Do you guys do hair masks? How about hot oil hair treatments? I used to be good about doing olive oil or coconut oil hair masks every week on the dot but over the last year or so I've been much more lax. No more! I've started doing a new hot oil hair treatment that I really enjoy and I thought you might too!
After making the DIY Cocoa Butter Body Butter I wanted to see what cocoa butter could do for your hair. I had heard good things and thought I'd mix it with coconut oil for moisture and rosemary essential oil because it's known to be good for your scalp and hair growth. I've done this oil treatment twice now and each time my hair was left bouncy, shiny, and soft – what could be better?
Cocoa Butter Hot Oil Treatment
Place the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted. Add in a few drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix well then apply to hair from roots to tips or tips to roots depending on where you would like to focus the treatment.
Put a plastic bag, or shower cap over your hair then wrap with a towel to keep the heat in. I used a hair towel like this and a plastic bag. Let sit for at least 20 minutes. I usually try to keep it in for around 2 hours.
Once you're done, wash your hair as you normally would. Although you may have to shampoo twice like I do depending on your hair and amount of oil you put in.
The amount of hair you have will tell you how much of everything to use. I did equal parts cocoa butter and coconut oil and then about 6-8 drops of rosemary essential oil. Depending on how much you like the smell of the rosemary you might want to just do a few drops of it the first time and go from there. Also, even though this is called a 'hot' oil treatment you don't need it to be hot, just warm, fully liquefied, and combined.
I hope this combo gives you the bouncy, shiny, and moisturized tresses you're looking for!