A Little Gob Will Do Ya

I've noticed that my hair lately doesn't have the same shine and bounce to it that my curly mop used to have. It seems to be rather dry even with the use of a good shampoo, conditioner and periodic olive oil and/or other homemade moisturizing treatment. The summer sun may have something to do with it but I think that old-age-eritis is the major instigator here. As I've aged, my skin isn't as silky smooth as it used to be so now my hair is starting to show its age too. I don't use hair dyes or other chemicals so that's not the cause.

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I remember my Dad used Brylcream, the "little dab will do ya" stuff, and his hair always looked good even when it wasn't freshly washed. I wouldn't mind using some on my own hair and I wonder if it's still around. Not having any though and not wanting to spend money on a store bought product that might or might not work, I got my noodle working.

Having a tin can of shea oil butter skin moisturizer handy, I rubbed a small amount (a gob about the size of a dime) into my hair. It smelled nice and I thought worse case scenario, I can wash it out if it looks too greasy. That was three weeks ago.

My hair hasn't felt this smooth and been this easy to manage in ages. It doesn't have the wet slick look that I don't want and it isn't sticky either. It just looks and feels healthy and that's what I was after and got. I use it daily on both wet or dry hair. Goes to prove, using what's at hand is sometimes as good as buying a commercial product.

By the way, I found several articles on the internet about using shea oil butter on your hair. I didn't want to find out six months from now that my hair is going to start falling out or something, LOL. There are two strains of opinion about using it and I'm going with the ok to use option.

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September 4, 20190 found this helpful

I have started using shampoo bars, along with regular conditioner (sparingly) after out of the shower I apply a drop of jojoba oil to my hands and apply to the ends of my hair. The problem with many shampoos is they contain degreasers. They strip your hair of the natural oils. Thus drying out your hair every time you wash it. Find a shampoo that doesnt have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate.

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