Rosemary Infused Ghee Hair Mask

You know those people with hair so thin, you could read a newspaper through it? Well, I'm their queen! It's so thin, I have to wrap an elastic band around it about five times, just to keep my ponytail from escaping. It's like trying to lasso a strand of cooked spaghetti!

Now, my daughter, she's got a mane that would make a lion jealous. Thick, lustrous hair that she insists on flat ironing daily. The result? Hair as dry as the Sahara desert and as stripped of its natural oils as a fast food chain's griddle.

Sure, I've got a bunch of recipes for hair masks that call for fancy ingredients like Shea butter, Kukui nut oil, and Argan oil - stuff that promises to turn your hair from straw to silk. But let's be real, not everyone has a pantry that looks like the beauty aisle at Whole Foods.

But did you know that the humble butter and olive oil in your kitchen can moonlight as a hair-saving duo? Allow me to introduce my 'Rosemary Infused Ghee Hair Mask.' It's your hair's 911 call when it's so frazzled and unruly, you're considering going full Britney 2007 and just shaving it all off (trust me, I've been there!).

So next time you're at your wit's end with your hair, reach for the butter and olive oil. After all, if it's good enough for your toast, it's good enough for your tresses!

My recipe will add softening oils back into your hair to keep it soft and supple and super smooth!
You need three simple ingredients! One stick of UNSALTED butter (not margarine), 1/4 cup olive oil and one large sprig of fresh rosemary.

First, make the ghee which takes about 15 minutes. Add in the stick of unsalted butter to a saucepan set over medium-high heat. Once the butter starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium. The butter is going to start foaming and then turn mostly clear. Keep cooking it until it starts to foam again and the butter takes on a light golden color. The milk solids will start to turn darker brown on the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat and strain the butter through a fine mesh strainer into a heatproof container. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add the ghee back in along with the olive oil and rosemary. Turn the heat to the lowest setting possible and place a tight fitting lid over the top of the sauce pan.  Allow the rosemary to infuse for about 15 minutes. Try to keep the temperature of the ingredients to just under 140 degrees so you don't fry the rosemary. You can turn the stove on and off if you need to adjust the temperature so you don't overcook the rosemary.

Remove the rosemary sprig and any bits that may have separated. Return the hot mixture to a heatproof container to cool completely. Store in a container with a tight fitting lid.

To use: comb through dry hair and apply two tablespoons (or more for longer hair) working from the crown to the ends of the hair. Put a hair cap on and wear the mask for at least three hours (great time to binge watch some television!). Take a few paper towels and gently remove as much hair mask as you can from your hair. Shampoo and condition as usual. Store the product in the refrigerator for best results. Use once a week if needed.

This is a great recipe for taming your unruly beard and facial hair too! Guys love the herbaceous rosemary aroma of this recipe.

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