hair + skin :: oil mask for hair
1/3c ARGAN, OILVE, AVOCADO OIL
1tsp CATMINT, ROSEHIPS
For the treatment of stressed or dry hair, or for regular care.
To make this oil mask, first steep small doses of chamomile, hibiscus, catmint, and rosehip teas.
While these steep, mix gently argan oil, olive oil, and avocado oil.
After approximately 5 minutes, blend the teas together in the quantities listed above.
Add 1 TBSP of this tea mixture to the oil blend, and stir.
Apply to the hair with a gentle boar bristle brush or with fingers; leave overnight, or as long as suitable.
Store what isn't used in a sterile glass jar, and keep out of direct sunlight.
When washing hair following the hair mask, consider a three-step process -- first, a very small amount of shampoo on the scalp, to remove the oil mask; a second wash, focusing primarily on the hair above the ears (if longer); and conditioner. Follow-up with a daily hair tips oil to protect against split ends and other damage.
For thinner hair consider substituting a lighter oil, such as coconut, for some or all of the olive oil.
To add a pleasant scent to the hair, consider adding a pinch of ground cassia cinnamon to the oil blend.