Rosemary Lavender Deep Hair Conditioner
This deep hair conditioner smells incredible and leaves your hair silky soft and shiny.
Having healthy, shiny hair is possible without having to spend a fortune. A woman’s hair is considered her crown and she should wear it with dignity and delight.
I’ve put together an easy DIY formula that gives shine and softness to the hair and is completely all-natural.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor a certified aromatherapist. Please use your essential oils with caution. Read the full disclaimer here.
Our hair is actually made up of dead protein and contrary to popular belief, we cannot add particular proteins to it. What we can do is try to nourish and soften the hair shaft.
In addition, moisturizing the scalp is equally important in having healthy beautiful hair and every oil and essential oil in this recipe does just that.
Did you know that you can actually wash your hair too roughly? John Masters, a professional hair product developer said, “Women use way too much shampoo” as well as “they use too much pressure when they wash their hair.”
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Also, contrary to popular belief, daily shampooing is not essential. In fact, I usually wash my hair every other day. If absolutely necessary, I only use a conditioner rather than just shampoo and conditioner.
That being said, I do realize that every person’s hair care needs are different and individual solutions are of course, necessary.
The ingredients in this recipe are as follows with a few substitutions near the end of the post.
Sweet Almond Oil
Vegetable Glycerin (optional)
Rosemary Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is nourishing with excellent emollient properties. It has a high content of fatty acids similar to the skin’s own sebum and is rich in vitamins such as E and K.
Jojoba Oil is an oil found in many hair and skin care products and for good reason. Jojoba oil is unique in that it is considered beneficial for all skin types. It contains vitamin E and numerous fatty acids.
The vegetable glycerin in this recipe is optional but I like to add it due to its humectant qualities. A humectant is an ingredient that attracts moisture from the air and releases it slowly to the applied area. Anything that keeps my hair from drying out is on the top of my list.
The essential oils in this recipe were carefully selected. Rosemary essential oil has been known for centuries to stimulate the scalp as well as provide antibacterial benefits. It is an uplifting essential oil with a plethora of uses.
Lavender Essential Oil provides a calming, skin healing, anti-inflammatory addition to this recipe. The applications for this essential oil are practically endless. From eczema to sunburns, headaches and more, this essential oil is a great one to keep at the ready.
Sweet Orange has to be one of my absolute favorite essential oils. If I need a pick me up, I sprinkle a few drops of this around and it brightens my day instantly. As far as your hair is concerned, it’s an excellent anti-bacterial, antiseptic essential oil.
A Few Notes and Observations
I experimented quite a bit with this deep conditioning hair recipe so I could provide you with possible outcomes from the application. I’ve already stated how amazing each of the ingredients are but because of the high content of oils, you need to be aware that this leaves your hair feeling a “oily.”
If you just can’t stand that oily feeling, you have a couple of options, although I recommend waiting until the next to use try these. I also notice a bit of body and fullness with this recipe.
You can follow deep hair conditioner up with a sulfate-free shampoo but be aware, it may cause frizziness. Now, this was just from my experience but I felt it was important to share.
2. Coconut Milk
I used coconut milk right after to try and eliminate some of the “oilyness” and it did help. But I think it would be best to wait until the next day to use.
You also have a couple of options when applying this rosemary lavender deep hair conditioner to your hair. I don’t recommend shampooing before application.
You can apply in the shower and then get out, wait fifteen minutes, then get back in the shower and rinse thoroughly or apply before getting in the shower, wait fifteen minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
5 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
2 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
1 Tbsp Glycerin (optional)
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
8 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
-Combine all ingredients in a container and mix. Separate hair into sections and apply to hair, combing through if necessary. Wait fifteen minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Apply shampoo or conditioner if desired. Dry and style as usual.
For best results, use once a week.
If you’re allergic to nuts or more specifically almonds, you can use avocado oil. If you have especially coarse hair, you can substitute 1 Tbsp melted Shea Butter for 1 Tbsp Sweet Almond oil.
If you have a particularly dry scalp, you can substitute 1 Tbsp Hemp Seed Oil or Neem Oil for the Sweet Almond oil.
That’s all there is to it. A simple, DIY beauty treatment you can do in the comfort of your own home.
A deep, nourishing hair conditioner that is gentle and effective.
I hope you’ve been inspired to try this recipe. Please feel free to leave any questions or comments that you may have.
Have a blessed day!