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DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask

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Posted November 16, 2011 by peta2 staff

I love pumpkin season! Not only do I ? to stuff my face with scrummy pumpkiny goodness, I also like to rock it in my beauty routine.

Pumpkin—rich in potassium and vitamins A and C—has the “oomph” factor to give your hair a luscious boost while promoting hair growth and a healthy scalp. Plus, it smells delish and seasonal! Um, yes, please!

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Pumpkin Hair Mask
1 cup canned pumpkin purée
1/4 cup coconut oil

  • In a blender or food processor, combine the pumpkin and oil.
  • Apply to hair and cover with a shower cap for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse and shampoo.

What’s your favorite pumpkin beauty recipe? Please share it with us in the comments section below!

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    1046 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    and could you use any kind of pumpkin ? or does it have to be fresh ?

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      1043 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Hey @Kayla,

      As long as you aren’t allergic, I think any pumpkin would work. :)

      ~Rachel S. with peta2

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    1046 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when you rinse it out does it matter what temp water you use? my hair is hard to crow and so ive tried stuff and everything said to rinse in cold water so the smell doesnt stick in your hair as bad .

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      1043 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Hey @Kayla,

      I think lukewarm water would be fine! :)

      ~Rachel S. with peta2

  • 1366 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    do you need coconut oil or can you use you use any oil

    • 1308 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Coconut oil is very good for hair, but if you don’t have any (I’ve had a hard time finding some before) you can use extra virgin olive oil.

  • 1380 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Do you apply this when your hair is wet or dry??

    • 1378 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Would say dry since it will moisten up from the mixture.

  • 1382 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is great for your hair! But you need to THOROUGHLY blend the pumpkin. Otherwise you will spend the next 2 hours picking out pumpkin bits and still have chunks left. I speak from personal experience. It needs to be a completely smooth consistency.

    • 1378 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Use the canned pumpkin Purée

  • 1384 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i probably makes your hair smell great too

  • 1384 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So does this condition they hair or what?

    • 1384 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      It promotes hair growth and a healthy scalp. :)

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