Part 2: Tips for Using your Young Living Shampoo
Now that we’ve discussed in Part One why Young Living shampoo is different from any other shampoo you’ve probably every used, let me give you a few quick tips on its usage.
Grab your bottle of Young Living shampoo and squeeze just about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon onto your fingers. You’ll notice it’s a very thick and amber colored, and that it has a sticky, tacky feel to it. This is a good thing. In the shower, wet your hair and then work that same amount through your fingers again. Massage it through your roots, taking care to lift the hair strands from the scalp to get the shampoo underneath. My hair is long past my shoulders, and I choose not to shampoo any further down than my roots and the top of my scalp. Remember, it won’t move the way a lather does, but instead it traps debris and dirt in the shampoo and it rinses away with the hot water. On your first pass it will have a thick, sticky feeling to it and you’ll need to be vigorous about rinsing it out. Shampoo twice, with the same amount and method, and the second time it will move much more freely. If you prefer to shampoo through the length of your hair, I prefer to do it on the second time for this reason.
Conditioner next! Young Living’s conditioner is also very thick and whipped and luxurious with almost a body butter texture. Massage just a 1/2-1 tsp or so through the ends of your hair and leave in for 1-2 minutes before rinsing. And because my hair likes moisture, I like to use a leave in conditioner, so I will use a less amount and add some hot water to it to make it more like a lotion consistency, and finger comb it through the middle-to-end of my towel dried hair. This is a perfect time to scrunch up the curls a little bit.
If you normally use a mousse or other styling/setting products, try using a tiny amount of the shampoo run through your hair or massaged through the roots again (without rinsing) to hold your volume or style. It can also be a good hair gel, although some prefer to use the Animal Scents Ointment or a Young Living lotion as an alternative.
If you prefer to dilute your shampoo and conditioner, that is perfectly fine. Young Living makes very concentrated products and they still work well when diluted. Simply remove 1/2 of the bottle contents into another similar sized bottle (keep your empty bottles for this!), add 1 tsp of baking soda (for more bubbles/lather) and fill the rest with warm water. Shake the bottle until mixture is fully incorporated. You may need to shake it before each use, and some prefer to use a foaming pump.
Feel free to experiment and add other oils into your shampoo and conditioner.
- Lime essential oil added to the copaiba/vanilla products and makes it smell just like Stress Away.
- Add a whole 15ml bottle of Cedarwood into your Lavender Mint shampoo and see how your hair follicles respond over the next few months.
- Add Patchouli and Lavender essential oil to any bottle for a happy scalp
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