Healthy,Shiny, Moisturized hair: Cocoa & Shea Butter

Easy way to keep our hair healthy, shiny and moisturized:

During winter our scalp tends to dry easily and we would like to keep them      moisturized as much as possible. Here’s an easy way to keep them moisturized with Cocoa and Shea butter.

Ingredients:

Cocoa butter, Shea butter, Coconut Oil and essential oils (Optional).

How to Use: Add 1 spoon of Cocoa and Shea raw & un-refined butter  in a bowl (depends on the length of your hair, if you have short to medium hair just half a spoon of each is enough), place the bowl in hot water to melt the butter. Once the butters are melted, you can add half a spoon of coconut oil and few drops of essential oils (optional).

Detangle your hair, then start massaging the butter into your scalp for few mins and apply till the ends. Leave the butter for half hour and wash it with organic shampoo and conditioner.

Benefits of Shea Butter:

  • Hair softener
  • Massage oil for the scalp
  • Moisturizes your hair
  • Protects your hair from UV rays and environmental pollutants.

Benefits of Cocoa Butter:

  • Makes it more manageable
  • Prevents hair loss due to breakage
  • Strengthens hair shaft
  • Adds volume and strenght to fine hair
  • Replenishes oils lost due to chemical processes
  • Repairs damaged hair strands
  • Smells delicious

P.S – As mentioned earlier I do not comb my hair when it’s wet, and you can see my hair is messed up and not properly combed 😛

I bought Shea and Cocoa butter from Green juntion (Available in ebay), I have been using for past 2 years and it has good effect on skin and hair.  Link below:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/GJ-Raw-Butter-Combo-Raw-Ecuadorian-Cocoa-Butter-100-g-Jar-Raw-Shea-100g-Jar/331847565820?hash=item4d43a801fc:g:qyAAAOSw3GFZmVeP

Hair Washing Technique

How to wash your hair the better way??

Usually most of us tend to flip our hair upside down to wash as it is easier to cleanse and not let shampoo scroll all over our body to avoid acne (I think most of us have the fear of acne at back). Even I used to wash my hair flipping it upside down for quiet a long time.

Reasons why you should be washing your hair straight down is:

  • Very first thing is it avoids tangles (Which is a great savior esp if you have long hair).
  • As it is tangled minimum you can just comb your hair with your fingers and head off to your daily routine. It is advisable not to comb your hair when it is wet as it tends to break easily.
  • We can concentrate washing more on scalp and massage few mins which is easier when we wash straight rather than rubbing our mid hair/ends, because the shampoo residue will wash the rest of the hair when it scrolls down just a simple massage with the residue will do.
  • You can save lot of pain to your spine and neck.

Cons:

  • We all have the fear of acne issues while we wash our hair straight down, but you can avoid that by wearing one of your old tee-shirt when you wash your hair.
  • When we flip our hair and wash we mostly concentrate on mid hair/ends which causes more damage to the hair by rubbing vigorously.
  • It gets tangled a lot.

As you can see my hair is almost tangle free and this is how it looks after it is dried and not combed entire day after the wash (Yes I go to office just by combing with my fingers after the wash :P)

Strengthening your Hair

Easy way to Strengthen your hair with quick DIY: MILK

Raw Milk or boiled Milk!!!!

  1. OILY Hair: Take a bowl of Raw or boiled milk, detangle your hair and apply the milk to scalp and rest of the hair. I usually concentrate more on scalp and the ends. Massage the scalp for 2-3 mins and leave it for 30 mins before washing your hair. If you don’t like the smell, you can add few drops of essential oil.
  2. DRY to VERY DRY Hair: A bowl of Raw or boiled milk, add few drops of castor oil, coconut oil, 2-3 capsule of Vitamin E and few drops of essential oil. Blend it all together and apply.
  • Strengthens your hair  and prevents breakage
  • Moisture’s scalp
  • Treats Dry and Rough hair
  • Adds shine

 

DIY: Aloe Vera

How do you deep condition your hair, I usually prefer DIY’s.

Aloe Vera is one of the the best deep conditioning DIY which is easily available and it has got great properties for hair, Skin and health benefits.

Depends on the length of your hair you can cut the size of the leaf, extract the gel add it to mixer and blend it (I usually chop along with the outer layer and blend it). I also add carrier oils – Castor, coconut &Olive oil, vitamin E and few drops of essential oil to almost all of my DIY’s as my hair is VERY VERY dry.

Blend everything together and apply it, leave it for half hour and then wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner.

Benefits of Aloe Vera:

  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Reduces Dandruff
  • Maintains pH balance of scalp
  • Best moisturizer – Deep conditioning
  • Prevents breakage