We were flipping through a bunch of old pictures of the family a few months ago and ran across a picture of me with long hair. And I was surprised by how much I missed having it! My husband also really loved the picture and asked me if I’d consider growing my hair out again. It didn’t take me long to realize that it was time again, but this time I wanted to do it right. I don’t want to cut it again anytime soon.
I’m pretty predictable. I let my hair grow for a few years and then in a moment of insanity (or genius, depending on how you look at it) then I go and have someone cut it all off! Typically, I like it for a year or so before I start to feel nostalgic for my old hair length and let it grow again. Then after a few years, it is not as pretty, and my hair starts begging for me to cut it again.
So here we are at the “let’s regrow the hair” part of the cycle. Honestly, though, one of the drawbacks to me growing my hair out is that my hair is very fine and thin. I have a ton of hair, but it’s all very flat. I wanted to see if there was anything I could do to enhance the natural beauty of my hair and maybe make it look a little thicker and with more shine.
Of course, you know I turned to essential oils for the job, right? Yeah, I’m pretty predictable, LOL.
I looked at lots of options and decided that a leave in hair oil wouldn’t be helpful, considering that carrier oil would just weigh my hair down.
I decided to do a leave in water based spray instead. And it works wonderfully to spray into damp hair and allow to air dry.
While my hair isn’t back to the length I want yet, it looks beautiful and much nicer than I’ve seen in many years!
DIY Essential Oil Nourishing Spray for Thin Hair:
You will need:
- a 4-ounce glass spray bottle
- 15-20 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)*
- 15-20 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea)*
- 15-20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)*
- 4 ounces distilled water
*This recipe was tested with Young Living Essential Oils.
What to do:
- Add 15-20 drops of each essential oil to your 4-ounce glass spray bottle.
- Fill the rest of the way with distilled water.
- Shake vigorously prior to spraying each time you use.
How to use:
I have found that the best way to use this essential oil nourishing spray is to towel dry my hair. Then I spritz this spray liberally over my damp hair. I let it air dry so that all the essential oils can go to work on my hair and scalp. Then I sometimes comb it through my hair gently for the best coverage.
I try to use it every time I wash my hair, but at least several times a week.
Here’s why I chose the individual oils in the spray:
Cedarwood Essential Oil: Cedarwood is a popular essential oil to enhance hair and skincare products. One of its key benefits is to enhance the appearance of shininess for your hair. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of dull hair. Bring on the shine! It is also nice on the scalp and can contribute to healthy looking hair.
Clary Sage Essential Oil: Clary Sage is an oil loved by women for centuries, and clary sage is an earthy balancing aroma. And since I’m a woman, I’m going to use it in my essential oil hair spray.
Rosemary Essential Oil: Rosemary has many cleansing properties, and is a great addition to hair and skin products. I chose it because it can help with healthier looking hair. It’s also a popular oil to use in personal care products.
There are many other oils that may be helpful for healthy looking hair, so customize this to meet your needs!
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