RECIPE: Hydrating Hair Mask

Let me start by saying, do not randomly apply a bunch of coconut oil to your hair to deep condition it. Ask me how I know. LOL! I tried that once and it took a week of hair washing for me to look presentable again. My life wasn’t ruined, but I certainly didn’t leave the house unless I absolutely had to, and when I did I was wearing a hat.

This Hydrating Hair Mask is just one of the recipes included in our "Pampering" gift set. You can view the complete essential oil DIY project by clicking on the link above and you will find the individual recipes at the bottom of this post. 

Now, are you ready to get crafty? Let's do this! 

I tested out new recipes for you, and this is my new favorite. Aloe Vera is not just for sunburns, my friend. It is hugely beneficial for your hair!
 
BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA
• Adds strength and luster to hair
• Repairs dead skin cells on the scalp with proteolytic enzymes
• Promotes natural hair growth
• Reduces scalp inflammation and redness
• Helps to maintain the pH balance of the hair
• Acts as a conditioner, leaving your hair smooth and shiny
• Locks in moisture to maintain hydration
• Assist in combating dandruff with its antifungal properties
• Relieves an itchy scalp
• Hydrates with its natural high water content
• Combats frizzy hair with its similar composition to keratin
• Includes a similar pH level to hair’s natural pH level
• Helps to nourish and rejuvenate the hair
 
SUPPLIES
 
INSTRUCTIONS
• Combine your base ingredients in a small bowl, ramekin, or small paper cup.
• Customize your hair mask with 6 drops of essential oils - See below.
• Transfer into your jar once mixed. (You can combine everything in the 2oz. jar, but why make things more difficult on yourself?)
Note: This hair mask is intended to be used within a day or two.
 
CUSTOMIZE YOUR HAIR MASK!
I use two drops each of Rosemary, Geranium, and Lavender in my hair masks because they are beneficial for dry, normal AND oily hair. So handy! The hair mask can be easily customized to meet more specific needs. You can safely add up to six drops to the recipe above.
 
Dry Hair: Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang, Geranium, Chamomile, Lavender, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Palmarosa
 
Normal Hair: Rose, Melissa, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Frankincense, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Rosemary
 
Oily Hair: Rosemary, Peppermint, Cypress, Lemon, Basil, Cedarwood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Juniper, Geranium

Growth: Rosemary, Thyme, Clary Sage, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood

Scalp Help: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Tea Tree
 
HOW TO APPLY THE HAIR MASK
• Apply the mask as a pre-shampoo hair treatment.
• Massage the mask into your scalp and hair.
• Put your hair up in a bun (or braid it) and let the mask work its’ magic.
• Let the mask sit for at least 10 minutes. (I left mine on for an hour.)
• Rinse the hair mask out, then shampoo.
• Your hair will be soft and healthy!
 
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