Abs are not made in the gym but in the kitchen and the same goes for healthy, shiny hair. Healthy, well balanced diet does help your hair to grow thicker and stronger but it’s not always enough.
If your hair needs some extra love (and let’s be honest, who’s doesn’t), look no further than your kitchen counter. It’s time to dip into your pantry and whip up a DIY revitalizing hair mask with the ingredients you already have.
If you wish to give your hair, and your wallet, a break from expensive treatments and salon visits, turn to all-natural ingredients, rich in all the vital vitamins and minerals that will nourish your strands and fix your hair woes.
Can you use coconut oil as a hair mask?
Coconut oil easily penetrates the strands and helps prevent hair protein loss which makes it a great choice if your hair is dull and damaged and needs some deep conditioning. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can aid in fighting dandruff and encourage healthy hair growth. Coconut oil is one of the key ingredients found in a range of different hair care products, from shampoos and conditioners to specific hair treatments.
While one might think putting coconut oil on your hair will leave both your strands and your scalp greasy and will be hard to wash out, coconut oil is actually an ingredient you can safely use on your hair.
Get your hair’s healthy shine back by using coconut oil as the base of your homemade coconut oil hair mask. Depending of your current hair concerns, you can safely mix coconut oil with numerous other ingredients, from essential oils to your pantry staples such as honey, eggs or olive oil. Whip up a quick, nourishing hair mask in the comfort of your own home, let it penetrate your hair and deeply nourish it.
Grab a jar of your favorite organic coconut oil and let’s get down to business!
Discover 5 simple DIY coconut oil mask recipes and restore your hair’s natural glow.
1. Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil Mask for Hair Growth
If you’re suffering from dry, itchy scalp and dandruff this simple Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil mask can help balance your scalp and aid hair growth.
Highly rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, the combination of aloe vera and coconut oil will help remove excess sebum that’s been clogging your pores preventing healthy hair growth. Proteolytic enzymes from aloe vera promote repairing dead skin cells on the scalp and the coconut oil will restore your hair’s natural shine and smoothness. This nourishing aloe vera and coconut oil hair mask requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make!
Check out the full recipe here!
2. DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dandruff
Environmental stressors, exposure to heat and excessive use of hair styling products can seriously damage your hair and leave it bristle, frizzy and dull. This deeply conditioning coconut oil and honey hair mask will nourish your hair and bring all the ingredients deep into your hair follicles.
Honey is a natural humectant and by absorbing the moisture from its surroundings it helps repair and hydrate dry bristle hair. Just as coconut oil, it’s also one of the most praised natural hair conditioners. Mix equal parts of coconut oil and honey for this nourishing hair mask that will leave your locks silky smooth and shiny!
For more details, check out this Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask tutorial at BeautyMunsta.com
3. Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Curly Hair
A secret to perfect curls is in the oils – and one in particular. The benefits of coconut oil for curly hair are numerous due to its highly nourishing properties. If you have naturally curly hair, you probably already know how important moisturizing is to keep those locks shiny and healthy.
Coconut oil helps to restore the shine of your hair and helps shape the fuzzy hair into natural, springy curls. While it can also help you style your curls and beat the frizz, give your hair some extra love and care with this easy to make coconut oil curl revitalization mask.
Read more about this Revitalizing Coconut Oil Curl Mask at NaturallyCurly.
4. Three ingredient Overnight Coconut Oil Hair Mask
For thicker, healthier hair mix coconut oil with essential oils to create this magnificent three ingredient overnight coconut oil hair mask. Rosemary and peppermint essential oils are full of antioxidants, vitamins C and E and iron that will penetrate deep into the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.
Because of their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties they help remove excess sebum that clogs the hair follicles and help fight dandruff. Together with the coconut oil they will deeply nourish both your scalp and your strands overnight. Wash it out really well, and shampoo and condition as usual.
Check out the full tutorial here, including a video of how to do it. You can also use this hair mask recipe as a daily detangler.
5. Coconut Oil, avocado and honey mask for hair growth
Grab your favorite breakfast ingredients and pamper your hair with a coconut oil, avocado and honey mask for hair growth. Rich in fatty acids, proteins and vitamins, avocado is just what you scalp needs to restore its balance. It coats your hair and helps it retain moisture, while preventing hair damage and feeds the hair follicles, assisting in hair growth.
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Mix it with honey and organic coconut oil for a deeply nourishing treatment that will make your hair stronger and thicker, while also promoting new healthy hair growth. Leave the mask on your hair to do its magic and then shampoo and rinse thoroughly and condition and style as usual.
Which is the best DIY coconut oil hair mask?
Whether your locks are dull and lifeless or you’re trying to beat the frizz, this one star ingredient should be a part of your hair care routine. Extremely versatile, coconut oil is one of the most effective hair enhancing ingredients. It is rich in natural fats and brimming with vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc and iron.
READ: When NOT to use coconut oil
Coconut oil is highly moisturizing and effectively prevents protein loss and repairs damaged hair strands. That tiny jar in your pantry is a must try if you want to improve the texture and overall appearance of your hair naturally and immediately.
All the hair mask recipes I shared above are for different uses. The best choice would be one that fits your particular needs. Try any of the above recipes and let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below! 🙂
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