Fun in the summer sun is great for family memories, but can leave your hair damaged, dry, and tangled. The same is true of the harsh cold and wind of fall and winter. Essential oils are an excellent way to revitalize your hair. Have healthier hair with our recipes for an Overnight Deep Conditioning & Spray On Conditioner for Dry Hair.
This is Part I of our Healthy Hair series. Part II with recipes for Nourishing Scalp Massage & Cleansing Hair Rinse can be found here!
I use these recipes on my family’s hair and I appreciate the natural way that they nourish our hair and keep it clean, shiny, and healthy.
In addition to these simple recipes, we hope that you’ll also try adding essential oils to your shampoo and body wash to create a delightful aromatherapy session right in your shower or bath.
New to essential oils? Learn more about how we use them and why you should use them as well.
Try this recipe for overnight deep conditioner if your hair is limp, brittle, or fragile. The pleasant aroma is refreshing, minty, and sweet. I love to use this on a Sunday night and then shampoo on Monday morning. I can definitely feel the difference in my hair. I notice a better texture and shine all week!
Overnight Deep Conditioner for Stronger Hair
- 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil
- 1 drop Clary Sage essential oil
- 1 drop Lavender essential oil
- 1 drop Wintergreen essential oil
- Combine the ingredients in a bowl.
- With your fingertips, work the oil from the ends of your hair all the way to the roots.
- Allow the treatment to stay in your hair overnight before shampooing as normal the next morning. You can cover your hair with a light towel for extra protection for your bedding.
- You might try this treatment once a month to strengthen hair.
- Note: We recommend trying this conditioner at night so that you can let the oils absorb for a longer time. You can let it sit for as little as 15 minutes before washing with your regular shampoo.
Sometimes my daughter’s long and fine hair gets dry from swimming or being outdoors in the sun too long. That’s why I especially appreciate that I can use the Dry Hair Spritz any time. It protects her hair while she’s outdoors and I can use it after exposure, too, to help bring back the moisture that was zapped out during her day.
Spray On Conditioner Dry Hair Spritz
- 1/4 teaspoon jojoba or sweet almond oil
- 2 drops Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops Geranium essential oil
- 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 2 oz. amber or cobalt glass spray bottle
- Combine the ingredients in a 2 ounce amber or cobalt spray bottle.
- Shake well with each use. Spray over your hair (avoiding the roots). Use as little or as much as you need for your hair type.
- Note: Use especially before spending the day outdoors to help protect your hair from damage. If your hair is also brittle or fragile, you can add 2 drops of clary sage essential oil to the recipe.
These recipes are pretty flexible. If you don’t have all the essential oils mentioned you can try substituting with oils you do have on hand or doubling up on another oil in the recipe. Have fun and find a recipe that works for you and your family!
Note: The overnight deep conditioner recipe uses wintergreen essential oil and should be AVOIDED by pregnant women and children under 6 years old.
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