Monday, November 18, 2013

Natural Home Remedies

About three years ago I started bleaching my hair because I wanted super blonde hair for my wedding. 

 
Wedding Day


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. 










11 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE coconut oil. It has so many uses.
    We just bleached my daughter's hair for the first time. I got this argan oil treatment, and she's been using that for now. It smells really good. But I've been having coconut oil on hand for the past few months, so I'll have her try out your coco & olive oil blend!
    New follower via GFC and bloglovin, following you back! Can't wait to read more.
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com

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    1. Aweome! And thank you.. A few weeks ago I bought the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Argan Oil treatment that is really nice as well! I have used it a few times and leaves my hair nice and shiny!!!

      ~Jenn

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  2. Hi Jenn thanks for following my blog I followed you back :) great blog you have! I have tried the olive oil but it made my roots greasy lol so now I use Moroccan oil hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you Dawn... I may have to try the Moroccan oil!!!

      ~Jenn

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  3. Thanks for sharing! These tips were really helpful as I'm currently trying to keep my hair longer but I want to make sure its healthy too!
    I'm following you vis GFC and bloglovin, hope you can follow me back if you haven't already!

    http://the-beautiful-era.blogspot.sg

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    1. Your welcome! Yes I am following!!! :) Thank you for following!

      ~Jenn

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  4. Great blog - found you through the Brightside blog hop. I Loooooove coconut oil for my hair and even as a makeup remover. I've followed you!

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    1. Welcome! Thank you... I have never heard of using it as makeup remover?!!! That sound interesting!

      ~Jenn

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  5. Okay now I'm going to find some Rosemary after work!! Sounds lovely!! Great post dear!
    I found your blog on the blog hop, now following :)

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    1. Awesome!!! Thank you and Welcome!

      ~Jenn

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  6. I'm definitely going to try the rosemary treatment!

    Nikki http://lipstickdrawer.blogspot.co.uk/

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