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An essential oil recipe for your hair and scalp

March 15, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

Essential oils can provide a wide range of benefits for the scalp and hair.  Mix together the following recipe, preferably in an amber bottle, for an aromatic and healthful oil treatment:

30ml of grapeseed oil

30ml of jojoba oil

3 drops of thyme essential oil

3 drops of lavender essential oil

3 drops of rosemary essential oil

3 drops of cedarwood essential oil

Apply as needed to moisturize, nourish, strengthen, and stimulate hair growth.

Avoid brushing your hair

February 29, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

The bristles of a brush can damage the scalp and tear the hair cuticles, especially if used on kinky curly hair, which is extremely fine and fragile.  Although, if done correctly, brushing can help stimulate hair growth by strengthening the follicles and spreading natural oils, such as sebum, throughout the hair; it is much safer to gently use a comb or your fingers to stimulate the scalp.  Since you won't be spreading oils with a brush, you can simply apply an oil treatment directly to the ends.  If you feel that you must brush, only use one with natural boar bristles and never brush wet hair.

How to make your own leave-in conditioner

October 26, 2011 -- Urban Salon Finder

To make your own leave-in conditioner, mix 1 pint of distilled water with 1 tablespoon of your favorite conditioner and put it in a spray bottle.  For aromatherapy and other health benefits, also add 3 to 6 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, rosemary, or ylang ylang to the mixture.  Shake well before using.

Increase your scalp circulation for healthier hair

May 02, 2013 -- Urban Salon Finder

The best way to strengthen hair follicles, promote hair growth, and reduce dry skin and dandruff is to increase the blood circulation to your scalp.  You can achieve this by massaging your scalp with your fingertips for a few minutes a day.  Reach from underneath you hair as if you were washing it, and move your fingers in a circular motion.  Apply enough pressure to move the skin surface, and make sure to give attention to every area of the scalp.  Incorporating a couple drops of essential oil such as lavender, ylang ylang, and cedarwood will further stimulate your scalp and make your massage more healthful and relaxing.