Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut Oil Hair Mask DIY

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Is coconut oil good for your hair?

Absolutely! If you are looking for a deep conditioning hair treatment, it doesn't get better than an all natural coconut oil hair mask.  

There are many hair products out there that claim to be all natural, but I promise you they cannot compare to the real thing. Raw coconut oil will leave your hair looking better than any of these other products and it will deep condition and repair damaged hair.

There is an ingredient, however, that competes with the benefits of coconut oil, this ingredient is honey! The combination of raw honey and organic, virgin coconut oil is unbeatable when it comes to hair masks.


The Benefits

So, why a honey and coconut oil hair treatment?

Coconut Hair Benefits

  • Coconut oil will heal the hair from the hair shaft down, from the inside out. It does not just coat the hair, but penetrates it which will actually heal and even add extra volume to your hair (due to extra hydration). All these benefits are made possible because of the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil. 
  • Here is a study that was done to compare the benefits of different oils on hair. 
  • A hair mask with coconut oil has been found to reduce protein loss and is the only oil that can penetrate the hair.
  • Coconut oil is at a friendly neutral PH, which is perfect for skin and hair health.
  • What about coconut oil for hair growth?The essential fatty acids in coconut oil will help grow your hair faster. Read more about the amazing hair growth benefits of coconut oil. 
  • Coconut oil offers natural protection from the sun!
  • Coconut oil has anti-fungal properties and has been used to rid the scalp from dandruff.

Honey Hair Benefits

  • When honey is applied to the hair it acts as an emollient, which means that it helps to retain moisture while the coconut oil helps to seal in that extra water.
  • Honey is at a friendly neutral PH, which is perfect for skin and hair health.
  • Honey is antibacterial and contains antioxidants and minerals that feed the hair. This promotes hair growth and strength. Yes, you can grow your hair quicker with the help of honey and coconut! 
  • And honey has been used for centuries as an anti-balding treatment ;-)

Both these ingredients are all natural and so it is worth adding this as a benefit. There are no artificial ingredients added, which can damage your hair with repeated use.

How to use Coconut Oil for Hair

Honey Coconut Oil Mask for Hair with Egg Rinse  

Ingredients (for long hair - half the ingredients if your hair is short)

- 2 Tbsp Raw Honey

- 4 heaped Tbsps Cold Pressed, virgin organic Coconut Oil


- For an added boost you can use 10 drops of one of the following essential oils:

  • Neroli
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Cederwood (dry scalp and hair loss)
  • Rosemary (for dandruff and hair loss)

For a list of other essential oils for your specific needs

Directions

Add your coconut oil to a stove top and melt on very low heat. Remove from the heat and add your honey. Mix in while still warm. Allow to cool down just enough for you to use it without burning your hands. Add your essential oils at this point and mix well. Apply to wet hair and apply liberally to dry areas. Massage gently into the hair and scalp. Comb it through so that all the hair is covered. Tie up your hair and cover with a towel. Leave on for as long as possible. Best results are seen with at least 30 minute application. You can apply this mixture as many times in a week as you fancy! But I recommend doing it at least once per week.

To remove the coconut oil mask from your hair, you can use one egg mixed with a little water. Massage this into your hair and scalp and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. If you use hot water you will cook the egg, I’m sure you don't want cooked egg in your hair ;-)

Use a natural shampoo to remove the last bit of greasiness (might not be necessary)

Why wash your hair with egg?

  • The egg will cut through the oil and grease to remove the coocnut oil.
  • The eggs help to thicken and strengthen hair.
  • Eggs contain Vit A, D, & E which will add shine to your hair.


Coconut Oil Hair Mask Overnight

If you would like to really give your hair an intense hydration session, you can do an overnight coconut oil treatment with the recipe above. You will need to make sure that you cover your hair so that you do not mess on anything, since coconut oil will leave oil stains on bedding and clothing. Get yourself a bedtime cap. Doing an overnight treatment will also save you time during the day.


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