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DIY Conditioning Hair Packs

I have to admit I am pretty hard on my hair -- I wash it daily, spend a lot of time outdoors and use heated rollers and a hair dryer on it regularly. With all this you would think I would have dry, brittle, dull hair but surprisingly my hair is in great shape -- some say it is heredity and diet that dictates the condition of our skin and hair and I agree but also using all natural products and a once a week hair pack can also help keep your tresses in fine shape.

I recently wrote a blog post for Mountain Rose Herbs that you can read over on their site. It was all about scalp care which is also essential as healthy hair comes from a healthy scalp. click here to read (You can also shop for some amazing natural ingredients).

Conditioning hair packs are rich in natural creams and oils. They are massaged into your hair and left on to allow the rich ingredients to penetrate. They are especially effective for dry hair and hair that has been damaged by too much sun or blow drying. A weekly hair pack after shampooing will return moisture and life to your hair.

To make your own natural hair packs, choose one or a combination of the products from the following list, for example, avocado and mayonnaise. Use approximately 1 /4 cup, less or more depending on your hair length.

Apply the mixture to clean, damp hair. Wrap our hair with a cotton towel or shower cap to hold in heat and open up the hair follicles for deep conditioning. Wait 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with tepid water. Here are a "at home" ingredients to try. Use one or a combination and make notes of what works for you.

For dry hair: coconut oil, banana avocado, mayonnaise

For normal hair: mayonnaise, egg olive oil, sour cream or plain yogurt, honey

For oily hair: Add a little lemons juice or apple cider vinegar to the normal hair list

For more recipes and ideas check out the hair care section in Natural Beauty at Home

You are beautiful!

xoxo Janice


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