Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Coconut-Castor Oil hair mask

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I deep condition my hair and scalp with a hair mask once a week.  It's a super simple DIY recipe, and works better than any masks I've bought (and gets rid of dandruff far better than T-Gel).  Also, it's super cheap!!  Here's what I do.

Coconut-Castor Oil hair mask
(I buy the coconut and castor in the large containers for the lowest price per oz, since I also use them for other things)

Castor Oil
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Tea Tree Oil

Combine equal parts castor oil with extra-virgin coconut oil (I melt it first), add 10-20 drops of tea tree oil, and stir well to combine.  I keep mine in a little sealed Rubbermaid snack-sized cup in my bathroom.  It's easiest to use if you wait until it has cooled completely back down.  Now scoop out a little bit at a time and massage thoroughly into scalp with your fingertips.  Depending on how much time you have, here's the options: 1) put a shower cap over the whole mess and go to sleep.  Wash out in the morning.  2) leave in for 30 minutes - several hours.  Wash out thoroughly.

Castor oil is really thick, so it usually takes me 2-3 washes to get it all out, but I like how shiny and healthy my hair looks and feels after, and I LOVE having a healthy scalp with no more itching and flakes!

Coconut-Castor Oil hair mask

Because my skin reacts so much to the dry winter weather, I do this mask once a week.  Find what works for you and let me know in the comments!


Abigail vR said...

Thank you for sharing the details! I am going try this ASAP!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to try it on me and also my toddler who has a really dry scalp; this is all nice and natural so no qualms about her using it.

Melissa Hagewood Davis said...

Where can we find these ingredients?

Faith D. said...

Click through the links for Castor Oil and Coconut Oil to find them on, or else check your local grocery store in the health food section. :-)

Joanna England said...

I need to try this! My scalp is a mess!


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