As I am on my quest to get thicker, longer hair naturally, last night I applied the castor oil to my roots, around the hair line and a little further in. That oil is so thick I think I went through half a bottle trying to cover the front of my scalp. I know some people cut it with a bit of coconut or jojoba oil to help it spread, but I was feeling lazy…
Today I am washing out the castor oil, rinsing with rice water, and spraying rosemary water at the roots as my hair dries. I will continue this pattern twice a week (castor oil on scalp at night, wash the next day and rinse with rice water, and spray rosemary on the scalp). And yes, I will only wash twice a week…. gasp!
Preparation and methods of use for some of my thicker, longer hair naturally experiment ingredients:
HOW TO PREPARE: Boil a small amount of water, add Rosemary sprigs and boil for 2 minutes. Take off the heat and let it steep for at least ½ hour. Pour into spray container.
METHOD OF USE: Spray on roots after washing and rice water rinse. Massage into hair.
Rice Water Rinse
HOW TO PREPARE: Rinse a small handful of rice thoroughly or use organic rice. Soak rice in several cups of water for at least for a couple of days.
METHOD OF USE: After shampooing and lightly conditioning the ends, rinse hair with the fermented rice water. Catch the rice water in a bowl while rinsing and rerinse with the same rice water several times. Squeeze out excess water, and wrap in a soft cotton t-shirt.
Now there are many methods you can find to use the hair potions above, but these are the methods I am going to experiment with. Perhaps in the future, I will experiment with other methods!
Have you been using rice water rinses or rosemary water on your hair? Have you seen any benefits and what methods do you use?
*I should mention that I no longer blow dry my hair (at least most of the time), but let it dry naturally. I think this may also reduce breakage which could help hair grow.
Look for my update Thicker, Longer Hair Naturally post about the Henna gloss coming soon.
UPDATE – PHOTO OF HAIR AFTER RICE WATER APPLICATION:
I think there is something special about this rice rinse. Of course it didn’t magically grow shortly after one application but my hair was smoother, less tangled, and felt more voluminous. It could just be that the picture quality is better in today’s picture as opposed to the starting picture… it could be that I was having a worse than normal hair day the day the first pic was taken. It could be that I used a little more of my diy leave-in conditioner/detangler/gel… I don’t know. Both times my hair was air-dried and simply combed. I would have expected more frizz today as I was out running around in the humidity while it was drying, which usually turns me into a poodle!
Look at these side by side pics and see if you can tell a difference.
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