I’m super excited to announce that its been seven months since I “big chopped”. These past months have been filled with trial and error teaching me new ways to care for my growing locks. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t bring heat anywhere close to my hair after finally cutting it, I fell victim to the sleek look of hot styling tools which again caused damage.
My curls we’re in desperate need for healing so I decided to do some more research on oils and of course I come across TONS of them with different uses and benefits. This is where I started to really consider what I wanted out of my hair, how I wanted it to be treated, and which oils I was going to choose. Since this is my first time creating an oil mixture to use as a treatment I was limited to purchasing a few, some of them can be super expensive (such as grape seed and almond oil) so I pretty much stuck with what I could afford, and what would work best for me and my current hair goals.
These are the oils I decided to try first,
Coconut Oil – The benefits to this oil are endless.. check out my post reasons to love coconut oil for a full post.
Almond Oil – This oil locks in shine, moisture, and strengthen hair follicles. Commonly said to prevent hair loss, and stimulate hair growth.
Castor Oil – Castor oil is one of my favourites as it strengthens hair by helping repair damage. This oil is also known to thicken and aid hair growth.
Jojoba Oil – Another household favourite, we use this on our skin as well. Its oils closes to the sebum that our body produces in regards to PH balance. Our scalp loves it as its so similar to our body oil, making it very easy to absorb. Also known for growing hair longer, treat dry scalp, and dandruff.
These are ALL NATURAL, non-processed oils that I ordered from Amazon. The measurements are never accurate I normally eye them out but I’ve made a rough estimate of the amounts I added into my current mixture.
1-1.5 Ounces of Coconut Oil
1 Ounce of Almond Oil
1 Ounce of Castor Oil
1-1.5 Ounces of Jojoba Oil
About once or twice a week I massage my scalp and detangle my hair with this mixture, and so far its been leaving my hair softer, shinier, and feeling much stronger. As far as growth comes, I have yet to measure my growth but since its been about a month and a half since I’ve added this to my hair care routine and I plan on updating everyone with my growth in February. I haven’t been taking progress photos of my achievements, which has fooled me into thinking I haven’t had much since the start of this journey.
Excited to see the results of this oil treatment!
What are some of your favourite oil?