Are you suffering from dry, brittle hair or split ends? Is your hair showing signs of distress caused by the sun, pool, heat or chemical dyes? If your hair is in need of a little TLC, this DIY, all-natural hair mask with essential oils is the perfect solution. A hair mask is a great way to nourish and add some shine to your locks, while repairing damage and protecting from future breakage and stress. Leaving a hair mask on for an extended amount of time allows the treatment to fully soak into and nourish the cuticle; a benefit you won’t get from only using your daily conditioner. The best part about this hair mask is its inexpensive, simple to make and contains ingredients most people would already have on hand. This recipe includes many natural ingredients with a multitude of benefits for hair health.
Benefits of Using Natural Ingredients for Hair
No surprise here, coconut oil is a go-to natural ingredient used in everything from raw cooking to teeth whitening. Coconut oil’s versatility doesn’t fail us in the hair department, as it provides immense moisture due to its high fatty acid content, allowing it to penetrate the cell membrane of the hair and really soak into the follicles.
Organic honey is a great addition to a hair mask due to its antibacterial components that promote healthy scalp and strands. It’s packed with antioxidants and is a humectant, allowing it to trap and seal moisture into the hair as well as adding shine.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is one of the most commonly used essential oils for healthy hair, due to its ability to promote hair growth and thickness as well as preventing hair loss. Rosemary has also been known alleviate dryness and irritation of the scalp and combat dandruff and flaking.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil not only smells divine, but it can help moisturize hair, soothe the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles. Lavender can help repel bugs, making it a good choice if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Lavender is also great to reduce anxiety and stress due to its sedative properties, so you will feel tranquil and relaxed as an added benefit.
Before you stop reading, just hear us out. While it may seem crazy to think of putting raw eggs on your mane, eggs have actually been used since the 1940’s to strengthen and hydrate dull locks. Eggs are rich in protein and lecithin, and any baker would know that eggs help to bind a mixture of ingredients, ensuring an evenly applied mask.
DIY Hair Mask Ingredients:
- 3-4 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 15 drops each of rosemary and lavender essential oils
- 2 raw eggs
- Place the coconut oil and essential oils in a small bowl.
- Use a whisk to blend the ingredients.
- Gradually add the eggs and honey and mix until the mask reaches a smooth texture.
- Apply the mask evenly to dry hair, massaging thoroughly into the scalp and ends.
- Leave the mask to soak into the hair follicles for 45 minutes to an hour before washing out the mask with shampoo and conditioner.
- Bonus: Spritz some rose water mixed with lavender and rosemary essential oil to your hair after rinsing for increased shine, protection and nourishment.
To keep your strands looking fabulous, apply this DIY hair mask anywhere from every few days to once every few weeks. A regular treatment regime will have your locks looking their best in no time. Always make sure to do a small patch test before applying any products or essential oils to check for skin sensitivities.