Physically, my journey changes with the season. I have completely different regimes according to the season. The summer season is upon us so that is the regime I am going to discuss in this blog.
In the summer I exercise more, eat more fruit, and apply more Rinses. Instead of a mask I often like to use a rinse in the summer.
Onion Mask Rinse
1/2 Raw onion
2 cloves garlic
1/4 c red pepper sauce
1 c water
1 t herb of choice ( I mostly use neem, but I do change them up)
4 to 15 drops of essential oil of choice
Sandalwood or Cedar-wood
1. Make a tea from the herb in a cup of water and let it cool.
2. Mix herb, tea, and vegetables.
3. Strain through a cheesecloth, and add essential oil
4. Add more water if needed to get a watery consistency.
5. Oil your dry hair with shea/cocoa/mango butters, grease, almond, mustard or coconut oil depending up on the texture, and dryness of the hair. It is necessary to use a heavy butter/grease on the ends to prevent the hair shaft from splitting as a result of this surge of moisture particularly for fine hair.
6. Wet your hair
7. Pour the rinse onto your scalp and hair.
8. Place a plastic bag upon the hair, then go to sleep.
9. Wash your hair in the morning
10. Scalp massage in the shower
11. Bun your hair
My hair texture is currently thriving with the use of mango butter mix on the ends over a coconut oil mix. I am placing castor oil upon my scalp. The rinse takes longer to work than a mask because it is less concentrate; but the clean up is easier, and I get an oil treatment while I sleep without using heat in the summer. The water keeps my head somewhat cool while the plastic cap retains an even scalp temperature.
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