Oils + Hair

 

Hi guys!! Okay so my love affair with oils run deep and I use them for absolutely everything. Using them on my hair has been an absolute GAME CHANGER. My hair has never ever been this healthy. I probably say that 234 times throughout this class.

A little background, I have naturally curly hair so it’s natural state is a bit dry. I wear my hair both straight and curly on the reg so I am pretty accustomed to caring for both. 

Sit back, grab a cup of wine and enjoy the knowledge.

 

The Mermaid Spray
Praise the Lord and thank you Jesus for whoever figured this recipe out. HOLY SHIT. It is the perfect combination of oils to have your hair growing thicker, shinier and FAST.
Great scalp health promotes hair growth. Simple as that, your hair won’t grow if you aren’t taking care of your scalp.
Make this and spray on your scalp morning and night, wet or dry.
Mermaid Spray//
20 drops of lavender + 20 drops of cedarwood + 20 rosemary + 15 clary sage + 15 peppermint + 15 thyme + witch hazel + distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray in dry or wet hair!
CBD Scalp Treatment + Mermaid Serum ⁣

Hair washing day? If you’re like me and wash twice a week then do this every time you wash. If you wash everyday or every other, just do this twice a week. That’s alll ya need.⁣


CBD Scalp Treament: ⁣
One whole dropper of CBD cool mint⁣
10 drops of peppermint⁣
2 tbsp castor oil in a dropper bottle⁣

Mermaid Serum: ⁣
Full dropper of CBD
20 drops of lavender⁣
20 drops of cedarwood⁣
20 rosemary⁣
15 clary sage⁣
15 peppermint⁣
15 thyme⁣
Castor oil ⁣
[exact ingredients as the mermaid spray but instead of water and witch hazel you use castor oil since it is thicker and acts as a mask]⁣
⁣Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil⁣

Straight Hair: Apply when wet before you blow dry or let air dry.⁣

Curly Hair: Apply when wet and dry as needed.⁣


I used to use Moroccan oil all the time but this stuff is so much better. So what I recommend is not using this anywhere near your scalp because even I – with dry hair – cannot. It’s oil so obviously it’ll make your scalp greasy. ⁣

Dosage//⁣

Start with a quarter dropped on your ends while your hair is wet, before you blow or air dry. I use 3/4 dropper when I am wearing my hair curly and 1/4 dropper on the ends if I am blow drying it straight. In the winter when my hair gets super dry I will reapply to the ends in between washes. Feels like such a dream and keeps the end from breaking off.⁣
Ylang Ylang⁣⁣
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This oil is traditionally used in hair formulas to promote thick, shiny, lustrous hair. ⁣⁣
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Ummmmmmmm yes. So what I do is apply roughly 2-5 drops in my palms and rub together. I then close my palms with my hair in between from top to bottom. ⁣⁣
This oil is also known to be used to prevent hair loss so if you want to add it to your Mermaid Spray that would be a great idea! ⁣⁣
Dandruff⁣

Tea tree, thyme and lemongrass ⁣

What I do is put these oils into a dropper bottle and apply to my scalp before the shower orrr I’ll just drop them on my head neat. I rubbbb and scratch my scalp while these oils soak on there so I can rid the buildup and dandruff that is there just waiting to land on your shoulders mid day. Gross + for some reason embarrassing all at the same time.
Master formula. ⁣
In order for your hair to grow you need to be providing your body with the right supplements it needs to support that growth. Enter Master Formula. ⁣
There are 25 key dietary elements from Master Formula, with a minimum of 100% of the daily recommended amounts of 14 different vitamins and minerals. They call it the Master for a reason! This nutritional complex contains vitamins, minerals and food based nutrients to support overall health and well-being.⁣
Below are the vitamins needed to promote hair growth. Master Formula contains a healthy dose of each of these. ⁣
+ B-Vitamins (one of the best known vitamins for hair growth is a B-vitamin called biotin)
+ Vitamin C⁣
+ Vitamin D⁣
+ Vitamin E⁣
+ Iron⁣
+ Zinc⁣
Red Drink⁣

Stay hydrated with 25 oz of water (it’s a good start, but add more between to truly hydrate), get in your 2 oz of Ningxia red a day for an antioxidant boost and calm energy, get in your joint, nail, hair, prebiotic and detox support with a teaspoon of sulfurzyme, and a few drops of lemon + lime vitality oils to give you that extra kick in a glass. ⁣⁣
Sulfurzyme⁣

MSM is a special organic sulfur that is supportive to many things and necessary for healthy skin, hair and a healthy liver.⁣

Gives immune support, and supports the circulatory system, the gastrointestinal system and the liver.⁣

It protects cell membranes and replenishes the connections between cells, and preserves the molecular structure of the connective tissue.⁣
Long story short … ⁣

