Whether you are transitioning or not, scalp health is paramount to having successful hair. I came up with this mix a few months ago and so far I am very happy. If you want to, you can remove any of the additional ingredients such as the nettle infusion and MSM powder if you wish. What I love about the avocado and jojoba oil mix is its conditioning but light effect on the scalp.
Jojoba oil- The oil readily absorbs and has excellent moisturising properties. It is the oil which most closely resembles the oil produced by our body. Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic and does not evaporate like water based moisturisers.
Avocado Oil- A dark green oil obtained from the fruit. The oil is rich, cold pressed, and is a traditional beauty oil which beautifies the complexion, stimulates hair growth and aids in the healing of wounds by helping to regenerate skin cells. It is one of the best oils for soothing dry, parched skin.
Nettle infusion- The Jojoba and Avocado oil are infused with nettle. Get some dried nettle leaves and crush 2 pinches in your palm. Place that in the respective avocado and jojoba oil bottles (these should be dark bottles to preserve the oils. If not then place in a dark cool cupboard out of direct sunlight). Leave for 1-2 weeks for the infusion. When using the oil you might need to use a small sieve so that the leaves do not get transferred into another bottle if that bothers you.
Pure Argan Oil- 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that’s rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin. In regards to argon oil you have to be careful because there are a few products on the market which are not 100% pure argon oil. Josie Maran is 100% pure and this manifests itself in how light and moisturising the products is.
MSM powder- MSM originates from the ocean, where the plankton releases sulphur compounds into seawater which is then converted to DMS. Sulfur is called nature’s “beauty mineral,” because it keeps the skin smooth and youthful, and the hair glossy. Sulfur is necessary for production of collagen and keratin, protein necessary for health and maintenance of skin, nails and hair.
When used topically in the form of an ointment or lotion, MSM is helpful in treating skin disorders including acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash and certain fungal infections.
A great deal is written and has been discussed, to decide if MSM should be qualified as a “natural” ingredient – but a straight forward answer would be to say that MSM is natural, as it is an organic bound sulfur occurring in almost every living thing.
Dark Dropper Bottle- When using these high quality oils it is best to place them in a dark bottle so that the oil elements are not compromised. The dropper makes it easy to use the oil directly on your scalp.
1- Mix the jojoba and avocado nettle infused oils.
2- Add 5 drops of argon oil
3- Add ¼ teaspoon on MSM powder
4- Place the bottle in a pot of hot water to dissolve the MSM crystals.
5- Use on the scalp when needed. I tend to do so the day after washing my hair and maybe one other time during that week. You do not need to flood your scalp with it just add a bit of moisture and massage in well.
Again let me know how you find the mix. The best thing about it is how little you need to use so the oil could last you up to a month.