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Homemade Hair Treatments for Thinning, Frizzy Hair

by Vicki
(North Carolina)

I experienced an illness that left my hair thinner than my already naturally thin hair and very frizzy on the ends. The scalp gets oily, but the rest of my hair looks dry. The bottom half of my hair does not lie down, but sticks out and is frizzy. It used to lay flat and straight. Not anymore.

I used to color it every three months to cover up the gray and keep the natural blonde look. I haven't colored it for nine months. It is dark with some gray hairs on top and blonde from the ears down.

I have been using s special herbal shampoo from a salon and an organic herbal conditioner for several months, but do not see any difference.

My hair is shoulder length. I do not want to cut it because I'm concerned about how the new hair will look, plus it really has not grown much since I began losing it 5 months ago.

Do you have any suggestions for healthier, more manageable hair?

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Hair Help NEW
by: Kyley

Good for you for getting your diet cleaned up! Don't you find it makes such a difference to your energy level and mood? I did the same thing last year, and I love the results.

I'm mystified about why your hair dried out - it almost sounds like it was on its last legs just at the time you went on meds and then fixed your diet. Maybe such a big change affected it. Hmmm...

I have to agree that a haircut to get rid of the damaged hair will help.

I also know for sure that adding tea tree and rosemary, etc. to shampoos and conditioners DOES help, because I'm living proof, and there are lots of people like me who have better scalp and hair health as a result of using essential oils on our hair.

I have to agree that nanotechnology does help with hair health. Much like essential oils, which are micro-sized and can enter our skin to do their work, nanos can get in there and fix stuff up too.

For some excellent natural hair care products with nano technology, check out DoTerrra's Sanobella shampoo and conditioner. Click on Shop for Products, then go through to DoTerra Spa and scroll down a ways. Contact me if you want to get wholesale pricing, and I'll set you up.

You might also want to check out Just Natural Organics extensive line of hair care products. People LOVE these!

Best of luck!

Medicines are not a problem NEW
by: Vicki

I don't think my hair difficulties are related to medicines because I was only on antibiotics and steriods for 2 weeks in April. The problems began after the extreme diet I was put on to check for anything that my body would react to. But I have been eating extremely healthy for six months now, so this should no longer cause hair problems, right?

Thinning hair and breakage NEW
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately, what is happening internally has to be handled the same. The advice seems logical but unrealistic. Adding anything to shampoo only negates the product added. Egg proteins are much larger than Keratin proteins so adding them to conditioners is useless. Conditioners only lay on the cuticle for 2 to 3 hours regardless of heat treatments. The key is to cut off the bad hair to eliminate more breakage because the hair is so weak and lost its elasticity. Friction is one of the main causes of breakage but in your case, it's due to the illness. Medications take time to leave the body, up to months. If you need to learn the realities of what hair and hair products can and can't do regardless of their being natural or not, go to watch the videos. There is one video about conditioners and what they have found through nano technology.

Natural Hair Remedies
by: Kyley

Hi Vicki,

The easiest thing you can do is add 1 drop of tea tree essential oil to your shampoo. Squirt a bit of shampoo into your hand, add your drop of tea tree and wash as usual. It helps with general hair and scalp health.

Or add 30 drops of this blend to your bottle of shampoo (use less if it's a small bottle)
10 drops tea tree
10 drops rosemary
10 drops rose geranium or ylang ylang

For deep conditioning once a month, use a coconut hot oil treatment. Heat up a couple tablespoons of coconut oil, add 2 drops each tea tree, rosemary and ylang, apply to dry hair and leave in as long as you can stand it. Wash twice to get all the greasiness out. Condition as usual.

I also recommend an egg white hair mask. Beat a couple of egg whites until frothy. Add about a tablespoon of yogurt (the highest fat content you can find - not fat free) and 2 drops each tea tree, rosemary and ylang. Apply to dry hair and leave in for 15 minutes to half an hour. Wash out. Do this once a week.

When my hair gets frizzy due to weather, I put the tiniest touch of lotion on the ends to help smooth them out. But just the tiniest bit or else it looks greasy.

It may be that you need a great new haircut to get to a happier hair place. It might be time to splurge on a really good cut so you can feel better about your hair. I know I feel about a lot better when I give myself permission to afford good haircare.

I hope these ideas help your hair look and feel healthier. Best of luck, and if you have more questions, just ask!

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