We’ve been banging on about summer beauty prep for weeks now but one area we haven’t really touched on is hair. In an effort to address this rather glaring imbalance we cast around this week for products that might help with summer damaged hair.
As regular readers on the L’Onglex blog will no doubt be aware after spending all our hard earned cents on blushers this week we can’t really afford anything that is likely to come in at price of more than €1 !
Frankly, even in a global financial meltdown this doesn’t give us much in the way of spending power and it was gloomy faces all round until someone piped up and mentioned Olive Oil.
Currently languishing at the back of the cupboard and nowhere near my vanity table I have to say I wasn’t too keen on the idea, it seemed a bit, well oily ? But seeing as I spent the whole weekend outside having dry, frizzy tangled hair wasn’t exactly filling me with much joy either.
Olive Oil it is so and as experiments in hair repair go this didn’t turn out too badly. As Mary Make and Do’s go this one has even been quite enjoyable so if your thinking of trying this out here’s what you need to do;
Mix half a cup of oil with a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a jar and leave it to set for 24 hours in a cool dark place.
When it’s time to apply the treatment give the jar another good shake before opening.
Apply to towel damp hair using small amounts. Take about a teaspoons worth, warm between your hands and apply to the scalp with your fingers but don’t overdo the oil part.
Once your scalp is covered massage through the hair gently with the tips of your fingers.
Once your hair has a nice sheen, pop on a plastic shower cap and let your hair absorb the oil.
After one hour shampoo in the normal manner which will remove any excess mixture.
Not only is this super cheap, it’s actually quite nourishing. Perfect for a dry bushy barnet and for adding a lustrous sheen to summer dry hair. Olive Oil is a pretty good conditioner and homemade or not, we most certainly liked the treatment !