Natural Hair Care: Coconut Oil Hair Mask

This coconut oil mask has done wonders for my hair! I have been incorporating it regularly into my hair care routine, and it has made my hair so soft, really decreased  frizziness, and in general makes my hair more manageable.

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That being said, I was pretty nervous to put oil in my hair and leave it. I tend to have dry hair (and live in dry climates), but I didn’t want my hair to look greasy from the oil. I am happy to report this did not happen, and in-fact has only made my hair much healthier!

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Step One: clip up the top half of your hair

Step two: Using the bottom half of your hair, take small sections (like 1/2 inch-1 inch of hair) and rub enough oil where your hair feels fully coated. This is usually about 1/4 inch of coconut oil for me, but may be different for you. I start from my scalp and move down my hair, focusing mostly on the ends. Repeat until all of your hair has been covered.

Step three: Comb through hair with fingers, getting the oil fully rubbed in and removing any tangles. Then tie hair up in a bun, or put a shower cap over it. You can wet a small towel with warm water and place that on top of your hair. Or you can just tie it up and leave it. Wait anywhere from 15 minutes to a full hour.

Step Four: Shower, rinse out. I like to shampoo my hair twice, actually, to make sure I get all the oil out. I also do not use conditioner when I’ve done the coconut oil treatment so my hair won’t be too greasy

Step Five: Dry hair as normal. I like to use a cotton T-shirt to dry my hair without making it frizzy.

This is such a simple thing to do, and it really is healing for your hair. If you are like me and live in a dry environment and have dry hair, I highly recommend incorporating this practice. I’m doing this mask weekly, but you could do it twice a week or even once a month depending on what works for you! I also highly recommend doing a hair mask such as this if you use heat products on your hair regularly!

Let me know what you think!

xo,

Ashley

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