As a new mom, I’m all about making easy and effective self care recipes! This DIY coconut oil hair mask smells wonderful and is one of my favorites! I usually will make this recipe on the weekends for a little TLC for my hair. The best part about this hair mask is that by adding in essential oils, you can easily customize this mask to your specific hair needs. This coconut oil hair mask leaves my hair feeling incredibly soft and hydrated and I know you will love using it, too!
- Coconut Oil – You can use any brand, but it’s best to try to use one that is Organic, Unrefined, and Cold Pressed. You can find the brand that I used here! I also really like the organic coconut oil from Thrive Market!
- Essential Oil – I will share my favorite oils to include in this hair mask below!
- Argan or Jojoba Oil (Optional) – I like to add either of these oils to my hair mask for an extra boost of hair loving goodness!
A Few Benefits of Using Oils as a Hair Mask:
- Has Anti-Fungal and Anti-Bacterial properties
- Contains Anti-Oxidants, MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides), Lauric Acid, Caprylic Acid, and Capric Acid that can deeply condition hair and promote hair growth
Argan Oil: You can find the brand I use here!
- Can strengthen hair
- Repairs damaged hair
- Protects against heat damage
Jojoba Oil: You can find the brand I use here!
- Softens hair follicles
- Reduces irritation
- Frizz tamer
Measurements for Recipe:
- 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of either Argan or Jojoba oil
- 4-6 drops of essential oil of your choice
Essential Oils I Use for Coconut Oil Hair Mask:
- Scalp Soothing – 2 drops each of Lavender, Tea Tree, and Peppermint
- Long Locks – 2 drops each of Rosemary, Lavender, and Cedarwood
- Deep Conditioning – 2 drops each of Lavender, Geranium, and Sandalwood
- Volume and Strengthening – 2 drops each of Clary Sage, Lavender, and Cedarwood
- Super Shiny – 2-3 drops each of Lavender and Ylang Ylang
How I Use the Coconut Oil Hair Mask:
I combine the ingredients in a small bowl and apply it to the lower half of my hair. If I want the oils to soak into my scalp, I’ll also apply it all over my head! I typically do this right before I hop into the shower. If I have any extra left over, I will use the rest as a shave cream! I try to leave it on for at least 10 minutes while I bathe and then I will wash and condition my hair as usual. If I apply the mask to my scalp, I will usually need to wash my hair twice!
Have you ever used coconut oil to make your own hair mask? If not, I would definitely give it a try! Let me know in the comments below how you liked this recipe!
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