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Posted by Isabelle Louis XVI on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • Hair Detangler spray – Chemical Free

    Does your hair tend to become dry, tangle easily, or worse they make knots hard to break?

    My daughter Sierra has long and pretty curly hair. Unfortunately, they are very often tangled and dry. This is often the case with curly hair, because the scales of the curly hair shaft remain slightly open and this type of hair requires more hydration. There are several brands of hair detangler spray available in stores, but I refuse to buy products that contain petroleum derivatives, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, artificial colors, parabens, methylisothiazolinone, etc …

    The recipe I have here for you is super easy to make and contains no toxic ingredients. It will make it easier to untangle the hair while moisturizing it at the same time.  Win-Win, don’t look any further.

    Did you know that your hair are the most fragile when they are wet?

     

    We must be super gentle when we take care of our hair while they are wet. To avoid breaking them unnecessarily, spray lightly the mixture over your hair before detangling your hair and, if possible, use a brush specifically designed for this task.

    At home, I use a ” Wet ” brush or a ” detangle teezer ” These brushes were designed for this and they are gentle on your hair.

    Brush gently. Start from the tip and slowly go higher at the the root.  Avoid rubbing your hair with the towel.

     

     

     

    RECipe: Hair detangler spray:
    • 1/2 cup of a natural hair conditioner
    • 2 cups of distilled water
    • 1 tsp of aloe vera gel (optional)
    • 10 + drops of the essential oils of your choice. I am giving you a few ideas below
    • Spray bottle

    NB: This recipe gives a big quantity of detangler.  If you wish, you can cut it in half.

    We love this spray so much, we use it also at the pool and the beach.
    it’s our mermaid spray!!!

     

     

    Steps:

    1: Chose 1/2 cup of your favorite natural conditioner.

    At home, we mainly use Young Living products. First, because I love their products, but also because I trust them 200%.  I have full confidence that this company uses only top quality natural ingredients.  They are safe for my family as well as for the environment.

    In addition, this saves me so much time.  I buy online, so I can get the products that I need without having to leave my house.  Also, I know that their products are made without harsh and toxic chemicals.  It also save me time, because I don’t have to spend times to read the label when I’m at the market.

    Chose how you will spend your money.  Make you money talké   

    For my recipe today, I used the Lavender and Mint conditioner, but sometimes I use the Copaiba Vanilla, but any conditioner will do the trick.

     

     

     

    2: Heat the distilled water over low heat. The water should shudder, but you don’t want it to boil.

    Then mix the conditioner and hot water together until a homogeneous liquid is obtained. I use a whisk.  You want the conditioner to blend well with the water and avoid splitting.

    Then you can add the aloe gel if you wish. It is an excellent moisturizer for your hair.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3: essential oils

    Now, you can let the mix cool down a little before you add the essential oils.  Add between 10 and 15 drops of the EO of your choice.  Be creative.  Here are some suggestions:

    For Normal hair: Geranium, Sandalwood, Lavender, Petit Grain

    For Oily hair: Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Clary sage, Lemon, Cedarwood, Peppermint 

    For Dry Hair: Ylang Ylang, Chamomile, Myrrh, Palmarosa

    If you have Rose essential oil, I highly suggest that you add 1 drop of it.

    I chose this blend of essential oils Ylang Ylang (6), Myrrh (6) and sandalwood (3).

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    4: Mix all ingredients together

     

    Pour the mixture into the spray bottles.

    You can reuse an old bottle that you already have at home. In this photo, you can see savvy minerals misting spray bottles.  I removed the labels and now I use them again. I use 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil to remove any traces of glues or other forms of additives.

    With the recipe above, I was able to make several small bottles. I am now offering them as gift or I can bring them in my carry-on when I travel.

    I also use an aluminum bottle or glass bottle that you can find at a dollar store or on amazon.

     

    5: Spray directly on dry and tangled hair. Use it first thing in the morning. Spray on the tip of the hair and brush gently.  You can also use on wet hair and use it as a leave-in conditioner.

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    Here’s a version 2.0 – Add Marshmallow root 

    Here is a small variation that you can try if you want more moisturizing and smoothing effect.

    Before adding the conditioners to water, first add 2 tbsp. of marshmallow root to 2 1/2 or 3 cups hot water and simmer for 25-30 minutes or longer. Drain with cotton cheese and then use this water to make the detangler as usual.

    Why marshmallow root?

    • It is one of the best natural detanglers that exists
    • Rich in mucilages, this creates a viscous substance that provides a slippery effect.
    • Softens hair naturally
    • Nourishing and sheathing for the hair strands.
    • Can promote the volume for the hair.
    • When marshmallow is applied to the scalp, this will have moisturizing, soothing, soothing and anti-dandruff properties.
    • Can help reduce itching

    Did you know that the soft candy found its name from this root plant? Originally the marshmallow was made from this plant.?

    I hope you enjoyed this article and recipe.  Please let me know if you would like to learn about a specific topic.  I love to hear from you.

    Have a great day

    Isabelle – Votre Amie Essentielle

  • Hair and Scalp treatments

    Healthy scalp ⇒ healthy hair

    The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It forms a protective barrier against the external environment, it provides vital functions such as protecting us against heat changes, it also allows the storage of energy by storing fat. The skin is also where the hair follicles originate. It is part of the integumentary system.

    Your scalp is just like a garden. If you want healthy hair, you need to take care of the scalp in the first place.

    At the clinic, we offer different types of scalp treatment that will be adapted to your own need. Whether you come in for a deep cleansing, “detox” style of your scalp or to help eliminate itching, dandruff, oily scalp or eczema problems, we will adapt your scalp and hair care accordingly. Each treatment will be personalized.

    We only use professional grade quality products, 100% natural, no toxic chemicals (ever), dyes or artificial fragrances. Each treatment is enhanced with our therapeutic grade essential oils.

    Too often, the scalp is neglected. Because it is not exposed as much as our face, we often forget about it. You must know that the skin of the scalp also undergoes the effects of aging. More often than none, it is put to the test by all the chemical treatments that we do to our hair.

    During a scalp/hair treatment, we will help relax your scalp and your neck, we will improve blood circulation, we will hydrate and nourish your scalp and hair follicles. Sometimes it is also necessary to help soothe the production of sebum and rebalance the pH. Bonus, your whole body will benefit from this relaxing time also.

    If you want healthy hair, you must first take care of your scalp.

    Prevention is better than cure.


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  • Detox your scalp (Cleanse, Purify, Remove)

    The anti-residue scalp treatment consists of a series of shampoo, massage and application of essential oil that will be used to rid your hair and scalp of all accumulated build-ups and residues.  These residues come from acrylate, plastic, wax, petroleum derivatives and impurities that accumulated on your scalp during years.

    These kinds of residues accumulate because many of the hair products we use are made from petroleum derivatives (plastics) and during washes; these residues are not always eliminated properly, either because the shampoo that is used does not have the capacity or simply because the shampoo itself contains petroleum derivatives.

    Designed to rid your scalp and hair of all deposits and impurities, this treatment is essential in order to start any type of more specific treatment. If you want to have healthy hair, I suggest you do this scalp and hair treatment at least once or twice per year.  It’s like a kind of exfoliation for the scalp, we eliminate what should not be on your scalp in the first place, but we also make sure to balance and regulate the pH of your scalp afterward.  This care is especially recommended for all new clients before using any of our home care products.

    It prepares your scalp to receive nutrients from your care program and greatly enhances the effectiveness of your program.

     


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