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In yesterday’s post, we talked about homemade beauty recipes for your skin so today we’re going to cover natural beauty recipes for your hair. With so many natural beauty options available around the world, let’s make sure we use them from head to toe. Whether it’s for day to day use after showers or beach time, or for crazy humidity that makes your locks look like you got in a fight with a socket; we have a few natural beauty tips for your hair, too.

Finding a good salon on the road can be a bit tricky so use these helpful tips to make your international salon experience as positive as possible. A trim before you leave on a trip is a good start but when your favorite hair products start to run out, natural beauty recipes are a good shot at getting the results you want. Take advantage of the global ingredients at your fingertips when you’re abroad and try these natural hair tips!

 


Natural Hair Tips Using Global Ingredients

By Marisa C de Baca


 

 Jojoba Extract

 

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(Photo Credits to Jason Rogers)

 

Jojoba Extract is a great natural hair and skin product that can and should be taken everywhere as a little goes a long way and you can pack it in a very small bottle. It is a natural humectant, which means it will help your hair retain water. Although it is an oil base, jojoba actually works to balance the natural oils in your hair since it is also very similar to the oil your scalp naturally produces.

If you have naturally oily hair (and let’s face it when we are traveling we can’t always get a good shower) then Jojoba will work with your over-worked scalp’s oil glands to neutralize its production. Sure, it sounds weird, but once you have your very own bottle, you’ll never go back.

Avocado oil is once again another must have beauty item that you can store in a relatively small bottle. Most likely, many of your over the counter products contain avocado oil in them. Why? Because it is jam packed with vitamins A, D, and E.

It also is infused with potassium; some say even more-so then bananas. Avocado oil fortifies your hair with nutrients and gives your strands a healthy glow. It will also allow your strands to grow faster than normal.

Where to find: Northwest Mexico

 

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is once again another must have beauty item that you can store in a relatively small bottle. Most likely, many of your over the counter products contain avocado oil in them. Why? Because it is jam packed with vitamins A, D, and E.

It also is infused with potassium; some say even more-so then bananas. Avocado oil fortifies your hair with nutrients and gives your strands a healthy glow. It will also allow your strands to grow faster than normal.

Where to find: From the source Australia and New Zealand, but you can find this oil pretty much anywhere, make sure to check the cooking section

 

Tea Tree Oil

Most likely some of you are wondering about dry itchy scalp which usually occurs in dry, cold climates. Tea tree oil is a must for this. It is an antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, so it relieves any irritation from climatic or environmental conditions. A little bit goes a very long way so yet again all you need is a tiny drop. IMPORTANT NOTE: try to buy fair trade to help sustain farm lands abroad.

Where to find it: Australia

 

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(Photo Credits to jeici1 on flickr)

We all know to lather our skin with Aloe when we are burnt. Well really there is not so much of a difference with hair. Aloe works as a great conditioner, too.

Additionally, it can help soothe a burned or irritated scalp. Aloe has been used by indigenous tribes for many years around the world and is said to stop hair loss and promote hair growth. Interestingly enough when you see photos of indigenous tribes in the jungles and mountains they always seem to have lush beautiful hair. Could aloe vera be the reason?

PRO TIP: You can also add it to shampoo to make it a 2 in 1 to save weight in your pack.

Where to find it: in Southern regions

 

Shea Butter

Shea Butter comes from the Nut of the Shea tree which mostly grows in Africa. It is good to have if you have wildly frizzy hair. Most women who have very curly hair either know about it or probably already use it in their hair products as it’s almost always in frizz taming products.

My best natural hair tip for travel fashion girls with hair that gets crazy in humidity or straggly in dry climates is to always keep shea butter with you.

Where to find it: AFRICA

 

Coconut Oil

For those who read my last post about natural beauty tips for skin know that I am a die-hard fan, so this is most definitely last but not least. Coconut oil is amazing for your hair. I recommend using it whenever you’ve gotten your hair wet, so out of the shower, and especially when you just got out of the water at the beach.

It is a natural shampoo, conditioner, de-frizzer, and high light infuser. It is pretty much the next best thing to sliced bread. Not to mention you can use it for many different things for your skin and even cook with it for a healthy alternative oil.

TIP: Bring plenty of it since a little does not always go a long way.

Where to Find: Thailand

 


Remember, you can get the global ingredients for these natural beauty recipes at home but why not try them when you’re at the source? Take advantage of locally produced fruits and veggies to ensure that you maintain shiny, long, and healthy locks!

Happy, Healthy, Natural Travels!


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