Quick, simple and easy. Put 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups of warm water. After shampooing and conditioning (if you want to), and lightly patting dry, pour the honey mixture over your hair or put it into a spray bottle and spray all through your hair. Don't rinse out. Style as usual.
Honey Pre-wash Treatment
Before a shampoo, use this special treatment to condition the scalp and repair damaged hair. Use regularly if your hair is dry or ends are split.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
5 drops rosemary, lavender or geranium essential oil
You will also need:
a small cup
a ceramic or glass bowl
a small stainless steel spoon
a plastic shower cap
and a comfortably hot towel
1. In a cup sitting in hot water, warm the olive oil and the honey ( or you can use the microwave for heating - be careful) Stir in your choice of essential oil and mix well.
2. While the mixture is still warm, apply it all over your hair, massaging well into the scalp. Cover your hair with the shower cap (or large plastic bag) wrap the towel around your head and leave on for 10-15 minutes. For severely damaged hair, leave on up to 30 minutes.
3. Remove the towel and shower cap, and wash your hair with a mild shampoo or baby shampoo.
Makes enough for one application
Honey & Apricot Oil Hair Treatment
This treatment helps reduce the dry frizzies and helps the hair maintain moisture.
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon apricot oil
Wash your hair as normal.
Mix honey and oil together and apply to freshly washed hair.
Leave it on for about 15 minutes with a towel wrapped around your head, or a plastic wrap for deeper conditioning.
Rinse off and style as usual.
Olive & Jojoba Hot Oil Treatment
I use this treatment once every two weeks as a very rich conditioning treatment. You can do it every week if you want even more conditioning and you can afford the jojoba oil. It's expensive unless you buy in bulk. Try www.fromnaturewithlove.com for somewhere to buy it in bulk. You can use olive oil from the supermarket. I use regular olive oil, not extra virgin. EV has too much of a smell compared to the regular cold pressed olive oil. You can always add your choice of EO to mask the smell if you want.
Mix at room temperature
30ml olive oil
15ml jojoba oil
5ml sweet almond oil
Place all ingredients in a plastic bowl and place into a larger bowl of very hot water. Test the oil mixture with your finger, when it is quite warm but not hot, apply it generously to your scalp. Pour the remainder directly on your hair. (use on dry to almost dry hair, not wet hair)
Cover your hair with a plastic cap or like I do, wrap some Saran Wrap around your head a few times.
For the next hour, hope no one comes to visit unexpectedly because you need to leave the plastic on your head for at least an hour while the warm oil and your body heat opens the hair cuticle and soaks up the oil.
To rinse out, put shampoo directly on your hair, (don't wet your hair down first) and work into a rich lather. Rinse then continue your routine as normal.
Horsetail & Molasses Conditioning Treatment
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon horsetail glycerite or very strong water infusion of horsetail
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon hemp seed oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
1 drop rosemary (verbenone) essential oil
1 drop frankincense essential oil
2 drops self heal flower essence or Bach's Rescue Remedy essence
Mix together all the ingredients, stirring thoroughly.
Wash hair as usual.
Massage conditioning blend into your damp hair and scalp.
Wrap your hair with a plastic bag (grocery bags work well) or use a shower cap.
Leave the conditioning blend on your hair for 15 minutes.
Shampoo your hair as usual and rinse well.
Follow with a cool water rinse or ACV rinse.
Fresh Rosemary Herbal Rinse
This is a wonderful rinse that will bring out the natural sheen and low lights of darker hair shades.
1 cup fresh rosemary
2 cups boiling water
Steep rosemary in boiling water for twenty minutes and let cool.
Gently pour liquid over hair
and work in.
DO NOT RINSE.
Style as usual.
Horsetail Herbal Rinse
Horsetail has been used for centuries as a hair growth herb. It stimulates blood vessels in the scalp and even produces a little lather. Horsetail contains a high amount of silica which is essential for healthy hair.
2 teaspoons of the dried horsetail
1 cup boiling water
Drop the horsetail into the boiling water
Remove from heat and allow to steep for 15 minutes
Strain the tea
After washing hair, rinse through your hair
then take this into your shower
with you to
rinse through your hair after you shampoo
Lather it in and leave it on your hair for five to ten minutes
Rinse well and style as usual
Scalp Tingling Pre-wash Treatment
Olive Oil-1/2 oz
Shea Butter-1 0z
Shea Oil-1/4 oz
Avocado Butter-1/2 oz
Virgin Coconut Cream or coconut oil-2 teaspoons
Essential Oils: Peppermint, Tea Tree and Rosemary- 10 drops each. Of course you can lessen the amount of EO you use according to your sensitivity. You may want to start with 5 drops each and see how it feels. Lavender is also a good one to use.
Melt and stir all of these ingredients together and refrgirate until firm. It should stay soft and buttery at room temperature.
My uses for it:
1. Pre-shampoo treatment (at least 30min before shampoo)
2. Hot Oil Treatment
3. Stimulating Scalp Treatment (massage for 5min)
4. Overnight Hair Treatment (make sure you cover your hair)
Natural Shampoo Base
This is the base I use for making essestial oil and spice shampoos. It makes 1/2 cup of concentrated shampoo.
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup castile soap
1/2 teaspoon of (extra virgin) olive oil
Mix together all ingredients and place into shampoo bottle.