What we feed our hair on a daily basis can also be beneficial to skin. In fact, many of the products I use double as hair care products and skin care products. Afterall, NATURAL products have multiple remedial uses not limited to hair care. Here I’ve listed a few of my favorite natural products and the methods to which I use them for both hair and skin.
Olive Oil: Olive oil, which is one of the most important oils in my hair care regimen,is known for it’s moisturizing, softening, and growing abilities but the skin also loves the fact that it’s filled with antioxidant, Vitamin E, which makes it a wonderful candidate to apply to face after washing or applying to skin after showering for glowing skin.
For Hair: Apply to hair to seal in moisture and/or apply to deep treatments and conditioners to enhance them and to stretch them so they last longer.
For Skin: After showering, without toweling, apply oilive oil on skin to seal in moisture to skin. It leaves skin glowing and soft to the touch and is also recommended for stretch marks. It is also great as a face moisturizer after washing for the same effect.
Castor Oil: Castor Oil is a natural vegetable oil that is very frequently used in medicine and cosmetics due to it’s wide range of advantageous properties.
For Hair: Apply to ends and hairline to thicken weak or thin hair.
For Skin: Use as a facial cleanser. Also referred to as the oil cleansing method, involves applying castor oil to a dry face. Message the oil into your skin for about a minute. You can also mix the castor oil with other natural oils such as olive oil, which is great for moisturizing. Next, wet a rag with hot water and place over face to allow steam to open pores. Gently wipe the castor oil from face with warm rag. You will look fresh faced and your skin will appear to be glowing, not to mention soft to the touch.
Honey: Honey is a humectant which draws moisture fom the atmosphere. When applied to hair it draws moisture and binds it the hair shaft, ideal for thick, kinky, curly and/or damaged hair. It also leaves hair looking shiny and feeling soft. It is a natural homectant and is full of antioxidants which makes it ideal for healthy luminous skin.
For Hair: Apply to deep treatments or mix with your ordinary conditioner to enhance and stretch it.
For Skin: Use as a facial mask. I use it when I exfoliate by mixing it with brown sugar and rubbing it all over my face. After I have messaged and scrubbed the mixture entirely, I then wash with luke warm water. * I hear that this mixture is also great for scalp exfoliating which is when you rub the mixture on the entirity of your scalp and then rinse before washing. This does the same thing that it does for the face by removing dead skin and allowing hair to grow out of a cleansed scalp.