Four Ways to Winterize and Combat Dry Hair

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Darius Davie

If you’re a person with a large volume of hair like me then you know its World War 3 when it comes to keeping your hair moisturized during the cold season. From frizziness to an itchy scalp to hair breakage sometimes it seems impossible to combat the dryness building up in your hair. Luckily for us, mother nature has supplied with natural oils keeping your scalp & hair moisturized  throughout the day.

So before your next hair follicle falls off, here’s a few essential oils you may want to introduce to your hair:

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil continues to be a favorite amongst many. If you’re new to this like me, then probably never heard of sebum but it is the official name of the molecular structure of your scalp’s natural oil. Fortunately for jojoba, it has been listed as the closet molecular structure as sebum thus making it one of most readily acceptable oils for your scalp. This is pretty an 100% satisfaction guarantee of a moisturized scalp and hair when applying this.

Coconut Oil 

Who knew coconut oil could even be applied to ones hair? Simply as your mother or any female of the household and they’ll tell you coconut oil is the “goddess” of oils. Coconut oil carries an ancient history of being an early hair conditioner. With its multi-purpose usage, it has the ability to repair damaged hair. By penetrating the hair shaft, coconut oil protects against environmental impurities and excess heat.Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E, vitamin K and iron and effectively eliminates dandruff while boosting hair growth. [source]

Tea Tree Oil 

Tea Tree is powerhouse oil that can lay your dryness to rest. Its great at repairing your roots and nourishing your scalp. It doesn’t even require much of an application. If anything, be sure to have another oil that can blend well since tea tree alone is a strong oil.

TIP: Take a few drops of tea tree oil and mix it with your daily shampoo that you use to wash your hair. Use this shampoo normally and you will see how it helps you get rid of dandruff. This has been used as a great dandruff cure for ages. [source]

Olive Oil  

Many hail this as the mother load of all oils. Due to the affordability of the products and its ease of application makes it a hit. Other than the general job of moisturization, it contains high levels of Vitamin E, which is critical to hair growth and not likely to cause an allergic reaction. You may want to reframe from those department store brands of conditioners and treat it with olive oil, thus, giving you a healthier & even shiner appearance.

TIP: With regular conditioner, you use it every time you wash your hair.  When you use olive oil as a treatment, you will find that you will likely only need to condition your hair once a week.  Damaged or course hair might do best with two treatments a week but you will not have to do it daily.  Typically, once a week for about half an hour, always before you wash your hair, will usually be enough. [source]

I could have gone for days introducing other oils but with this list, you’ll be set for war if any type of dryness tries to come your way.  In addition to the products mentioned above visit our sponsor Juice Beauty for organic product solutions.

Until next time… Enjoy!

Darius Davie, 

Grooming Contributor

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