Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Customizable DIY Hair Mask

I have the PERFECT recipe for a conditioning hair mask that you can customize to suit your specific hair type and concern. This recipe makes 5 1/2 ounces and is enough for 3 to 4 applications.

Depending on your hair type and concern, you can choose a specific carrier oil to use in the recipe.  I like to get my carrier oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. They really do have the largest organic carrier oil selection I know of.  You can visit them HERE.


Do you have normal hair? You should choose from the following list of oils: Apricot, Argan, Baobab, Borage Seed, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Kukui Nut, Sweet Almond.



Do you have oily hair and scalp? You should choose from the following list of oils: Apricot, Argan, Hazelnut, Jojoba, Neem, Sesame, Shea Nut, Sunflower.



Do you have Dry hair and scalp? You should choose from the following list of oils:  Almond, Argan, Avocado, Baobab, Castor, Coconut, Evening Primrose, Macadamia Nut, Meadowfoam Seed, Neem, Olive, Rosehip Seed, Soybean, Tamanu, Wheat Germ Oil.



Do you have Processed & Damaged hair? You should choose from the following list of oils: Argan, Avocado, Baobab, Borage, Camelina, Castor, Evening Primrose, Hemp Seed, Macadamia Nut, Olive, Pomegranate, Rosehip, Sesame, Soybean & Vitamin E.


Do you have Coarse & Ethnic hair? You should choose from the following list of oils: Argan, Avocado, Castor, Coconut, Hemp Seed, Macadamia Nut, Olive, Ghee, Pomegranate Seed, Rosehip, Shea Butter, Vitamin E.

Customizable DIY Hair Mask
makes 5 1/2 ounces (**store in the fridge for best results and use within 4 weeks)

2 tablespoons of your choice of carrier oil (*you can choose a mixture of as many as you like as long as they total two tablespoons)

2 teaspoons emulsifying wax NF (Find it HERE)

1/2 teaspoon stearic acid (Find it HERE)

1/2 teaspoon liquid lecithin (Find it HERE)

1/2 cup Aloe Vera Gel (Find it HERE)

30 drops of essential oil (I suggest lavender for normal hair, grapefruit for oily hair, helichrysum for dry hair, carrot seed for processed and damaged hair and tea tree for coarse hair)

Step 1: In a heat-safe glass measuring cup, combine the carrier oil(s), emulsifying wax, stearic acid and liquid lecithin.  Place the measuring cup in a pot containing a few inches of simmering water.

Step 2: In another heat-safe glass measuring cup, add in the aloe vera gel.  Place this measuring cup in another pot containing a few inches of simmering water.

Step 3: Heat both mixtures to a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C) until the oil and wax have melted together. Carefully remove both measuring cups from the simmering water.

Step 4: Pour the oil/wax mixture into a mixing bowl and begin mixing with a hand-held mixer set to the low speed.  Blend the aloe vera gel into the oil/wax on low for one minute.  Bring the speed up to high and continue mixing for 5 minutes or until the temperature is below 100 degrees F (38 C).

Step 5: Add in the essential oil and mix again on high for a further 5 minutes.  Transfer the mixture to a sanitized container. Store in the refrigerator and use within 4 weeks.

TO USE: After shampooing your hair, apply generously from the roots to the ends and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details..  This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!