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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Essential oils to add to your shampoo

July 18, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to share another easy way to use essential oils adding essential oils to your shampoo!  Making your hair healthy and stronger couldn’t get any easier.  It doesn’t really matter what shampoo you use, you too can experience the benefits of adding essential oils to your hair routine!

woman with long healthy hair

Essential oils are packed with amazing antioxidants and other compounds that are healing, restorative and stimulating.  Nevertheless; trying to incorporate essential oils into your life, can be overwhelming.  Many of you just don’t have the time, am I right?  Well, with this simple technique, you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils for your hair, without a hassle!

Here are some of the ways essential oils can help your hair:

  • Stimulate growth
  • Strengthen  follicles
  • Eliminate dandruff
  • Prevent premature greying
  • Fight scalp acne
  • Oil control
  • Moisturise dry hair
  • Reduce hair fall
  • Repair damage
  • Kill lice
  • Fight fungal infections 

How to add essential oils to your shampoo:

Adding essential oils to your shampoo is easy.  You can simply open your shampoo bottle and add some drops of your essential oil of choice.  Or, you can also do what I do!  Personally, I like to use a narrow tip applicator bottle.  The narrow tip gives me greater control of the amount and placement of my shampoo.  You should only apply shampoo to the scalp and not the lengths of the hair!  (This goes for any shampoo, not just the one you add essential oils to.)  I also dilute my shampoo with water; doing this makes thicker shampoos easy to spread and lather.

shampoo and essential oils

The two essential oils I add to my shampoo every washday are tea tree and lavender!

How much essential oil should you add:

For every 10 ml of shampoo, add 10 drops of essential oil.
If you have sensitive skin, reduce the amount of essential oil by half. 

Here’s a list of the best essential oils for different hair problems:

  • For hair growth: Peppermint, Cedarwood, Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Tea tree
  • For dandruff: Tea tree, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Chamomile
  • For oil control: Peppermint, Cypress, Lemon
  • For odour removal: Rose Otto, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Lemon
  • For dry hair: Cedarwood, Sweet Orange, Ylang-ylang
  • For reducing hair fall: Rosemary, Lavender, Clary Sage, Frankincense
  • For scalp acne: Tea tree, Lavender, Chamomile, Lemon, Helichrysum
  • To kill lice: Tea tree, Lavender, Citriodora, Lemongrass, Peppermint

Depending on your hair issues and needs, you should select the best essential oil/s for your hair.  

Will you be adding essential oils to your shampoo?  Which ones?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Sunday, May 22, 2016

RevivHair Stimulating Serum Review

May 22, 2016 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

I recently had the opportunity to try the  RevivHair Stimulating Serum from RevivSerums.  

RevivSerumslocated in San Francisco California, specializes in novel and innovative clinical treatment serums.  Their unique formulations are next-generation, high-performance, leading-edge, professional-grade treatment serums for skin, hair & lash rejuvenation.


Product description:

RevivHair Stimulating Serum with Redensyl, Stem Cells, Growth Factors & Peptides, is a novel next-gen leave-in serum can help significantly help boost the appearance of hair density, thickness, fullness, natural color, strength, and overall health.  Powerful key ingredients help both men and women.



Price:

€44/$49 (2 oz/60 ml) from RevivSerums




Directions for use:

Shake before use.  Apply once daily, to wet or dry hair, about one or two full droppers.  Part your hair and apply directly to the scalp in the areas that are thinning.  The measurement does not need to be exact, apply enough serum for good coverage.  Massage in with fingertips, then wash hands well.





Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau (and) Glycerin (and) Sodium Metabisulfite (and) Glycine (and) Larix Europaea Wood Extract (and) Zinc Chloride (and) Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract [Malus stem cells], Tripeptide (AHK), Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF, rh-Polypeptide-3), Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Argania Spinosa Sprout Cell Extract, PEG/PPG-20/23 Dimethicone, Mannitol (and) Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (and) Caffeine (and) Zinc Gluconate (and) Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, D-Panthenol, Radix Polygoni Multiflori Preparata Extract, Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins (Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens) Fruit Extract, Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) Seed Extract, Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Root Extract, Indian Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) Resin Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Triethanolamine, Beta-sitosterol, Copper Tripeptide-1, Prezatide Copper Acetate, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate (CIC2), Pygeum Africanum, Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase, Soy Isoflavones, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.



My experience:

I received a bottle of RevivHair Stimulating Serum from RevivSerums in exchange for an honest review.  This serum is clear and it leaves no residue after applying on wet or dry hair; I have tested it both ways.  Since I have an oily scalp, I was a bit concerned that this would make it even more so.  However, it turned out that my fears were unfounded.  RevivHair is not the least bit greasy, it’s not thick, and it doesn't feel heavy on my scalp or in my hair.  

I can honestly say that this product really works.  Lately I noticed that my hair was becoming thinner at the hairline, which was freaking me out.  I already have a large forehead and a thinning hairline would make it even more noticeable.  Thankfully RevivHair helped a lot.  I've been using this serum everyday for the past four weeks.  After only four weeks my hair is thicker, fuller, longer and stronger (less shedding)!  Check out my before and after photos below - pictures speak louder than words! 




