I rarely post about hair-related discoveries, but I’m so chuffed with this one that I had to share.
My hair is usually incredibly flat. Ten minutes of blowdrying and it’s usually plastered to my scalp within the hour. But I’ve discovered a DIY formula that gives volume all day, reduces shedding, and promises more hair growth. My hair looks great!
Doesn’t look like much? Well, to the girl who has normal hair, I suppose it isn’t. But for me, this is an achievement.
Not only is my hair usually flat, but I lose a lot of hair. A lot. It’s always been this way. There are great clumps of it all over the house if I don’t vacum regularly, and every time I brush my hair a tonne of it ends up wrapped around my brush.
This is what it normally looks like:
And this is what it looks like after three weeks of using this formulation:
I recently read on SkinCareTalk about some of the girls using Sea Kelp Bioferment in hair tonics to promote hair growth. There are a few variations on this treatment, but my version contains:
15% Sea Emollient
15% Sea Kelp Bioferment
65% distilled water.
5% Goji Berry Extract
All of these ingredients are meant to stimulate hair growth (except the water, obviously). There are no published studies available on this – all evidence is purely anecdotal. But I’d heard enough raving about formulas like this one to give it a go.
Simply place all the ingredients in a container, shake, and you’re done. I just put mine in a sauce bottle so that I can apply the formula directly to my roots post wash:
So this is how I apply it.
Try to cover as much of the scalp as possible.
I usually just leave the ends to dry naturally to avoid applying too much heat:
Hair when dry:
The Sea Kelp Bioferment and Sea Emollient are both available from Skin Essential Actives, and the Goji Berry Extract is available from LotionCrafters. Distilled water is available from your local supermarket. Best of all, these ingredients are easy to prepare, and you can make gallons of this formula for a small price.
I really love this formula. I’m working on a slightly heavier, overnight treatment to see if I can boost results even further, whilst using this lighter, post-wash formula during the day. I shall report back if and when I see any hair growth. In the mean time, I’m very happy!
Edit: Goji Berry Extract has been out of stock at LotionCrafter for some time now, so I’ve just been using 15% Sea Emollient, 15% SKB, and 70% distilled water. Still works a treat. As I go through quite a bit of it, I tend to double the recipe too. My hair keep looking better and better!