As a model I get to work a lot for hair campaigns ( I’ve been blonde, light brown, dark brown, reddish…) – so I take extra care about it in my daily routine.
We heard a lot about homemade hair care… many of them really work, some only help a little, but great improvements takes BIG actions! Let’s face it , nowadays we got very effective hair treatments/products at the local supermarket and we can use that to make really smart creations at home combining some of them with organic ingredients.
To show you I am really into haircare for my work, look at a few of my advertising campaigns below:
My good friend and amazing Brasilian hair dresser Marco Antônio Di Biaggi (he is the Twitter KING with around 200k followers, nobody beats him ) , gave me some tips that I would like to share with you:
The “must have” product in my opinion and also in Marco’s – is the Argan Oil. A variety of brands make this Morrocan oil their main ingredient to help noursering damaged hair. As rich and powerful as the Argan Oil, is the coconut oil, the quinoa oil and the grape seed oil. Hair products containing these ingredients can be find in stores such as AéSOP, Lush and Whole Foods Market.
So here it goes my first tip: Take your regular moisturising/ hydrating treatment mask you’re used to and add 3 to 5 drops of the Argan Oil to a little amount on the palm of your hand, apply on your hair as usual and leave it for 15-20 minutes washing away later then. Marco Antônio says that for better results you may start the treatment with previous cleaned hair.
As a brasilian girl, I LOVE coconut water! I’ve tried combining the power of the coconut oil and the coconut water itself and I found very satisfying results. So just leave 5 drops of the coconut oil acting on the lenght of your hair for 20 minutes and then wash it away with coconut water from the coconut. WARNING! Do not use those coconut water sold in boxes!! The idea is to be totally organic and this water contains a bunch of other ingredients such as added sweteners or preservatives which doesn’t any good for the hair.
Today’s final tip is to complement two strenghts : Olive oil and raw honey. Olive oil is good for conditioning and dandruff control, and the honey attracts and holds moisture – perfect for damaged and dry hair. Mix it up 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of olive oil , then warm it in a microwave for 15 seconds. Apply a small amount of the mixture on damp hair down to its ends. Cover the hair with a towel and have it for 30 minutes. Finalize giving it a nice shampooing, rince and dry. You will feel the difference from the very first touch!
I use these recipes every once in a while and look how beautiful and healthy my hair looks!!
Thanks Marco Antônio for the tips!