Winter is coming, and that means dry hair. In this coming season, we want to combat dryness and improve our hair's strength, growth, and appearance.
So, we started with this easy-to-make, invigorating and nourishing DIY hair and scalp mask that we wanted to share with you all. Below is the recipe and steps to make this hair mask, followed by the benefits of each ingredient.
We prefer Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO) for the essential oils included, as detailed in Colleen's blog post, My Choice for the Best Essential Oils Company. Though this mask doesn't contain too many Essential Oils (it is less than 1% dilution) so it is gentle for beginners.
This hair and scalp treatment is wonderful if you are trying to grow stronger and fuller hair. It stimulates blood flow to your scalp, and removes excess sebum that clogs pores and prevents growth, and helps improve the appearance of your hair.
DIY Recipe: JTG + RMO Invigorating Hair & Scalp Mask
Mix together in glass jar:
Warm for 15 to 30 seconds on the stovetop at low-medium heat level. (We recommend stovetop over the microwave because essential oils are so delicate in composition, but you could use the microwave if needed).
- 3 drops Rocky Mountain Oils Peppermint Essential Oil
- 3 drops Rocky Mountain Oils Hair Support Essential Oil Blend (on sale now!)
Steps to Apply:
- Apply the mask at your roots using your hands
- Massage into your scalp
- Cover your hair with shower cap for approximately one hour
- Shampoo your hair to wash out
Benefits & About the Ingredients
This JTG + RMO Invigorating Hair & Scalp Treatment will leave your scalp feeling invigorated and refreshed, ready for winter, and hopefully (we certainly hope so!) lead to fuller and healthier hair.
RMO Hair Support Essential Oil Blend
Hair Support Essential Oil Blend has a strong, menthol-like, earthy, herbal aroma. The oil combines Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Ravintsara, Cedarwood, Holy Basil, and Sage. In a scalp massage, which is part of the application process of this mask, this oil helps promote good circulation. RMO finds that this blend helps support and strengthen hair while improving the appearance of all hair types—including normal, oily, and dry.
RMO Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil has a strong minty, cool, invigorating, and sharp aroma. It is known for being used for health and cleaning purposes, but many may not know it is also good for hair care.
It may help with dryness, scalp problems, and hair loss. The menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator which improves blood flow, and hair loss can occur due to starved blood flow to hair follicles. Increasing circulation with a vasodilator like peppermint could potentially improve hair growth and prevent some hair loss. It also combats dandruff.
It can provide a tingling sensation to your scalp, which may feel good to some, but is not too strong with this treatment mask.
Castor Oil is well known for its abilities to strengthen and regrown hair, as well as prevent hair loss. It is rich in Vitamin E, and can help in healing split ends. It is also filled with minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. It is high in ricinoleic acid that helps balance the scalp ph, and fight damage. It is also known for containing antioxidants that support your hair's natural keratin to make your hair stronger and smoother. We could go on as this is a hair "wonder oil."
Jojoba Oil has been used on the skin for centuries given it's benefits as a moisturizer. When it comes to the hair and scalp, Jojoba oil can remove excess sebum from the scalp to unclog pores and allow more hair growth, while still moisturizing without leaving residue. It may also prevent hair breakage.
We hope you enjoy this hair and scalp treatment mask. If you try it, please let us know what you think, and your results!