Go Coco-NUTS!

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With the beautiful rays of summer comes something not so awesome, but inevitable : frizzy, parched hair.  One of the best and gentlest (and supremely summery) remedies is a DIY coconut oil hair mask.  It’s super simple and inexpensive, especially if you already have some coconut oil in your home.  Coconut oil is absolutely wonderful for your hair and skin and it can help you battle frizz all summer long.  I recommend using this hair mask overnight instead of keeping it in all day because it can make your hair look super greasy.  If you decide to do it overnight, make sure to cover your pillow with a towel or wrap your hair in a towel while sleeping so you don’t get oil all over your bed.

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask:

  1. Take 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil and warm it up in your hands.  It usually comes in a solid, but quickly turns into a liquid when introduced to even the slightest heat.
  2. Distribute the oil throughout your hair, starting at the ends of your hair and working your way up toward your scalp. I would recommend doing this either over a sink or over your tub in case some drips while you apply it.
  3. Wrap your hair up in either a towel or a top knot and leave the coconut oil in for at least 30 minutes.  Ultimately, the longer you leave it in, the better.  Personally, I like leaving the coconut oil in overnight and I wash it out in the morning.
  4. After you are done, wash your hair thoroughly with a natural shampoo making sure the shampoo reaches the middle portion of your hair at the nape of your neck (I learned this from experience- you don’t want greasy hair because you missed a spot).   You don’t have to condition afterward, just dry and enjoy!

And in honor of this coconut oil post I just have to include this video:

What do you think about using coconut oil for beauty purposes?  What are some of your favorite ways to use coconut oil?


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