Happy, Healthy Hair Masks

Having hair long enough to reach my lower back, I know better than anyone how important it is to have happy, healthy hair. Whether you have long, short, curly or straight hair, it still deserves love and attention (and it demands love and attention most of the time). Out of all of the brands of shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, oils, and masks, it’s hard to know which ones would work best for your own hair type. It can be overwhelming and even confusing to try to take good care of your hair. After many trial and error attempts, I have finally developed a hair mask that I love and that my hair loves. With many options, you will be able to create your own mask that works best for you and for your hair type.

WARNING: For each and every base oil and essential oil you try, be sure to test it on a small patch of skin to see if any reaction occurs. Many essential oils and base oils contain nuts and other common allergy-related ingredients. Make sure to always look at the ingredients listed before using.

Dry Hair Mask

  • Base Oil (choose 1 of the following base oils):
    • Jojoba oil: 1-2¬†tablespoons
      • Jojoba oil contains a lot of protein and minerals. It acts as a beneficial hair care oil.
    • Avocado oil: 1-2¬†tablespoons
      • Avocado oil contains vitamins, fatty acids, and protein. It is beneficial for dry and dehydrated skin and will specifically help those who suffer from a dry scalp.
    • Almond oil: 1-2¬†tablespoons
      • Almond oil contains minerals, vitamins, and is especially rich in protein. It is beneficial for dry and itching skin, and will also help with inflammation (specifically of the scalp).
  • Essential Oils:
    • Carrot oil: 5 drops
    • Geranium: 3 drops
    • Lavender: 2 drops

Combine your selected base oil with the essential oils and blend well. I find it most beneficial to warm up the base oil before adding the essential oils to the mix. Make sure you let it cool before applying to your hair, though! You want it to be warm, NOT HOT. Apply the mixture all over the scalp and leave on for 10-15 minutes, then shampoo off. I LOVE this hair mask when my scalp feels dry and my hair feels damaged.



Damaged Hair Mask

  • Base Oil (choose 1 of the following base oils):
    • Jojoba Oil
      • Jojoba oil contains a lot of protein and minerals. It acts as a beneficial hair care oil.
    • Almond
      • Almond oil contains minerals, vitamins, and is especially rich in protein. It is beneficial for dry and itching skin, and will also help with inflammation (specifically of the scalp).
  • Essential Oils:
    • Lavender oil: 2 drops
    • Carrot oil: 2-3 drops
    • Thyme oil: 2-3 drops
    • Chamomile oil: 3 drops

Combine your selected base oil with the essential oils and blend well. I find it most beneficial to warm up the base oil before adding the essential oils to the mix. Make sure you let it cool before applying to your hair, though! You want it to be warm, NOT HOT. Apply the mixture all over the scalp and leave on for 10 minutes, then shampoo off. When I’ve been straightening or curling my hair a lot, I will use this mask once a week for a few weeks.



My Go-To Happy, Healthy Hair Mask

My hair is long yet healthy. A lot of the time I’ll put a hair mask on simply to maintain my healthy hair (and because I like to pamper myself). This is my favorite hair mask that I use once every two weeks!

  • Base oil:
    • Coconut oil: 1 tablespoon
    • Almond oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Essential oils:
    • Lavender oil: 2 drops
    • Carrot oil: 3 drops
    • Geranium: 2 drops

I will apply this warmed up mixture to my hair before I get into the shower. I’ll rub it into my scalp and all the way down to the tips. I usually leave it in for about 10-15 minutes, then I shampoo and condition as usual. Sometimes a second shampoo is necessary to get all of the oils out of your hair.

I hope these hair masks benefit you and your hair. It’s really about trial and error as everyone’s hair is different. So experiment and enjoy the benefits! Thank you readers and don’t forget to smile.

 

 

 

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