Our marvelous new Tangerine Butter smells so good, and I’ve been thinking about recipe ideas to feature this luxurious butter. After talking with Andee about this butter and the deep moisturizing capability, I asked: “How about a deep-conditioning treatment for hair?”
With help from Andee and Tina, we’ve formulated this hair mask to help rehydrate dry, processed hair and provide strengthening components. I think this mask will be ideal for long hair that becomes weak and breaks off or has lots of split ends. While the mask won’t make your split ends come back together, it will help strengthen the hair shaft, so you don’t get more splits ends!
Here’s my list of ingredients and why I chose to use them!
- Avocado and Sunflower Oils will work equally well in this hair mask. We like giving you some options in formulations! I chose Avocado Oil for my test batch, mainly because I have more of it than Sunflower Oil.
- Horsetail Grass Extract is the perfect addition to any hair care product. It boosts elasticity, which helps prevent hair breakage. It also adds strength and shine to tresses.
- Dimethicone reduces stickiness and adds conditioning elements for skin and hair, making this an excellent choice for both your hair and your scalp. My itchy skin craves a good moisturizer, and my scalp is undoubtedly no exception.
- Conditioning Emulsifier brings the oil and water mixture together while providing a velvety texture to the finished product.
Let’s gather our supplies and make a hair mask!
Tangerine Dream Hair Mask
100 gram test batch
70 grams Distilled Water
16.8 ounces Distilled Water
70% Distilled Water
Weigh the water, oil, emulsifier, and Tangerine Butter in a microwave-safe container. Heat in shorts bursts of time until ingredients combine easily with a stick blender. Alternately, heat ingredients in the top of a double boiler. After the mixture is well blended, set aside to cool below 120 degrees F.
Weigh extract, Dimethicone, preservative, and fragrance. When the oil/water mixture has cooled to at least 120 degrees F, add these ingredients. Blend well and package in a squeeze bottle or pump top bottle.
To use, apply a small amount to damp hair and leave in for 10 minutes. Rinse and style as usual. This product would also work as a deep conditioner in the shower, leaving it in wet hair for just a couple of minutes.
Several of our professional product testers (otherwise known as staff members) gave this mask a try.
Andee said: “It feels very lightweight, but it is still too heavy for my fine hair. I washed my hair and left the mask in my damp hair for 10 minutes. For me, it would be better in the shower as a deep conditioner leaving in for just a couple of minutes. My hair doesn’t obviously look wrong at first glance today. It was much easier to brush this morning, but it feels a little heavier today. My hair smells amazing, though!”
Tracee’s coarse hair soaked up the treatment: “It worked great on my type of hair! Love it!”
My hair is short, and I rarely use any heat on it. However, the super dry climate where I live takes a toll on everything, including hair. This mask left my hair feeling silky, but the best thing for me was that my dry and itchy scalp felt great for a change!
We all highly recommend you make up a quick batch of this hair mask and treat your tresses to some love. And after you give it a try, we’d love to get your opinion! Or tell us about your favorite hair care products. We truly enjoy hearing from our Adventurous Makers!