DIY Hair Conditioning Serum
...Using essential oils of course!
This is an awesome, deep conditioning hair mask that can be used to bring some luster back to your locks or just for general upkeep. For years I’d been applying coconut oil to my hair and allowing it to sit overnight before I washed it, but adding essential oils has been a game changer! While I still do my coconut oil hair mask, I now include rosemary and/or cedarwood essential oil.
Recently though I was struggling with really nasty split ends and even my beloved coconut oil didn’t seem to be doing much. I knew I needed to step it up a notch so I began researching natural hair mask recipes. I came across a bunch that talked about using castor oil and seeing as though I had some in the cupboard I gave it a shot.
I slathered the thicker-than-syrup oil allllllllllll over my head along with some rosemary and cedarwood. It seemed a little odd to me that something so thick and sticky would help my hair, but I went with it. But as soon as I got in the shower to -try- and wash it out I knew I’d made a mistake.
The thick, water-resistant cats oil laughed in disgust at my regular shampoo and stayed put. Deeply embedded in my hair. I washed, and washed, and WASHED, and it didn’t seem to do much good. Dejected I exited the shower and quickly realized my hair was still heavy with the thick oil. A little bit of quick research told me to grab my liquid dish soap to help cut the grease so I grabbed my bottle of thieves soap and back to the shower I went!
I am happy to say that this did the trick and after a few rinses I was able to remove most of it. I then did and apple cider vinegar rinse to help bring back some shine and my hair was almost good-as-new.
So, why am I telling you my hair horror story?
Because I want you to get the right castor oil. I didn’t realize until that mishap that there is a difference between the castor oil meant to boost your locks and the castor oil that is meant to put you in labor; but I do know 😅 So I just thought I’d share that tidbit with the world; you’re welcome.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask Recipe
+10ml Bottle (you can easily repurpose one of your empty Young Living bottles!)
+10 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
+10 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
Jojoba Oil (optional)
Directions: Add essential oils to your 10ml bottle and top off with castor oil and jojoba if desired. You only need a small amount of jojoba, so think of it as just a splash! Swirl the bottle to blend.
To use simply put a few drops in the palm of your hand, rub hands together to evenly spread mixture and apply to the ends of your hair. You can do this fresh out of the shower or really anytime. To turn it into an overnight deep conditioning hair treatment simply add a dropper or two to some coconut oil and spread all throughout your hair. Shampoo twice before applying conditioner, rinse and style as usual.
Take Care of Your Hair!
Using an overnight deep conditioning mask has been so helpful for my split ends! I’ve noticed a huge difference since regularly starting to apply this deep conditioning hair serum! I use it as often as I remember to and don’t have a problem leaving it in for long periods of time. I also love that the essential oils make my hair smell amazing!
This is an easy beauty DIY that is great to have in the cupboard to help give your hair a little extra love! But take it from me; buy the right castor oil
Much love to you and your hair,