View Full Version : How long will this last?
08-06-2010, 08:10 AM
I'm interested in mixing coconut oil with lemon juice as a tonic for my step daughter's dandruff. I will also be making a spray with tea trea oil, vinegar, water and rosemary.
My question is: How long will the coconut/lemon juice mix last? Its going to be mostly coconut oil with a little lemon juice added. Should I store it in the refrigerator? Any opinions on this would help. I have already read all the previous posts and done some research on dandruff as well.
Not sure if this helps but my step daughter is white and african american so her hair is thicker and she has thick strands of hair like on her dad's side. His family tends to have the dryer scalp.
08-06-2010, 09:23 AM
I'd think it would last a couple weeks in the fridge but I really don't know. Consider it like a dressing? Have you thought of adding Apple Cider Vinegar (oops, just noticed you have vinegar in the second spray you mentioned)?
I was reading about oil extraction the other day and noticed that carrot oil is also anti-fungal. IIRC, I've seen it used in some hair products too.
08-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Dr. Bonners provides a great clirifying effect
and Shea Butter Mix with Coconut or Olive Oil works wonders for me
The deal is differentiating the sort of dandruff
I'm no hair dresser but:
If its fungal in nature then Tea Tree is great plus Dr. B. ALso be sure hair is thoroughly dry before bed time
If it's a build up issue then Dr. B to clarify and skip the heavy duty shea unless you just add a little to mostly cocnut oil
In the future if you must use commericial product then skip the shampoo and just conditioner wash. Commercial shampoos are to drying for most ethnic hair types even the ones made for ethnic hair types.
Increase your daughter good fat (avo, nuts and EVOO and water intake)
If its the dry scalp sort of dandruff then avoid applying pore blocking products directly to the scalp. My scalp and hair changes throughout the year so so do my hair care needs.
Mineral Oil, Petroleum/Petrolatum and wax based products are a no no always.
Also brushing doesn't always benefit. Combing or just manipulating the hair with your hands may be best.
ALWAYS WRAP HAIR at night with a silk scarf. Cotton pillow cases and other fibers are so drying.
Good Luck and please continue to handle her hair with care and love, as I am sure you will.
08-06-2010, 10:47 AM
Thank you so much for the info. @streetsurfer, it makes sense to treat it like a dressing. I guess I'll make a little at a time.
lifeAgift, thank you for the informative post. I appreciate it. :)
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