used for beautiful, strong, and healthy hair are:

Palma Christi Castor Oil from India
is a triglyceride of unique fatty acids, cold pressed and known as a strengthening hair oil that acts as a humectant**. It's moisturizing quality makes it well suited to condition thick, damaged, delicate, or curly hair and for overall healthy and shinny hair.

Jojoba Oil
can be used for dry hair as it helps to moisturize your hair properly. It helps to soften your hair and can be used to detangle your hair before shampooing.

Olive Oil
strengthens your hair and nourishes it due to its inherent qualities. Olive oil helps to reduce stress and promotes healthy hair by protecting its elasticity.

Coconut Oil
is one of the oils which helps in the lubrication of the hair. Minerals in unprocessed coconut oil, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron, provide needed nourishment. Helpful for damaged hair and helps to strengthen hair.

Rosemary Herbal Oil
is very useful for dandruff prone scalp. Warm the oil slightly and apply it with the help of your fingers. Rub it well on the scalp and wrap with a hot towel for a few minutes for best results.

Spoil yourself with a real hair-oiling treatment and get healthier and shinier hair, from the OutsideIN!


*It isn't enough, anymore, to see the word "organic" mentioned in reference to a product. Be sure to look for "certified organic" and there must be a recognized certification body associated with that claim, e.g., Ecocert, OCQV, etc.

**[i]Humectant: a substance that absorbs or helps another substance retain moisture.

Massage Techniques

Category: Healing Touch
Posted: 2008-10-20 14:36

Massage therapy is a natural therapeutic technique of soft-tissue manipulation with the hands.

Gosh! Doesn't sound as good as it feels!

Massage therapy is a technique intended to relieve muscle tension, fatigue, and stress. It also improves circulation and allows the tissues to return to their natural functions.

Massage therapy has an effect on the function of the whole body!


Different styles of massage are used to address different needs. The most common are:

Swedish Massage
This technique is primarily designed to relieve muscle and joint pain. It is a skin-level massage which serves to relax the nervous and respiratory systems. The techniques uses a combination of firm and gentle manipulations.

Kinesi-therapy Massage
This is known as relief through movement therapy. It involves a number of manual techniques designed to restore various joints and is used to identify the potential cause of restricted physical mobility.

This method involves the application of pressure techniques on specific reflex points, like the feet. These correspond with internal organs and glands.

And I will write about others soon!

Now, if you didn't feel tense and lacking of mobility before now, you very well may from reading this!

Your children will also benefit from your healing touch. Frequently, a gentle pressure massage on their legs and backs help them relax after a long day - no different from you!
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