My Battle with Oil – You’re not alone!
Picture this: You’ve had a long day and can’t wait for that steaming hot shower to rise off the day’s stress. You wash that beautiful hair of yours with your undeniably awesome shampoo and you come out feeling like a million bucks. Now it’s time to finish off with a nice blow-out. After everything is said and done, you take that one last look in the mirror. Umm why is my hair oily?! When I mean oily, I mean it literally looks like you have not washed it in 2 weeks…I’m talking au naturale to the extreme. Of course, I logically assumed it was my shampoo. Excited to try a new one, I made my way to CVS to find my next favorite product. I go through the whole process again with high hopes and surprise, surprise the oil is back. For weeks I battled with my hair…high buns seemed to be my best friends. This had NEVER happened to me before, so what in the world was going on?
The culprit you ask? Birth control. After recently switching to a much lower dose pill (LoLoestrin Fe), my hair decided to join forces with the enemy. Lather, rinse, and repeat was miserably losing the war to those frenemies we like to call hormones. My body was clearly in shock from the unbalanced levels of hormones and naturally decided to react by attacking my beloved hair. Alright, alright body I’m listening to you! I quickly dialed my gynecologist and was switched to Generess Fe…a minty chewable pill. It was delicious and all but my hair was still obsessively holding on to its new BFF – oil.
So I did what we all end up doing…call mom. Being the Google Queen that she is, she found me a homemade recipe for my hair that seemed to cure the woes of the oil invasion. And guess what ladies? IT WORKS! This has been a miracle for my hair, and I could not wait to share it with you. So if you’ve ever gone through this frustrating experience thanks to our uncontrollable hormones, I have the answer you’ve been looking for!
The Miracle Recipe
The following ingredients might freak you out at first, but you have to let go of your inhibition and give it a try…I promise it works and you’ll smell minty fresh.
Preparing for Battle – the weapons:
1. Listerine Ultraclean (I used the blue kind and have heard that the Original works as well)
2. Baking Soda
3. Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo (ah-may-zing)
4. Shower caps
5. Small bowl
1. Start by mixing Listerine with baking soda in a small bowl until you create a semi-thick paste.
2. Wet your hair and lather it with this magical paste (really rub the trouble spots – pretty much your whole scalp).
3. Cover the beautiful mess you have made of your hair under a shower cap…sorry girls, but glamour is out the window on this one.
4. Watch your favorite show for 30 mins while you let the potion work its magic.
5. Get in that steaming shower of yours, rinse off the paste, and wash your hair with the Sauve Clarifying Shampoo.
6. DO NOT USE CONDITIONER!
Once your hair dries, you will notice that it is about 95% back to its stunning self. Repeat this process the following day, this time using a small amount of conditioner on the ends of your hair. Your hair should be completely back to normal and looking even better than before! You can now go back to your usual hair-washing rituals using your favorite products. Time for a victory dance!
I would love to know if this worked for you guys! And know that you are NOT alone #womenuniteagaintscrazyhormones