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This is a spray on and leave in hair conditioner. I formulated it for use with wet or dry hair to help control frizz, add shine, and manageability. Frequent use of traditional shampoos strips the natural oils from your hair, many have a hard time giving up bubbly, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate and similar derivatives) containing shampoos you can help to mitigate its damage with my spray on conditioner. When you are ready to give up bubbly shampoos here’s a simple recipe to make your own hydrating shampoo.
To use: SHAKE WELL spray on hair and comb through from roots to ends. For extra frizz control you can add a little more to the ends. A little goes a long way!
Ingredients: Aloe vera gel, Hydrosols of chamomile and rose geranium, jojoba, and *essential oils of rosemary, lemon, and Roman chamomile.
*NOTE essential oils can be customized to hair type.
$17.00 per 2 oz bottle with spray cap. Contact Bobbi to order.
Chamomile hydrosol is not astringent as other hydrosols are and offers a slight hydrating affect. I balanced that out with rose geranium which is a little more astringent and will help to keep hair from getting oily. When rosemary hydrosol is available I can substitute it for rose geranium, rosemary is helpful in strengthening hair.
*My rosemary hydrosol is not always available as my rosemary plant can supply me with enough rosemary to make a hydrosol every 12-18 months.
Jojoba is a liquid wax and adds shine and manageability to hair, jojoba oil works by forming a protective coating over each strand of hair, which helps reduce frizz, lock in moisture, and soften hair.
Aloe vera adds body to hair and draws moisture into hair strands, aloe also contains vitamins C & E, both of which help to protect against free-radical damage, maintaining the integrity and strength. It also gives your hair manageability.
I used essential oils of roman chamomile, rosemary and lemon.
Roman chamomile softens hair and helps to restore the natural oils that can be stripped off by commercial shampoos leaving hair frizzy, and restoring moisture to dry hair. It conditions and detangles hair and protects it against UV radiation and pollution due to its high vitamin and anti-oxidant content. It can also protect against dandruff because it is a strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory oil. It strengthens your hair follicles from within reducing hair loss while promoting hair growth and improving the elasticity of your hair. And chamomile brightens hair and improves your own natural highlights.
Rosemary essential oil has been clinically shown to improve hair growth due to its ability to improve circulation helping follicles get more nutrients preventing hair loss. Rosemary is also anti-inflammatory and promotes nerve growth which may contribute to improving hair growth.
Carnosic acid which is a plant compound naturally occurring in rosemary is one of the compounds responsible for improving nerve growth.
*Kosaka & Yokoi: Carnosic acid, a component of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), promotes synthesis of nerve growth factor in T98G human glioblastoma cells. Mol Cancer Ther 2004 Oct;3(10):1239-48
*Park et al: Beneficial effects of carnosic acid on dieldrin-induced dopaminergic neuronal cell death. Neuroreport 2008 Aug 27;19(13):1301-4
And this study concluded rosemary was just as effective at improving hair growth as minoxidil (rogaine) while also reducing the side effect of itchy scalp. This study used a combination of rosemary, thyme, lavender and cedarwood showing improved and quickened hair regrowth after hair loss from alopecia.
Rosemary is also a brain tonic, improving memory and supporting cognitive functions; how perfect that we are rubbing it right into our scalp where it can get access to the brain thanks to the bi-directional emissary veins that go from the brain to the scalp. Also the exact reason you don’t want to put toxic chemicals found in commercial hair products on your scalp!
And I chose lemon because it naturally balances sebum production, helps nutrients absorb quicker, is a well known antiseptic that can disinfect little cuts and scrapes in your scalp you might not even be aware you have, and lastly it has a potent, fresh, brighten up your day scent 🙂