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.
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
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.
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.
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.
As of now, your mixture should look like this:
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.
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!
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!