DIY Hair Oil

June 04, 2014

Here is a hair treatment that I attribute to a huge improvement in my hair's overall condition. 

I have been trying to grow my hair for most of my adult life but never seemed to get much past shoulder length without it looking dead and scraggly at the ends. Since I have been using this treatment (plus a change in my diet) I have seen a good increase in length plus my hair is shinier and looks much healthier.

You can either *watch my video* or read on:

So, here are some more reasons WHY use it:

  • The very act of massaging the scalp will bring blood to the surface and encourage growth.
  • Peppermint essential oil will also stimulate the hair follicles and scalp.
  • Rosemary essential oil will condition your hair, helping it to look smooth and healthy
  • Oil can penetrate into the hair and fully condition on a deep level.
  • Almond (or any other natural oil) reduces hair loss and repairs damage as it is full of omegas 9, 6 and 3 plus vitamin E and magnesium. 
  • Argan Oil is well known for it's beneficial properties including taming frizzy hair and repairing/reducing split ends
  • The fatty acids will make your hair softer and improve its quality both instantly and over the long term.
  • Peppermint essential oil will help to balance out PH levels; it will help with a dry or itchy scalp and will also counteract oiliness. It will add shine and gloss by conditioning the hair.
  • Castor oil will help encourage growth

Other notes:
  • If you want to simplify this right down you can use just Almond Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil
  • If you'd like to do this as a hot oil treatment you can gently and carefully warm this mixture by putting the container in a bowl of hot water
Here is HOW to use it:

  • Start with Almond oil as your base oil (I find this is the best as it is inexpensive, absorbs quickly, washes out easily, etc)
  • For each 'cup' of almond oil add approx 1-2 tablespoons of Argan oil (if you have it)
  • For each 'cup' of almond oil add approx 1-2 teaspoons of castor oil
  • For each 'cup' of almond oil add approx 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
  • For each 'cup' of almond oil add approx 20 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • Mix
  • Apply a small amount of the oil mixture evenly across the scalp and massage in.
  • Brush through to apply to the mid sections. 
  • Apply more to the ends then brush through again to ensure every strand of hair is coated.
  • Massage your scalp - this is relaxing and will help encourage and stimulate hair growth.
  • Tie up your hair and leave the treatment on for a minimum of 1 hour, try to wear it overnight if possible. (I don't find it transfers onto anything but please be on the safe side and protect your clothes, pillows, etc).
  • Wash out as normal, you may need to shampoo 2-3 times to ensure every last bit is removed. (Use conditioner as normal)
I hope you've enjoyed this and that you give this treatment a go - it is better than any deep conditioner I have ever used. I love how my hair looks after I've washed this treatment out and I am sure you will too! 

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All opinions are honest and my own, any suggestions made are based on my own experiences and are meant as a guide. 
Please always take care when making any DIY products and patch test to rule out an adverse reaction.


  1. Will definitely be trying this - my hair has been so lacklustre recently so this sounds like the perfect treatment :)

    1. Yay, hope you like it! I have such fine hair that I feel confident suggesting this to pretty much anyone/everyone as it leaves mine so light and soft, it must be good to work on my hair!! lol xx

  2. I've just been sent a really really nice hair oil, however it is £17.99 so I'd probably give it a go at making my own one day as this sounds like it would be almost the same. The one I have uses Grapefruit Oil so it smells delicious!

    1. Ooh, sounds nice. If you have all the oils already it works out cheaper but if you are buying them all individually it probably works out about the same price if not more! But then the ingredients would last aaaages and you could do other DIYs... grapefruit oil would add a lovely smell! xx

  3. Love the sound of this DIY! The nozzle on the bottle is a brilliant idea too xx

    1. yep, saved me quite a bit of mess!! haha! xx


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