DIY Hair Masque

     

 ½  An avocado

2TB Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (solid) or 1TB Shea Butter

1 tsp. Carrier Oil(s)

3 drops of any 2 Essential Oils  

  

 

Mix your Base:  Start with a clean bowl. Add the avocado and coconut oil or shea butter and blend until it becomes a creamy paste. 

Shea butter or Coconut Oil? If you have thick, coarse or damaged hair, try the Shea Butter in this recipe.  Shea butter helps restore moisture, soothe an itchy scalp and seal in moisture.If you have medium or fine hair opt for the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil because it lighter in texture than the Shea Butter.  Coconut Oil can help restores protein in hair, prevent hair breakage and split ends and it will give your hair a really beautiful shine.

 

Add Carrier Oil(s) to your Base: Choose oils that will work best for your hair. 

  1. Marula Oil: Hydrating and helps nourish hair from root to tip.

  2. Almond oil: Contains Omega-3 fatty acid and helps reduce  hair loss and helps nourish the scalp. 

  3. Grapeseed Seed: Helps strengthen damaged, brittle hair and helps reduce scalp inflammation. 

  4. Castor Oil: Moisturizes the scalp, reduce dandruff and leave your hair smooth and shiny

  5. Pomegranate Seed Oil: Helps clears away buildup and debris and flushes out dirt and bacteria on your scalp

  6. Carrot Oil: Helps restores moisture to hair and scalp, tame frizz and protects hair from damage. 

  7. Argan Oil: Helps tame frizz and protect hair from UV Rays and Heat. 

  8. Apricot oil: Can help with hair growth and adds shine without being greasy.

 

Add a drop or 2 of essential(s) oils to your Base: Choose oils that will work best for your hair. 

  1. Lavender: Can help speed up hair growth and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve scalp health.

  2. Rosemary: Helps improve both hair thickness, hair growth and improve cellular generation.

  3. Peppermint: Can cause a cold, tingling feeling.  Helps stimulate your scalp and hair follicles and increase circulation.  It should not be used for those with dry scalp or brittle hair. 

  4. Lemongrass: Lemongrass oil helps reduce dandruff and hair loss. 

  5. Tea Tree: Tea tree oil has powerful cleansing, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. It can help unplug hair follicles,  increase hair growth and reduce dandruff. 

 

 

Apply to clean hair. Most hair masks work best when applied to clean, towel-dried hair that’s still damp. However, if since this masque is made primarily with oil, it may be best to apply the mask to dry hair because oil can repel water. 

 

        1. If your hair is long or thick, it may help to divide it into sections with hair clips.

        2. You can apply the mask with your finger tips.  

        3. If your hair is dry, begin the hair mask application near your scalp and work toward the ends. Once the mask has been worked into the ends of your hair,  go back and gently massage into your scalp.

        4. If you’re specifically applying the mask to treat dandruff, you’ll want to start at your scalp.

        5. If your hair is oily, begin the hair mask application at mid-shaft and work toward the ends.

        6. Once you’re done applying the mask, run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to help ensure the mask is evenly spread.

        7. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Then wrap a towel around your head. This helps protect the mask from dripping, but it also helps add some heat, which can help the ingredients absorb into your hair.

        8. Leave the mask on for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Depending on the ingredients, some masks can be left on for hours or even overnight.

        9. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm or cool water. Avoid hot water. Cooler water can help seal the hair cuticle and help your hair retain more moisture.

        10. After rinsing out the mask — Shampoo and condition as normal.  It may take two or more washes to get the masque fully out — you can add products and air-dry or heat-style your hair as usual.

        11. For dry, frizzy, or damaged hair, you can apply a hair ask once a week. If your hair tends to be oilier, try using one every couple of weeks.