DIY Summer Hair Oil

Ready for a summer hair care journey that will leave you with luscious, envy-worthy locks throughout the scorching hot months?

We understand that the summer season can be both thrilling and challenging, especially when it comes to maintaining the health and beauty of our hair. The relentless sun, chlorine-loaded pools, and salty ocean water can take a toll on our precious tresses, leaving them dry, brittle, and lackluster. But don’t worry! We have a miraculous elixir that will transform your hair care routine: Summer Hair Oil!

Daily use of hair oil is a game-changer when it comes to improving the appearance and health of your hair, even during the harshest summer conditions. Packed with nourishing properties, hair oils are the secret weapon to combatting the detrimental effects of the sun's rays and chemical exposure from swimming pools and the beach.

The scorching heat can deplete our hair of its natural moisture, leaving it parched and prone to damage. Hair Oil to the rescue!

Hair oil creates a protective barrier around each strand, sealing in much-needed hydration, and preventing excessive moisture loss. Say goodbye to frizzy, unruly hair, and say hello to sleek, manageable locks that radiate with vitality.

Besides hydration, hair oil infuses your hair with essential vitamins and nutrients, promoting healthy growth and resilience. Embrace reduced breakage, split ends, and brittleness as you nourish your hair from root to tip.

In this blog, we will explore the best carrier oils to use to make your own DIY summer hair oil, along with easy application techniques, and how to incorporate hair oil into your daily routine without weighing down your locks.

Prepare for a summer-ready hair transformation!

Keep reading to unlock the secrets of hair oil and embrace a season of confident, radiant, and healthy hair!

To make your own DIY hair oil for summer you will need both carrier oils and essential oils. The carrier oils will provide deep nourishment to your locks, while helping them look shinier and healthier, while the essential oils will offer a luxurious aromatic experience.

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Here is a list of our top 5 essential oils to for luxurious smelling summer hair:

Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) - Sweet orange essential oil is cold pressed (or squeezed) from the peel of the sweet orange fruit. The essential oils smell fresh, citrusy and uplifting, offering a sense of salm and joy to our nervous system. It’s cleansing, and detoxifying and leaves our hair smelling and feeling clean.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) - steam distilled from the large orchid-like flowers of this tropical tree.  The aroma from the Ylang Ylang flowers is rich and jasmine-like, and has been used for centuries for beautification, to arouse and awaken feelings of attractiveness.

Geranium (Graveolens asperum) - steam distilled from the leaves of a fragrant bush that also has some beautiful pink flowers. The essential oil has a light fresh rose-like aroma that is cleansing, detoxifying and protective for the hair.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) - steam distilled from the slightly dried and fermented Patchouli leaves.  It has an earthy, grounding and slightly musky aroma that is both warming and grounding. When blended with floral aromas like Geranium and Ylang Ylang, Patchouli offers deep rejuvenation and protection to damaged hair, while smelling calming and soothing.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) - steam distilled from the wood of a tall, majestic Cedar tree that is native to the middle east.  Rich with history and used for centuries as an incense to connect us to the divine, Cedarwood can offer an aroma that is grounding and calming to our mind and body, while protecting our hair from environmental damage.

Here is a list of the top 3 carrier oils to deeply nourish and repair summer damaged hair:

Argan cold expeller pressed from the nuts of the Argan tree found in Morocco, Argan has a long history of use for the hair and skin.  Most notably, for strengthening weakened dull hair and leaving the hair feeling and looking thicker and fuller and shinier.

Jojoba cold explorer pressed from the bean-like seeds of this shrub-like tree found growing in the arid plains of the Israeli desert.  Jojoba resembles our own body’s natural oil called sebum, so that means it is composed of nutrients and fatty acids that our body can immediately recognize and process, leaving the scalp feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. And when the scalp is happy, our hair looks and feels more luxurious.

Marula cold expeller pressed from the nuts from the Marula tree native to South Africa, marula oil contains a wide array of components that can protect and improve the appearance of the hair, by leaving a shiny, frizz-free glow, without a greasy residue.

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Read below for our DIY Summer Hair Oil recipe that features a beautiful combination of our top 5 essential oils listed above blended into our top 3 carrier oils.

Make one 30 ml bottle.

