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Thursday, January 6, 2011

CHEAP Silky Hair Treatment

Dry Hair? No problem!!

Okay, so I needed something non-stressful t
o think about in my life, so one of my natural fall-backs is hair and makeup. I love going onto YouTube and other sites to get helpful and interesting tips, tricks and ideas for makeup and hair. I stumbled upon one that I thought I'd try...and I'm here to share my results.

I've noticed lately my hair just isn't the same as it usually is and no matter which shampoo (from higher priced to drugstore fin
ds) I use makes no difference at all when it comes to conditioning. I have pretty thick hair and lately to save money I've been cutting it myself. Recently it was so thick, dry and unmanageable, so I decided when I was cutting it to use the thinning shears. After doing this and even applying leave-in conditioner, my hair was STILL pretty dry and unmanageable. That's when I stumbled upon a great winter trick for dry hair!

Your hair can either be dirty (a day or two since you've washed it) or clean. It doesn't matter. This usually works best at night unl
ess you have several (at least 6 I'd say) hours to devote to this process.
At night, before bedtime, get some Olive Oil...the kind you cook with - it doesn't have to be anything special at all or expensive! I used Berio Olive Oil I had in the kitchen.
Put a QUARTER SIZED amount in the palm of your hands and rub together. You don't need more than that because the goal is not to drench your hair, but to lightly yet thoroughly coat it.

Now, place the olive oil in your hair, starting halfway up going down to the ends. You don't want to put it in the top (root section) o
f your hair. Do this all around your hair, applying more olive oil in your hands if needed for thicker/longer hair. I had to use two quarter-sized amounts of oil for my hair.
Now, place a towel over your pillow and sleep peacefully! When you wake up, wash your hair and you will be amazed at the results from your CHEAP, silky oil treatment!

When I did this I got so many complements the next day from people saying how great and silky my hair looked. It was so soft and smooth and using the hot iron on it was just glided right through. Don't worry...the oil easily washes out with shampoo! No more dryness!! Good luck!


Kelli said...

I'm going to have to try that! My ends get really dry in the winter!

Shannon said...

Let me know how it turns out, Kelli! I'm all about some CHEAP, good tricks :0)