Tangerine Dream Hair Mask 2

The finished hair mask has a pretty yellow tint from the Tangerine Butter.

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!


Distilled Water
Sunflower or Avocado Oil
Conditioning Emulsifier
Tangerine Butter
Horsetail Grass Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Fragrance of choice


Microwave Safe Container

Stick Blender
Bottles for packaging

Tangerine Dream Hair Mask

100 gram test batch

70 grams Distilled Water
15 grams Avocado Oil
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
5 grams Tangerine Butter
2 grams Horsetail Grass Extract
2 grams Dimethicone
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Rhubarb and Sugar Cane fragrance

24 ounces

16.8 ounces Distilled Water
3.6 ounces Sunflower or Avocado Oil
1.2 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
1.2 ounces Tangerine Butter
0.5 ounces Horsetail Grass Extract
0.5 ounces Dimethicone
0.12 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.12 ounces fragrance


70% Distilled Water
15% Sunflower or Avocado Oil
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
5% Tangerine Butter
2% Horsetail Grass Extract
2% Dimethicone
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Fragrance

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.

The beginning of the hair mask: oils, water, and emulsifier before heating.

After heating and blending, the mixture was very thick.

The best way to put a thick mixture into bottles is squeezing out of a bag.


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!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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2 thoughts on “Tangerine Dream Hair Mask

  • Eleanor T

    Hi Denise!

    Wow, great timing! My hair totally needs something like this! (It sounds delicious, too! 😉 )
    I love the feedback from you, Tracee, and Andee on how it works. Very helpful! Sounds like when I try it, I’ll take Andee’s advice and leave it in for just a few minutes in the shower. 🙂
    Thanks bunches!

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    • Denise Post author

      Hi Eleanor! Let us know what you think of the mask when you use it. My husband has a really long beard, and he likes it, too. 🙂

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