Lavender Hair Mask
I have a quantity of hair, and when it is getting out of control I reach for my jar of Lavender Hair Mask. This is a simple recipe that I make at home. I got the idea from a not so fun mask that was created by my Grandmother, Bubby Lily.
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I was nine when Bubby Lily worked her first magical hair mask on me. Thinking back on it, I love her D.I.Y. spirit, but her choice of ingredients was not my favourite.
It was a rainy day during summer vacation. I was sitting with my brother E reading comic books on our grandparent’s screened in porch. Bubby Lily came blustering into the room carrying a large paper bag.
“Lisa, dear”, she began,” Today I am going to make you and your brother look gorgeous”. Out of the bag she pulled a jar of mayonnaise and two plastic bags.
“Here, sit down” she said as she positioned my brother onto a chair. He was only seven, and had a concerned look on his face.
“Now, we are going to work on you!”. She said spooning mayonnaise onto his hair, and massaged it into his scalp with her manicured fingers. Then she covered his hair with a plastic bag. Next it was my turn. I tried not to gag. I hated the smell of mayonnaise, but she was so determined and bossy that I could not say no.
I love this one!
You may have suffered a d.i.y. beauty treatment from your Grandma. Or perhaps not. I am here to say, this one will be easy, will smell nice, and your hair will come out great. All you need is two ingredients, raw coconut oil and lavender essential oil. No plastic bag required!
Lavender Hair Mask
This is a fun and easy mask to make yourself. I always have raw coconut oil and essential oil of lavender at home for my many projects. When I am travelling I make up a jar to take with me, so I can have something home made, chemical free that smells like the south of France.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 1 minute
- Yield: 2 oz
Using a clean glass jar with a well fitting lid mix the ingredients. Seal the lid and shake for ten seconds.
Apply to hair. Wrap in an clean old towel. Leave on for twenty minutes. Wash with hot water. Please note that coconut oil can stain your towel.
Try to buy the raw coconut oil, which smells like yummy coconut. Look for names like “Raw’ or “Virgin’ on the label. It can be pricey, so if you are on a budget, visit your local Indian grocery. It can be 50% cheaper.
I like to play around with the scent. If I want to invigorate myself, I use peppermint oil, if I feel sad, I use grapefruit. If I just want smell great, I use gardenia- heavenly!