As I sit in my NYC apartment, soaking wet from the rain, scolding myself for not buying a replacement umbrella for the one I lost weeks ago, I can’t help but stop to laugh as I pass the mirror and see the giant fluffy pom-pom cotton ball that my hair has morphed into. At the faintest sight of moisture, my hair expands to volumes and heights no self-proclaimed beauty blogger should ever have to endure. In fact, I’m sure many of my thick haired ladies out there know the struggle I’m referring to. Even women with thin hair, know what it’s like to leave the house after meticulously blowing out their hair to find that it’s demolished as soon as “moisture hits the fan.”
So the big question is, can weather really affect our hair that much? The short answer is, YES. In summer months, humidity will attract water molecules from the air causing you hair to expand or become too heavy. In the winter months, the scalp is more prone to dehydration causing dry and brittle hair. Not to mention, the excess heat you apply during these months from excessive blow drying. As we approach winter here in New York, I’ve slowly started to switch all my beauty products over to my winter routine. My hair oil, however, is a staple that works for me year round.
Did I mention its only one ingredient? Grapeseed oil! I originally bought this oil for my skin many years ago, as it’s lightweight and good for sensitive/oily skin types. Then, when I read it was good for hair I had to try it for myself. My hair has never been the same from there on out. The oil leaves my hair feeling shiny, smooth, and knot free. That’s because this oil is full of nutriets like vitamin E, C, and D. It protects against heat, sneaky weather conditions, breakage, and it detangles. Not to mention, the incredible new lengths my hair has reached. I mentioned this hair oil in a previous article, “three tips for longer healthier and hair,” and I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and blog about it. So I give you the easiest hair oil recipe that actually works…
DIY Hair Oil
- 7 parts Water
- 1 part Grapeseed Oil (10 drops for fine hair, 20-30 drops for thick hair)
- Using a spray bottle combine the two ingredients.
- Feel free to add other hair friendly essential oils for added benefits or fragrance, such as rosemary, chamomile, grapefruit, or lavender.
- Shake, spray, and brush!
Side note: If you spray too much and find that your hair is too oily brush a little baby powder or dry shampoo over it. This will absorb the excess oil.
Have you tried hair oil before? Have any questions or love this post? Let me know in the comments below!
Till next time,