Is there hair more on your brush than on your scalp? Do you have hair that is dry, rough and dull? It's time to indulge your mane to some much-needed TLC, and the only remedy we can think of is a DIY oatmeal conditioner.
Oatmeal can transform your mane, literally! It is packed to the brim with vitamin B-complex, which penetrates deeply into the hair cortex, moisturizing it.
It contains a high ratio of beta-glucan, which acts as an emollient, adding shine and softness to the locks. It forms a film on the hair shafts, which protects it against the outside elements.
It contains microbial properties that cleanse the scalp of impurities, relieve itchiness, clear dandruff and restore the natural pH balance.
Other ingredients included in this oatmeal hair mask are aloe vera, olive oil and milk. Aloe vera has aloesin that promotes the regeneration of new hair follicles. Olive oil is packed with vitamin E, which improves elasticity of the locks.
And milk contains calcium and proteins that revive dull hair, adding shine and bounce to it. Now that you know precisely how this oatmeal conditioner works, let's get down to its recipe.
Take half a cup of organic oats, and pound it into a fine powder. Keep it in a bowl separately.
Take another clean bowl, add 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, honey and a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil.
Using a spatula, keep stirring it until it all mixes well. Now, slowly add the oats powder, and keep stirring to keep lumps from forming. When it all dissolves well together, you will have a slightly thick, yet sticky, solution.
For an added benefit, you can also add a few drops of rosemary or almond oil to the mask.
Using a wide-toothed comb, remove all the knots from your hair. Hold the hair mid-length and then rub the comb through to reduce breakage.
Divide your hair in four or five sections and then apply the mask. Massage your scalp for 5 minutes, for the mask to be absorbed well.
Let the oatmeal hair mask sit for an hour, and later, rinse it out thoroughly with a mild cleansing shampoo. Follow it up with a light conditioner. Apply this oatmeal mask once a week for hair growth!
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