Tuesday, November 24, 2009

At-Home Hair Tips from Hair Rules Founder, Anthony Dickey

if only we all had the time and budget to indulge in the luxury and relaxation that going to a spa offers. spending four figures on a full day of beauty treatments may not be realistic for most of us, but sometimes, a few truly pampering at home tricks can be even better. after all… the service is practically free and you don't have to go anywhere!

"there are many wonderful essential oils for the scalp that we use for so many purposes from adding luster and shine, to fortifying the scalp and hair, to offering astringent or anti-bacterial properties," says Dickey, celebrity hair stylist & founder of Hair Rules. "that's why we offer several special essential oil "ting" treatments at the salon for the hair and scalp."

here are a few of Dickey's favorite essential oils for at home hair and scalp spa treatments:

almond oil is a wonderful moisturizer and scalp soother. not only does it contain protein and important minerals, but it acts like you own sebum, encouraging moisture retention.

eucalyptus oil has significant antiseptic and anti-bacterial qualities. its active germicidal agents prevent infection, and it leaves your scalp feeling cool, tingly and soothed.

comfrey is a powerful healing herb. it can aid in destroying bacteria and healing cuts and abrasions, and also contains a natural hormone called allantoin which is known for its cell-restorative properties and may also serve as a natural retardant for hair loss.

have you tried any of these treatments? i haven't yet. any of these oils would be great to use and will be an especially sweet treat considering we're in the middle of the hectic holiday season!


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