We all want our hair to be stronger, don’t we? What if you could do that with a few simple ingredients?
Stronger hair doesn’t need elaborately prepared products or DIY recipes. Sometimes, even simple steps can go a long way in making a major difference. So, let’s take a look at this simple but nourishing recipe for stronger and healthier hair.
Carrier Oil(s) – 3 Tbsp.
Magnesium Flakes – 1 Tsp.
Glycerin – 1 Tbsp.
Mix all the ingredients and whisk them using a hand blender to combine the ingredients well.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
How to Pick the Carrier Oil for this Recipe
I have written Carrier Oil(s) in the ingredients. We all know what a carrier oil is, the question is what goes here. To answer that question, take a look at the following list.
Normal Hair: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil
Dry / Damaged Hair: Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Neem Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil
Oily Hair: Jojoba Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Grapeseed Oil
Dandruff: Neem Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil
Thinning Hair: Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil
Choose the oil(s) that will suit you best based on your requirement, hair and scalp type and preference. It is important to understand that Neem Oil is not pleasant smelling oil (read off-putting). So you will need Essential Oils for masking the smell, even though it doesn’t help often. If you use Neem Oil, best to use it before hair shower.
A combination of hair oils, especially if you use thicker oils like Castor, Neem, Wheat Germ or even Avocado will help make application easier. When you use thicker oils, or even Shea Butter, use a lighter oil or another oil to make the consistency lighter or easier to apply, like for example, Apricot Kernel Oil, Argan Oil or even Coconut Oil.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can also add hair beneficial essential oils to enhance the smell of the recipe, along with its benefits.
Good examples are as follows:
Peppermint: To stimulate scalp
Rosemary: To promote hair growth
Lemon: If you have oily scalp, to curb sebum levels
Lavender: If you hair is dry or damaged
Spikenard: To promote hair growth
Tea Tree Oil: To curb dandruff
Thyme: For curbing Itchy Scalp
You can combine different carrier oils for more benefits. My favorite combination is a few drops of Argan Oil, Coconut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, as it is light and can be used even when stepping out.
Though you don’t have to use a blender for this recipe more often, Magnesium Flakes need help dissolving. That’s why we use a blender. It will take a few seconds for the flakes to break down and begin combining. You need to blend till the flakes are fully dissolved. I noticed the flakes dissolve easier if you heat it slightly along with the carrier oils. I heat up Coconut Oil along with the flakes for this purpose.
You can also use Epsom Salt instead of Magnesium Flakes, especially if you have curly hair, as the curls are more defined when you use Epsom Salt. However, regular use tends to make your hair drier when using Epsom Salt so choose your oil(s) to counter it.
This will last good, though I find the results are better when I prepare smaller and fresh batches at regular intervals.
Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try HY Vitamins Argan Hair Care Range for your hair care requirements.