What can you do for damaged hair? Dare to start over. Holding on to damaged, dry, and brittle hair just because it has a bit of length is the wrong reason to hold on to your tresses. This theory is a thing of the past. Dare to part ways with your damaged hair. Start over; repair treatments are temporary. Cutting your hair can be risky but freeing and, in some cases, beneficial. Some hair treatments are not suited for styled hair if your hair is naturally curly and your style of choice is straight. For example, mixing a combination of natural oils and other elements with a watery consistency that is applied daily for re-growth maintenance is counteracting and should not be used with heat. Also, applying oils daily can weigh your hair down, causing product "over-kill" along with other products. I am in no way saying treatments do not work; they do; however, as I stated at the beginning of this post, most treatments are temporary; to mend your tresses while your new growth grows in, and over time trimming and cutting will eliminate the damaged hair. The beauty of today's beauty industry has evolved, so if you prefer long-styled, short-styled, or colored hair, there are plenty of hair unit options to choose from that look and feel like natural hair. Or, if you are courageous, find a barber or a stylist to give you a short feminine buzz cut that will work for you. There are many styles of cuts that are suited for women. It is just a matter of finding what type of cut works for you. If you have a great barber or stylist, they will know how to blend, fade and taper to accentuate your facial shape. Also, Shape-ups just for men are a thing of the past. A soft shape up
in the front conceals any imperfections, giving you a more polished look. Also, consider keeping your sideburns thus blended with your sides gives you a more feminine look. A darker color to hide some thinning or a lighter color if that "floats your boat" is a great option to add some flavor.
Hair growth is inevitable. It will grow and appear to grow faster if you cut it all off instead of watching your damaged hair grow worse and split to your new growth, seeming not to be growing. Natural oils are great for your hair and scalp as they are light and without additives. Below is a cocktail I am using; I found it on Pinterest; Let's track my progress together; I am one week in. I've also been using organic coconut oil unrefined cold pressed/virgin before using Hair Growth Tonic, also known as Mermaid Hair. The recipe is below. I was pleased with the coconut oil, but I wanted to try something to expedite the process. As always, thank you for taking the time to read my posts.
Add three tablespoons alcohol-free witch hazel to a 4 oz spray bottle.
add one teaspoon of hemp seed oil
Fill the rest of the spray bottle with distilled water (or boiled and cooled tap water).
Add ten drops of lavender essential oil, ten drops of rosemary essential oil, ten drops of cedarwood essential oil, and ten drops of peppermint essential oil.
Shake vigorously before use.
Kind Words; Hair is a part of your crown, but your Glory is a part of your soul.- Natalie Edwards