Back in the day I used to use things like Redkin, Biosilk, and OGX Moroccan Argan Oil. These are the types of products that most women use daily.
These things are filled with tons of chemicals the main offender often times being synthetic FRAGRANCE. I mention fragrance a lot because our sense of smell leads to a part of our brain called the limbic system. Anytime you are around a product that includes the ingredient(s) “fragrance”, “parfum”, or “perfume” you are breathing in loads of unidentified toxic chemicals. Companies are protected by trade laws and are not required to disclose the thousands of chemicals that they use to create certain scents. You not only breathe these scents in but they reach your brain.
I’m not writing these things to bash other companies, I do this for YOU, for my mom, my sister, my mother in law, all of the people that I love.
I am very passionate about educating people. I want to see less infirmities and more people living above the wellness line.
My vision for my Young Living business is to empower people to make educated decisions for themselves.
As with most of Young Living’s products the Mirah Shave Oil is multi-use. I began using it as a hair serum recently and it has worked wonders on my hair.
Personally I have very thick, course, wavy hair which equates to frizz. This product is not only great for the texture and overall health of my hair, it also smells heavenly.
I’m now able to brush my hair out when it’s wet without my hair turning into a tumbleweed.
Prior to using Mirah I was using jojoba oil. It was okay. After using Mirah as a serum I am never going back.
People also use Mirah as a facial moisturizer and of course as shave oil. I’m sure that there are many other uses for it.
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For added hair support and a good mid-week post shower pick me up I add a few drops of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Rosemary essential oils to a spray bottle and add water. I spray this on my hair and scalp throughout the week.
Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to figure out what to use as a heat protectant:
You always want to make sure that the smoke point (the point at which the oil begins to burn) is at minimum 350 degrees.
Unrefined oils carry the most nutrients when it comes to natural fatty oils. These nutrients will do wonders conditioning and protecting your hair.
Refined oils on the other hand will have a higher smoke point but will contain less nutrients than unrefined.
Almond Oil does well to those with thick coarse hair (like ME!!) It’s smoke point is 430 degrees. It contains the vitamins E, D, B1, B2, B6, and A.
Avocado Oil is obviously full of healthy fats! The smoke point of this oil is 520 degrees! It naturally contains properties similar to those of sunscreen so it will not only protect your hair from heat but also UVA and UVB rays.
Coconut Oil is probably the most popular oil at the moment. The smoke point of coconut oil is 350 degrees. Add this to the list of things that coconut oil is good for. In addition coconut oil is also anti-dandruff and promotes hair growth.
Grape seed oil has the high smoke point of 420 degrees which is ideal for those who like to use heat styling tools at high temperatures.
Jojoba Oil is one of my favorite oils. I use this for many things. The smoke point for this oil is 383 degrees. Although it is known as an oil, it’s actually a liquid plant wax and has had many uses throughout the years. Because Jojoba is an emollient, it soothes the skin and unclogs hair follicles. I like to add a bit to my hair right after it’s washed. Jojoba oil contains beneficial ingredients, including vitamin E, vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It has a very high percentage of iodine at 82 percent, which gives jojoba oil its power to heal. It contains three fatty acids: erucic (13.6 percent), gadoleic (71.3 percent) and oleic (11.2 percent).
Shea Butter works great as a heat protectant because it naturally has thermal conductivity. Because of the its thermal conductivity it is a natural replacement for the use of silicones found and used in most heat protectants. Dimethicone and cyclomethicone are used most widely in silicones found in heat protectants. Silicone coats strands with a protective layer that is difficult for heat from a heated styling tool to penetrate.
Comment below and let me know what worked best for you!