About three years ago I started bleaching my hair because I wanted super blonde hair for my wedding.
I have always been a natural blonde but through the years my hair has turned into a dark blonde, almost light brown.. :( Well, after the whole wear and tear on trying to keep it blonde, my hair had turned into.. how should I put it, CRAP! Breakage, feeling like straw just straight up garbage. So, a year ago I decided NO MORE! And I dyed my hair to a light brown and just let it go. But of course all the hair that was previously bleached faded, I had kind of a rocken ombré effect going on which I kept for a while...a month ago I went back to light brown....
Lots of damage has been done to this head of hair! I use a lot of top of the line products, but not seeing the results I wanted. So I set out to find more natural hair care remedies. Below is my current regime that I follow:
Coconut Oil treatment: Organic unrefined Coconut Oil and Olive Oil.
I do not have an actual "recipe" for this. Basically, once a week I spritz my hair with some rosemary water (recipe below) then scoop out about a half of a hand full of coconut oil in my hand, mix with about a quarter size of olive oil, rub it in my hand for a few seconds then run it through the shaft and ends of my hair. I also, take ONLY Olive Oil and rub it into the roots and massage in. I usually put this on before bed and leave it on over night.. shampoo and condition in the morning. NOTE: I shampoo twice to be sure to get the oils out.
Coconut Oil keeps your hair AND skin soft and healthy!
Olive oil: twice a week I put olive oil only in my roots before I go off to bed. I massage it in, tie my hair up and wash it out in the morning.
Rosemary spritz (helps with split ends): I have a rosemary plant in my kitchen: crush up some fresh rosemary, mix it with warm water-into a spray bottle. Shake it up! There you go DIY leave in conditioner. You can also use dry rosemary from your kitchen. (I use this spritz every time I wash my hair)
Rosemary leaves your hair soft and shiny and also reduces hair loss and stimulates the hair follicles!
These regimes may not work for everyone! But I really like the way my hair turns out after I do these treatments. There are many out there, these are just a few I use. :)
Let me know if you have tried these or have your own nature home hair care remedies.