DIY Hair Masks

Coconut Hair Mask (dry hair)

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • Add all of your ingredients to a small bowl.
  • Whisk together until everything is well combined.

Honey Hair Mask (damaged hair)

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • Add all of your ingredients to a small bowl.
  • Smash and stir with a fork until well combined.

Avocado Hair Mask (oily hair)

  • 1 egg (white only)
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • Separate the whites from the yolk and add the white into a blender.
  • Cut an avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the green fruit into the blender.
  • Add mayonnaise and lemon essential oil to the blend. Blend on high until smooth. Add a little water if needed to make smooth.

Deep conditioning coconut oil hair mask

These amounts can vary depending how long or thick your hair is.

  • Melt the coconut oil until liquid. Add the honey to the melting coconut oil. If it’s cool in your home, you might try popping the honey in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up. Next add the apple cider vinegar.
  • Mix the ingredients well. If it separates a little bit, that’s perfectly fine. Just give it a swirl or two as you apply it to make sure you are getting an even amount of each ingredient.
  • The best way to apply the mask it use a hair colouring brush or a natural pastry brush. Section your hair into four equal parts, then part your hair in half inch sections. Apply the coconut oil hair mask starting at the roots and move up to the tips of your hair. Once you get a section done, massage your hair with your finger tips to really get it in. Pile your hair into a bun and let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then wash with a mild and natural shampoo.
  • If your hair is very dry, leave the mask on longer. Better yet, wrap your hair in a towel or use a shower cap and leave the mask on for an hour or more, then rinse. Style as usual.

DIY hair detangler spray

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 teaspoon jojoba or fractionated coconut oil
  • 15- 30 drops essential oilof choice
  • Add all the ingredients together in a glass spray bottle.
  • Shake until all ingredients are well combined and mixed.
  • Spray liberally into wet or dry hair before brushing.

Heat Protectant spray for dry hair

  • 1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
  • 2 teaspoons conditioner of choice
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 10 drops essential oils
  • Add all ingredients to a spray bottle.
  • Secure spray nozzle and shake well to combine all ingredients.
  • Spray on damp hair before blow-drying. Mist hair lightly a second time before heat styling.

Heat Protectant spray for oily hair

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera juice
  • 1 teaspoon conditioner
  • 5 drops essential oil
  • Add all the ingredients to a spray bottle.
  • Secure the spray nozzle and shake well to combine all ingredients.
  • Shake before each use.
  • Spray on damp hair before blow-drying. Mist hair lightly a second time before heat styling.

Hair Spray

  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar (adjust if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon 80 proof alcohol
  • 10 drops essential oil
  • Bring the water to a boil over high heat and then add in the sugar.
  • Stir the sugar water until all the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool.
  • Once cooled, add in the alcohol and essential oils.
  • Transfer to a glass spray bottle for storage.

Oil blends for hair spray

  • 5 drops lavender
  • 4 drops wild orange
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 4 drops lavender
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 5 drops rosemary
  • 4 drops tea tree
  • 2 drops cedarwood

How to choose the best essential oils for your type of hair?

  • Oily hair: Bergamot, Lemon, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Bay Leaf (Laurel)
  • Hair loss: Cedarwood, Lemon, Bay St Thomas, Spikenard, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Rosemary Cineole
  • Dandruff and itchy scalp: Geranium, Bay Leaf (Laurel), Palmarosa, Tea Tree, Cade, Bay St Thomas, Patchouli
  • Dull hair: Ylang-Ylang and Geranium
  • Thin hair or hair lacking volume: Rosewood and Lemongrass
  • Frizzy hair: Ylang-Ylang
  • Natural or Coloured Blonde hair: Chamomile

Hair Serum

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon dried nettle
  • 2 tablespoon aloe vera
  • 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil 
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil 
  • 3 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • Glassor stainless steel spray bottle
  • Bring the water to a boil, add nettle, and remove from the heat.
  • Steep for 5-10 minutes and then strain the water. Discard the nettle.
  • Pour the nettle water into the spray bottle using a funnel.
  • Allow to cool and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 months.

You can apply the serum to wet or dry hair.  Apply as often as needed.  Spray the serum all over the hair, starting with the roots and working your way down to the ends. Allow the serum to soak into the hair and then style hair like normal, no need to rinse out. You can also use the serum at night time before going to bed.

Dry shampoo powder for DARK hair

  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 5 drops of essential oil (lavender to thicken, rosemary for oily, melaleuca for itchy scalp, cedarwood masculine scent or peppermint for refreshing)

Dry shampoo powder for LIGHT hair

  • 1/4 cup (60g) arrowroot powder
  • 1-2 (5-10g) teaspoon cocoa powder(you can omit this if you have very light or white hair)
  • 5 drops of essential oil of choice
  • Add arrowroot powder, cocoa powder, and essential oils to a bowl and mix well.
  • Depending on the colour of your hair will determine how much cocoa powder you will need.
  • Start with less and add more until you reach the desired colour.
  • Transfer to an airtight container for storage.

Application – a little goes a long way. Best applied using a make up brush and applied to hair sections starting at the roots. Let sit for 3 mins before brushing. Style as normal.

Shampoo spray