For the past three years I can say one of my toughest challenges has been finding and keeping a balance between school/work and having time to properly take care of myself. That means proper sleep, good eating habits, skin care and hair care regimens and also just having time to myself with friends and family.
The beginning of the semester is usually fine: I have time to dance, do yoga, get some writing done, hang out with friends…everythings all good. And then around the third or fourth week of classes I start looking like a deer in headlights with raccoon eyes. No joke I get delirious often with trying to keep up with a hectic schedule and I’m sure I’m not the only one. But it all comes with the territory of reaching a goal. Anyway, I wanted to share two absolutely amazing natural hair care products (and household ingredients) that have helped me combat the stress placed on my hair over the past three months.
Numero Uno: Virgin (or Extra Virgin) Olive Oil:
My mother has always been committed to using natural products and this is one she recommended to me when I was in high school that I never really took advantage of and as usual, she was right. This product literally for me, worked overnight. Olive Oil has been used for centuries by ancient civilizations to help with hair care. Specifically I use this on my eyebrows to help condition them and keep them growing.
Olive Oil is rich in Vitamins, A, B, D and K. It also contains a good amount of iron when consumed. For conditioned and thicker brows the process is simple: All you need is one cutip dipped in olive oil and to dab it lightly on your brows before bed. I wouldn’t recommend doing it every night but 2-3 times a week should be sufficient.
Numero Dos: Virgin Coconut Oil
Now the way I found out about this one is a bit silly, but I actually read about it in a love story. It was an Indian themed love novel I read in September that piqued my curiosity about this remedy. The main character used it as a way to keep her hair growing and her scalp conditioned. I tested it out for a week or two and it works well. At first I wasn’t very fond of it because it actually made my hair grow a little too fast, but that’s the point right? Just remember to keep this one in a luke-warm environment, it’s best used while it’s still a bit solid.
I’ve become a fim believer in the importance of giving your hair (and skin) the healthiest treatment possible. (Quality> Quantity!) Both products are edible and can be found at your local grocery store for under ten dollars. For any other hardworking divas out there, here’s another way to keep your hustle up and keep your hair healthy too! 🙂