Did you know that today is Earth Day? Today we celebrate (and challenge ourselves to contribute to) the efforts and initiatives that have broadened, diversified and mobilized the environmental movement.
In keeping with honoring the matriarch we all share, Mother Earth, we want to give you a few hair care tips that will not only enhance your hair’s health, but they’re Earth-friendly too!
Condition with olive oil – Olive oil is a penetrating oil, and using it to prepoo, deep condition, seal or prevent dry scalp is a great way to nourish your hair from the inside out and prevent moisture loss.
Skip a shampoo day – Most of us shampoo our hair in the shower, meaning that we’re probably doubling the amount of water consumption. If your scalp desperately needs refreshing, cleanse with Apple Cider Vinegar instead and for oily hair, cornstarch is an awesome substitute for dry shampoo. Sprinkle a few drops of your favorite essential oil for an added scent-ual bonus.
Feed your tresses – For added fats protein to strengthen and nurture, blend half an avocado with one egg yolk and apply to hair from roots to ends. Cover with a warm towel (it is Earth Day, maybe we can skip the plastic cap today?) for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and condition as usual. That unused egg white? Apply it to your face for an oil-reducing, pore-tightening facial. (Awesome, we know…)
Herbal rinse – Depending on your hair needs, herbs like rosemary, nettle, lemongrass and hibiscus are excellent to make final rinses. Pour boiling water over the dried herbs and allow to steep until cooled (up to overnight is okay). After shampooing and condition, pour rinse over hair and massage in. Keep a bowl under the head to repeat the rinse up to three times. Do not rinse out.
We want to wish you the greenest of green Earth Days and let’s make today the start of doing ONE thing every day to preserve our planet. After all, it’s the only place we have to live.
Be Exclusively Inclusive!
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