Okay…. being a woman is hard, especially when we feel like we have to keep up with all of the “standards” set forth by the all of the media outlets- Perfect skin, white teeth, healthy, shiny hair, being skinny, you name it. I mean, it can be exhausting, and who really has time for all of that upkeep?! If you do, more power to ya, but as a busy Mama I don’t have time as much as I used to, so easy and effective DIYs are my jam.
I have always been a big fan of DIY projects and recipes especially when it comes to beauty and self-care.
Today, for the first time in 2 years I’m going to the salon to get highlights and I couldn’t be more excited! Can you believe I haven’t had my hair done in that long?!
To prep for the visit, I decided I should really condition my hair to lessen then damage that comes from me wanting to bleach my hair. (Oh, if only I had naturally bleach blonde hair)
Here is one DIY that I should have started a LONG time ago, because I’m TOTALLY obsessed!! This is a mask that is good for all hair types and colors.
Here is what you’ll need:
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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Mason Jar with Measurements
Lavender Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
First, I started out by very slowly melting 1 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I then added one whole dropper of Jojoba Oil to the Coconut Oil, waited about 3 minutes so the mixture wasn’t so hot and then added 5 drops of each essential oil- Lavender, Cedarwood and Rosemary.
Lavender, Cedarwood and Rosemary essential oils are excellent for the health of your hair. These combined promote growth, moisture and strength.
I used the Masonjar to combine everything and just swirled it around until it was all combined to my liking.
Next, wet your hair and lightly towel dry it. Now it’s time to apply the hair mask- I started with the ends of my hair and worked my way up to the roots. I left it on for about 10-15 minutes and used a clip to put it on top of my head so I could go about my business.
After about 10-15 minutes, just hop in the shower and shampoo it out. Depending on your hair, and how much of the mask you put in, you may need to shampoo twice and then follow up with your regular conditioner of course.
I prefer using the hardened Coconut Oil because it isn’t as runny once it’s on your hair.
This mixture will last for several applications, so make sure you use the lid for your Masonjar so you can store it!!