I’ve always had thin hair. The kind that looks wispy on the best of days and that needs a hair tie wrapped 5 times before it feels tight enough to get the job done. In fact, “thin” might be too generous a word for my hair.
I’m 100% okay with this and I’ve come to accept it as a fact of life, but lately my hair’s been getting a little thinner. While I freaked out at first, it no longer conjures the same gut wrenching my-life-is-over feeling it once did. I tell myself it’s a good lesson in the Buddhist art of letting go – both literally and figuratively. Even so, when I saw a post over at Camp Wander about emu oil for thicker hair I thought I would try it out because, really, what do I have to lose?
I’ve used it a few times already and while I haven’t noticed much difference in the volume of hair (yet – I’m still holding out hope), I have noticed a difference in the softness. After letting it sink in overnight and washing it out the next morning, my hair feels 100x softer and smoother. It’s kind of amazing. Plus it smells good too! A little like a fragrant, herb-y pizza (blame it on the rosemary and thyme). But hey, I’m cool with that. At least if I don’t grow more hair, I’ll still get to enjoy the pizza-like aroma emanating from underneath my shower cap.
You can find the original recipe from Camp Wander here, but here's what I do...
Mix all oils together in a small dropper bottle. Apply directly to scalp at night before bed and wash when you wake up in the morning. Do this as often as you can, ideally every day, but I usually only have time to do it 2 - 3 times a week.
**Some people swear by Doterra oils but I have yet to try them. I've been sticking with whatever organic oil brands I can find on Amazon since it's a little bit cheaper and so far they've worked fine.