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The Best DIY Natural Hair Oil Blend for Winter

Coconut oil

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Our collection of hats and beanies tend to make their appearance when the temperatures drop, and not just because they keep our heads warm. Cooler months are often synonymous with parched, flaky strands, and while covering them up with chic winter accessories may be a temporary solution, something more sustainable is necessary. Below, find the perfect DIY hair oil to revive dry hair. Best part? It's quick, easy, and you won't need to melt anything on the stove or pull out your mixer.

While this natural oil mix would work year-round, what makes it a wintertime blend must-have is the low coconut oil content—too much coconut oil in a mix will solidify in cooler temperatures. (For a warm weather blend, double the amount of coconut oil.)

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of jojoba oil
  • 3 Tbsp of avocado oil
  • 3-5 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops of sage oil
  • 3-5 drops of fragrance oil of your choice*

Yield: four ounces

*While a fragrance oil isn't necessary, this mixture doesn't have a distinct aroma on its own. Your favorite scented essential oil adds a personal touch to your blend, and gives you the chance to control how you want your hair to smell.

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Directions

If your coconut oil is solidified, place the jar in a bowl of hot (not boiling) water until the oil softens. In a glass or plastic bowl that has a lid, combine all ingredients, put the lid on, and give it a few good shakes. Transfer to smaller container or emptied pump bottle.

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Usage

  • Reuse emptied bottles or purchase a glass bottle for your blend. Not only is this more eco-friendly than plastic, but amber or cobalt blue bottles are better for storage—the deep color helps prevent oxidation if the product isn't refrigerated and also doesn't hold onto any odors.
  • This DIY hair oil works best when applied to damp hair. It's a suitable choice for the LOC method.
  • If you straighten your hair, a pea- to dime-sized amount applied to the ends of dry hair will add sheen and softness. But, as it is an oil, be mindful of not applying too much to avoid weighing down relaxed, pressed, or fine hair.
  • Depending on your hair type, apply once a week up to once a day.

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