7.07.2014

D.I.Y. - Hair Repair with Coconut Oil

Between curling irons, summertime sun and chlorine water, my hair is in for a harsh few months. I love this season, but there is no arguing it can suck the moisture out of more than just the ground. In addition to upping my water intake and eating all the good fruits and veggies that make your hair, nails, and skin healthy, I've been looking for easy treatments I can do at home to keep moisture in my locks.

I knew coconut oil had been the "it" cooking ingredient over the last year, but I wasn't aware of all the uses it has for beauty care until recently. I had a conversation with a coworker during our 2-O'clock-tea-slump-trip-to-the-kitchen and she enlightened me on amazing mask you can make with coconut oil. I naturally asked a few more questions and then went home and slathered it all over my head. It was amazing, and my hair feels great after each treatment.


I added tea tree oil to my first mask and I'm going to try mint in next weekend's mask but know it's not a necessity; the coconut oil is amazing on its own. Enjoy!

Ingredients
- Coconut Oil
- Tea Tree, Mint, or Lavender Oil
- Hair Tie

Directions
1. Add coconut oil and essential oil of your choice in medium size glass bowl and mix.


2. Apply it all over your head, working it from roots to ends.

3. Twist up in a top knot and leave for 1-2 hours.  You can also sit under a hair dryer for 15 minutes if you are short on time.
4. Wash hair with sulfate free shampoo and dry. (NOTE: I washed mine twice and then let it air dry overnight.)

This is quickly becoming part of my Sunday tradition.  It puts so much moisture back into my locks and it is so easy.

I hope you are coming off your Fourth of July weekend gently and enjoying your Monday (as much as you can).

Linking up with the wonderful lady behind Mingle Monday, and Glossy Blonde today!

4 comments:

  1. I'll be trying this tonight! I've been looking for ways to use my coconut oil & I have a bottle of lavender I'll use too! Great post!

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  2. Coconut oil is the best! I love the idea of mixing it with the Tea Tree Oil! Genius!

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