This rose and coconut oil-infused DIY hair conditioner can be used multiple ways to deep treat dry hair.
Let’s be honest, dry hair happens. No matter how much we condition and recondition, environmental elements always tend to win. Chlorine, wind, sun or simply dry desert air like we have here in Arizona, parch hair of natural moisture and leave it frayed and frazzled. So what does a girl do? We asked DIY beauty expert Wendy Rose Gould of hair tutorial and advice site Latest-Hairstyles.com for help.
“I consider this DIY hair conditioner a moisture bomb, of sorts, as it’s loaded with hair-loving oils and butter. To give it an extra personal twist, I even added a little bit of rose oil,” she says.
Repair your hair with Wendy’s DIY hair conditioner.
Here’s what you need:
- 5 tablespoons shea butter
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Dr. Bronners’ Pure Castille Soap
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 15 drops 100% camellia seed oil
- 6 drops of rose essential oil (or scented to preference)
Here’s what you do:
Combine three tablespoons of shea butter and three tablespoons of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until the mixture is melted. Mix well.
Add the castille soap, olive oil, camellia seed oil and rose oil. The castille soap will help during the rinsing process, the camellia seed oil will soften, and the coconut oil, shea butter and olive oil will provide intense moisture to restore shine and strength to your hair. The rose oil isn’t necessary, but it’ll add a little bit of rose fragrance.
Place the mixture into the fridge or freezer until it’s cool but not solid.
Add your remaining two tablespoons of shea butter to the mixture and whip with a hand mixer. It’ll turn into a normal, conditioner-like consistency.
Place in a container and date it. The conditioner will last up to 30 days.
How to use:
This conditioner works in multiple ways.
- Deep Conditioner: After shampooing, apply the DIY conditioner. Let it set for three to five minutes, then rinse. Consider this a deep conditioner and only use it once or twice a week.
- Conditioning Mask: Apply to ends of dry hair and let it set for 15 to 20 minutes before shampooing.
- Leave-In Conditioner: If you have very dry hair, or coarse/textured hair, this is a good option. Rub a dime-sized amount of the conditioner into your hands and apply to your ends of damp hair. Style as normal. You can also apply to the ends of day two or three hair for a little bit of a boost.
Photos and recipe courtesy: www.Latest-Hairstyles.com