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I’ve covered moringa oil in a previous article, which discusses improving the appearance of and preventing split ends with moringa oil. There’s also a soft and shiny hair recipe at the end of the article.
This article will look at how you can use moringa oil as a detangler as well in addition to deep conditioning. I tested it with two of my favourite conditioners and they both turned out great. Moringa oil has a high content of palmitoleic, oleic and linoleic acids, fatty acids, vitamin A & vitamin C. It has excellent emollient properties and is also quite moisturizing.
For this recipe, I tried out my top 5 oils for detangling combined with my favourite conditioners for detangling and I ended up with a rich moisturizing cocktail, which softens hair and melts my tangles all the way down. It also helps me work out knots in my hair.
Moringa Oil Hair Mask Recipe for Dry Hair
Moringa oil is derived from the seeds of the moringa tree. The moringa leaves are highly nutritious. In addition to being an emollient oil, it contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It absorbs the aroma of other products added to it, which helps mask any product smell you might find disagreeable.
Shea Butter is extracted from the nut of the shea tree. It’s a nonsaponifiable complex fat containing oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid and arachidic acid. It’s a great butter to use on hair for softening and sealing in moisture.
Castor oil is very popular and hair and skin care, and has been covered in several articles on this site. Castor oil is very effective for treating dry, brittle and or damaged hair. When added to damp hair, it also makes it softer and more manageable. For this mask, clear castor oil was used.
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner is a salon quality conditioner containing certified botanical ingredients such as nettle oil, thyme oil, birch leaf oil, chamomile oil, clary, mallow, horsetail oil, soybean protein, vitamin e and grape seed. It also contains peppermint and eucalyptus. It is thick and creamy and provides unbelievable slip.
Jessicurl Deep Treatment is super thick and creamy with a divine smell. It contains the goodness of horsetail, rosemary, bay leaf, burdock root, marshmallow root, lemongrass, nettle, aloe vera juice, shea butter, avocado oil and cocoa butter in addition to several other excellent ingredients.
Vitamin E oil is used in a lot of recipes on this website. It falls under the family of tocopherols (TCP) and tocotrienols and is a great softening agent. It increases circulation to the scalp and enhances the quality and texture of hair.
Wheatgerm oil is a key ingredient in my fabulous best pre-poo with oils recipe. It is a ceramide with the highest content of vitamin E. It is full of essential fatty acids and vitamins A & D. Its protein content also ensures you get a good strengthening treatment. Key benefits to remember here are shine, smoothness, strength, and softness.
Grapeseed oil is one of my favourite oils of all time. It is light, easily absorbed, makes hair shiny and smoothes cuticles. It also contains procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs), which gives it its antioxidant properties and binds to hair to protect it from destructive elements.