By Jc of The Natural Haven
Natural hair products are growing in popularity. If you are keen to try the newest products on the market but do not wish to spend more as a result, remember that you can simply purchase the relevant ingredient on its own to create your own at home spa experience. Do remember that as you read this some products, notably essential oils, are contraindicated for certain conditions (eg pregnancy, allergies etc).
Essential oils can change the scent of a lightly scented/non scented conditioner. You can add warm, woody scents like vanilla or peppermint, floral scents like rose and ylangylang and citrus scents like orange or lemon peel. Only a few drops would be required and with practice you can even mix and match the scents. Strongly scented products would not be able to be changed without adding a lot of oil which is not ideal as essential oils can be irritating in large amounts (also why they are often in small bottles with a drop top).
Have you ever gone to a salon and had a hair conditioner that gave your scalp a pleasant tingling sensation? The way to achieve this at home is to add a few drops of peppermint oil to your hair conditioner. Some say that the tingle effect acts as stimulating massage for growth although this is not proven scientifically. If you like the sensation there is no reason why you cannot pamper yourself at home.