June 21, 2018   4:46am
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Mario Talks: Natural Ingredients for Natural Hair

Our super hair stylist Mario is back with more from-your-kitchen solutions — whether controlling that frizz … making your scalp less oily … or a myriad of other ways to keep your hair in shape …

If you caught my last “My Hair Needs Help” post, then, you know I’ve been focusing on ways you can use what’s at home or easy-to-find-when-you-travel ingredients for hair care … Last post it was vinegars and oils; this time it’s more herbs, fruit and salt …

Moisturizing your hair: Use Avocados

  • Great for adding moisture to dry hair
  • Nourishing: contains vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, lecithin and potassium
  • High in sterolins and naturally occurring acids: palmitic, stearic, oleic, linolenic

Directions:  Mash avocado and apply as hair mask … or purchase natural avocado oil at health store and apply.  Avocado can be mixed with the following ingredients to make mask: natural oils (mentioned above), aloe, honey, yogurt, egg, lemon or sea salt to make mask.   Apply to hair, cover with cap and heat for 30 min.

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Making your waves less frizzy: Use Sea Salt

  • Great for styling, creating natural frizz-free waves; sea salt creates natural hold.

Directions:  Mix two teaspoons of salt to two cups of water, add to spray bottle and shake well .Spray on wet hair and scrunch / finger style hair. 

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Balancing your scalp:  Use …

Aloe Vera:  Commonly used in haircare products

Directions:  Apply directly to scalp for balancing effects.   Mix two parts pure stabilized aloe vera gel with one part shampoo for conditioning shampoo. Rinse and style.

Rosemary:  

Directions:   Dilute and apply to scalp for dry flaky dandruff.  Also, mixes well with Tea Tree Oil.

Lavendar:  Along with balancing an oil scalp, use it for its calming and antiseptic properties.

Directions:  Dilute and apply to scalp: mixes well with rosemary and tea tree oils.

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Natural hair tonic: Use Lemongrass

Directions:  Use as a tonic by boiling in water and rinsing through hair.

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Strengthening your hair: Use Eucalyptus

Contains amino acids which strengthen the elasticity of hair; also balances your scalp.

Directions Massaged into scalp, eucalyptus can improve blood flow to hair follicles.

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Your hair’s natural; why shouldn’t your treatments be natural, too!

mario@snoety.com

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