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DIY Hair Moisturizer – The Best Natural Leave-In Hair Treatment

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Here’s the best recipe for a natural, non-toxic, organic, vegan DIY hair moisturizer. It is fast and easy to make and so good for your hair, it might actually become your next favorite product…

No, you are not alone – frizzy, damaged, dry hair can drive anyone crazy. My hair certainly doesn’t know what silky & glossy means.

You’d think – you’d think – once the humidity in the air drops, my hair might actually start looking like anything close to normal, but why would I be so lucky? It’s either frizzy or dull. Either dry or extra dry. I’ll either wear a hat or pray I don’t run into anyone I know.

But then someday it hits you – your hair isn’t just trying to drive you nuts for no reason. It is all just a big, ugly and pretty annoying cry for help. Our hair just needs some love and care. And that’s where this amazing DIY hair moisturizer comes into the picture.

DIY hair moisturizer is an extra hair care step that will provide some additional moisture, nourishment and protection to your hair. It is a very effective product, yet quite simple to make and use.

What makes this DIY hair moisturizer so great for your hair are the high-quality natural ingredients, all capable of treating a wide range of hair problems.

The Ingredients for DIY Hair Moisturizer

Shea butter is a great natural hair conditioner that nourishes the scalp and makes the hair follicles stronger. It reduces hair loss, regenerates the hair, prevents breakage and gives you thick, healthy, shiny hair.

Coconut oil is an extremely nourishing natural oil that easily gets absorbed into the hair and provides deep care from within the hair shaft. It is a great choice for any DIY hair moisturizer since it is solid at room temperature, but melts when warmed up. This will also help you with styling your hair.

Sweet almond oil makes your hair silky smooth, soft and glowing. It provides lots of fatty acids and nutrients that will moisturize your hair, repair it and prevents future damages. Sweet almond oil strengthens your hair and promotes thick, healthy, voluminous hair.

Jojoba oil is one of the best oils for hair. Though not quite an oil but more like a liquid wax, jojoba oil coats your hair and creates a protective barrier that prevents loss of moisture. It keeps your hair thick, silky and bouncy.

Aloe vera is a miracle plant and its gel is often used to treat a range of skin and hair problems. It is packed with antioxidants that protect your hair against free radicals. This gel conditions your hair and improves its texture, condition and overall health.

Essential oils – To customize your DIY hair moisturizer and add some scent to it, you can add any essential oil that you like. My personal favorite is jasmine essential oil because of its floral, refreshing and kind of romantic scent. Lavender or rosemary would also be great for hair products, but seriously – anything you like will work just fine.

DIY Hair Moisturizer Recipe

An infographic showing a recipe for a leave-in DIY hair moisturizer

  • 4 tablespoons shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 2 large teaspoons aloe vera gel
  • essential oils

Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. Once completely liquid, remove from the heat and mix in the rest of the ingredients. Leave the essential oils for the end. Mix everything well and let it cool down.

Once your mixture turns opaque, stir it well and transfer your brand new DIY hair moisturizer to a clean glass container.

Use it every time after you wash your hair, while your hair is still slightly damp. Just apply a small amount of the hair moisturizer to the length of your hair, especially to the ends. Don’t use too much of it or it can make your hair look dirty.

You can keep your DIY hair moisturizer at room temperature. The shelf life depends on the shelf life of the ingredients you’ve used, so make sure to check that before you start making it.



(3) Comments

  1. Alexa says:

    Great work! That shows your effort!

    1. Jovana R. says:

      Thank you 🙂

  2. The easiest and best way to moisturize hair overnight is using a leave-in conditioner

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