Pumpkin + Ginger Hair Mask

Posted on 23 September 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

It's time to amp up the moisture! This is my seasonal diy recipe for a moisture rich conditioning mask. Pumpkin is full of antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamins A & C. If you enjoy the scent of pumpkin then this is definitely for you. 

 

Pumpkin + Ginger Mask

 

 

 Supplies

1 bowl

Ice trays

1 fork or whisk 

Food processor  (if using fresh pumpkin)

 

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of Budding Butter Treat 

4 tablespoons of Coconut Nectar (An excellent vegan humectant)

2 drops of ginger essential oil

5-8 drops of peppermint essential oil

1 cup of full fat Greek yogurt 

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar  (acv)

1 cup of Pumpkin Puree (canned or fresh) 

 *If using Fresh Pumpkin: Be sure to cook the pumpkin properly. Then run it in a food processor. Strain the pulp through a sieve. Run the remaining pulp through the food processor. Repeat until all is done. This will remove the larger chunks that could get caught in your hair otherwise. If this is too much work...just use canned pumpkin puree. I prefer the canned stuff lol. 

 

Steps

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk or fork. It will have a thick consistency with tons of slip.

Apply mask to hair. It makes detangling a dream.

Cover with a disposable shower cap and wrap the hair with a hair turban. 

Leave on for 20-30 mins. Rinse well with cool water.

*I like to do my final rinse with cool water. Smooths the cuticles, locks in moisture and gives the hair a great sheen.

For future use: Any left over mix have can be frozen in ice trays. Then store in freezer safe bags. When needed just bring out the number of cubes needed, let them thaw to room temp and use your mask. Super Easy!

Give it a try. Share how well it worked for you. Enjoy!

 

 

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1 comment

  • Shelley Walker: September 26, 2015

    Hmmm, Coconut Nectar, huh???

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