So here is a recap of what you will need in order to get started on your loving on your hair a little extra during this time at home. ⁣

Oils⁣
Lavender⁣
Ylang Ylang⁣
Cedarwood⁣
Clary Sage⁣
Peppermint⁣
Rosemary ⁣
Thyme⁣
Tea Tree⁣
Lemongrass⁣


Products⁣
Master Formula (and prenatals like I still take)⁣
Mint CBD⁣
Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil ⁣


Other
Castor Oil
Witch Hazel (Thayer’s Unscented)

Oily DIY’s

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Alright, I rant about this so much I think it’s time to post. As I had said before, I got into oils to help me out with my anxiety (I was born high strung, not sure if it’s a gift or a curse). After weeks of researching I was like oh shit, I can use these to prevent wrinkles too? Hair growth? Eyelash growth? Uhm, yes. I live for a good home made face mask.

Before I share my current beauty hacks, please note that there are so many oils out there that promote the well being of your skin, hair, nails, etc. The following featured only the ones I have fallen in love wit thus far. I still have so many on my list of beauty oils. Check em out. Don’t have a kit? Sign me up baby!

 

Thieves Wipes

Grab some empty wipes off of amazon, add one or two cap full pours + lemon eo + tea tree eo

Dry Wipes

Bug Spray

20 citronella + 15 eucalptus + 15 lemongrass + 15 peppermint + witch hazel. Many recipes say to add water but I say no because water attracts flies. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Stain Remover

Thieves dish soap, thieves cleaning solution, lemon eo, thieves eo, water. I put mine in a roller and I have a large spray of it in my laundry room. Gold baby. Solid gold.

Hair Growth/Thickening Spray or serum (up to you!)

Everyday Spray// 20 drops of lavender + 20 drops of cedarwood + 20 rosemary + 15 clary sage + 15 peppermint + 15 thyme + witch hazel + distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray in dry or wet hair!

Serum// + 3/4 castor oil + 1/4 jojoba oil.  I can’t get over the benefits of this spray. What I do is apply as a hair mask before I get into the shower. Sometimes I will leave it on overnight. If you’re hair tends to get greasy fast maybe just a few hours while you clean your house!

Face Mask

Carrier oil + your fav face oils, mine are frank, lav, geranium, copiaba and ylang ylang + 16 oz of water. Mix to your own consistency! I place the masks in a bowl and add all ingredients, let sit for hours. Be your own judge here!

Kitchen/Bath Scrub

2 cups baking soda + 20 drops of lemon EO + 2 caps thieves cleaner + splash vinegar + little bitta wataaaa (h2o)

Pregnant Belly Butter//Stretch Marks

10 frank + 10 lav + 10 gentle baby, cocoa butter, shae butter and vitamin E oil. As your beautiful baby bump grows, so does your skin. Use this butter to prevent stretch marks and keep your baby feeling nice and relaxed in the womb. What a tiny miracle. 🙂

Facewash

20 ylang ylang + 20 frank + 20 lav + 20 lemon (add tea tree if you tend to break out) + 2/3 cup of castille soap + 1/3 cup of witch hazel + 2 tea spoons of vitamin E oil. Add all of this to a foaming soap dispenser. Peep My Finds for the goods. ALSO, if you do not have all of these oils feel free to make it your own. Instead of Ylang Ylang I use geranium which is amazing for the skin, lemon is as well. Do you child.

Makeup Primer

It took me a bit but I finally got a concoction down. 10 drops of each. Lav, Cedarwood, Geranium, Frank, Lemon. Rosewater and organic Rosewater. Peep My Finds for the rose sprays.

Face Moisturizing Everyday Cream

15 frank, 10 lav, 5 cedarwood. In a baby mason jar add raw shea butter and organic coconut oil, heat them until they’re soft, almost liquid. Add the oils, jojoba and sweet almond oil. Place in your fridge overnight and voillaaaaaa.

Eyelash Serum

Okay so you can either add lavender to your mascara or create the serum to use at night before bed. Mix lavender, cedarwood and rosemary with castor oil and sweet almond. I would use 6 drops of each and more sweet almond than castor. The castor oil tends to be thick.

Face Moisturizing Serum

This weather has been tough on my face so I made this overnight serum that packs a little more punch for the winter wind. 15 frank, 10 lav, 10 geranium, 7 ylang ylang. Fill the rest with jojoba and sweet avocado carrier oil. I had bad patch of eczema (self diagnosed) on my neck for like a month so I’m extra thankful for this serum. This bad boy should get your skin back to the moisture level of a Caribbean island overnight.

