Do you suffer from dry, brittle hair and an itchy scalp? It can be frustrating, especially when trying to achieve sleek braids or waves. Taking care of your hair is essential, but it doesn't have to break the bank. A dry scalp can be caused by harsh chemicals in shampoo, dehydration, product buildup, or dandruff. However, you don't need to spend a lot of money on high-quality hair oil. Instead, you can create your oil mixture at home! You no longer need to spend time reading labels in the hair section when you can buy various oils and make a DIY solution. These four oils have ingredients to combat any hair issue and won't hurt your wallet. So, next time your hair needs some TLC before a deep cleanse, head to your local flea market, grab some essential oils, and make some magic.
1. Coconut and Peppermint Oil Mask
Feel the menthol freshness of Peppermint and the sweet smell of Coconut on your sensitive scalp. Coconut oil can curb the dry scalp and combat any inflammation, flakiness, and lifelessness your hair has. With Coconut oil as the base to strengthen and moisturize, putting in Peppermint and essential oils such as Sweet Almond Oil is bound to take you to silky heights. This hair mask is best used on dehydrated hair before shampooing and conditioning and can be used twice to thrice a week as needed. Coconut and Peppermint can be found in your local food shops or online.
2. Castor and Olive Oil Mask
Sign up for healthy fatty acids and antibacterial properties that Castor Oil and Olive Oil hold to relieve dry scalp! Before you begin your long and perhaps exhausting hair regime, invest in Castor Oil and Olive Oil if your hair needs a pick-me-up before cleansing. With its moisturizing fatty acids, Castor Oil can fight against dryness, brittle ends, and dandruff, giving your hair a much-needed treatment before washing. In addition, adding Olive Oil and essential oil such as Lavender or even Honey will leave your hair feeling and looking shiny and strong, loaded with healthy minerals, and ready to take on any protective style or straightening you're going to do. So, head into your kitchen, grab that leftover organic Olive Oil, reach for the Coconut Oil you've stored in the pantry, and get to work!
3. Jojoba and Avocado Oil Mask
Who would have thought something tasty and spicy could be great for hair!? Combining Jojoba and Avocado Oil will make your hair less frizzy and your scalp less dry. In addition, leaving this hair mask on for 10 to 15 minutes will nourish your roots, increase blood circulation, and prevent breakage, giving your hair a chance to repair dullness. And, if your hair needs more love, add ingredients such as an egg or mayonnaise that provide more hair health benefits, such as vitamin intake, hydration, softness, and increased hair growth. Finally, you purchase Jojoba and Avocado oil at your local market, Walgreens, or even your grandma's kitchen!
4. Tea Tree and Rosemary Oil Mask
Itchy scalp? Discomfort? White Flakes? Dehydrated Hair? Well, no more will your hair feel dry and brittle because Tea Tree and Rosemary Oils will not only detangle, moisturize, and refresh your hair, but this mask will unclog your roots, leaving a refreshed feeling before shampooing. Don't overthink an easy DIY; the ingredients are in your kitchen, local Walgreens, and even a hair store. For best results, massage the mixture for 10 minutes to an hour and let it sit at room temperature or warm for hot oil treatment.
(Do at your discretion; I have personally done these DIYs but do what's best for your hair. :))