The Secret to Long, Lustrous Hair!


If you have frizzy, unruly hair or are trying to grow it out, I have the thing just for you!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’ve never had long hair. As it grows longer it gets thin, which leads to split-ends, frustration and the scissors.

In my early years I spent a small fortune on products promising to grow my hair and mend my ends… but I’ve come to realize that the secret to healthy hair, simply will not be found in a bottle.

Here’s why they don’t work. Most products can’t penetrate the hair shaft, so they won’t offer any nourishment. They coat your hair. They laminate it, but, the hair itself will still be as weak as before. Products made with mineral oil, silicone, chemicals, relaxers can actually affect your hair over-time, add toxins to your body and make things worse in the end.

For me, knowing this has actually been quite liberating. It now means that I no longer spend my time in a shop, scanning through all of these products, buying into all of the marketing claims and spending my money!

So…what’s the big secret to healthy hair? Feed it healthy food!

My plan now is to grow out my hair long and healthy. To do this I have put together my two-step program: to detoxify and rehabilitate my hair. I invite you to join in! Get back to me in a couple months and let me now how it’s working!

1. Drink your way to long, healthy hair!

DIY Hair Treatment Recipes | littlegreendot.com

This is a yummy hair tonic! It’s packed with ingredients that work to improve your circulation and provide fatty acids and amino acids that all help to promote healthy hair growth!

Drink this hair tonic recipe at least 3 times a week. No cheating!

ingredients:

directions:
  • in a blender, combine all the ingredients
  • blend 20 seconds
  • drink up!
If it feels a bit thick, you can add a bit of water…see how you go.

Tip: Go to the shops and buy enough produce to make your tonics for the week. You’ll be more encouraged to actually do it, when you have everything that you need!

2. Make a nourishing coconut oil hair mask!

Hair Oil Blend Recipe | littlegreendot.com

You are going to thank me for this!! This hair mask has two simple ingredients, both providing amazing nourishment!

Do this treatment once a week.

  • 1 tablespoon unrefined virgin coconut oil – this is an amazing oil, it can actually penetrate the hair shaft. It is super nourishing. (if you have short hair, use a bit less – it’s very rich!) It has to be unrefined and virgin – here’s why
  • 1 egg, beaten – egg has a lot of protein in it, which is what your hair is made of. By feeding it healthy proteins, you help to restore and replenish.

If you store your coconut oil in the fridge or if you live somewhere cold, you’ll need to melt it first. Do this in a pot, over a very gentle fire (in singapore, it’s hot, so my jar of coconut oil is usually in liquid form) Beat an egg in a bowl, then add in the coconut oil. Mix to combine, and work the mixture all over you hair. Massage the scalp well. Keep it on for 20 minutes, then wash clean.

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  • You can get all of these ingredients, organic and delivered to your door by Zenxin
  • Or go to the shops: most health food stores sell unrefined virgin coconut oil. Check out my guide to find a shop near you.

It’s funny that the secret to beauty really is good health! Doing this, will not only promote healthy hair, but also a healthy body. That’s something that you definitely can’t get from a bottle of conditioner!


2 responses to “The Secret to Long, Lustrous Hair!”

  1. Thanks for this great article .. I’ve always had the same problem with my hair and I was just thinking abou it the other day when I saw your post, so I headed straight out and bought myself some extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil from my local healthfood shop. now I haven’t used it yet, but today is one of those days where some pampering might well be in store and I started wondering if it was good for anything else and see that it’s got quite a following of people that use it for their skin also. have you tested it for this? if so, have you used it to wash or moisturise with? i’m a bit confused – seems like people use it for both and i just don’t think i’d feel clean, but i haven’t tested it yet. i’ve got really dry sensitive skin. anyhoo, was just curious what your thoughts were on it 🙂 Keep up the good work!!

  2. Hi Anna! I love this oil, it is rich, but the skin really drinks it up! I love to use it on my feet, especially around the nails, it’s keeps the skin so hydrated that I find I don’t even need to wear polish! I also use it as an eye-makeup remover on a bit of cotton – it even takes off waterproof mascara!

    I also use it on my body, just before bed and in the morning, it’s been completely absorbed in and the skin just feels lovely and hydrated.

    If it’s cold where you live, your oil will be hard. In Singapore, mine is always liquid, so I just pour it into the palm of my hand and apply. If yours is hard, scoop it out into a bowl and mash it up a bit. It melts at body temperature, so the moment that you begin to work it in, it actually melts onto the skin.

    some people do use it on their face, I haven’t (just as an eye-makeup remover) For my face, I have a bottle of pure vitamin-e and another of rosehip oil. I just mix a few drops of each and that has been amazing for healing and hydrating my skin!

    Let me know how you get on! I’ve been inspired to do some coconut oil beauty recipes to share, so look out for that! 🙂

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