So guys, seriously, my hair this summer. UGH. It’s dry, it’s brittle, it’s up in a bun all day and it is not pretty. Well, the bun is kind of cute, but the condition of my hair is sort of lack luster. Not my idea of fun, especially as a hairstylist! People see me in the salon with this sweaty messy bun and probably turn and run the other way.
At least that what it plays out in my head.
So here’s what I am doing, and if you’re having the same sort of troubles then I suggest you do too…
A DIY Hair Oil Treatment Mask. It’s as simple as that, sounds easy right? It is and this is how you do it.
Grab a hair oil – it needs to be a natural oil, no synthetic “hot oil treatments” from the grocery store. Make sure the ingredient list is loaded with good stuff, and nothing fake. Instanatural makes an AMAZING one, loaded with Argan, Olive, Coconut, Jojoba, Sunflower, & Grapeseed Oils and Shea Butter. It’s the one I use because it’s really good and it’s super affordable – a lot of the “pro brands” are still loaded with fragrances and carrier oils and can tote a heafty $40+ price tag.
If your hair is over processed, dry, damaged* (or is very overdue for a good treatment!): Apply 5 pumps for short hair, 10 pumps for medium hair and 15+ pumps for long or very thick hair. Your hair should look greasy, but not be dripping or wet. Using a natural bristled brush, brush from root to ends until the oil is well distributed into the hair, and then twist into a bun and secure. I suggest leaving it in overnight (at the very least 2 hours – apply, watch a movie and then rinse!). Shampoo out after desired amount of time.
If your hair just needs some shine (and a little bit of conditioning): Apply 1-2 pumps of the oil treatment and evenly distribute through towel dried hair, concentrating on the ends and damaged areas. Dry and style as usual.
If you use a lot of heat styling tools: Apply 1 pump of product to your hands and rub together. Apply through dry hair before using hot tools to help protect the hair from extra heat damage.
As a scalp treatment: Apply 1-3 pumps on your fingertips and work into the scalp, massaging into the scalp with your fingertips. This is a great treatment after a long day in the sun to help ease the burn feeling you get. It also will help with dry scalp and flakiness. Repeat as needed.
*If your hair is especially damaged, use this oil treatment once or twice a week, and slowly wean off of it until you use it once a month.
Also! InstaNatural is changing it’s packaging and they need YOUR help! Click here and check out the designs they are choosing from, make sure you vote for your favorite and you might see it on the next bottle of InstaNatural you purchase!
What’s your favorite conditioning treatment?
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