Hair, Body + Face Mask

Grab a jar of organic coconut oil, add frankincense, lavender, cedarwood and grapefruit. This will act as your hair, body and face mask. I use this every single night on my face and body and on as a hair mask when I’m relaxing, cleaning the house, etc. I made an under eye roller out of these oils as well, for morning and night use. Promise, you’ll never buy a CVS face mask again.

Dandruff, Pimples, Bumps, Athletes Foot, etc.

Tea tree works miracles. This anti-fungal oil clears unwanted dandruff and buildup, surprise pimples and so much more.

Friggin Lavender/Sleep Roller

Not only good for sleep! Add lav to your mascara, shampoo, condition and face products. Major improvement in all aspects. Lavender is used for skin rashes as well. Idk how people live without it, gotta be honest. For the sleep roller, add 10 drops of lav, 10 drops of stress away (I also add oregano oil which is great for calming as well). Add a carrier and roll this down your spine at night, under the feet as well.

Rosewater Spray 

Organic rosewater spray (My Finds), frankincense, rose, lavender, cedarwood and geranium. This I use all day, every day. This little homemade gem keeps your skin moist and refreshed at all times. Doesn’t F with your makeup either, if anything it sets it throughout the day. You know when you’re flying and your skin gets all dried out from the high altitude? Never again, guys. Never again.

Under Eye Roller

Lavender, cedarwood, frank, geranium, ylang ylang and copiaba. Mix with your favorite carrier oil. I used jojoba for my skin. Literally obsessed with this roller. UPDATE: I’ve added new oils that mix well with my skin such as blue cypress, royal hawaiian sandalwood, rose and jasmine.

Teeth Whitener

Orange eo + clove eo + baking soda and a smidge of water for consistency. Leave on your pearly whites for about 20 mins every other day.

I’ll keep this doc updated for my oils peeps out there. Got you guys. 

The Curly Journey

 

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I have fought the good fight with this hair of mine. My mom doesn’t have these locks (thanks, Dad) so growing up she would brush it. All my fellow curlies are definitely cringing at the thought of brushing through dry, curly hair. In the end you look like Ludacris on the cover of his Word of Mouf CD holding the angry pit bull. As I grew old enough to do my own hair and buy my own products, I had to learn how to handle this situation on my own.

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Don’t get it twisted, I was in straight denial that my hair was curly and would straighten it every single day for years and years. Even colored it blonde which was terrible for my already dry, brittle strands. It wasn’t until 2016 that I finally embraced my inner afro. I’m telling you it was a long road to figure out how to style and what was right for me, but to date my hair is the healthiest it’s been since I was a toddler and it’s only getting better with the right routine and products.

Why going natural is the best route (for me):

  • I no longer have to apply heat to my hair on a daily basis
  • I can get my hair wet at the beach or a pool and not live in fear of how it’s going to dry
  • My morning routine is cut in half
  • Literally never have to wash my hair
  • Even a top knot looks good with a crown of curls

Now here are the rules when you’re dealing with a head of curls. Not all curls are the same, but the rules remain consistent across the board:

  • Use sulfate free hair products and only wash once or twice a week.
  • When you are not shampooing you can still use your conditioner in your bathing routine. Don’t rinse out all of the conditioner. You need all the moisture you can get.
  • Do not use a bath towel to dry your hair, use a microfiber towel or a cotton T shirt.
  • Comb, never brush, while wet (always while wet). Like I said, you mess with dried curls they’re just going to retaliate *cough Ludacris*.
  • Sleep with a silk wrap around your head (LOL I am so serious). Replace your pillow case with a silk one. This prevents rubbing and frizzing while you toss throughout the night.
  • Always use a diffuser while blow-drying, if you even are blow-drying. Heat settings on low and cold or else, Luda.
  • Whenever you can, hair mask it up. I use one when I work out, when I clean the house and every Sunday when I don’t have to leave the house.
  • Add some rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree to all of your hair products. This has worked wonders on my locks.
  • Use a curl cream concoction (whichever works best for you) I love my MoroccanOil Curl Cream and a little of Mirah Lustrous hair oil from Young Living.

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Oily Products and DIYS to bring your mane back.

  • Mirah Lustrah Hair Oil. Add it when wet and apply to ends when dry.
  • Make this spray: 20 drops of lavender + 20 drops of cedarwood + 20 rosemary + 15 clary sage + 15 peppermint + 15 thyme + witch hazel + distilled water in a spray bottle. Add this to your hair wet or dry. Watch it grow wider and longer. SO GOOD FOR YOUR LOCKS
  • Leave-in Serum: so the once a week you wash your hair, apply this serum all over your bean head. The recipe is your spray in previous bullet with jojoba oil and grapeseed oil. From scalp to ends baby.

Now go out there and rock that fro baby. Do not give up on your curls!