Ugh! I thought that I would make a quick post about autumn shedding! It seems that it is a common complaint around the blogosphere as of late!
Honestly, I thought that I had avoided it since I have not had an excessive shedding episode since late August. This weekend I lost a nice amount of hair during my Wash Day and when I pulled my hair into a ponytail this morning, I couldn’t help but notice it looked a bit thinner. This could be for two reasons:
1. I cross-wrapped my hair instead of pin-curling it, so my ponytail is longer and thinner.
2. I need to do a garlic treatment this weekend!!
I know shedding spells don’t last too long, but still, I want to mitigate the amount of shedding I have, so I think that this weekend I will do my garlic treatment!
So, here is my garlic treatment for anyone suffering from excessive shedding! It worked for me last year …
You will need:
10-12 cloves of garlic
8-16oz of EVOO or another type oil (I also used sesame)
I am cooking mine in my slow cooker. I am sure this can be prepared on the stovetop as well.
1. Cut up cloves of garlic. If you do not know how to do this, please google it.
2. Mash up garlic with knife, mincer or whatever is handy. I used my potato masher!!
3. Put desired oil in crock pot or pot on stovetop.
4. Let simmer for about 3 hours to give the garlic time to infuse into the oil.
5. Let cool for as long as needed.
6. Pour oil into a bottle with applicator. You can chose to strain the garlic out or not, but since it’s going into a noozled bottle, garlic chunks shouldn’t hit your hair!!
7. Apply to scalp. Cover with plastic bag. Let sit on for about 30 minutes. This is a great prepoo treatment. LOOK AT HOW BLACK MY HAIR WAS LAST FALL! NOW IT HAS TURNED BROWN AND RED! 🙂
8. Wash, condition and apply leave-ins as usual. Note: due to the drying properties of garlic, it is recommended that you incorporate a deep conditioner treatment into your wash day.
– Left over oil can be stored in the fridge for about a week.
– You can add this mixture (strained, of course) to shampoos or conditioners for a garlicky boost!
– Essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree can be added to mask the scent.