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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 deep condition your hair

March 21, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

It is important to deep condition your hair once in awhile to keep it healthy, beautiful, and to help prevent future damage.  If your hair is dry or over-processed, deep conditioning can replenish the hair strength and moisturize.  To deep condition hair, apply a protein enriched conditioner from the roots to the ends.  Next, cover your hair with a plastic cap or plastic wrap and sit under a hood dryer for at least 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse your hair.  Heat is needed to help the conditioner penetrate the cuticle layers more efficiently.  For optimum health, deep condition your hair one to two times a month.

Juicing for healthy hair

April 15, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

It is commonly known that juicing (drinking fresh vegetable and fruit juices) helps fight face wrinkles, but it is also great for obtaining and maintaining healthy hair.  Cucumber and bell pepper juices are wonderful sources of silicon which strengthens hair.  Parsnip juice is a well-known beauty tonic for skin, hair, and nails.  Raw vegetable and fruit juices provide a concentration of the most beneficial nutrients that is far superior to any vitamin supplement that you can buy.