I love a good DIY beauty project especially if it involves essential oils! DIY essential oil remedies fill our entire home. From DIY cleaner to soap to body scrubs and even this DIY all natural Strengthener and Conditioner Hair Mask. It’s wonderful for all hair types as it only includes gentle ingredients. The essential oils in this coconut oil hair mask recipe help strengthen each hair follicle starting at the roots and the coconut oil is very moisturizing and contains tons of healthy hair nutrients.
Strengthening and Conditionering Coconut Oil Hair Mask Recipe
Supplies needed to make hair treatment for damaged hair:
- Liquid Coconut Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Small Mixing Bowl
Coconut Oil Hair Benefits
This hair mask recipe relies on coconut oil as the base. This is because coconut oil hair benefits are many.
To begin with, coconut oil can help repair and protect your hair. As VeryWellHealth points out, “coconut oil is similar to natural hair proteins and has a unique ability to penetrate the hair shaft…By penetrating the hair, the coconut oil can reduce the amount of water absorbed into your hair. This helps limit everyday hair damage.” Healthy hair relies on the protein health of your hair. Coconut oil helps reduce protein loss thereby protecting and repairing.
Coconut oil also benefits your hair by protecting your scalp. It is considered to be an effective treatment for dry scalp and dandruff. As Healthline points out, coconut oil likely penetrates beneath the top layer of skin and acts as a barrier to help protect from further dryness and inflammation.
As Dr. Axe says, “Coconut oil is rich in anti-microbial properties, lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids that strengthen hair, condition the scalp, and help to regrow hair.”
Instructions on how to make a DIY hair mask damaged hair will love:
Start by grabbing your coconut oil hair mask recipe supplies and head to the kitchen counter. Measure out 1-2 Tablespoons of your liquid coconut oil. 1 TBSP for short to medium length hair and 2 TBSP for longer hair.
Next, grab your essential oils and add 4-5 drops of each: Lavender, Cedarwood and Rosemary. According to Natural Living Ideas, lavender essential oil can improve blood circulation, promote hair growth, and prevent hair loss when massaged into the hair and scalp. Rosemary essential oil is rich in antioxidants that help combat premature graying and thinning of hair. Cedarwood essential oil is used to treat hair loss and dandruff. Gently stir in the essential oils to mix oils together well. Your natural hair mask is now ready to use!
How To Use Coconut Oil Hair Mask:
There are a couple of ways to use your Hair Mask. After shampooing your hair in the shower, skip your regular conditioner. Gently ring out excess water and add your Conditioning Hair Mask. Start at the roots and work your way down to the ends of your hair. You can even use a comb to help distribute it evenly. Twist up in a bun and secure with a hair tie. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and rinse out. If you feel like its too oily after rinsing, you can add a tiny bit of shampoo to wash it out. Another way to use it is to just add to dry hair before hoping in the shower! Wash, rinse and style as usual. This natural hair mask is so great for repairing dry damaged hair helping natural hair growth.
Have you ever tried a coconut oil hair mask recipe before? This one is simple and works great! If you are looking for a homemade hair treatment for damaged hair, whip this one up! I think you will really like the results!