| March 3rd, 2007, 07:13 PM || #1 |
Long Hair Devotee
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: I am Canadian
A healing weekend in 4 steps -Canadian Living
I found this article entitled By Susan West Kurz
| "Look healthier in 2 days |
A healing weekend in 4 easy steps"
This is number 4 on the list.
| 4. Care for your hair |
A wonderful treatment for hair that's been damaged by chemical treatments, sun, wind, chlorine or heat is to apply a hair lotion made of healing herbs, followed by healing essential oils. Here's how you can do it.
Apply a hair lotion that contains herbal extracts to your hair for five to 10 minutes, massaging your scalp thoroughly. The extracts should include some of the following: neem, nettle, calendula, rosemary and arnica. Begin exploring your scalp gently with your fingertips in gentle, circular motions. You may find tender spots, especially at the base of the skull. Give these areas a little extra attention and loving care. Move the scalp until it's loose and relaxed. Then brush your hair with a natural-bristle hairbrush for several minutes. Bend forward at the waist and brush from the base of the skull forward. Run the brush gently through the hair. This further massages the scalp and distributes the oil to the hair strands. Brush slowly, gently and firmly.
Apply about one tablespoon of a hair oil made of extracts such as neem, wheat germ oil, chamomile, and rosemary. Run it through the hair, beginning at the scalp but concentrating on the ends. Comb the oil through with your fingers or a large-tooth comb. Cover your hair with a woolen hat or a cotton scarf and leave it on for at least an hour. If you want to protect the hat or the scarf from stains, put on a loose-fitting shower cap first. This will work up a little heat and help the oil penetrate more into the hair. The treatment may be left on overnight.
Shampoo thoroughly that night or the next morning. You may need an extra appliication of shampoo to remove excess oil. Rinse with diluted apple cider vinegar (2 quarts water to 2 tablespoons vinegar) before applying conditioner.
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