I have watched a lot of videos on YouTube about homemade hair masks, and this one is my all time favorite. It is simple, cheap and it actually works. This mask only needs to contain two ingredients: 100% Virgin Coconut Oil and Raw Honey. Whether or not you want to add more oils is totally up to you. I have seen people add olive oil, grape seed oil, rosemary oil and even an egg. This is just the mixture that works for me personally but I strongly encourage you to experiment and figure out what mix works best for you!
Coconut Oil is the only oil with molecules small enough to actually penetrate the hair shaft. It is intensely moisturizing for your hair and body. It also has natural anti fungal and antibacterial properties that can treat and even prevent dandruff. Honey is a natural humectant which attracts moisture to your hair shaft leaving hair incredibly soft and shiny!
I blow dry and straighten my hair weekly which makes it more manageable for me but also plagues me with drier hair and split ends (eek!). So I needed to come up with something that would add that much needed moisture and not break the bank! I try to do this mask every other time I wash my hair which is once a week so it totals to about two times a month. If your hair is really damaged I would do it at least once a week until you feel your hair is doing better, then you can reduce it to once or twice a month.
The recipe I use is a 1:1 ratio, this just means you use equal amounts of both coconut oil and honey. The amount of product you use depends entirely on the length and thickness of your hair. My hair is in the medium to long range, ending just below my bra strap. My hair is also medium in thickness and quite curly naturally.
What you’ll need:
100% Virgin Coconut Oil
Microwaveable Safe Bowl
Hair Dye Applicator
Plastic Bag/ Plastic Shower Cap
2 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons Raw Honey
Step 1: Rinse Hair
I find the product distributes much more easily and evenly when my hair is wet. I just take my dirty hair and rinse it quickly in warm water.
*Tip: Warm water opens up your hair shaft, you should always use warm water when shampooing and cold water (to close the hair shaft) while rinsing out conditioner.
Step Two: Mix Coconut Oil & Honey in a Microwaveable Bowl
Step 3: Microwave for 30 seconds
Step 4: Apply Evenly to Hair
For this step you can use whatever you want to apply to your hair, I have found the best results using this hair dye applicator that I bought for a few dollars at my local Sally’s. Feel free to use your hands or a bottle applicator. I would recommend changing into an outfit or old t shirt you don’t care about, this can get messy. I also like to keep an old towel around my neck to catch any drippings. For this step be very careful because the oil honey mixture will be HOT! It is important that the mixture is warm when you apply it to your hair. I first start by splitting my hair into sections and applying the mixture with the applicator to first my scalp and then I move the products to my ends. There is normally a lot left over so I use that to completely saturate my ends- because they need the most love.
After applying tie your hair up in a bun and wrap your hair in either a plastic bag or a shower cap and leave it alone for at least 2.5-3 hours. This is the most important part. If you don’t leave it in your hair long enough you won’t see the results you want!
After it has been in your hair its time to wash this baby out! Be sure to wash out the treatment with shampoo at least twice or else your hair might dry feeling greasy. I tend to shampoo about 3 times making sure I wash out every part of my hair. After, depending on your hair type, you can go without conditioner. I normally use a very mild conditioner afterwards again to avoid the greasy feeling.
Let dry and enjoy a shiny, healthy and moisturized head of hair!
Let me know what your favorite homemade masks are and if this mask works for you!
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