Coconut Oil hair mask: DIY natural home remedies for dry hair
Hello my beautiful Fashionsistas,
We all put our hair through tough times, we dye it, bleach it, use a ton of styling products, and put stress on our hair with blow dryers, straighteners and curlers - all in the one day! Even the weather can put stress on our hair; from cold, dry winters to salty hair filled beach days in summer.
For hundreds of years, coconut oil has been used to treat and nourish hair, it truly is one of best natural remedies to repair your hair. But your hair doesn’t need to be in bad condition for you to use a coconut oil mask because coconut oil also boosts volume and shine.
I practice Bikram Yoga which is in 42 degree heat so my hair (and my skin) can get really dry, that’s why I like to use a hair mask once a week. The coconut oil hair mask that I’m making in this video is only made with two ingredients and will only take you few minutes to whip up!
Watch below to learn how to create a homemade moisturising and shine boosting Coconut Oil hair mask
Here are 4 more of my favourite natural hair remedies that you probably have in your kitchen right now!
1. Rehydrate with olive oil
If you have really dry hair then olive oil is great way to deeply moisturise your hair. Just massage a generous amount of olive oil into your hair about 1 hour before you take a shower, the more dehydrated your hair is the more you will want to use. I personally like to leave this hair mask in all day. You may need to shampoo your hair twice to get all the oil out if you have used a lot.
2. Olive & honey conditioning mask
If you don’t have super dry hair and think olive oil may be a little too rich then you can use honey instead. Just take about half a cup of honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, this is dependant on your hair length so double the recipe if you have long hair. Just apply this mask to damp hair, leave it in for 20 minutes (or longer if you like) and then rinse with warm water.
3. Leave in conditioning treatment
This is my favourite summer remedy when it’s too hot to style my hair! Mix equal parts aloe vera gel with coconut oil and massage it through your damp hair. You can leave your hair to dry naturally as the coconut oil will give your hair a lovely shine and the aloe vera gel will keep your hair tame.
4. Moisturising styling wax
Using an electric mixer, whip one tablespoon of olive oil with half cup of shea butter and leave it to set overnight. Come morning you will have a lovely smelling styling wax!
I really hope you’ve enjoyed my coconut oil hair mask DIY tutorial and if you have a natural hair mask recipe share it below by leaving a comment!
PS - If you’re at work and can’t watch this video, here is the recipe xox
Unrefined organic Coconut Oil
How to make it:
If you have medium length hair like me (at the moment!) you will need about 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
When at room temperature coconut oil is solid so you will need to melt it down, I just sat a pyrex measuring cup into boiling water.
Once the oil is melted you will want to let it cool a little so that when you add the egg it doesn’t cook! Don’t let it get cold though, you want the oil to be quite warm so that it penetrates right away.
Once the oil has cooled a little, add the egg in and beat it with a fork.
How to apply it to your hair:
Section your hair into two by parting from ear to ear, pin the top of your hair up, then split the bottom half of your hair down the middle. Apply the coconut oil hair mask on the ends of your hair and make your way up to your scalp.
Repeat with the top half of your hair and once you’re done make sure you massage the treatment into your scalp too.
To avoid making a mess and also lock in the heat, take some cling wrap and wrap it around your hair. Leave the mask in for about 30 minutes, then wash your hair as you normally would.