My results:


Longer hair



Fuller hairline



Thicker ponytail



If you have shedding or thinning hair, RevivHair Stimulating Serum may be just what you need!  I highly recommend trying out this product and seeing for yourself how amazing it is! 

If you have any questions about this amazing hair stimulating serum, leave a comment below.




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Overnight hair treatments

January 22, 2015 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

When your hair needs some extra TLC, (especially if you heat style a lot) there's nothing better than overnight deep conditioning!

Once or twice a month I apply an overnight treatment.  If you follow this blog you know that I love coconut oil and my hair loves it too, but I also enjoy trying out new products.  I thought it would be good to share some overnight hair treatments with those of you who are looking for intense repair



  1. Alteya Organics Bulgarian Lavender Hair Butter Treatment 
  2. Fantasia IC PM Night Time Oil Treatment 
  3. Huile de Leonor Grey
  4. Uncle Harry's Natural Products Herbal Coconut Oil for Hair 
  5. Pantene Pro-V Overnight Miracle Repair Serum 
  6. Rene Furterer KARITE intense overnight nourishing treatment 
  7. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue
  8. Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Binding Overnight Treatment Crem
  9. L'Oreal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Overnight Hair Repair Treatment

Apply a liberal amount from middle to ends of your hair, throw it in a bun and get some sleep!  Shampoo in the morning, style as usual.

Do you have a favourite overnight hair treatment?  Share your hair's secret weapon in the comment section below!








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Saturday, May 03, 2014

April favourites

May 03, 2014 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

For me last month was all about prepping my skin and my hair for "the big event".  My brother got married on Friday 25th and I was his witness.  :)

Without further ado, here are my April beauty favourites:


Holland & Barrett Aloe Vera Gel Bio Active Skin Treatment + Vitamin E Capsules (100iu)


I usually mix the content of a capsule of vitamin E with a blob of Aloe vera and use instead of my night cream a couple of times a week.  During the month of April, I applied this mixture more often than that.  Both ingredients help to heal and regenerate the skin.  Whenever I use Aloe vera and vitamin E at night, I wake up to glowing, clear, even skin.  I LOVE it!  Both Aloe vera and vitamin E can be used for active acne, acne scars, pigmentation, anti-ageing and dry skin among other skin conditions.

Biafine Topical Emulsion


I use this as a spot treatment on any blemishes I get.  This product also reduces the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.

Product description:
Biafine is a water-based emulsion formulated for the dressing and management of superficial wounds, minor abrasions, dermal ulcers, donor sites, 1st and 2nd-degree burns, including sunburns, and radiation dermatitis.  Biafine provides an optimum moist environment for the healing process and isolates the wound from harmful germs and other external contamination.

Pure Coconut Oil + Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner


I melt some coconut oil, mix it with my Suave conditioner and distribute it evenly on my hair.  Then I tie my hair in a top knot with a spring hair tie and go to sleep.  The next morning I cleanse my hair as usual.  This treatment leaves my hair so soft, I don't need to apply any leave-in products whenever I use it.  No serum, no leave in conditioner, no anti-frizz cream...NOTHING!  This is huge for me, my hair usually turns into a frizz ball as soon as it dries if I don't use any leave-in products.  This is by far the best overnight hair treatment I ever used. 


What were your April favourites?  Have you used any of my favourites before?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

DIY: Banana hair mask

April 06, 2014 1 Comments
Hello everyone!
Do you remember the banana peel skincare post?  Back in August of 2012 a wrote about how bananas can help acne, psoriasis, warts and poison ivy.
Bananas are a very rich source of potassium and vitamins, which also make them the perfect choice for a DIY hair mask.
This mask is very easy to prepare, all you need is one or two ingredients.

Ingredients:
  • 1 banana (the riper, the better)
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

Method:
  1. Blend banana in a food processor, making sure there aren't any chunks.
  2. Add honey (optional)
  3. Apply the mixture to your hair, and cover it with a shower cap or plastic bag.  (more info: At-home deep-conditioning hair treatment)
  4. To lock in the nutrients, wrap a hot towel around your head.
  5. Wait 20 minutes.
  6. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Tips:
  • You can also add olive oil or a tablespoon of conditioner.
  • Use once a week for best results.
  • Ideal for thin and damaged hair.

If you like DIY hair treatments; you can also try the avocado mask and the milk and honey mask!


Have you ever tried one of these hair masks?  Do you make any of your own hair masks at home?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Monday, October 22, 2012

At-home deep-conditioning hair treatment

October 22, 2012 2 Comments


All you need for a  deep-conditioning hair treatment is;
  1. a plastic shower cap (or even a plastic bag) 
  2. a hair mask (or your favourite conditioner)

Hair masks are an effective way to restore moisture to your hair.  You could buy your mask from a store or you could also make it at home.  You could also use your favourite conditioner instead.

