I have been having a “hair crisis” of sorts lately. As I get older my hair is getting thinner, and so to compensate I’ve been using more and more hairspray! Not only am I using MORE hairspray…but I’ve even starting buying the “industrial strength” hairspray! Can you say “Helmet Hair”?? :-)
Anyway, my hair has been feeling weighed down lately, and looking tired. Regular shampooing hasn’t helped, so I started looking around for something to detoxify and revive my wilted hair. Little did I know how simple it was.
All you need is:
Course Sea Salt & Your Favorite Shampoo
Full of minerals, sea salt de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt, without stripping natural oils. It also removes PRODUCT BUILD-UP which gives hair a LIFT. Perfect for hair in need of a boost….like MINE!
Sea salt is also the main ingredient in the very popular shampoo BIG by Lush which is $44.99 for 11.4 ounces!!!! We can do better than that! :-)
To make your own Sea Salt Clarifying Shampoo for PENNIES….just mix 3 parts course sea salt with 2 parts of your favorite mild shampoo.
- For added softness and conditioning, add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- Add 2 drops Melaleuca essential oil to combat dry, flaky scalp and 2 drops Rosemary essential oil to stimulate the scalp and promote faster hair growth.
Wash hair with mixture and then thoroughly rinse with water. I like to finish with a COOL WATER rinse. As cool as I can stand without starting to shiver! ;-)
This is NOT a shampoo for daily use. I would recommend using once a month for a thorough cleaning. Using too often could be drying to your hair and scalp.
I was really pleased with this shampoo. It felt GOOD to actually use something on my scalp that had a big of an exfoliant action to it. My scalp felt tingly and clean. I DEFINITELY noticed more volume and lift to my hair after using. All that hairspray was really doing a number on my limp locks.
I was also pleasantly surprised at how SHINY my hair was! I guess all that caked-on hair product wasn’t allowing my flaxen strands to shine through. ;-) Now you pretty much have to wear shades to even look at my hair! lol. Not really. But it’s definitely shinier and bouncier….which is EXACTLY what I was hoping for!