30 September 2016

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask Repairs Damaged Hair

Every day, your hair suffers damage from styling tools, heat appliances, and the sun.  This coconut hair mask can help restore damaged hair and leave your hair smooth and shiny.  The best part?  It smells delicious!  This is one of the easiest hair masks because it has just one ingredient: coconut oil.  Organic extra virgin oil is the best coconut oil to use for this hair mask.  Don't buy refined coconut oil because it doesn't have as many benefits for your hair due to the refining process.

coconut oil hair mask

Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Damaged Hair

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, but it quickly melts when you touch it.  If it is very cold in your house, warm about 1/4 cup of oil in the microwave at 10 second intervals until melted.  It should be melted but not hot.  Or you can warm it between your hands to melt it.  I usually spoon some out and warm it in my hands to make life easier.

Use your hands to work the oil all over your head.  Be sure to get all of the ends because they are more prone to dryness and damage.  If your scalp is dry, itchy, or prone to flakes, rub the oil on your scalp for almost instant relief.  Use a wide tooth comb to distribute product through your hair.

For best results, leave the oil on for several hours.  Some women sleep with it in their hair - use an old pillowcase so you don't stain your good one!  It is best to leave this on for at least four hours before washing it out.

When you wash it out, use a gentle shampoo.  You may need to wash your hair twice to get all of the oil out.  

I like to do this on a Friday so I know my hair won't be oily by Monday.  The first time you try it, allow yourself time to wash your hair again before you go to work or school in case there is still oil left.  

Yes, it really is that easy to make your own hair mask for damaged hair!  Coconut oil is a lot cheaper than buying a hair mask, and it works just as well or better!

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