You may have caught wind that I do not wash my hair that often. No…I do not stink, and yes…I feel as though my hair is much more healthy by NOT washing it everyday.
Our hair needs a protective coating of natural oil to keep it in tip-top shape. Too much washing will strip away this protective coating and will leave you with dry, brittle, and possibly unruly hair.
Throw away the toxic hair oils on the market. Seriously…check out the LOOOONG list of unpronounceable ingredients and then RUN AWAY!!!
If you have been experiencing split ends, breakage, or just overall dry and brittle hair, you need this easy DIY nourishing hair oil. Seriously…SUPER EASY! I almost didn’t write this post up, but I realized that we are all at different places in our DIYs and crunchy existences, so I decided that I just had to share.
I absolutely LOVE using this DIY hair oil. It helps tremendously with tangles, split ends, and dry & brittle hair…all while nourishing my scalp. #winning
First, here’s a brief overview of the required ingredients (of which there are only four…yes, 4).
DIY NOURISHING HAIR OIL (4OZ)
- 4oz jar (a colored jar like this to protect from light is best)
- Funnel (not completely necessary, but incredibly handy to keep around for DIYs and for use in the kitchen)
I use this cheap set all of the time
- Carrier oil of choice – appx. 4oz (I enjoy using organic almond oil or organic jojoba oil, as they are quite similar to our body’s own sebum and work well in personal care products). I get the majority of my carrier oils here (reasonably priced and excellent quality).
- Essential oils: Lavender, Sandalwood, & Blue Chamomile.
- Place drops into your container.
- Lavender – 16 drops
- Sandalwood – 16 drops
- Blue Chamomile – 8 drops
- Use funnel to pour in your carrier oil(s) of choice.
- Shake gently to combine…ta-da. Yeah…that’s really all that there is to it!
- Rub your new nourishing hair oil throughout your hair (I pay more attention to the middle through the ends of my hair since it is very long).
- Leave on for at least an hour. Just wrap your hair up into a towel and go about your business.
- Comb out and then shampoo with your favorite non-toxic shampoo.
- Feel free to do this once a week, if you like (but I don’t shampoo that much).
- If you get this into your eyes rinse out with a plain carrier oil. Water will disperse the oils too quickly and will not help remove it from your eyes. Start with the plain carrier oil, wipe, and then use water with a mild soap (like Castile) to carry the oils away.
- I have read conflicting information regarding the use of German Chamomile during pregnancy. Because of this, I would say to avoid it…better to stay on the safe side.