Frugal & Oily DIY: Coconut and Essential Oil Hair Mask

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Give Your Scalp and Hair Some Love!

Fall is finally here and the weather is slowly but surely changing. Cue the pumpkin spice lattes, comfy sweaters, and dry skin. Dry skin hit me a little faster this year so I decided the weekend was the perfect time to try out a DIY hair mask. I googled my little heart out and then came up with my own simple DIY recipe with items I had on hand.

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How I Made my Hair Mask

I grabbed a jar of organic coconut oil (I buy mine at Aldi), took a big spoon, and plopped some in a microwave and oil-safe bowl. I heated it for about 30 seconds to get it to liquid form. Fractionated coconut oil would remove this step. I then added several drops of Tea Tree essential oil.

I use Young Living oils. You can see more about why I love YL and choose them over other brands on my More on Oils page.

It is important to note that if you are new to essential oils or have never tried a particular oil do not apply it to your skin without diluting it first.

I chose tea tree oil for my hair mask both for its cleansing properties and the added shine it can give your hair. It also has a very refreshing scent. I added a few drops of tea tree oil in my vanilla copaiba shampoo right after purchasing and use it diluted in my kids’ shampoo as well. Last-minute I also decided to add in a couple of drops of lavender simply because it is my favorite oil and if you follow me on Instagram #irunonlavender.

Hair Mask Application

I applied the oil directly to my scalp and combed through my hair with my fingers. In the future, I would consider buying an applicator brush to make it easier to apply the hair mask. I also dye my hair so I would be sure to get regular use out of the brush.

After applying the mask roots to ends and massaging into my scalp (I even used it on my forehead and eyebrows to soothe my dry skin) I clipped my hair back for 15 to 20 minutes and went back to typing up my next Monday Meal Plan post.

After waiting I rinsed my hair in the shower, washed with vanilla copaiba shampoo and conditioner, then allowed my hair to air dry. It feels so soft and luxurious and my dry skin feels soothed. Then I poured the remaining hair mask oil in this glass jar for future use. I will definitely try this again!

This post was proofread by Grammarly

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