Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

All this hot dry weather is playing havoc with my hair! Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT complaining, I absolutely LOVE the sun and the heat, but I’m not so sure my hair does. Coupled with the fact that I blow dry my hair now that it is shorter and needs styling, I have very dry hair…

So this weekend I had a play around and came up with a great deep conditioning hair treatment which has restored the softness and some of the shine that my hair needed! Phew…

This recipe contains castor oil which provides a barrier against moisture loss, helping to protect and provide a good conditioner for dry and brittle hair.



  • Gently melt the Shea Butter and coconut oil together in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water.
  • Add the castor oil and rosemary essential oil and stir.
  • Pour into a glass jar. This should keep for a few months if stored in a cool, dry place, but if used weekly, it wont last that long!
  • Apply the oil to the hair and massage in from root to tip.
  • Leave the oil to work its magic for at least half an hour.
  • Shampoo the hair BEFORE you get it wet, this will ensure the oils are properly rinsed out and no residue is left.
  • Rinse hair and repeat shampooing if desired.

Not got the time or inclination to make your own? Neal’s Yard sell a deep conditioning treatment which you can get here.

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