Happy Monday everyone!
You might be wondering at the title of this post. I’ll gladly explain–after receiving quite a few informative comments on my Hair Parlor post last week, I was suddenly struck by this thought, “What if we began to put up posts in honor of our followers’ comments of encouragement, support, and great ideas!” I took this idea to the girls and they liked it just as much as I. Thus, here I am writing a post for you all today! Take a bow ladies! Your thoughts and kind words are the fuel that keeps us going!
Something that I have read about for Dandruff or really dry hair,(which I had) is a Coconut Oil Hair Mask. You basically massage Coconut oil into your scalp, and then hair, let it sit for 24 hours,(you can pull it into a bun and I would recommend a shower cap at night). After the 12 to 24 hours is up you wash it once or maybe twice if you need to and you have rejuvenated hair! I never did it all the way, just on the end half of my hair as I have a greasy scalp. But it did help! I have read a lot that people use it for itchy/dandruffy scalp. Here are some articles [1, 2]. I like the second one, because it does a little more than just the Coconut oil. I hope this helps!…”
I’ve had some problems with dandruff in the past, and I found that one thing that really helped me was essential oils. I have this book, (which I would HIGHLY recommend if you or anyone you know is looking to learn more about essential oils) called Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty by Roberta Wilson. I really love it because it’s very informative, but at the same time extremely easy to read, and very interesting. She has an essential oil bend for dryish hair that is prone to dandruff.
2 ounces jojoba oil (this is a carrier oil, you could also use olive or coconut)
6 drops tea tree oil
4 drops rosemary oil
3 drops cedarwood oil
3 drops pine oil
Place jojoba oil in a clean container, add essential oils, and blend. Massage some of the mixture into your clean scalp and leave it on for 30 min, or overnight, then shampoo as usual. Repeat treatment several times a week, as needed.
My dandruff was never bad enought that I did this entire procedure. Just added the oils to my shampoo, but it did help! Another oil that I’ve been told is good for dandruff is Clary Sage. It’s also very good for women, as it helps to balance hormones.
I don’t know how much you know about essential oils, but I’ll just say that you don’t have to get them from a really expensive company, (like Young Living or Aura Cacia) to get good oils. My sister is a lisenced aromatherapist, (a person lisenced to work with essential oils), and has done extensive research on this. She has found that the NOW brand of essential oils, (which can be found at pretty much any health food store) are just as good as the Young Living or other similar brands. We’ve been using them for quite a while, and they are just lovely!
One last thing. 😀 If you’re looking for a good, natural shampoo, let me share with you this recipe that I found, and have been using for quite a while now, and I absolutely LOVE!
1/3 cup Castille Soap (Dr. Bonners – I use the peppermint)
1/4 cup coconut milk (just the unsweetended stuff you get at the store)
1 capsule vitamin E oil (you can leave this out if your hair is really oily)
18-20 drops of essential oils (I use peppermint, lavender, and rosemary)
Mix it together, and use! You don’t have to keep in the fridge, but you can if you want. It will last about a month out of the fridge. For conditioner, I just use a little bit of coconut oil on the ends of my hair. (My hair is really long 🙂 I seriously LOVE this recipe! Before I used it, my hair was thin, flat, had not body, and wouldn’t hold a curl to save my life! Now, it’s gotten thicker, it has more body, and I can braid it, take it out, and it looks like I just got a perm! It’s absolutely wonderful.
Anyways, sorry for such a long comment. 😀 But i hope this helps! Also, I just wanted to say that you girls do a fantastic job on your blog. I love it! I come from a homeschooled, Christian family with three sisters, just like you girls. I’m the youngest in my family, (17). My sisters and I have quite an age gap; my oldest is 33, and my other sister is 29, my family used to sing together all the time. I don’t get to see my sisters much anymore, but I still love to sing! I suppose that’s one reason why i love your blog so much……..it reminds me of singing with my sisters. I so wish I could meet you girls! You all have such hearts for the Lord.
Anyways, just keep doing what you’re doing! You have no idea how many people are blessed by it!…”
I generally wash my hair every two to three days; I use either J.R.Liggets shampoo bar (the ‘old-fashioned’ stuff like my grandparents grew up using) or baking soda. Most of the time with the soap I rinse with vinegar because my hair gets tacky with it. I always rinse with vinegar when I use baking soda. (By the way, I rinse whatever “washing” product out of my hair first.) I have heard negative things about the baking soda, but never noticed it on myself, though my sister did on herself. However, I when I was working on my Granddaddy’s ranch two summers ago, I was really only washing my hair about once a week–but I rinsed the day’s sweat and dirt out every evening. I don’t recall that my dandruff was much of an issue then. (I think whatever is in the water in different places can make a difference as well.)”
“i like to think that failing a project is just another step in the right direction. it is the natural process of learning how and how not to do things and i believe that the Lord allows failure in our lives, weather it be big or small, to teach us this. to rely on Him on the mountains, that He care about every little aspect of our lives.
great job, i can’t wait to see the end result. and just think how much more you’ll have grown just because of a sewing project.”
i simply cannot begin to choose a favorite shot. i’ll also be bookmarking this page for whenever i need more inspiration.
you go girl!!!”
You make me smile,
Thank you sweet friends for all you do for us! May the Lord smile upon you this day, and be gracious to you in all you undertake.
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