What you’ll need:

  • Small digital scale
  • Measuring cups and spoons, or glass beakers
  • Stirrers, either metal or glass
  • Small whisk
  • 2 clean glass bottles with a pump
  • Blank Labels
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper towel


What you’ll need:

  • Small digital scale
  • Measuring cups and spoons, or glass beakers
  • Stirrers, either metal or glass
  • Small whisk
  • 2 clean glass bottles with a pump
  • Blank Labels
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper towel



  • Before starting to make the recipe make sure the area where you will be blending is very clean. That means wiping down counter spaces with rubbing alcohol and putting away any food items and extra clutter. Once your counter space, or table top is clean, line the area with some parchment paper, pull your hair back and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Set out your digital scale and all other blending tools so they are easy to grab when needed.
  • Bring out all of your ingredients so they are accessible.
  • Using your small digital scale, and measuring spoons, start measuring out each ingredient separately into their own beaker or measuring cup, until you have every ingredient laid out in front of you.
  • Pour all ingredients into one of your empty beakers or glass measuring cups, and stir thoroughly using your small mini whisk, or other mixing tool.
  • Once everything is well combined, carefully pour the mixture into your empty glass bottle and cap with the pump closure.
  • Make up a name for your Summer Hair Oil, and write the name and the ingredients on the label and attach them to bottles.
  • Use as often as needed!

What are the benefits of Summer Hair Oil?

  1. Deep Hydration: One of the primary benefits of using hair oil on summer-damaged hair is its ability to provide deep hydration. The scorching sun and exposure to chlorine and saltwater can strip the hair of its natural moisture, leading to dry and brittle strands. Hair oils penetrate deeply into the hair shaft, replenishing lost moisture and restoring its softness and suppleness.
  2. Nourishment and Repair: Hair oils are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that nourish and repair damaged hair. They help to fortify the hair follicles, promoting healthier growth and reducing breakage caused by environmental stressors, such as the sun and water.
  1. Frizz Control: Summer humidity often leads to unruly, frizzy hair that can be challenging to manage. Hair oils act as a natural frizz-tamer, creating a protective barrier on the hair's surface, preventing excess moisture from seeping in and causing frizz. This results in smoother, more manageable hair that looks polished even in high humidity.
  1. Protection from UV Damage: Prolonged sun exposure can lead to UV damage, weakening the hair structure and causing color fading. Hair oils containing natural UV filters can act as a shield against harmful rays, safeguarding your hair from sun-induced damage and preserving its color vibrancy.
  1. Detangling and Improved Texture: Tangled and rough hair is a common aftermath of summer activities like swimming and beach visits. Hair oils work wonders in easing the detangling process, making it gentler on your hair. Additionally, regular use of hair oil can lead to improved hair texture, leaving your locks smoother and silkier to the touch.

By incorporating hair oil into your summer hair care routine, you can revitalize and rejuvenate your hair, combatting the damaging effects of the season and achieving locks that are healthy, glossy, and full of life.

How to use a Summer Hair Oil?

  1. Prepare Your Hair: Before applying the hair oil, make sure your hair is clean and slightly damp. You can achieve this by either towel-drying your hair after a shower or lightly misting it with water.
  2. Dispense and Warm the Oil: Take a small amount of hair oil into the palm of your hand. The quantity needed will vary depending on your hair length and thickness. Start with a few drops and adjust as necessary. Rub your hands together to warm the oil slightly; this will help the oil spread more evenly through your hair.
  3. Apply to Your Hair: Gently run your fingers through your hair, starting from the mid-lengths and working your way down to the ends. Avoid applying the oil directly to your scalp, as this may make your hair look greasy. Focus on the ends of your hair, as they are often the most damaged and require the most hydration.
  4. Distribute the Oil: Using a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush, carefully distribute the oil through your hair to ensure even coverage. This step helps in detangling any knots or tangles while ensuring that the oil reaches every strand.
  5. Style as Desired: You can leave your hair to air dry after applying the oil or proceed with your regular styling routine. The hair oil will act as a natural styling aid, taming frizz and providing a smooth, polished look.
  6. Avoid Overuse: While hair oil is beneficial, remember that a little goes a long way. Avoid overusing the oil, as excessive application may lead to greasy hair. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed based on your hair's response.

By following these steps, you can enjoy the numerous benefits of using a summer hair oil every day. Your hair will thank you with increased shine, improved texture, and enhanced protection against the harsh summer elements.


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