DIY | #3 Stimulating Hair Mask

Hey and welcome back, everyone! After introducing my two favorite DIY hair treatments I’ve been using, it’s time to introduce the third treatment! This one is designed to help stimulate your scalp so your hair can start growing and it can also be used to help with dandruff or scalp problems.

Stimulating Hair Mask Recipe

I use this formula less than my other two treatments because my scalp is already in good condition. Nonetheless, this would be the one recipe to use if I wanted to give my scalp a little spa experience.

So let’s get to the recipe! Keep in mind that you don’t have to follow this completely; everyone’s hair is different and you should use ingredients that your hair and scalp enjoy!

  • Apricot Kernel Oil

  • Jojoba Oil

  • Castor Oil (JBCO works well if you have it instead)

  • Unrefined Coconut Oil

  • Rosemary Essential Oil

  • Peppermint Essential Oil

Start by adding 1 ½ tbsps of apricot kernel oil into a small container, bowl or jar that’s been cleaned out.

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Add ½ tbsp of jojoba oil and then follow with ½ tbsp of castor oil. Keep in mind that castor oil is viscous (very thick), so that’s why it’s a small amount in this recipe.

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Scoop out 1 tbsp of virgin coconut oil and add it to the oil mixture. Unless your coconut oil is already liquid due to room temperature, this might be messy.

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As of now, your mixture should look like this:

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Stir a little vigorously with a wooden stick or butter knife to “melt” the coconut oil and mix the oils together. The treatment should look like a thin gel afterwards.

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Now it’s time for the essential oils! Add 5-6 drops of both rosemary and peppermint oils, stir slowly and your treatment is ready for use!

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Apply this directly to your scalp and focus on certain patches that have a tough time growing. Then smooth the rest down the hair shaft to the ends. You can use any method you like in applying this; I use my hands and it’s messy, but you can use a dropper if you wish!

Let it sit for 35-40 minutes under plastic caps (or a bag), rinse with warm water and proceed with your hair routine.

That’s it! Give this a try; your hair might like it! If you made your own version of this treatment, let me know below!


6 thoughts on “DIY | #3 Stimulating Hair Mask

  1. I will have to see if I can find some of those things where I live. Since we moved to an island and I swim in the salt water all the time, my scalp is not my friend. I will go on a hunt for them.


    1. Good luck! The beach can be somewhat nasty to hair, so it may be great to take care of your strands and scalp with natural ingredients.


  2. Hey again, it’s Vanessa from Body&Soul at UNF. Thank you for sharing your awesome blog with me! I’ve been needing to do a treatment like this again. Thanks for the reminder! I’ve read you can even add some cayenne (yikes, tiny amount) to the mix for hair growth.


    1. I’ve heard of cayenne pepper; I use it mostly for cooking. I never thought of using it for hair growth. I’ll keep this in mind!


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