Hair masks containing healthy penetrative oils and honey work wonders in repairing damaged locks & rejuvenating sleeping hair follicles. In this scalp nourishing hair mask, we’re going to be using coconut oil and honey! Coconut oil unblocks clogged hair follicles and strengthens them while honey nourishes by watering dry follicles that are prone to falling off.
Coconut oil is my best hair oil so far. I love massaging it into my locks before a shower to act as a de-frizzer and conditioner. I also normally massage warm coconut oil onto my scalp to moisturize and for that extra hair growth boost! Though this amazing oil is just now getting all the hype, it has been used in for thousands of years in Ancient Indian Ayurveda for hair massages, growth, moisturizing and much more! It has small molecules that can penetrate deep into the hair follicles, thereby stimulating growth. Coconut oil also helps get rid of bacteria and stale oils that block the follicles, thereby alleviating dandruff and itchy scalp issues.
Honey has been hailed since ancient times for its powerful medicinal and healing power. Ancient people even used it to lighten their locks! It contains a multitude of active enzymes, vitamins, minerals and undiscovered nutrients. When it comes to hair, honey works wonders in restoring damaged hair back to its original lustre. It is a natural humectant, which means it absorbs moisture from the surroundings. Honey is also a natural hair conditioner that will soften hair locks and make them silky!
Note: These are the measurements I used for my hair and scalp. They may seem small but it’s perfect for waist long hair. Any more than this will make your hair appear greasy which we don’t want!
How to make your coconut oil honey hair mask:
1. Gather your ingredients. Always remember to use pure honey and organic pure virgin coconut oil as the processed ones usually contains additives that may adversely affect your hair for example: dry out your strands or make them look greasy.
2. Pour 1 tablespoon of your honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into a small bowl. For this you need to make sure your coconut oil is melted. Slightly warm your bottle of coconut oil by running it under hot water.
3. Mix thoroughly and your hair mask is ready for application!
How to apply the coconut oil honey hair mask:
1. Wet your hair and scalp and part your hair into two sections.
2. You can apply the hair mask by massaging it onto your scalp for 2-3 minutes first before slathering it onto your locks.
3. Leave the hair mask on for about 15 minutes. When the time is up, rinse off thoroughly using warm water. In the final rinse, use tepid to cold water to close up the hair follicles.
4. Wrap your hair in a fluffy towel. Keep your hair away from heat if you want to prevent damage by avoiding using a hair dryer if possible.
1. Make sure your scalp and locks are wet before you apply this coconut oil honey hair mask. Be careful when applying though, wet hair is easily prone to breakage much more than dry hair.
2. Before applying, test to see if the hair mask is warm to touch but cool enough to apply onto your scalp.
3. Tie your hair into a low bun and cover with a shower cap to retain the warmth and enable the hair mask to penetrate deep.
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If you are going chemical-free on your hair, but want to save the time of making a homemade shampoo, this Maple Holistics Sage Shampoo is a game-changer. It contains powerful herbs such as sage: for dandruff & itchy scalp treatment, rosemary: for hair growth and prevention of hair loss and spikenard for dandruff treatment. It also has argan, jojoba and tea tree oils that all protect the scalp from germs, keep hair clean as well as hydrated and moisturized. This shampoo does not contain sulfates, so it will not lather the way you are used to, but you will quickly get used to it and notice the difference!