I'm not a diva when it comes to my hair. With a job to do, a house to keep in order and three kids to raise my hair is usually forced to fend for itself. Luckily I'm pretty low maintenance so I can get by with a great organic shampoo and conditioner. Salon days, however, are a different story. Before leaving the house I always coat my strands with Dr.Hauschka Neem Hair Oil and coil it up into a bun. Then I arrive early to my hair cut appointment, apply a plastic cap and ask to sit under the heat chair while I wait.
It's a chance to relax with a book or magazine while the organic extracts and oils penetrate into my hair. Sure it's not a full day at an exotic day spa, but the luxurious formula is pampering enough to make it feel like it (almost).and its free. After a few minutes I move over to the sinks where a stylist will shampoo out the oil. After the cut and blow dry, I leave the salon with lush, glossy and super soft hair.
Of course a salon isn't the only way to benefit from the oil (but it is very convenient). Full of Chamomile, Indian Neem, Rosemary and Wheat Germ, it will strengthen, soften and hydrate hair while nourishing and invigorating your scalp right in your own bathroom. Before shampooing massage a few drops into your scalp. Then comb the oil through the hair and wrap your head with a towel (you can even heat the towel first to help warm up the oil or use a hair dryer). If your hair is fine leave it in for 20 to 30 minutes. If it's course or dry allow the restorative oil to penetrate for 30 to 60 minutes.
If your hair is seriously damaged or needs extra care after chemical treatments or a little too much exposure to chlorine, salt water or the sun, you can leave it in overnight. Just make sure to apply a cap over your hair. I pull my hair into a tight braid and use an old pillowcase instead. When you're ready to get it out, simply wash your hair twice (with an organic shampoo, like the refreshing and strengthening Dr.Hauschka Macadamia & Orange Shampoo) and follow with your normal conditioner. Use it once a week to boost shine and restore health to your hair.