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Published on June 14th, 2012 | by Liz Thompson

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Green Your Summer Routine: Healthy Summer Hair

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If there is one thing you can do to green your hair care routine this summer it has to be a hair oil.  You know how all of that sun, surf and chlorine damages strands?  Well, nothing renews, strengthens and hydrates summer hair like a healthy hair oil.

Conventional strengtheners, smoothers and de-frizzers are made with synthetic silicones, alcohol and other harsh ingredients which may make your hair seem healthier temporarily, but are actually drying in the long run.  Natural oils add moisture and help to protect strands, giving hair a sleeker look, adding softness and even revving up body.

My favorite summer hair oils:

I have been using Yarok lately, made with Avocado and Apricot Kernel oils, plus Yarrow oil, thought to promote hair growth.  Directions say to add three droppers to hair before shampooing, but I have been adding a few drops to ends of clean, wet hair. Really snaps sapped locks back into shape.

Gorgeous Hair Rejuvnating Oil by Etsy seller Skin Apotheke is an Ayurvedic hair treatment that reaps incredible results.  Made with Amla and Brahmi oils, used in India for centuries.  It may not smell good, but it sure does help out dry, damaged, summer hair.

For dry hair treatment on the cheap, grab yourself a bottle of avocado oil and use straight on hair pre-shampoo.  Massage a small amount into hair and leave for 15 minutes before washing.

And don’t forget good ol’ Argan oil

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  • vivien

    One great organinc product, in my experience, for keeping hair healthy during summer is argan oil. I have Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil and it deeply conditions and hydrates my hair, plus it leaves it smooth and shiny. Recommend it!

  • Monique

    thanks for the info, I also like Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil which strengthens the hair, smoothes the hair, reduces Frizz and helps prevent further damage, leaves hair healthy, shiny and resilient. I totally recommend it ! :D

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