Tuesday, 6 April 2010

I'm getting more moisture and dumping the 'no oil' routine

My scalp and locs have been really dry. I mean even my sis told me they looked dry whilst I was in one of the hottest most humid sweaty places in the world(Ghana) and I was drinking water by the gallon. This led me to think perhaps I need to try adding moisture from the outside too. I let things slide a bit, but now I've decided to do something.


Internal:


I'll be taking omega 3s, codliver oil, b complex, barley grass and maybe biotin. I might modify this later.


I'll make an effort to drink more water.(This is hard in the UK).


I'll add aloe vera juice to my diet.


External:


Condition 1x3mths with diluted condish.


Condition with herb teas such as camomile(thanks chele) after every wash.


Continue ACV rinses as and when needed.


Mist my scalp with a mixture of essential oils/jojoba/shea oils in water 1xweekly.


spritz my locs with essential oils/oils/water/honeysuckle water/aloevera juice daily.

*always make sure you do roughly 1 part total oils to 10-15 parts water*


I made a mixture of EOs(lavender, tea tree,peppermint)/jojoba/shea oils in water and put a fine mist of the mix, all over my scalp. I was very suprised when my scalp 'drank' the mixture and it was all absorbed very quickly. What does that mean? I didn't think I needed much by way of oils on my scalp. Also I was practicing the Sls 'no oil' routine. As it is, oiling my scalp, or rather 'misting' with a watery oil mix,will now be part of my routine. The toothbrush you see in the pic is what I used to evenly distribute the oils and massage my scalp. I use it to brush my hairline too. It's a really soft baby toothbrush. I discovered whilst spring cleaning, that I have Vatika oil and Healing herbs with over 20 EOs. So I have more than enough to keep me going for a long while.

My locs are 2 1/2yrs old, they're pretty much settled and can withstand a lot more...in other words if you're a SL newbie, I wouldn't advice you to dump the 'no oil' routine like I've done.

6 comments:

laloced said...

ever since I added sprizing to my routine, my locs are soooo moisturised. Los Angeles is on the dry side so I spritz my hair everyday

anthia-ofo said...

Yes pritzing helps. I wasn't doing it everyday. Now I think I need it at least 2x a day.

The knotty Truth said...

ur blog is all fancy and stuff now! let us know how the moisture treatment goes!

chele

anthia-ofo said...

Lol thanks chele. Thanks to the 'cutest blog on the block' they've got some really cool stuff.
I swear my locs/scalp have improved already. I don't know why I wasn't paying attention before...

Nubian1 said...

Me likey your new blog design.

Thanks for the info Ofo. The problem with me and my dry skin/hair issues is that I find ACV very drying.... = (

anthia-ofo said...

Oh dear nubian! What are we to do with you eh? Try aloe vera juice/gel instead of acv cos that's really soothing and moisturising.