Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DIY Coconut Oil & Honey Hair Mask

M and I are hardly the first gals to jump onboard the coconut oil bandwagon - it has tons of beauty and cooking benefits, and is a low cost ingredient for many beneficial home remedies. On my first trip abroad to Europe during my sophomore year of high school, I packed a coconut shampoo so the scent always reminds me of vacation and adventures. Because of my positive associations with the scent and coconut oil's effectiveness for fighting frizz and deep conditioning hair, I knew that I had to try it out in a hair mask.


This hair treatment is a snap to throw together, and will leave your hair feeling silky and smooth - best of all, it's all natural! Here's what you'll need:

* 1-2 tsp organic virgin coconut oil (The shorter and thinner your hair, the less coconut oil you will need. My hair is extremely long and thick, and 2 tsp was still more than enough for me.)

* 1 tsp honey

* 1 drop peppermint oil (optional, for scent)


Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together until they form a paste. Using a wide tooth comb, distribute the mixture throughout your hair from the roots to the scalp (make sure you spread it out evenly, so that none of the sections get too greasy). Sit with the mask on for 30-40 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and shampoo/condition as usual.


This hair mask left my hair feeling incredibly soft and light! I will definitely be working it into my regular beauty routine to combat hair frizz.

What's your favorite use of coconut oil?

xoxo
B

6 comments :

  1. I've never used the oil itself, but I love anything coconut scented! Coconut cake is also ones of my fave desserts :) I think I need to try your tip for my mane of frizzy curls!

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    1. Definitely! I was surprised by how easily this tamed my frizz!

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  2. I need to try this!! Once you washed the mask out of your hair did it still coat your hair? I have a ton of fine hair so it gets weighed down easy - I would love to try this!

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    1. You should totally try it! Just make sure to use less coconut oil than I used in my hair (maybe just 1 tsp). It's important to comb it through your hair evenly so that it easily washes out, and make sure you rinse it very thoroughly. Let me know how it works for you!

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  3. This is a great idea! I think I'll try it! I actually just tried oil pulling using coconut oil for the first time today. I'm not sure if it really works but people say it does! :)

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    1. I'm constantly amazed by the many different uses of coconut oil - it's a miracle product!

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