The finest and safest way to look after your hair is with natural substances. And they really are all the rage at the moment. We recently put up an article on the extremists who believe that you can only help your hair by not using shampoo at all. This clearly had its downsides and the fact is you can quite easily buy commercial shampoos over the counter which do not have any additives at all. You still need to keep it clean and add that extra conditioning from the best oils out there.
Here are our top 5:
Coconut oil is great because it is going to benefit both your hair and your scalp. It is very nutritious with fatty acids and antioxidants which both moisturise and adds softness and lustre to the hair. Rich in Vitamin E, K and iron it can effectively eliminate dandruff at the same time as boosting hair growth. Because it is antibacterial it can help in preventing hair loss and many scalp conditions. Many people swear by Coconut oil and use it before they apply their shampoo. The traditional method of use is to apply and massage into the scalp and hair and then leave on under a shower cap for 30 minutes before rinsing with shampoo.
Tea Tree oil
The old favourite. But rather than buying commercially as a shampoo you can use in its natural state for much more powerful results. By diluting tea tree oil with carrier oil and massaging into the scalp, you can stimulate hair growth.
Well, this had bad memories for me as a kid, but apparently we are not talking about ingesting it here. It can be very nutritious for the hair if used in tandem with shampoo when washing. A very thick oil it can also be used with other natural oils you may prefer.
This oil stimulates the scalp to promote hair growth. If you have a problem with hair growing on your scalp especially your edges, then this is the miracle oil for you.
Aloe-Vera not only promotes hair growth it also helps in the production of new hair. As well as reducing dandruff, it can soothe and moisturise the scalp and so help to get rid of scaly dryness. Another benefit is it helps blood circulation in the scalp which helps the production of moisturising oils in itself and restore lustre and shine to lank hair.