Let’s Talk About Your #Hair
There’s nothing funny about hair loss, or the fact that it can happen to anyone at any age. I am NOT a doctor. I’m just a woman who knows how it feels to start losing her hair. After hours of research, I discovered there are a lot of reasons for hair loss. I cried out on social media. My #Twitter comment mentioned how harmful some shampoos are for our hair. A few months later, I read an article about Johnson & Johnson removing all sulfates from their baby line. I’m not taking credit. I am thankful to Johnson & Johnson. Now if only the big expensive brand names ~ claiming to help restore hair loss followed the J&J company. Because some companies actually claim to restore hair loss and they’re also the same companies with sulfates and other damaging ingredients in their shampoos.
Before you buy your next shampoo READ the label.
Sulfates are chemicals used as cleaning agents. They’re found in household cleaners, detergents, and in our shampoos. The two main types are sodium lauryl and ammonium lauryl sulfate. The purpose of these sulfates is to create a lathering effect to remove oils and dirt from our hair.
Well, I’m here to tell you I’d rather have my hair! Like our bodies, our hair needs healthy oils.
Let’s discuss some reasons for our hair loss. Lack of nutrients. Hereditary. Aging. Poor diet. Chronic illness. Chemical treatments. Stress. Childbirth. Thyroid functions. Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Enough of that.
For women with alopecia I would try a horsetail extract. I am fortunate to have it growing on my property. The rich mixture of minerals and organic components in horsetail have made it a popular element in hair care products, namely to increase the strength of the hair and improve its health. You can actually reduce hair loss, strengthen hair follicles, and even boost the luster and shine of your hair by using horsetail extracts.
Before using any product, speak to a trained medical professional. Always research the side effects to using any product.
Here’s my recipe for using horsetail.
12 sprigs of horsetail. Cut and dried on a towel for 5 days. You could also use fresh rosemary or lavender. You’ll need one quart bottle of Vegetable Glycerin ($12.00 on Amazon) 2 clean empty 24 oz. jars. Fill the glass jars 2/3 of the way with the glycerin, add sprigs and shake. I shook mine every other day for 6 weeks. Use a cheesecloth and a funnel to pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Every morning for 30 days, I sprayed my entire head, messaged my scalp, combed, put on a baseball cap and went about my business for one hour. Shampoo as normal. Before I discovered and trusted Maui, I made my own shampoo. Boil 2 cups of water with 4 green tea bags, 10 sprigs of fresh lavender, and 10 stems of spearmint. Let it rest for 30 minutes then add 1/2 cup of castile oil or coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey. Shake vigorously before using.
NOTES: Lavender essential oil ~ considered a good herbal oil to prevent hair loss because it has antibacterial properties, soothes irritation and dryness. Best of all lavender oil promotes relaxation, reduces stress and tension.
Rosemary essential oil ~ stimulates blood circulation to the scalp. Maintains a healthy flow of oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles.
Horsetail essential oil ~ helps maintain strength.
You could also use the above essential oils with coconut oil to prevent slow hair loss and promote new hair growth.
For hair breakage ~ lack of moisture. Try this recipe once a week. 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 cup of yogurt mix in 2 raw eggs. Slather on your head and leave on for 30 minutes. Continue for 6 weeks.
My hair was not only breaking, it was falling out. One day, I found a clump on the living room floor and that’s when I took my hair into my own hands.
How can we restore our hair back to its healthy luster? First, buy shampoos that are sulfate FREE. I discovered many. I like # Californiababy for swimmers. I love #MauiHairProducts
Today, I only use Maui hair products. Every Sunday, I mix 1 tablespoon of rosemary essential oil #SunEssentialOils with 1/4 cup of Maui Moisture ~ Shea Butter Hair Mask. I slather it on my head, then I twist my hair up for one hour before I wash and condition with Maui Moisture Heal and Hydrate.