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Pamper your natural hair by incorporating essential oils into your natural hair regimen. Here are eleven essential oils that WebMD recommends using regularly to prevent dry, brittle hair.
Origin: Avocado oil is extracted using cold pressing method.
Characteristics: Oily to the touch, strong, herbal aroma, dark green color when unrefined, shelf life is about 6 months
Benefits for hair: Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids that help with conditioning the hair. When used in a deep conditioner, Avocado oil can effectively moisturize the hair shaft by penetrating the cuticle layer. Avocado oil is not recommended for fine hair as it is a heavy oil.
How to use:
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Botanical Name: (Salvia officinalis)
Parts used: The leaves of the Sage herb are used for medicinal and culinary purposes.
Benefits for hair: Can be used to strengthen and restore hair, while preventing hair loss. Sage can help clarify the scalp when used in an herbal tea rinse.
How to use:
Recipe: SageHair Tea Rinse — for Invigorating and Cleansing
Sage helps cleanse the hair of oil buildup and promotes healthier hair.
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. dried, un-crushed sage (or 1/2 cup fresh sage leaves)
Pour the water over the sage and steep until cool. Remove (or strain) the sage and apply to freshly washed hair. Massage into scalp and rinse out.
*When using a new herb, always perform a “patch test” to check for irritation and use accordingly.
Recipe credit: rockin’ it napptural
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