DIY Coconut Oil and Peppermint Hair Mask
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 Learn how to make a coconut oil hair mask DIY.  This is an easy mask that’s perfect for dry or damaged hair.  Both coconut oil and peppermint oil help promote hair health and strength, and peppermint oil for hair has several benefits.


I have naturally curly hair, and it gets dry and frizzy if I don’t use a hair mask once a week.  I alternate between a few DIY hair masks, but I like this coconut oil hair mask recipe to keep my hair manageable.




This peppermint oil and coconut oil mix for hair is really easy to make.  You just need three ingredients to make an easy mint hair mask that helps soothe your hair cuticles so your hair looks and feels softer.  


Coconut Oil Hair Mask Recipe


Before we get to the coconut oil and essential oil hair mask, I want to talk about each ingredient.  Even though this peppermint oil hair mask is easy to make, I selected each ingredient carefully.  


Coconut oil tends to be heavy on your hair, but I have some tricks and tips to help you reap the benefits of a coconut oil for hair mask DIY without leaving your hair looking oily.


Which Oil is Best for Hair Growth?


There are several carrier oils for hair that you can use, and each one has its own benefits when you use them in a mint hair mask.  


Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature.  Coconut oil is unique in that it can penetrate the shaft of the hair and doesn’t just rest on top. 


This means that the molecules get into the hair shaft and temporarily seal small holes.  These small holes are what leads to frizzy hair and dull hair.  


Using a coconut oil hair mask helps seal your hair.  This is temporary, but for several days after using this coconut oil for hair mask DIY, your hair will be smoother and split ends are smoothed so they aren’t as noticeable.


Other great oils for your hair are:



You can find benefits of carrier oils for hair and skin on this carrier oils benefits printable chart.

 


Can You Use Coconut Oil as a Hair Mask?


Yes, coconut oil hair mask is a great one to try at home.  However, I add more ingredients to make a coconut oil honey hair mask for more benefits.


Is Coconut Oil Good for Dry Hair?


Yes, a coconut oil for hair mask DIY is great for dry hair.  As I mentioned above, coconut oil can actually penetrate the hair shaft to fill in small holes caused by damage.  


This is temporary, but it will make your hair look and feel better for a few days.


How Long Should I Leave Coconut Oil in my Hair?


You should leave this coconut oil and peppermint oil for hair mask on your hair for at least 30 minutes.  However, you can leave it on overnight if you want to.  


I aim for about an hour or two before I wash out the peppermint oil hair mask.  Heat will help this coconut oil and honey hair mask work better, so I recommend using a heat cap.


Do You Put Coconut Oil on Wet or Dry Hair?


You should put a coconut oil and honey hair mask on dry hair.  Oil and water don’t mix, so if you put it on wet hair, it will sit on top of the water and not work as well.


How Often Should I Do Coconut Oil Hair Mask?


I use a coconut oil honey hair mask once a week, but you can use it 2 or 3 times a week.  Generally, you should make a peppermint oil hair mask when your hair starts to feel dry.





How Do You Remove Coconut Oil From Hair?


I love using a coconut oil hair mask recipe to make my hair look amazing, but coconut oil is a heavy oil for your hair.


I rinse my hair and wash and condition as usual to remove the coconut oil for hair mask DIY.  If you still find that your hair is oily, you can use a dry shampoo or some arrowroot powder for hair to absorb excess oil.


Can You Add Essential Oils to Coconut Oil for Hair?


Yes, you can make a coconut oil and essential oil hair mask.  This is a mint hair mask with peppermint essential oil.


Peppermint essential oil has menthol, which can tingle the scalp.  It also boosts circulation to your scalp and can encourage hair growth.  


For this reason, I suggest that you massage this peppermint oil hair mask into your scalp.  


You can also use one of the following to make a coconut oil and essential oil hair mask:



How Do You Apply Peppermint Oil to Your Hair?


Essential oils must be diluted before you apply them to your hair or scalp.  For a peppermint oil hair mask, you should use a 1 or 2 percent dilution.


This means for each ounce of coconut oil hair mask recipe or other carrier oil, use 6 to 12 drops of peppermint essential oil.


If you make a lot of DIY beauty recipes, I recommend using a printable essential oil dilution chart.  There is also a dilution chart in this essential oil printable journal.


You can use this mint hair mask or use peppermint oil in one of the following recipes:


  


Peppermint Oil and Coconut Oil Mix for Hair


To make a coconut oil and peppermint oil for hair mask, you will need the following:



How Do You Make a Peppermint Hair Mask?


Step #1


Heat some water and place in a glass bowl.  Then put the coconut oil in a smaller bowl and set inside the hot water.  This will melt the coconut oil without getting it too hot.  


You can also use a microwave to melt the coconut oil hair mask DIY, but be careful that it does not get too hot.  It should take 10 to 20 seconds to melt.


Step #2


Add the honey and peppermint essential oil and stir well.


Step #3


Spread all over your hair and massage it into your  scalp.  Let sit for 30 minutes.  I recommend covering your hair with a warm towel or a heat cap.


Step #4


Rinse your hair and wash and condition as usual.


You can make a larger batch of this peppermint oil and coconut oil mix for hair and store it.  There’s no water in the recipe, so it will last for several weeks on the shelf.


hair mask, essential oil, coconut oil, peppermint essential oil
Yield: 1 mask
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Coconut Oil and Peppermint Hair Mask Recipe

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
How to make an easy coconut oil, peppermint essential oil, and raw honey hair mask for dry or damaged hair.

materials:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 6-12 drops peppermint essential oil

tools:

  • spoon
  • bowl

steps:

  1. Heat some water and place in a glass bowl. Then put the coconut oil in a smaller bowl and set inside the hot water. This will melt the coconut oil without getting it too hot.  You can also use a microwave to melt the coconut oil hair mask DIY, but be careful that it does not get too hot. It should take 10 to 20 seconds to melt.
  2. Add the honey and peppermint essential oil and stir well.
  3. Spread all over your hair and massage it into your scalp. Let sit for 30 minutes. I recommend covering your hair with a warm towel or a heat cap.
  4. Rinse your hair and wash and condition as usual.

NOTES:

You can make a larger batch of this peppermint oil and coconut oil mix for hair and store it. There’s no water in the recipe, so it will last for several weeks on the shelf.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.