Want healthy, soft, luminous hair? I thought so! And I feel ya. We all put a lot of time and effort into our tresses and feel damn good when it looks just right! Unfortunately there are so many things that can leave our hair looking thin, brittle and dry… including the weather. Which is a total bummer.
But there’s something really simple that you can do to re-moisturize those gorgeous locks and leave them looking lustrous and super soft! Treat yourself to a homemade deep conditioner! You just need 3 main ingredients (plus essential oils if you’re feeling it) and 5 minutes to put them together. Awesome right?
Let’s talk about why this homemade deep conditioner rocks and what you can do to help keep that gorgeous mane happy and healthy.
I used to have a cabinet full of hair products. I wanted that sexy, healthy hair look. Hair spray? Check. Colour infuse shampoo? Check. Leave in conditioner, deep conditioners, wave spray, shiner spray… check, check, check, check. My collection was extensive. And my main goal was to load up on all the self-care products I could, and spend as little as possible. Today my standards have changed… and so has my knowledge on what truly makes our bodies (hair included) shine.
While there are certainly a ton of products that can give you that luscious, healthy hair look, it’s hard to out-condition a bad diet. Hair products can definitely help our hair shine; but eating the right foods can create gorgeous hair for the inside out.
It’s also worth considering what we’re putting on our hair. Remember, the self-care products we use on a daily basis often expose us to known or probable human carcinogens, reproductive and developmental toxins and endocrine disruptors (source). It’s worth our while to feed our body with kindness, so that it has the tools it needs to provide us with the healthiest glow possible. And cutting down on the products we’re using, whilst ensuring that we select healthier options, can also make all the difference as well.
In short, health comes from the inside out first and foremost. Self-care products should be a secondary way to support and nourish our bodies, from the outside in.
So what should we add to our diets to nourish our bodies and help to create gorgeous, healthy hair?