October 22, 2014

DIY: Hair Tonic

DIY: Hair Tonic - Ginger, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Almond oil, Castor oil, and Mahabringraj oil
I've mentioned in my previous posts, that I was having some issues with my hair. So lately, I've been experimenting with a lot of oils and massage techniques. Scalp massages have actually been around for centuries. They help with promoting circulation and supplying nutrients to hair follicles. They are also a great method of relaxation. Seriously.



I've experimented with some oils that I found to suit my scalp and hopefully give me some growth. I use castor oil, almond oil and a herbal oil  I've found at my local ethnic grocery store, called Mahabringraj. I also added some essential oils I had on hand.
Henna Sooq Essential Oils - Ginger , Peppermint , Rosemary , and Tea Tree
You can find these essential oils here: http://www.hennasooq.com/all-products/

Essential Oil
Benefits
Peppermint Essential Oil
Stimulates blood flow and aids in providing nourishment to hair. Stimulates hair growth.
Rosemary Essential Oil
is very useful for dandruff problems and flaky itchy scalp.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
helps to keep the scalp free of bacteria and fungal problems. Tea tree oil unblocks the sebaceous glands and encourage the flow of the scalp’s own moisturizing oils while clearing away dead skin cells.
Ginger Essential Oil
Encourages blood flow which aids in hair growth

DIY: Hair Tonic


What You Need:
~100 ml of Almond Oil
~ 30 ml of Castor Oil
~ 50 ml Mahabhringraj Oil
1 Drop Ginger EO
3 Drop Peppermint EO
2 Drop Rosemary EO
2 Drop Tea Tree EO

What To Do:
Step 1: Mix all oils together. I would recommend you test it first to see if you have sensitivity to the Essential Oils.

Step 2. Scalp Massage Anyone?


The scent is of this tonic is less than desirable but I can put up with it for hair growth. I use this as an overnight treatment, once a week. I massage this, focusing mainly on my scalp- not on my length. I wash this out in the morning with my shampoo bar and conditioner. ( I condition twice and I leave it in for few minutes before rinsing) So far I have only noticed less frizzes and softer hair. I will update monthly on my growth :)

What are some of your favorite oils?

1 comment:

  1. Manchester Flik ChikDecember 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    I think this is a great idea and a clever list of ingredients! I massage oil into my scalp and hair for five minutes before I wash it and it's stopped it feeling like weird string when the (mild) shampoo goes on. I have so much hair I don't know if I could go over night like you but chilling out with it on for an hour sounds nice :0D

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