I recently read about the benefits of putting chia seeds on your hair. Some even make a gel out of the seeds blended up. I haven't tried that yet, but I was interested in making a hair mask. I was concerned about them getting stuck in my hair, but with a healthy dose of conditioner and a wide tooth comb, they slide right out. I found exactly one left in my hair after it dried. I even went to my hair-dresser and she definitely didn't comment on any left over chia seeds. She did keep repeating over and over what a pretty color it is now. I think this is thanks to the honey, which I've mentioned about a million and a half times that it has low levels of peroxide to lighten hair naturally. I was actually considering dying it because I was getting tired of how ashy it was. It's a phase I go through every few months or so.
Aloe vera is essentially my favorite non-oil thing to put on my hair. It's exfoliating and cooling and can stimulate growth by clearing out the dead skin cells from the scalp. I mostly just like the way it feels. It also has eucalyptus for the tingling stimulating feeling. Plus, lavender is just all around great. It also helps with hair growth and dandruff. I just learned that. Eucalyptus also has some great benefits for hair. I just love the way it feels.
- With a mortar and pestle crush up eucalyptus and lavender.
- Add in chia, honey, and aloe and mix well.
- Add in enough green tea to make it spreadable.
- I saved the rest of the green tea for a rinse in the shower.
- Place all of the ingredient on your hair, making sure to focus on the scalp.
- Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
- Rise out with the rest of the green tea.
- Shampoo and condition after.
- Use a wide tooth comb to make sure you get out all of the chia seeds.