Bye Brittle Hair

How is everyone doing? I hope all is well.

This winter has been rough on my hair! Cold weather is very drying to the hair strands, and because of that it is a good idea to begin using thicker oils like olive oil or castor oil to coat the hair. Due to the dreaded snow and freezing temperatures we have had in the Pacific NW my strands need extra TLC. My poor hair doesn’t like anything cold unless it’s the cold rinse I give it after conditioning to add shine and close the hair cuticle.

Since I have run out of most of the pre-made conditioning products I have in my hair stash, I decided it was DIY time.  So earlier this week I decided to make up a new DIY recipe for a deep conditioning mask.
The ingredients used were:

• Hempseed Oil
• VO5 Extra Body Conditioner
• Olive Oil

Hempseed oil is made of Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, which are excellent for stimulating new growth in hair. It improves blood circulation to the scalp, and it also supplies nourishment to the hair follicle. Without our wonderful hair follicles, we would all be walking around here bald!

As I said in a previous post, ‘Kitchen Oil On Hair?’, Olive oil is composed of more than 80% of oleic acid. Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid, and we all know how good omega-9 is for the heart! Olive oil is also easily absorbed through the skin. It’s been known to heal damage, reduce wrinkles and improve the texture of skin. It is a great moisturizing oil that naturally penetrates the scalp and hair shaft when used with water. It is great for dry scalp/dandruff, as a hot oil treatment, deep conditioner, pre-poo, and when added to leave-in conditioners for extra moisture.

VO5 Extra Body Conditioner is an affordable, classic, conditioner that has been around since forever! It is paraben free and silicone free. The only issue I have with this conditioner is that the only thing natural in it is water! But I just can’t pass up the fact that I can purchase it at the Dollar Tree, it has lots of slip, a detangle master, and super for a deep conditioning. Might I also add, it is the only co-wash I used for the first 6 months after going back to my natural hair!

Anyway, below is what I did for this week’s deep conditioning treatment:

And here are the results after styling:

What are you doing take care of your hair during the winter? Have you tried any deep conditioner DIY’s?  What products do you use to deep condition?  Let me know!  I am always curious to know what other naturals are doing to maintain their hair.  And as always don’t forget to like, comment, share, and subscribe!

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