16 October 2015

Whipped Preshampoo Oil Treatment for Dry, Damaged Hair

In the fall, my hair really starts to get dry.  I dye my hair and get blonde highlights, and I also flat iron my hair a few times a week.  All of that wear and tear coupled with the drier air means damaged ends and frizzy hair.  I created this whipped preshampoo oil treatment to use before washing, so it deeply nourishes my hair without leaving my hair greasy or oily.  Keep reading for the recipe.

Whipped preshampoo oil treatment recipe.

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Coconut oil is what gives this recipe it's bulk since it's solid at room temperature.  It's also full of the good fat that is good for your hair.

Grapeseed oil is a lighter oil, so it doesn't leave your hair overly oily.  It also helps combat frizz and helps seal split ends.  
Flax seed oil is full of essential fatty acids that your hair needs for optimal growth.  

What You Need
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave or in a double boiler.  You want to get it hot enough to melt it almost completely.  If there are some small chunks of oil not melted, they will melt when you stir it.
  2. Add grapeseed oil and flax seed oil and whisk by hand.
  3. Pour in to a metal mixing bowl and put in the freezer for 10 minutes.  The top should be hard, but if you stick your finger inside it, the middle will still be a liquid.  If the top hasn't hardened,  freeze for a few more minutes.  
  4.  Whip using a whisk attachment in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until it's creamy.  I started on 2 in my Kitchen Aid mixer and slowly went up to 10.  I left it at 10 for several minutes until it was all whipped up.
To use, apply to all of your hair or just the ends as needed.  Let sit for 10-20 minutes before you wash your hair.  Depending on your hair, you might want to skip using a conditioner.  I do not use a conditioner after washing when I use it.  If your hair is very dry, you might be able to use one.  I would recommend skipping the conditioner the first time you try it and see what happens.  

I only need to use it once or twice a week.  You might need to use it more often depending on your hair type.