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Spa-At-Home: Hair Masque and Conditioning Treatment Recipes


Don't pay hundreds of dollars for dubious products that may or may not work! These at-home treatments are easy to mix up right in your kitchen. The ingredients are cheap, and chances are, you already have most of them in your cupboard. They produce results you simply won't believe- until you see for yourself!

Included below: hot oil treatment, deep conditioning masque, enriching conditioner, residue rinser, and oil-reducing hair tonic. Everything you need for luscious locks is right at your fingertips... or at most, down the hall...

Hot Oil Hair Treatment

Use this intensive treatment twice a month to rehydrate dry hair and prevent dandruff.


  • 1/2 cup of dried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


Combine oil and rosemary in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until warm all the way through. Remove from heat and strain, to remove leaves from oil. Coat scalp and ends of hair with hot oil, then wrap in saran wrap and cover with towel to retain heat. Leave on 15 minutes. Wash twice to remove excess oil.

Deep Conditioning Masque

This moisturizing treatment revitalizes hair, leaving it soft and full, strengthening strands and reducing split ends.


  • 1 small jar of full-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 of a ripe or over-ripe avocado


Mash avocado with the back of a wooden spoon until soft and creamy. Mix mayonnaise into avocado until well-blended, and one color throughout. Work with fingers through hair, paying special attention to the ends. Cover head with warm, damp towel for deep conditioning, or put on shower cap. Leave for 20 minutes, rinse with cold water.

Enriching Conditioner

This protein-rich conditioner nourishes hair and regenerates growth, while being mild and quick enough for everyday use.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 cup distilled or filtered water


Beat egg yolk until frothy. Add oil and beat until well-blended. Add to water and distribute through hair, massaging into scalp. Rinse thoroughly.

Residue Rinser

Gently remove shampoo and styling-product residue with this easy-to-make rinse, restoring natural shine and bounce to tired locks.


  • 2 cups distilled or filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


Combine all ingredients and stir well. After shampooing, rinse hair with mixture.

Oil-Reducing Hair Tonic

Daily use curbs oil buildup, promoting healthy shine, and leaving hair smelling as fresh as it looks!


  • 1 quart distilled water
  • 3 heaping tsp spearmint leaves


Add spearmint to water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate in an airtight container. Use daily to rinse hair after shampooing.

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Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on February 12, 2012:

You could use two in succession, but if you're asking can you mix two recipes together, the answer is no.

Jalyn N. on February 11, 2012:

hi can you use two at the same time?

miha on February 01, 2012:

thanks so much for yr information.

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on January 27, 2012:


The hot oil treatment is great for dry hair. You can also use the enriching conditioner on a more regular basis to add hydration and shine to your locks!

Jessie212 on January 26, 2012:

My hair is kinda dry so wil this help?? :)..And if that question was stupid sorry i'm still young :D

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on December 08, 2011:

You can use regular water if you have no distilled water. If you don't have avocado, you can just use mayonnaise, or try one of the other hair treatments.

swalpa on December 08, 2011:

Hey do u have any alternative for Avocado....and can i replace distilled water with normal tap water or boiled water????

Caitlin on November 29, 2011:

Would this be good for a spa party?

jyoti on September 23, 2011:

will try it....

khushbu on August 26, 2011:

Hey thanx it was aweasum to have tis many advise n it really workd thanxs...:)

Lata on August 17, 2011:


Maura on August 07, 2011:

for the enriching conditioner is it supposed to be a liquid

Hotels In Bali on May 19, 2011:

I am a woman who has a problem with hair since my hair straightened. Thank you for your really nice information.. :)

Ikeji Chinweuba from Nigeria on April 01, 2011:

Fantastic hub,thanks for sharing.

evey on March 23, 2011:

I am using it now the one with egg we will see what happens lol thanks. I saw something like this on the Doctors show.. Ive been wanting to try it.

Monique on March 22, 2011:

hi is there another substitute for spearmint leaves?

Monique on March 22, 2011:

hi for the oil reducing toxic ....could i use peppermint essence oil or eucalyptus oil? please reply asap :D

Bridgett on February 22, 2011:

I did the hot oil but used lavender instead of rosemary and added a little chamomile for the scent and it was fantastic! also i made a hair tonic with 1 16.5 oz bottle od filtered water about 1/2-3/4 cup lavender and about 1/4 cup of chamomile, simmered it on med-low heat until it was really fragrant, strained it and added 1 tsp vanilla for the scent and put it in a spray bottle. I spritz it on my hair for the nuishing properties of the lavender and it smells great!

Mayo and eggs have long been known for their reparing and nurishing properties in hair, i think it is the amount of raw protein that's in them, just dont rins with really hot water if using eggs, my aunt accadentally did that to her sister when they were young and cooked the eggs into her hair!

BTW there really isn't a replacement for avacado that i know of, avacados are awesome for your hair! i can get them and my grocery store, if you are desperate you may be able to use guacamole but you will smell like garlic, which by the way is very good for you but also very stinky!

Meagan on November 07, 2010:

i love love love the facial and body scrub ideas! the hair ones sound great too but i was wondering if you knew anything for damaged, frizzy, curly hair?

Blondie on August 15, 2010:

Mayonase???? really?? yuk!

Fany on July 27, 2010:

Won't it make your hair stinky if you used eggs?

OldenbuzzDotCom on July 04, 2010:

Great ideas here. Homemade and natural hair treatments are so much better than overpriced, synthetic products. I'll never go back!

priya on June 28, 2010:

yupp... i will try this todayy.. n thnx ...

apoorva on June 16, 2010:

can these treatments be used for rebonded hair ?

Danielle on May 17, 2010:

Thanks for the hot oil treatment tips, I am A Hairdresser and I am always looking for something to give my customers... Thanks A lot.

ceholmes from Chicago on March 31, 2010:

yes, i will try this!!

raj on January 30, 2010:

Avocado is not available. Please let me know what can be used as a replacement of avocado.

barkel5 on December 08, 2009:

i wolud like to do a spa day on my friend and this information is going to work fantasic! Thanks so much!

Su on September 16, 2009:

Do you have one for frizzy hair?

Helen Cater from UK on September 15, 2009:

Maudie what a great hub I saw you are linked to my page. What a great hub this is for natural hair remedies. As a hairdresser I am always on the look out for new ideas.

stepheny on August 02, 2009:

ya that's gr8

Dianne on June 11, 2009:


tlt on June 06, 2009:

good advice some ingredients are hard to find for me though but i will try the advice for puffy eyes!! 8)

kanchan on May 16, 2009:

its fantastic but i dint get avacado so used riped bananas...............

don't ever try with bananas!! :(

veenu on April 06, 2009:

thnks for nice tips god bless u

Satyam7 on April 01, 2009:

Very good information. Thanks for this article

kanchan on March 23, 2009:

will try it today!!!!!!!!

all b best 4 me

BlackHairCare from Florida on March 08, 2009:

I agree. nice hub! be sure to check mine out as well.

Mel on February 10, 2009:

Hi there

I was just wondering if instead of distilled water, can i just used either boiled water or tap water?

nashomega on May 24, 2008:

great Hub! Great Hub!

Write on!!!

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