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My blonde streak appears to be on the mend!
It’s ironic that when I was growing up I had some seriously bad hair. I don’t just mean those trend driven looks that we all succumbed to, but some OMG moments that are burned into my memory. As a child I had very thick hair (I still do) and that comes with a world of problems. No matter how much I wanted to look like Louise Brookes, it was never, ever going to happen.
Sadly, my hairdresser at the time was one to make the chop and take the cash with no advice and little thought about how her disastrous actions would affect a 12 year old. And that is how I went from having long and lovely hair, into looking like a triangle headed alien character from Dr. Who. All bulk, frizz and the volume of someone who’d had an argument with an electric socket.
At the time, there were very little options available for hair taming; a bit of mouse or gel was about all we were offered. Straighteners were the only thing that could save me, but without the aid of what we have now, it was down to lying your head on an ironing board and running a hot iron over your locks while attempting not to give yourself 3rd degree burns on your face. Why am I telling you this? Because although I hated the look of my hair, it was for all intents and purposes in good condition as the regularity of heat treating was nothing compared to what we do today.
As the tools have improved, so too has the frequency with which we use them and as a result our poor hair needs more TLC. As you saw in my previous post about the condition of my hair and how I plan to save it, my blonde streak is very damaged from all the chemicals, but the rest of my hair is in great condition. Here are some excellent ways you can use Dove Nourishing Oils get your hair into shape without breaking your budget!
As an intensive treatment mask:
Boil the kettle with hot water and half fill a large ceramic bowl.
Use the remaining boiling water to soak a small bath towel in your sink.
In a small ceramic bowl, place 1 tablespoon of Dove Nourishing Oils. Sit this bowl inside the larger, hot water filled one so that the hot water doesn’t come over the edge and into the oil.
Cover with a cloth and leave for four minutes. This will warm your oil nicely.
*Using a microwave can create a heat too intense and damage the quality of the oil, so slow and gentle is better.
With your palms work the warm oil through your hair from the ends back towards the roots. Concentrate on the ends where the most damage is found.
Wring the excess hot water from the bath towel and use this to wrap your hair up into a turban. The heat from the oil and the towel will allow it to penetrate giving you a deep conditioning treatment.
Leave this on until the towel is cold. You can either wash the oil out at this point, or sleep in it over night to allow for an even deeper treatment. It pays to wrap your hair in a scarf so any excess oil isn’t transferred to your skin or pillow in the night.
As a heat protector and treatment:
Once you’ve washed you hair as usual, towel dry first, then apply a ten-cent sized portion of oil to your palms. Rub this around on your hands to ensure even distribution, then apply to the still damp hair, working from tips back towards the roots.
Dry and style as usual.
As a smoothing serum:
Once your hair is styled and your left with fly aways or frizz, apply two pumps of Dove Nourishing Oils to your palms and work them together to warm the oil.
For a loose style, run your fingers through your hair and use small light strokes to finish off.
If your style is more structured, use a small amount of oil evenly distributed on your palms to smooth over your hair. Pay attention to the hairline where a little amount of oil will help smooth down those baby hairs and fly aways.
As an emergency bad weather rescue:
The size of the Dove Nourishing Oils bottle means it is perfect for keeping in your makeup bag for hair emergencies. When the weather gets wild or humid, a little of this and a simple comb is all you need to give your hair shine and control. Adding loads of hairspray will just make it crunchy and hard to comb, but simply using your hands with a tiny spot of oil to smooth it back down after an attack of the frizz, is all you need.
All that said, if you can hold off and train you hair to be washed no more frequently than every three days, you’ll notice a world of difference. Stripping the hair of nourishing oils every day will create more problems than it solves.
With the lightweight and easily absorbed formula of the Dove Nourishing Oil, you won’t have problems with limp nasty hair either. These four easy and inexpensive tips will give your hair and instant boost, and with longer term use will totally transform the hair you have into hair you love.
Ready to try this for yourself and get some amazing hair? I have some samples of the Dove Nourishing Oil to give to you! All you have to do is leave me a comment about your biggest hair disaster or regret and the top ten most creative entries will be sent the Dove Nourishing Oils to try for themselves!