DIY Hair
Photo Credit: TN

Photo Credit: TN

DIY Hair

Travel Noire
Travel Noire Aug 6, 2014

Traveling without your favorite salon and you’re running out of ideas? Why spend loads of money having your favorite products sent to you? You have everything you need minutes away… Here are a few tips on becoming your own stylist.

Establish a set routine for your hair regimen

Use locally grown ingredients from your neighborhood market. Create your own ‘Do it Yourself’ products to maintain healthy hair that will retain moisture, shine and length. Making a conscious effort to establish an effective routine will save you the hours of frustration you may have while deciding your next hairstyle.

Drink plenty of water and take daily vitamins

Anything you do not gain from your diet will be compensated by your choice of vitamins. Maintaining a well balanced
diet will save time and prevent the stress that can come from maintaining your hair while abroad. Our diet plays a significant role in the condition of our hair.

Purchase local/organic

If you can afford to purchase local/organic produce to make your ‘DIYs’ I highly recommend that route.  Designate a specific day to give your hair a deep cleanse.

  • Coconut oil, Jojoba Oil, Carrot Oil are excellent for retaining moisture and locking in a natural shine.
  • Use a silk scarf or a bonnet to protect your hair at night.
  • Dilute your favorite moisturizer, this can be used in the morning to spritz on your hair if it’s need extra moisture.

Example of a DIY ‘Deep Conditioner’
1/2 cup of Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup of Organic Coconut Milk
1/2 of an Avocado
1/2 of a Banana
2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey

Blend all the ingredients together. This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Enjoy!

This story was curated by Kennedy Foyer.

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