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I’m on a constant journey to find ways to produce beautiful results naturally.
Today’s topic: healthy hair.
There are many natural ways to enhance beauty and eliminate toxic products and cosmetics. Basic hygiene and good nutrition are a start! But then the steps beyond that are what I’d like to focus on.
In this post, I’m sharing a cheap, quick, and easy way to reduce the appearance of oil, and add volume and texture to your hair day after day.
Human hair should not be washed frequently. It strips the hair of natural oils that hydrate and nourish the hair. As it removes these oils, the hair dries out and stimulates the production of more oil, causing hair to become oily more quickly, thus causing the need for more frequent washing . And the cycle continues.
To correct this, work towards less frequent hair washing. The ideal goal is to wash the hair once per week.
This is not easy or quick, and it will require some assistance. That’s where dry shampoo comes into play!
Begin by washing your hair every other day. On the second day, apply dry shampoo to maintain volume and control any grease buildup.
Work towards washing your hair every third day, or twice per week. Keep ahead of the oils by using your dry shampoo lightly every day.
Eventually, wash your hair once weekly, substituting dry shampoo as needed.
Pro tip: Apply a generous amount of coconut oil to the middle and ends of your hair. This is the portion of your hair that receives the least amount of natural oils and will often dry out, signaling for an increase in oil production. By keeping the entire hair shaft hydrated and nourished, you reduce your body’s need for over production of oils.
See my blog post on scalp exfoliation for further hair and scalp care.