Pumpkin Hair Mask
Fall means pumpkins, and that means a lot of baked goods and other treats loaded up with it everywhere. But you don’t have to stop there! You can make a Pumpkin Hair Mask! Pumpkin has wonderful benefits for your hair and skin, not to mention the aromatherapy of smelling pumpkin pie while you relax during your homemade beauty treatment. Pumpkin is moisturizing. The vitamin A it contains is great for your scalp, and it encourages hair growth. Some people use cinnamon for dry brittle hair, to treat some forms of dandruff, and as a natural stimulant for hair growth. Finally, the coconut oil this mask contains adds a conditioning layer to your hair, infusing it with softness and moisturizing your scalp. Try this quick and simple hair mask this fall. If you would like to pair it with a similar smelling body butter, check out my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice Body Butter!
This hair mask is made with simple, easy to find ingredients. I love that it doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients. I will say, though, that some people are allergic to cinnamon, so if you are, you shouldn’t try this recipe.
This is easy peasy to make! Just mix it all together, and it’s ready to use. Take a look at the direction sheet, though, as there is a little hint about the coconut oil.
Once a week or every other week, apply the pumpkin hair mask to your hair beginning at the tips and working up to the roots. Run a brush through hair to work it through well. Just keep in mind that you will want to clean this brush really well when you are done! Wrap your hair in a plastic bag or plastic wrap. This will keep all the warmth in and really make it absorb into your hair. It also keep surrounding areas clean. Let it sit for a minimum of 20 minutes. Leaving it in longer might work better, but if you are like me… I do well if I can make it to 20 minutes. Wash your hair to remove the mask. You will not need to condition it. The oil leaves your hair a bit heavy, so it will probably take one additional wash to remove all the oil from your hair.
- ½ cup Pumpkin Puree
- 2 tsp. Coconut oil (unrefined)
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Vitamin E capsule
- Mix pumpkin puree, cinnamon, vitamin E capsule, and coconut oil in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
- If your coconut oil is a solid, you may want to warm it in the microwave in 20 second increments until melted before mixing.
- This recipe is intended for external use only.