Why Buy when you can Do It Yourself. Here, I will list my favorite hair and body mixes that I have come up with. Hopefully, they will help you as well.
DIY: Hair Oil Mix
Today, I am going to reveal my hair oil mix to keep my hair soft and moisturized. Currently, I have a hair and oil mix that only includes three oils. I would like to try Jojoba and an essential oil to the mix. But, for now, this has been my go to. I use the Doo Gro applicator bottle to mix them together and apply to my hair. Why buy another when I can just recycle.
Moving from right to left the three oils are:
(1) Sweet Almond Oil: This nut is antioxidant rich, high in vitamin E, fat and protein content along with containing many essential nutrients. A light oil in color and feel on the scalp, it promotes hair growth, minimizes split ends, and softens my tresses. I also use it in a separate body oil mixture. On the body, sweet almond oil can reduce dark circles, make skin healthier, and remove impurities or dead skin cells.
(2) Olive Oil: Olive oil is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene (a super antioxidant), making it superb for hair, skin, and nails. It is a heavier oil so it should not be used as heavily as the almond oil. It helps reduce frizz, can be used as a prepoo (pre-shampoo) treatment, promotes scalp health & hair growth, and improves blood circulation in the scalp to produce thicker hair. On the skin, it keeps it young, healthy, and glowing due to the high quantities of Vitamin A, E, and other antioxidants.
(3) Tropic Isle Living’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO): The dark nutrient-rich oil is obtained from pressing castor beans. The oil produced is commonly used as a hair treatment to repair damage and also to encourage hair growth. Jamaican black castor oil moisturizes, thickens and softens hair, while making it more manageable.
***Side Note: Jamaican castor oil differs from other castor oils due to the manufacturing process. The clear castor oil which we are most familiar with comes from the cold pressing of castor beans. Jamaican castor oil is dark brown because the castor beans are first roasted and then boiled before they are pressed to release the oil. The oil contains ash from the roasting process which is not an impurity. Because of the ash, black castor oil has a slight smell that typical goes away in a matter of hours***
I typically eyeball the amount of oil I put into the bottle; however, to put it into numbers, I usually mix like this.
1/4 Black Castor Oil
1/4 Olive Oil
2/4 Sweet Almond Oil
Since Black Castor and Olive Oils are significantly thicker, it does not require a large amount of each. Too much will leave the hair significantly greasy. And you do not want that.
DIY: Pre-poo Olive Oil x Honey
1/4 Olive oil
Mix and Heat in the microwave for 15 seconds
Separate hair into sections and apply from root to tip. (WORK FAST!!!! When the honey starts to cool it hardens).
Put a plastic cap and then a hot towel on your head for 30 mins. This allows the scalp to absorb all the goodness and keep the honey from hardening. I used a hair dryer on low to keep the cloth warm on my scalp). However, you can simply re-run the towel under hot water. Or microwave the towel for 15 seconds to heat it (any longer than that and you WILL burn your head.)
Shampoo and condition as normal