This simple, 100% natural hair moisturizer oil leaves my hair feeling more hydrated than any conditioner I’ve tried! Transform your look in one application into soft, moisturized, shiny hair which behaves as you want it to. Enjoy the recipe!
What with coming into the warmer season and hair being notorious for drying out in the sun? Perhaps we all need a bit of moisture treatment?
I know I do!!
And I confess, rather embarrassingly, that I’m terrible at looking after my hair until it gets really bad, resorting to chucking it in a hairband to keep it out of the way most of the time.
Well, here’s some good news!
A homemade hair moisturizer oil is fantastic for calming the ends of your hair, helping tame frizzy strays into glorious, glossy locks.
In this post, you’ll find a recipe for my own homemade hair moisturizer oil.
It’s an oil-based moisturizer that drenches the hair in hydrating goodness, leaving your hair soft, shiny, and healthy.
Homemade hair moisturizer
What is a hair moisturizer?
A hair moisturizer is somewhat the same (in effect) as a skin moisturizer in the way it’s designed to work.
It adds deep moisture to the hair, meaning the hair strands absorb the hydration they need, and once dry after applying, the hair feels softer, stronger, and frizz-free.
This hair oil is perfect to take on trips or vacations with you, to use after you’ve been swimming, as an example. Or, use it two to three times a week to keep your hair looking its best!
Why you will love this moisturizing oil
- It works great! After just one application of this moisturizing hair oil, I can almost guarantee your hair will feel like a million dollars (well, it’ll feel softer than it did before!)
- It’s easy to make. Simply combine the ingredients together in a bottle and give it a shake, then apply. That’s how easy this is!
- It’s cost-effective. I did some background research and was astounded at how much some of the manufactured hair oils are. You’re talking well over $40 in some examples. Whereby this homemade hair oil would cost you next to nothing if you already have the ingredients on hand.
The key ingredients
- Jojoba oil – A light oil in texture yet deeply moisturizing for the hair, it also adds gloss and shine, helping tame unruly ends.
- Sunflower oil – Another great hair moisturizer that gently nourishes the scalp, too, helping to keep dandruff at bay.
- Rosehip oil – Known to help stimulate hair growth, Rosehip oil contains antioxidants that help protect hair from damage, nourishing the hair shaft from within.
- Tea tree and Lavender oil – Both of these essential oils are 100% natural. Tea tree is known for having antibacterial properties, which are helpful to cleanse the hair and keep bacteria at bay.
- Lavender oil is a wonderful relaxant and smells lovely. It’s also great at soothing headaches (useful to know on those long, stressful days we all have from time to time.)
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How to make hair moisturizer
- Mixing bowl
- Bottle for storage (with a screw top lid)
- 2 ounces of jojoba oil
- 1 ounce of sunflower oil
- 0.5 ounces of rosehip oil
- 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
Measure out your oils and add the oils to a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid. I use a 4-ounce glass bottle with a dropper top for easy application.
Add in the essential oils.
Secure the lid tightly and give it a good shake to combine the ingredients together.
Rub a few drops between your fingertips before massaging it into dry or damp hair.
Focus on the ends of your hair, particularly the dry areas, and avoid applying it directly to the roots (this could make your hair greasy, weighing it down.)
Hair moisturizer vs. a leave-in conditioner
So you may be asking, what’s the difference? A leave-in conditioner vs. a hair oil?
In reality, the difference is in the ingredients you use and the amount of moisturizing properties they have.
This hair oil recipe contains natural ingredients which are non-toxic, meaning they’re good for your hair.
A conventional leave-in conditioner, on the other hand, is often laden with synthetics and parabens that might cause more harm than good.
Of course, you can always make a homemade conditioner that is far better for your hair, but you might find it doesn’t add quite as much moisture as a hair oil.
This is because hair naturally has oils in it. So, by using an oil-based product, you essentially replace what is lost.
A conditioner, although it does moisturize – doesn’t quite do so to the same level or effects as a hair oil.
- Take care not to add too much oil to your hair in any one sitting. You only need a tiny amount, literally, just a few drops, and it’ll do the job. It goes a long way!
- Try using this oil on a small patch of hair to start with, just in case the ingredients aren’t suitable for you for whatever reason.
- Store this with a lid on tight in a dry cabinet or shelf. It’ll last around one year if stored correctly.
- Use two to three times a week for dry hair or once weekly for normal hair.
- Feel free to change the essential oils if you prefer a different fragrance. Here are some other suggested essential oil blends you could try.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you made it and loved it, consider leaving a review!
And if you are looking for more hair care recipes, you may like one of these next!
- Mixing bowl
- Bottle for storage (with a dropper lid)
- Add the oils to a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid. I use a 4-ounce glass bottle with a dropper top for easy application.
- Secure the lid tightly and give it a good shake to combine the ingredients together.
- Add a few drops to your fingertips before massaging it into dry or damp hair.
Focus on the ends of your hair, particularly the dry areas, and avoid applying it directly to the roots.