So, I have picked the 2 winners of my Liz Earle Botanical Shine haircare giveaway! It wasn’t easy as I was overwhelmed by the number of entries (32) and the quality of all the hair tips was amazing.
But my two favourites (verified by an independent judge) are:
1. Fiona‘s tip about stimulating blood flow with a scalp massage using natural oils
My top tip has to be to go back to the roots. A healthy scalp produces healthy hair, and nothing beats a scalp massage to treat and stimulate… I buy tubs of coconut oil from my local chemist, stand them in warm water to liquify the contents, then add drops of essential oils. Remove the tub from the water bath, mix, then allow to cool and solidify. Use a generous amount for a pre-shampoo scalp massage. Select essential oils according to your desired effects – my favourites include lavender, chamomile, neroli and rose. I have also made this for my mum using tea-tree – she swears by it for clearing the irritation and flakiness caused by psoriasis.
2. Becky D‘s tip to use emu oil as a nourishing conditioning treatment – and to lay off the hairdryer
Ok, so top tip…hmmm… I have very long hair and sometimes it can get quite dry on the ends. I cannot CANNOT recommend Emu oil more to anyone -it’s universally fabulous. For my length hair I used about a tablespoon and worked it into the mid-lengths and ends of my hair. clip up (cling film if you can) and if at all possible…leave on over night (towel on pillow idea from previous comment always a good idea for any overnight hair treatments…). Next day, wash as usual and honestly, the softest hair with the healthiest of shines
Another thing that’s good to do, if you can…just don’t use a hairdryer (period for some but for me…have to at some point otherwise it’s like I’m the pink panther after he goes through the tumble dryer…) until the next morning. Plait hair and wake up next morning, QUICK run through with a good brush and the dryer and uber soft hair again
Ladies, I’ve emailed you to get your details :) (Fiona, yours is already ordered).
I’d like to thank everybody who entered for taking the time to give such great tips – I’ve found them all very helpful and will no doubt incorporate many into my haircare routine. I’d recommend everyone reading them if you haven’t yet :) I may even do a follow up post showcasing some of the really good ones as I found them so interesting.
For everyone who didn’t win this time, don’t worry, I am going to have another giveaway very!soon with some more beautiful natural products. So stay tuned for that! Xxx