08 February 2016

Chamomile Infused Hot Oil Recipe for Dry, Damaged Color Treated Hair

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I've been dying my hair since I was a teenager, much to my mother's dismay.  I used to dye my hair the brightest colors that I could get away with at home.  When I got older, I toned it down a little and stuck with shades of brown closer to my own natural color.  Then I started getting it professionally colored with brown all over and blonde and red highlights.  I love my hair colors, but color treated hair takes extra work to take care of, especially if you're a busy mom who can't get to the salon every 4 to 6 weeks.  Keep reading for a new way to cover your roots and a chamomile infused hot oil treatment that will keep your color treated hair looking and feeling amazing.

Chamomile Infused Hot Oil Recipe for Dry, Damaged Color Treated Hair
I am horrible about getting to the salon.  Since I homeschool now, I can't get to the salon while the kids are at school.  I have to schedule an appointment around the kids' activities and my husband's schedule so he can be home with them.  I'm lucky if I can make it there every 8-10 weeks.  Needless to say,  I have some serious roots by the time I get there.  I started getting gray hair when I was in my early 20s.  I only have it on the top of my head, so it definitely looks worse when my roots show.  I started using Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer Chestnut to Espresso For Medium to Dark Brunette to hide my roots.  

The two colors in the compact can be used alone or blended together to erase roots.  Even though it sticks to your hair until your next wash, it's not sticky or stiff on your hair. 

This is before I use Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer.  I am seriously overdue for a cut and color, so I have over an inch of growth!  

This is after using Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer.  I used both colors alternating with my highlights to blend them.  Even though I have red highlights and Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer doesn't have red, it still blends in fairly well.  

I get my Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer at Target in the hair dye aisle.  Your Target may have it on an end cap display, so look at the endcaps too.  Target has a great promo until 3/5/16, and you can get a $5 gift card when you buy three qualifying products.  

My hair is fairly healthy considering that I get it color treated and use heat appliance on it.  The further I get from my last hair appointment, however, the drier it gets.  I use a hot oil treatment once a week starting a few weeks after my salon visit to keep my hair healthy.  This hot oil treatment has avocado oil and grape seed oil infused with chamomile to make your hair softer and more manageable.  

Hot Oil Recipe for Dry, Damaged Hair

What You Need

1.  Combine both oils in a canning jar and add chamomile.  I used the herbs from two tea bags, but you can use dried chamomile.

2.  I made a double boiler by setting the canning jar on top of a canning lid inside a sauce pan.  Fill the pan with enough water to cover the oil in the jar.  Set the stove on low and let the herbs infuse the oil for 30 minutes.

3.  After 30 minutes, turn off the heat and let the jar sit until cool to the touch.  Mine only took a few minutes, but be careful not to get burnt.  Cut some cheesecloth and lay on the top of the jar and place a canning ring on the jar.  Pour the oil through the cheesecloth in to another container.  Discard the herbs.

I store the hot oil in a canning jar with a lid.  Before I want to use it, I place the jar in a bowl of hot water to warm the oil.  When the oil is warm but not hot, I spread it on my scalp and work it down to my roots and let it sit for half an hour.  For best results, cover your hair with a shower cap and wrap a warmed towel over your head for more heat.  Rinse the oil and then wash your hair as usual.  If your hair isn't very dry, you may want to skip using a conditioner after using the chamomile infused hot oil recipe.  

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