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5 Simple ways to long, lustrous and healthy hair – Part 2

Part 1  Healthy Hair - Amina Wasi

#5  A Hair Treatment to try on a weekly basis 

This is a weekly DIY (Do it yourself) Treatment scheduled for the week. It may seem like a lot of work but it will surely make a difference to your hair if you are regular with it inshaa’Allah. You may switch and skip certain days to fit your schedule and needs.

Day 1: Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment, Hair Wash and Rosemary Conditioner 

This will prevent hair loss, dandruff and removes build up of products you may have used on your hair to give shine, volume and color to your hair.

ACV Treatment

For dark haired individuals– You will need:
1/3 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 cup of warm water
10 drops of rosemary essential oil
Make a mixture of the above ingredients and store in a bottle or a glass bottle (if you are making a lot of it)

For Light Haired Individuals – You will need:
1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup of Brewed chamomile tea
10 drops of lavender essential oil
Make a mixture of the above ingredients and store in a bottle or a glass bottle (if you are making a lot of it)

ACV Treatment Method:

  1. Store the prepared mixture into a clean bottle.
  2. Start pouring and massaging some of the mixture onto your scalp and roots of your hair with your fingers.
  3. Avoid getting this in your eyes because it will burn.
  4. Make sure your entire scalp is saturated and then proceed to do the same with the rest of your hair.
  5.  Start soaking this mixture into the remainder of your hair. Don’t forget the ends!
  6.  Leave the mixture on for about ten minutes before you wash your hair.
  7. After ten minutes, shower and wet your hair in warm water for a minute and then shampoo as usual.

Hair Wash
Use a gentle shampoo to wash your hair after the ACV Treatment above. Let your hair air dry or gently use a towel or cloth.

Rosemary Conditioner – (NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)
This will add shine and softness to your hair while improving your blood circulation to promote the growth of your hair. It will also help prevent hair loss.
Items:
Rosemary essential oil or rosemary leaves (steeped into a tea)
A Clean Spray Bottle
Steeper
Method:
If you are using the rosemary essential oil:

  1. Set some water to boil in a pot.
  2.  After the water has boiled, pour it into a cup and add ten to fifteen drops of the rosemary essential oil into the cup, then stir.
  3. Let it cool and then fill it up in your clean spray bottle.

If you are using the rosemary leaves:

  1. Set some water to boil in a pot and add the water that has boiled into a cup.
  2. Take your steeper and fill it with approximately one tablespoon full of rosemary leaves.
  3. Add your steeper which contains your rosemary leaves in it into the cup.
  4. Steam it for about ten minutes. The color will be a light green color.
  5. Let it cool and then fill it up in your clean spray bottle.

Use this conditioner after you’ve washed your hair and come out of the shower. Spray it all over the roots of your hair generously and massage slightly.

Day 2: Rosemary Conditioner
Do not apply any oils or products into your hair. Just reinvigorate your hair with the Rosemary conditioner that you’ve hopefully stored in your spray bottle. As an alternative, you can opt for rosewater.

Day 3: Hot Oil Treatment and Hair Wash.
Hot Oil Treatment
This treatment will provide nourishment to your scalp and the grape seed oil will help in reducing tangles and will aid in giving you shinier and softer hair.
Items:
Empty bottle with pointed tip
Bowl
Grape Seed Oil (100% Pure)
Essential Oil (Lavender or Rosemary)
Method:

  1. Add 5 (for short hair) and 10 (for long hair) teaspoons of grape seed oil in your empty bottle.
  2. Add 10 drops of your essential oil (either your lavender or rosemary oil) into the bottle.3.
  3. Give the bottle a slight shake to mix the two oils.
  4. Fill your empty bowl with hot water and place your bottle containing the mixture in it for 2 to 3 minutes so your mixture can heat up.
  5. Remove your tangles and apply your mixture to your scalp.
  6. Massage it well into your roots and all over your hair.
  7. Wet your towel with hot water and wrap it around your hair.
  8. Leave the treatment for about half hour.

Hair Wash
Use a gentle shampoo to wash your hair after the Hot Oil Treatment. Let your hair air dry or gently use a towel or cloth.

Day 4: Rosemary Conditioner
Do not apply any oils or products into your hair. Just reinvigorate your hair with the Rosemary conditioner that you’ve hopefully stored in your spray bottle. As an alternative, you can opt for rosewater.

Day 5: Almond Oil or any other oil.
Apply almond oil or any of the natural oils mentioned in the article into your hair. Make sure you massage it into your roots and all over your hair. If you can, leave the oil on for a day or two depending on your schedule. If you cannot, then you can wash it off.

Day 6: Almond oil or any other oil still in the hair, wash with water only.
Assuming you were able to keep the almond oil in your hair. Wash with just water (warm) if you need to.

Day 7: Wash Hair with Water, Rosemary Conditioner or Wash Hair and Start weekly Routine.
Wash your hair containing the Almond oil with water (warm) and use the Rosemary Conditioner or do a hair wash with your shampoo and restart your weekly routine.

Even though, this seems like a lot to do, give some of these methods a chance and notice the difference in your hair along with following the recommended tips above. I wish you healthy, beautiful and luminous hair in your hair care journey.

All the best!

I’d love to know how these tips worked out for you. Please comment below and share your experiences.

Authored by Amina Wasi ♦ To Read more about the Author CLICK HERE
Edited by Unaiza Faiz ♦ To Read more about the Editor CLICK HERE

Sources:
WebMD: Health and Medical Information from www.webmd.com
Live Strong: Diet and Nutrition from www.livestrong.com/diet-and-nutrition/
Hair care routine timeline by Farah Dukhai from www.dukhai.com

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3 comments

  1. Assalamu alaykum, thanks for this tips. You only mentioned how to make the ACV, you didnt mention how to use the ACV treatment

    • Walaykum as salam wa rehmatullah,

      Apologies for the late reply and thank you for pointing that out. The article has now been updated to include the method as well.

      – Amina Wasi

  2. On day 2 and 4 , do I just leave the rosemary conditioner in my hair throughout the day? I don’t need to wash it?

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