Today’s post should be a lesson for you.
I want to tell you that, first of all, natural doesn’t always mean good: it all depends on how we approach the matter and whether we possess appropriate knowledge and experience in the given field.
Unfortunately, I must admit that I have behaved a little boldly when it came to hair oiling. I came to the conclusion that since I know what hair porosity is, I know a lot about fatty acids and their particles, and I discovered the porosity of my hair, I can freely enter the higher level of hair oiling. Hence, I decided to combine a few oils in order to obtain a very powerful blend that would enhance my hair the way I haven’t even dream about. Because of the fact that I have medium porosity hair, I purchased oils with diminance of omega-7 and omega-9 fatty acids. The list was never ending! Argan oil, Macadamia oil, Apricot oil, Camellia oil, Sesame oil, Cherry seed oil, Peanut oil, Peach seed oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, Tamanu oil.
Some oils I already had at home, for others, I had to go to the shop. There, I overwhelmed the shop assistant with tons of questions about fatty acid content, the particles, etc. After I got home, I combined all of them in equal parts and immediately applied to the hair.
I left it in the hair and scalp for about 3 hours.
Then, I rinsed (it was very difficult).
I brushed and blow-dried…
…and questioned my knowledge.
I have no idea how it happened but my hair became heavy and flat. I could literary feel how my hair got stuck to my scalp.
There was nothing else left, then to wash my hair once again.
Pondering about my failure, I had a brilliant idea that I should have used a weightless oil that would enhance the effects of the heavy ones, and add volume to my hair by lifting the roots. I added a part of Coconut oil to my ready-made blend. After all, it is a component of nearly all oil blends designed for hair care (probably not without reason). I performed hair oiling. Then I waited and washed it off. And… I couldn’t comb my hair at all. It became thin, tangled and very difficult to style or blow-dry.
I was helpless. Have I added too much Coconut oil? But How much is ‘too much’?
I finally realised that there is a good reason why cosmetic manufacturers make oil blends instead of promoting each one individually, suggesting that we mix the oils ourselves. I think that natural oils combined together also affect each other and that only a complete chemical analysis will be able to determine in what quantities and what proportion the ingredients should be mixed. I will never try to do it myself. It is a waste of time. After what I have been through, I sincerely recommend you buy a properly combined blend of oils rather than having fun at home and playing a chemist. Be aware!