February 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm #19730
I’m a huge fan of this hair mask. I’ve made a few changes to it adding a few grams of orange wax is the big one, some marshmallow root, and tons of grapefruit essential oil. I’ve also reduced the marula oil and added in some coconut oil for some end repair.
While in England, I saw a hair mask that had some avocado and castor oil in it and got all giddy as the ingredients were in English. So going to give it a go and hope the avocado and castor won’t be too heavy for my ends.February 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm #19733
Omg, this looks fabulous! I love marshmallow root and citrus is always awesome. You are amazing with ideas, Penny. You and Twin are inspiring!February 4, 2017 at 9:48 pm #19738
Oh! Oh! I have marshmallow root! Yes! Castor might be a bit heavy but it’s supposed to be really good for hair growth. Avocado, coconut, argan, Abyssinian, Shea, olive, jojoba….all good hair oils. Just depends on what your hair likes. I wouldn’t do any citrus in my hair but rosemary is very nice all around oil for scalp and hair. Chamomile good too, but can lighten darker hair. Tea tree is good for itchy scalp.
I want to make this mask for a deep conditioning hair treatment. Thirty minutes under heat and rinse out for me. I don’t think I could stand having a crinkly cap on all night! And I want to try the marula oil on my hair and see if it likes it.February 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm #19739
I’m thinking castor, jojoba, olive and perhaps marula. Essential oils like rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree. Then extracts like chamomile, marshmallow root, and calendula. I like the heat aspect, especially as I’m anti-bed hat.
I wonder if vanilla infused jojoba would be good?February 4, 2017 at 10:14 pm #19741
I’ve never read where vanilla has any benefits to the hair, but you’d smell like a yummy creamsicle with the vanilla and orange!February 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm #19743
I figure smelling good couldn’t hurt. Especially with all the other stuff. Plus, who knows. Vanilla is a natural stress reducer. So, I’m thinking it could help by scent alone. 😁February 5, 2017 at 12:41 am #19747
I find I don’t need the hair hat. I put a towel over my pillow that night and put on a honey mask and BOOM wake up to awesomeness once I’m out of the shower. Or more often than not, I apply, watch some TV, and my hair is basically dry after thirtyish minutes. But if I think about it, I have a Beer Store toque I toss on for some heat through the night.
I’ve really wickedly soft, shiny, thin OILY hair so shea and olive are the devils for my my scalp. So are most things actually. So just keep hair masks ears and lower unless I’m getting a scalp massage and then I don’t go anywhere for a day or two. I was thinking castor oil as it’s tooted (yes, I said tooted) to have hair strengthening mumbo jumbo to the hair shaft as well.
The marshmallow root stuff, could only find 500g bags of the stuff so I have tons to go through. Same with shavegrass. So add it to what I can. Marie had a post a long while ago about hair stuff needing both so ordered it in.
In CP Soap:
1) I made a wickedly strong tea of shavegrass and marshmallow root for my liquid, and added lots of grapefruit, orange and lemon essential oils at trace. Great soap! My skin loves it, but my hair doesn’t seem to like shampoo bars. Do again: maybe.
2) same liquid and essential oils as in 1, but added in some finely ground up shavegrass and marshmallow root. Put the two through a fine sieve and added at trace. Soap was nice, but a wee bitch scratchy. Do again: no.February 5, 2017 at 10:14 am #19763
Shampoo bars and my hair do not work well together! Any soap, really. I think I tried Castile soap shampoo once. My hair was sooooo not happy with me!!
I cannot imagine putting anything sticky like honey on my hair and then sleeping in it, Barb! I’m just picturing an animal waking me up because they’re licking my head! HahaFebruary 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm #19784
I just reread my comment. Honey mask on the face. The marula hair mask in the hair.
Honey on the face is brilliant!February 5, 2017 at 6:24 pm #19795
Honey on my face, well, any skin really, will kill me (allergies), but eating honey will not. Figure that one out! I need to ask an allergy dr next time I see one why i can’t do one, but I can do the other.
You said TOOTED! *giggle, giggle, snort*
I never would have thought of a marshmallow root concoction as the liquid in CP soap. Interesting….. I think I may have shavegrass too, but I’d have to check my herb cupboard. I bought a few herbs last year that were supposed to be good for hair, but I’ve forgotten which ones I bought.February 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm #19856
Hmmm, I’m wondering if a decoction or tincture of the roots would work better for hair? Hmmm. Now I’ll have to consult my herbal guide. I’m curious.February 6, 2017 at 9:05 pm #19858
Twin, check out the Hippy Homemaker website. She has some interesting concoctions for the hair on her site. She also talks about herbs that are good for the hair. I bought some of the herbs she recommended for my type of hair. I’ve tried making some concoctions a couple of times to put in a conditioner, but I am not very good at it so far😝 I need a better strainer or something.February 7, 2017 at 12:34 am #19871
Marie has a recipe for a hair rinse with the stuff and acv. When I was desperately trying to go cp soap for my hair I tried all sorts of rinses and what not. Marie’s got lots of great recipes for them! I have just boiled them up as a tea, added in some of this and some of that and put it on my head.
Some days when I’m in a mood, I’d even put the kitchen sink on my head and wear it like a hat. If it were detachable that is.February 7, 2017 at 7:57 am #19876
My hair growls at me when I do an acv rinse, literally growls! What are you putting on me???? It does not like acv rinses!February 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm #19887
That both insanely neat and very scary. At the same time. Growling is not a good thing. Can I have your acv? My skin loves it!
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