Tory Pereira- Sepsis Survivor
Before I went into Septic Shock, I was very blessed to have long and natural curly hair. I don’t like to use heat or product in my hair so all-natural is the way I roll! Throughout my month stay at the hospital my hair stayed in a bun on top of my head. Once a week my mom gave me a sponge bath, it was awesome to feel clean but I was freezing cold the entire time. I would have to sit in a ice cold chair in the bathroom holding all of my drains while my mom sponged me down with my Patchouli soap. All I could do was sit there, shiver, stare at my scar and cry because I could see every bone in my body, that’s how skinny I was.
When I was discharged from the hospital, I started noticing my hair was falling out. And not like your normal hair falling out into your brush. No, my hair was coming out in clumps all the time! When I got out of bed there was hair on my pillow, in the shower I would pull out clump after clump, when I got out of the shower more hair would fall out, it was never ending! I started to feel my hair getting thinner and thinner as the weeks went on. My hair fell out for 3 straight months after coming home from the hospital.
I was so sad because SEPSIS had already taken so much from me and now it was making my hair fall out.
I love essential oils and use them for everything, so I knew there had to be a natural way to help my hair grow back. ROSEMARY! Young Living mentioned that Rosemary oil when applied over the scalp helps to stimulate hair growth! Yay! A few other oils you can use for hair growth are lavender, cedarwood & thyme!
I immediately put some Rosemary all over my scalp then added 5 drops into my shampoo and conditioner, which made it smell really good! I also found this all natural overnight hair mask that was supposed to help your hair grow back like wild fire! The mask included one egg, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 5 drops of Rosemary!
They weren’t lying when they said my hair would grow back quickly! The picture above was taken after I had been doing my hair mask once a week and using Rosemary consistently for 4 months :) I felt like my hair was getting back to how it was before my accident, which was a huge blessing!
If you have any questions about essential oils or what oils I used to help me recover from my trauma please let me know and I’d be happy to share! Essential oils have changed my life so much for the better and I would love to help anyone start their oily journey today! I hope everyone is having fun getting ready for Christmas, God Bless!
Peace and Love,