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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

MY DIY NIGHT-TIME HAIR OIL

Since taking part in the KCCM Castor Oil Challenge >here<, I consider Jamaican Black Castor Oil to be one of my staples. Nowadays, running out of JBCO feels a bit like running out of battery on my phone  - It puts me on edge!
I recently stocked up, so I could mix a fresh batch of my night oil. I usually mix it with a few drops of essential oil and apply to my scalp 2 or 3 nights a week, just before covering my hair for bed.
My Mix
I like to mix my JBCO with a few drops of Rosemary oil, which is said to help promote hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles and increasing circulation to the scalp.
I've recently started to add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil, which has strong cleansing properties, and is great for treating problems such as flaky scalp.

(I've started to include the Tea Tree oil as a way of treating my scalp after having neglected it in the first 2 weeks of January. For more info on how to get rid of scalp problems >read here<.)
It was recommended to me that a good ratio is often
2 drops of essential oil to 5ml carrier oil.
I use this as a guide but sometimes I add a bit more, or a bit less, depending.
I find this mixture helps keep my scalp clean, and gives my hair great shine.
Let me know if you decide to try it, or if you use something similar.