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DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE IF YOUR LIGHT HAIR SUCH AS BLONDE OR LIGHTER. THIS IS FOR DARK HAIR ONLY!
Step By Step Instructions
- Pour 2 cups of your favorite room temperature hair oil (jojoba, coconut, sweet almond, extra virgin olive oil or similar) into a small glass saucepan or a crock pot.
- Add 2 ounces of green or roasted medium to dark whole coffee beans.
- Cover the beans and the oil and cook over a slow heat for approximately 6-8 hours. Check on the mixture every 30-60 minutes to make sure the oil and beans are not burning. Stir the mixture every hour or so.
- When the mixture has finished cooking, remove the saucepan from the heat source or turn off the crock pot.
- Use a strainer, paper coffee filter, a cheesecloth or similar to strain the oil and remove the beans. Dispose of the beans. Strain the mixture 3-5 times to make sure all of the beans have been removed and the oil has been properly filtered.
- Optionally you can add a few drops of hair growth triggering essential oils (EO) or herbs to the oil. Ingredients to add may include, but not be limited to cinnamon, peppermint, rosemary, orange, vanilla, lavender, sweet basil or nettle. Mix well.
- Pour the final oil into a small, airtight, clean glass container.
Note: use clean baby jars, glass condiment jars, or something similar to store my various oil mixtures.
- Store the coffee oil in the refrigerator or a cool dark place where it will be isolated from heat and/or sun.
- The coffee oil can be applied directly to the scalp, mixed with a carrier oil (olive, almond, coconut, jojoba) or added to shampoo, deep conditioners, shea butter, or to final rinse water. Experiment with the various options until you find the best delivery method for you.
Optionally you can use a heat cap to help the coffee ingredients penetrate deeper. You can also spritz a bit of the coffee oil mixed with water or water and essential oils and allow it to air dry directly on damaged tresses.