Creating your own hair products is an awesome idea! It is easy now that beauty supply stores and Amazon offer essential oils and other simple products at a reasonable price. Plus, when you make your own stuff, you don’t have to worry about a company discontinuing your favorite hairline or hiking up the price.
For the past year or so, I’ve been making my own hair oil for a healthy scalp, moisture retention, and hair growth. Here’s what I use:
- Jojoba Oil: high in vitamin B and E
- Castor Oil: high in vitamin E, minerals, and Omega 6 and 9, used to thicken hair
- Olive Oil: high in vitamins A and E, antioxidants, helps protect the keratin in hair
- Peppermint Oil: antifungal, antimicrobial, stimulates hair growth
- Tea Tree Oil: helps to unclog pores, nourishes roots, also antifungal
Making the mixture is so easy and it takes only a few minutes. I use an old Jojoba oil jar as my container. I like having a dropper when I apply my oils because I think it makes it easier. But you can use whatever container you like.
All I do is fill my container 1/3 of the way with jojoba oil, 1/3 of the way with castor oil, and 1/3 of the way with olive oil. Once I put them in, the container should essentially be full. Then I just add a few drops of Peppermint oil and Tea Tree oil. Voila!
Just because I’m extra, I also like to add a little bit of decoration to the bottle.
How do I use it?
I mix the oil in my shea butter to create a puree. I also use the oil in my LOC regimen. First, I spritz my hair with some water. I then take a few drops of the oil and rub it into my hair. I then seal it all in with the shea butter puree. It might be a little redundant, but it works for me!
What oils do you use in your hair care regimen?
Thank you for reading!