The thing I absolutely cannot stand about winter (besides the boot wrecking salt) is the dry air that turns my scalp and hair into a static, parched version of the Sahara. Add to that the fact that I highlight my hair, wear volume depleting hats and enjoy a seasonal party circuit, which mandates thrice weekly blow outs combined with a diet rich in sinful dehydrating goodies. Suffice it to say I could very well have a dull, flat, flyaway mane situation with some (gasp!) buzz-killing flakes, in desperate need of first aid.
. use an essential oil based scalp treatment to rehydrate an itchy, tight scalp. Remember the scalp is the source for beautiful hair. Essential oils will clarify and boost circulation to reward you with beautiful locks.
The two I swear by are René Furterer Complexe 5 and Phyto’s Phytopolléine. Warning…the essential oils smell strong. I personally love this, as my entire upper floor smells botanically fresh when I do this routine.
|René Furterer Complexe 5 and Phyto Polléine scalp oils|
. next step, you need to replenish what has been lost. Lightly saturate the lengths (not the scalp) with a 50/50 mixture of jojoba and avocado oils. These two are the oils that most closely resemble your hair’s natural oils depleted by wind, indoor heat and freezing temps.
The Aura Cacia line is my choice but as long as it’s a pure oil, with no additives, any brand will do.I pour my oils into a small spray bottle, shake to mix and spritz till my hair lengths
are lightly oiled. If I have time I comb through and leave in for 1 – 3 hours.
|Aura Cacia’s Avocado and Jojoba oils|