Hair and Body Oil was Salubria's first products and is still one of the most popular! After years of developing/testing this combination of oils on myself, family and friends it became a hair and bath staple. Then came the demand. I couldn't make Hair and Body oil, or deodorant fast enough! Salubria was born simply because I couldn't afford to purchase all the bulk ingredients/packaging I was using make them. Funny how life works, huh?
Hair and Body Oil contains natural emollients such as olive, grape seed, coconut and argan oils, with the addition of cocoa butter and vitamin E. This combination of oils is full antioxidants that nourish skin, soften hair, and promote healthy cell regeneration. There are no chemicals or synthetic ingredients in this product. This allows for a little to go a long way, and it’s safe for skin and hair. Essential oils are what give each oil its great fragrance.
Healthy Hair, Everywhere
As we all know, oil and water do not mix. Most lotions, creams, and conditioners require thickeners, emulsifiers, and preservatives to keep them from separating or going bad on the shelf. The beauty of a completely oil-based product is that it does not need those ingredients. This is a huge bonus in my book. Sometimes fewer ingredients mean more quality. There's a common misconception around natural oils, that they are greasy and sit on top of your skin/hair, causing more build up and damage. Not true. Switching from water-based to oil-based products only requires an easy change in application methods to avoid that “greasy” feeling. Here are four “how to’s” for Hair and Body Oil, focusing on hair.
Moisture sealant/shine serum
For all hair types and styles. As mentioned a little goes a long way. Add 2 to 3 drops of Hair and Body Oil to hands and massage into damp or dry hair. Using on damp hair seals in moisture from washing and conditioning, and protects hair from breakage. Using on dry hair adds instant shine and helps with mild frizz. Depending on how thick or curly your hair is, you can use more or less oil. Style as usual.
Pre-poo? It's definitely not what you think! Is your hair dry? Is it still dry after you wash and condition? Most shampoos contain solvents that strip hair of its natural oils. If your hair is naturally dry or tangled, this could set your hair up for even more breakage. A pre-poo softens hair and adds a protective barrier when washing. Add 1 tablespoon of Hair and Body Oil (more for very thick/long hair) to dry hair. Let hair sit in this state for 15 minutes before continuing wash routine. This breaks up buildup, gently conditions hair for shampoo and keeps hair from feeling "stripped" during the wash.
Hot oil treatment
For heavily damaged or very dry hair. Transfer about 1 tablespoon of Hair and Body Oil to a small heat-safe jar or container. Sit container in a small bath of very hot water for about 10 minutes. Massage warm oil into damp hair, working from tip to scalp (ends tend to be dryer/more damaged). Cover hair with a waterproof cap for 15-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and style as usual.
Spot treatment for hair loss
Overly manipulated hair, alopecia, and eczema can all cause irritation to the scalp and even hair loss. The Growth Formula oil is recommended for severe cases such as this. Wash hands. Part the hair at affected areas. Use the twist spout to apply 2-3 drops of oil and rub into each section. Apply two to three times a week or as needed.
I hope this post has convinced you to incorporate natural/organic oil into your holistic hair routine. If you have any other suggestions or questions about how to do so, fire away in the comments section. Would love to hear (or read, rather) your feedback! The next post will focus on the "body" uses of Hair and Body Oil. Until next time,
Salubria Life Lady,