Oh, the eternal struggle with dull, lifeless hair, right? Don’t worry; you’re not alone! Every now and then, our locks need a little TLC to bring back their luscious shine. Time to use a moisturizing hair mask that works like a dream!
This gentle yet effective Silky Soft Hair Mask uses natural ingredients to revive some of those dead ends. Before you know it, you’ll be flaunting those gorgeous, glistening locks like it’s nobody’s business.
Do I Have Dehydrated Hair?
The dread of dehydrated hair! If your luscious locks suddenly become a frustrating frizz-fest, you might be dealing with dehydrated hair. Dehydrated hair often looks dull, lifeless, and tangled. The solution? Hydration, my friend! Bring back that silky shine with conditioning, deep treatments, and a good hair care routine.
What Does a Hair Mask Do?
Think of a hair mask as a spa day for your locks. This luxurious treatment works its magic by deeply moisturizing dehydrated hair, keeping it nourished and soft from root to tip. Experience a hair transformation like never before – all thanks to the power of a hair mask. Trust me; your mane will thank you for it!
What’s in This Moisture Hair Mask Recipe?
One of the key ingredients to achieving silky soft hair is an Emulsifying Wax. This wax creates a creamy formula that makes hair feel smooth and luxe and helps give some texture and consistency to the recipe.
Introducing Cetyl Alcohol – this smooth operator offers excellent moisturizing properties. This underrated ingredient is a true VIP for moisturizing and transforming fried hair.
This Silky Soft Hair Mask is infused with the goodness of Sunflower Seed Oil. This magical potion will help bring back your hair’s shine and strength. Moreover, Sunflower Seed Oil provides your scalp and strands with nutrients and adds thickness.
Coconut Oil (Solid)
Solid Coconut Oil not only nourishes and moisturizes every individual strand, but it also works wonders in improving the overall health of your hair. And as a bonus, solid coconut oil doubles as a fantastic natural conditioner, giving your hair that sought-after sleek and shiny look.
Patchouli (Dark) Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil is renowned for strengthening hair and reducing breakage while delivering an enticing, warming scent with calming, uplifting qualities. This oil creates a luxurious hair mask that will leave your locks feeling soft, supple, and smelling divine when blended with conditioning ingredients like coconut oil and sunflower oil.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil helps stimulate hair follicles to encourage growth, strengthen strands to prevent breakage, and add volume and thickness. Combined with other ingredients, it creates a powerful yet gentle conditioning treatment that leaves hair feeling silky, soft, and refreshed.
Basil Essential Oil
With its fresh, herbaceous scent, Basil Essential Oil is a welcome addition to any DIY hair mask. Beyond its pleasant aroma, Basil Oil contains clarifying and cleansing properties that help remove excess oil and impurities from the scalp. So whether you’re looking for a deep clean or want to add a refreshing boost to your hair care routine, Basil Essential Oil is an excellent choice.
B.O. Be Gone Blend
B.O. Be Gone Essential Oil Blend has an uplifting aroma that will have you bathing in nothing but positivity. It’s an absolute must-have for anyone looking to give their tresses the pampering they deserve — let B.O. Be Gone be your secret scent weapon!
Instead of using ordinary tap water that can be laden with minerals or contaminants, distilled water provides a pure and clean foundation for the hair mask to work its magic. This small but mighty switch can unveil a new world of hair nirvana, allowing other nourishing components to penetrate your tresses more effectively.
Geogard ECT Preservative
This fantastic hair mask also contains Geogard ECT Preservative – and no, it’s not some chemical lab experiment gone wrong. Geogard ECT is, in fact, an all-natural preservative that ensures your hair mask’s recipe remains top-notch for longer, helping it retain its potency with every use. Since this heavenly mixture includes water, we need our good old pal Geogard ECT to keep everything in check and prevent unwanted microbial fiestas.
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This recipe is not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.
For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Silky Soft Hair Mask Recipe
Silky Soft Moisture Hair Mask Recipe
Time: 15 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: ~6 weeks or 9 months w/ preservative
Yield: 2fl oz
Dilution Rate: 2%
- From Simply Earth
½ tsp emusifying wax
¼ tsp + ⅛ tsp cetyl alcohol
½ tsp sunflower seed oil
1¼ tsp solid coconut oil
7 drops Patchouli (Dark) Essential Oil
5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops Basil Essential Oil
5 drops B.O. Be Gone Blend
- From Your Home
3 Tbsp distilled water
~12 drops Geogard ECT Preservative (optional)
- On the stove, or in the microwave using short intervals & stirring in between intervals, melt together the emulsifying wax, cetyl alochol, sunflower oil, and coconut oil to 155°F.
- At the same time, heat the water to 155°F
- Once both mixtures are the same temperature, use a hand mixer to start stirring the water. Slowly add the oil mixture to the water mixture as you stir. Continue stirring until the two mixtures are completely mixed together.
- Add the essential oils and stir.
- Add preservative and stir (optional).
How to Apply This Hair Mask
Applying this moisturizing hair mask is easy peasy! All you need to do is use your fingers to massage the mask onto the ends of your hair, cover with a towel or a shower cap, and let your hair soak it up for a couple of hours or overnight. Afterward, hop in the shower and use shampoo to wash out the hair mask. Follow up with conditioner.
That’s it! You’ll have healthy hair in no time.