If you don’t like to spend a lot of money on yourself but you want to find ways to look your best, there are lots of things that you can do yourself that are natural, wholesome and will save you lots of money and time. If a product list of ingredients on the back side of the bottle cannot be pronounced. DONT USE IT! So many manufacturers especially in my beauty industry will claim “Organic” or “Green”. What is really the definition of this. A lot of it comes to you and advertised to you as a “trend”. ‘Lets all jump on the bus, type of revolution. And manufacturers will “Copy Cat” one another in my industry. If nature makes it and it comes out of the ground then it is organic, and further more always watch out what is being used on you in the salon. And make sure your stylist is educated on the ingredients of the chemical services. Here are some great tips for your hair, and alot cheaper than spending on a salon product that will not work as better. Dont be fooled by a manufacturers slogans, or a beauty industry professionals claim as “Safe”. Clean Beauty is what you are looking for.
I like to recommend to my clients to more natural, hair care tips and safe methods as much as possible. Especially when their hair is colored treated or relaxed with a chemical. These tips do work wonders and as time goes by the client will enjoy the benefits of doing their own home hair care on their own. Always inform your clients about safe guarding their hair color and protecting their investment from the elements. If you ever go into a salon and receive a chemical treatment, ie a hair color, highlight, relaxer and you go to pay for the service and the professional has a full range of products they recommend at the counter RUN!. These tips I have given you work extremely well.
I think of it this way. What makes your favorite restaurant food so delicious? What makes you go back for the good food? It’s generally the fresh, natural non-processed ingredients. They don’t use processed, or chemically treated ingredients. Everything is fresh daily and right from the vine, so to speak, and it’s good for you. Again if it comes out of the ground it is organic. If you cannot read the label RUN!
The same principle works for your skin and hair care. Use things that are not processed or chemically treated. It will make a difference in how your hair feels, looks and holds it condition. Something as simple as mayonnaise for example, is a great hair conditioner. Rub it into your hair, wrap it in plastic wrap for about 20 minutes and wash it out. For something so simple it makes my clients hair super soft and shiny. And what did it cost? Just a few cents. And as time goes by your hair will feel great. I recommend this to all my corrective hair color clients. If the hair is at its optimum health wise, then color change is very easy to do. Which you should do every season. That is what hair color is for, “For Having Fun”. When the hair is dry, breaking, hair color will look matt and have no shine. That is why salons sell man-made products too you. When the hair is that distressed only chemicals in styling products will make it look at least like healthy hair. But that all goes away when you wash it . But they also have to recommend this too you or there boss will be on there backs for not selling retail hair care.
Now take that same mayonnaise and add an avocado. Mash it up right into the mayonnaise and you’ve got even a better conditioner. Again it’s cheap and you can make enough to last a week in the refrigerator.
For added conditioning try using these oils which are very nourishing for healthy looking hair. Simple put on, wrap in a warm towel and leave on for 20 minutes or even overnight.
Use Olive Oil – Provide elasticity and strength to your hair.
Jojoba Oil – Perfect for dry or over processed, frizzy hair because it moisturizes.
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil contains lots of things like magnesium, calcium and iron so it helps improve damaged hair and gives it new strength as well as lubrication.
Rosemary Herbal Oil – Try this for dandruff. Warm the oil and massage it into your scalp, then wrap in a hot towel. Very soothing and nice!
Hair care products if they are Labeled/Advertised as “Organic”, should have a shelf life expiration date on the product. If a product does not have one it is usually full of preservatives.