How to get the most out of your hair mask:
  • Choose a mask according to your hair's need.
  • Shampoo and detangle your hair.
  • Don't use a conditioner after shampooing and before applying the mask.
  • Remove excess water from wet hair before application.
  • Use a generous amount and concentrate on the ends.
  • Apply on the entire length.
  • Wrap your hair up in a shower cap while the mask works its magic.  The heat from your scalp amplifies the mask’s effect.
  • Note: You should use your hair mask as directed in the instructions.  Certain ingredients used in hair masks could damage your hair if left on for too long.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.  As always, finish off with a cool rinse.

Do you use any hair masks?  Do you have any requests for future DIY hair mask recipes?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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XOXO
Euphrasie85

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Would you use placenta shampoo?

September 04, 2012 0 Comments

Placenta shampoo?!  Yes, placenta aka afterbirth, which forms around the fetus in the first stage of mammalian pregnancies, is being used in hair care products.  


There are shampoos, conditioners and hair masks on the market that contain placenta.  The nutritional benefits of eating placenta (placentophagy) have long been discussed however, placenta in shampoos is a more recent idea.  Placenta is also being used in various skincare products.  Some believe that placenta can help rejuvenate body cells and ward off signs of aging.  The protein in the placenta is supposed to be beneficial for the hair.  These shampoos claim to revitalise hair, repair split ends, restore manageability and renew shine and bounce.  However there’s no scientific evidence to back up this claim.

The practice of using placenta on the hair and skin is believed to have been popular in ancient Egypt and it was believed that Marie Antoinette consumed placenta as a nutritious drink.   

So you’re probably wondering:  Where does the placenta come from?  Is it human placenta?!  
Shampoos contain either animal placenta (cow or sheep) or plant placenta.

Would you ever use placenta shampoo?  How about placenta skincare products?  Let me know in the comments below.

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Photo from here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lighten your hair with cinnamon

June 13, 2012 7 Comments

Are you looking for a safe way to lighten your hair?  Yes, there are safe, an all natural ways to lighten your hair!  Girls with blonde hair can use naturally ingredients such as; lemon juice and chamomile to lighten their hair. Unfortunately those methods do not work on darker hair.  Still, there is another natural method to lighten dark hair.  Cinnamon can lighten dark hair at least two shades and it also strengthens it! 


You will need:

hair conditioner
ground cinnamon
plastic processing cap/plastic bag
honey (has additional bleaching and moisturising properties)


Method:

Step 1: Prepare the mixture
Add the conditioner, cinnamon, and honey (if desired) together in a plastic container. The amounts needed are determined by the length and thickness of your hair.  Mix with a plastic spoon as metal can react with the mixture. 

Step 2: Shampoo/Co-wash and condition hair 

Step 3: Apply the mixture 
Apply the mixture evenly to damp hair.  I recommend applying the mixture using disposable gloves.  Place the plastic processing cap/plastic bag over your hair.

NOTE: Cinnamon is a known skin irritant so it may tingle for a few minutes but it will go away.  If the tingling persists or becomes unbearable, rinse it out immediately.  

Step 4: Wait
The mixture should stay in your hair for at least 4 hours.  The longer the processing time, the more results you will see.  Therefore leaving it on overnight is the best option.

Step 5: Rinsing the mixture out and reveal your new shade
Make sure you rinse the mixture out completely.  This method will give you a lighter, reddish colour.  The more applications you do, the more change you will see.

The mixture will leave your hair moisturised, soft, and smelling delicious!

Have you ever tried lightening your hair with natural ingredients?  Leave a comment and let me know!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY: Milk and honey hair mask

February 13, 2012 2 Comments

As I told you in my previous blog post, I'm currently testing out some DIY natural hair masks.  Today I am going to share a recipe for a nourishing hair mask, ideal for restoring damaged hair.  This hair mask is 100% natural!

Ingredients: 

  • 4 tablespoons of pure honey
  • a small cup of fresh milk
  • a small cup of yoghurt/Greek yoghurt


The benefits of milk for your hair:

The proteins and lipids in milk strengthen hair, whereas the calcium promotes hair growth and helps prevent hair loss.  Furthermore, milk contains other nutrients like vitamins A, B6, biotin and potassium, which work to keep hair soft and shiny.


The benefits of honey for your hair:

Honey is an all natural substance that benefits your skin and hair.  It adds moisture to the hair and makes the hair more manageable.  

Method:

  • Mix fresh milk and yoghurt in a bowl.
  • Pour the pure honey into the mixture and blend well.
  • Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes; this allows the ingredients to amalgamate.


How to use:

  • Apply the mixture from roots to tips onto clean, towel-dried hair. 
  • Massage the scalp; this allows your hair to fully absorb all the nutrients.
  • Wrap your hair in a warm towel.
  • Let the hair mask sit in your hair for about 30 minutes. 
  • Rinse the mixture out with warm water.
  • Shampoo and condition as usual.


Remember, the best way to maintain healthy hair is to use natural products as much as possible.  Have you tried any DIY hair masks?

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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