10 ways to use jojoba oil for hair care

Jojoba oil can do wonders for your hair, just like coconut oil or avocado oil. Derived from a shrub native to the southwestern United States, jojoba oil’s high vitamin E content nourishes hair and soothes irritated scalp.

Try these 10 easy homemade recipes to add jojoba oil to your clean beauty routine for hydrated, shiny hair that won’t feel weighed down by the product.

Rosehip Soothing Hair Mask

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This simple, oil-based mask is great for damaged, dry hair, and it can help keep dandruff away as well. It only uses three ingredients: rosehip seed oil, peppermint essential oil, and jojoba oil.

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  1. Combine 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil, 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and three drops of peppermint oil in a small glass container.
  2. Gently invert the container to ensure perfect mixing of the ingredients.
  3. Depending on the length of your hair, apply all or part of the mixture to your scalp and hair.
  4. Leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing off with shampoo.

Invigorating tea tree shampoo

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This homemade shampoo will help wake you up in the morning and leave your hair looking smooth and shiny.

Instead of the harmful chemicals used to lather up commercial formulas, this DIY shampoo uses liquid castile soap for natural cleansing.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin
  • 10-20 drops of tea tree oil

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a reusable squeeze container or empty shampoo bottle.
  2. Shake the mixture lightly to combine the ingredients.
  3. Use as you would any other shampoo. Store in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Coconut Moisturizing Conditioner

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To combat dry frizz and damaged split ends, treat your hair to this delicious DIY conditioner.

You can use any essential oil you like in this recipe, but some are known to be particularly beneficial for hair, like lavender oil (helps stimulate hair growth) and peppermint oil (can help strengthen hair follicles).

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera
  • 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil

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  1. Place the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler (or in a glass bowl over a pot of water).
  2. Bring to medium heat and boil water until the oils are liquid and well melted. Remove from heat and let cool for five minutes.
  3. Add jojoba oil, aloe vera, and 10-20 drops of essential oil. Mix well and pour into a reusable container.
  4. After shampooing, massage about a quarter of the amount into your scalp and ends. Wait two to three minutes before rinsing.

Lavender Detangling Spray

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Avoid those dreaded tangles after showering by creating your own homemade detangling mist with jojoba and essential oils.

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  1. Add 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil to a 4 ounce glass spray bottle.
  2. Add 10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil.
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and gently shake the mixture to combine the ingredients.
  4. Spray on hair after washing and comb through thoroughly to remove tangles.

Peppermint Refreshing Scalp Treatment

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This do-it-yourself scalp treatment recipe will leave your skin with a tingling sensation and make your hair feel soft to the touch.

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  1. In a small container, combine 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons of castor oil and five drops of peppermint oil. Gently shake the container to mix
  2. Massage the oils into the scalp.
  3. Wrap your head in a towel or cover your hair with a shower cap. Leave to act for at least an hour.
  4. Rinse and wash the hair with shampoo.

Rosemary Curl Cream

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This homemade curl cream can help keep those curls bouncy and hydrated. Our easy recipe requires just a few natural beauty ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces of shea butter
  • 3 ounces of coconut oil
  • 2 ounces of jojoba oil
  • 2 ounces of aloe vera gel
  • 1 ounce of vitamin E oil
  • 20 drops of rosemary essential oil

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  1. Combine the shea butter with the coconut oil and beat until smooth.
  2. Add jojoba oil, aloe vera gel, and vitamin E oil. Mix well.
  3. Add rosemary essential oil. Stir the mixture and pour into an airtight container.
  4. Apply a quarter amount to damp hair and run your fingers to distribute.

Pomegranate Flyaway Oil

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On windy or humid days, when it’s hard to keep your hair in place, try a few drops of this simple leave-in serum to tame frizz.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon of pomegranate seed oil
  • 5 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

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  1. Combine argan oil, jojoba oil, and pomegranate seed oil in a small glass dropper bottle.
  2. Add the essential oils of rosemary and lavender.
  3. Gently shake the closed container to mix the ingredients.
  4. Apply a few drops of the oil to your fingers and straighten your hair to control flyaways. Avoid applying directly to your scalp to avoid oil buildup.

Apricot and Almond Beard Oil

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To soften your beard (or your partner’s) and keep your skin hydrated, apply just a dab of this facial oil.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of jojoba oil
  • 1/2 ounce of avocado oil
  • 1/4 ounce of almond oil
  • 1/4 ounce of apricot oil
  • 15-20 drops of cedar oil
  • 5 drops of orange essential oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree oil

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  1. Combine jojoba oil, avocado oil, almond oil and apricot oil.
  2. Add cedarwood oil, orange essential oil, and tea tree oil.
  3. Turn the closed bottle upside down to mix the ingredients.
  4. Apply 1 to 3 drops to your beard as needed.

Argan Shine Serum

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This easy, oil-based serum will help smooth your hair cuticles and tame frizz for shiny, flawless strands.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil

Not

  1. Combine avocado oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, argan oil, and grape seed oil in a small dark glass dropper bottle.
  2. Shake the closed bottle carefully to mix the ingredients.
  3. Apply as many drops as needed to lightly coat the hair.
  4. Leave on for an hour then shampoo the hair to eliminate it.

Honey Aloe Leave-In Conditioner

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For long-lasting, hassle-free hydration, spray on some of this homemade natural conditioner once or twice a week.

Aloe vera juice, the star ingredient in this recipe, is extracted from the flesh of the leaves of the plant. Rich in antioxidants and several important vitamins, it is a wonderful moisturizer for the hair.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1 cup of aloe vera juice
  • 1 cup of water or coconut water

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  1. Combine honey, jojoba oil, aloe vera juice, and water (or coconut water) in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well and apply to the hair.
  3. Shampoo and rinse after one to three days.

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