I hate my hair.
How often have you said that before? That was me. I used to hate my hair. I think it’s safe to say most women go through stages where we just hate our hair. Right ladies!? This usually happens every couple of years when you’re ready for a different look or maybe more frequently for some. Or maybe it’s just one of those days. You know, bad hair days. Windy, humid or rainy days seem to always hit when we have plans for have great hair.
Just the other day we were out running errands for our son’s high school graduation party. The rain moved in. Except it didn’t just rain; it poured buckets. Running from store to store we got drenched. It’s so irritating when that happens because when you have all those hair products and you’re caught in the rain, you would have to go home and “redo the do.” But this time I was able to just laugh it off. Yeah….no messy hair product means no redoing the do. I just toweled it off, combed it out, did a little styling and all was well. Gotta love it!
Everyone knows that we always seem to want what we don’t have. Am I right? For example, if you have hair with body and curl, you wish you had straight hair with a little less body. And if you have straight hair, you wish you had more curl and body. What’s a girl to do?
For me, I have always had fine, straight and hair without much oomph. In some of my baby pictures, there were cute curls (where did those go!? I want body and curl!) Then when I turned 30 I was blessed with the beginning of changing hair color – the gray. WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT? I guess God must have a good sense of humor… except I’m not laughing.
When I really think about what I have put in and have done to my hair over the years, all of the abuse to make it “look good” from perms to color, highlights, mousse, root lifter, hair gel, hair spray, “special” shampoos and conditioners, curling, straightening, blow drying… I’ve done it all. Maybe that’s why my hair is so unhealthy?
My hairstylist told me for years that my hair wasn’t healthy enough to grow long and always encouraged shorter hairstyles for me. It wasn’t strong at the roots and had a tendency to break off and have split ends. Come on, there has to be some truth to how I have treated my hair.
So I decided to treat it nicer. No more chemical-based products for this girl. Maybe that would help let my hair grow out. (My impatience even caused me to look into getting hair extensions. When you want long hair, you want it NOW!)
That meant I would no longer rely on hair spray, hair gel, root lifter, mousse, etc., instead I focused on using natural products to improve the health of my hair. I did some research and found it’s really not hard to make your own shampoo and conditioner. It takes a little work, but in the end it’s actually saving us money. Best of all I know exactly what’s in it and what I am putting on my body.
To my surprise, I found that with just eating cleaner and taking my Young Living oil infused supplements my hairstylist told me that my hair was looking healthier. She was also quite surprised. She wondered what I was doing different. Of course I had to share… !
l told her about an awesome, natural plant-based shampoo and conditioner I purchased from Young Living. The Lavender Volume Shampoo and Lavender Volume Conditioner is ideal for my hair needs. I have been using these two products since February this year and I have to say, I LOVE them!!
My hair is now soft and has body. The shampoo and conditioner are concentrated so you only need to use about a pea to dime size amount at a time. In those 3-plus months, I’ve only used about half of each of the bottles. How economic is that?!
I also learned how to make my own hair spritz. It really is quick and easy to mix up. I use the spritz after each hair washing and in the morning when I am styling my hair. This spritz replaces all of my other hair products (hairspray, gel, mousse etc.).
Before grabbing my hair dryer (which I try to minimize because of the damage it causes to my hair), I spray the spritz in my hand and stroke it through my hair. It keeps my hair from getting frizzy and helps hold the natural curl I have now acquired. SCORE!
This all-natural DIY hair spritz also has a very pleasant aroma for a healthy shine while giving my scalp the nourishment it needs.
Now I know you want to know how to make your own…
Here’s my top-secret recipe:
- 8 oz. glass spray bottle
- Calibrated glass eye dropper
- 6 oz. of distilled or purified water (I personally avoid municipal tap water)
- 0.5 – 1.0 oz. of unscented witch hazel
- Young Living Lavender essential oil – 15 drops
- Young Living Lemon essential oil – 10 drops
- Young Living Cedarwood essential oil – 8 drops
- Young Living Geranium essential oil – 4 drops
- Young Living Peppermint essential oil – 8 drops
- Young Living Rosemary essential oil – 3 drops
- Young Living Frankincense essential oil – 6 drops
- Young Living Tea Tree essential oil – 8 drops
- 0.5 ml Jojoba Oil, organic/cold-pressed
- 0.5 ml Sweet Almond Oil organic/cold-pressed
In a 2 cup measuring cup add 6 oz of distilled or purified water and ½ to 1 oz. of witch hazel. Pour into the 8 oz glass spray bottle. Add the Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Castor Oils. Add essential oils. Put on sprayer top. Shake well before each use. Important Note: I only use Young Living’s essential oils.
I never thought I’d be blogging out any of this, but I believe in these products with all my soul. I want to help you get started with your own journey with Young Living essential oils. We always talk about how they’ve been a game-changer for us. We feel better, look better and, as a result, are so much happier! You can have that, too!
Give me a call, contact me through our website, send me a message, text, email and I can help you get started.