Friday, April 12, 2013

DIY Coconut Oil & Honey Hair Mask

I have curly hair and it tends to get dried out easily. I've been on a diy/natural kinda kick lately and thought I'd share one of the hair masks I really enjoy.

DIY Coconut Oil & Honey Hair Mask


  • 1 tbls of coconut oil (organic virgin unrefined is best)
  • 1/2 - 1 tbls of honey 
  • shower cap/plastic bag/saran wrap
Take 1 tbls of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat it up for 10-25 seconds till its melted.  Add in 1/2 - 1 tbls of honey (I usually use 1) and heat up for about 15 seconds then whisk together. Apply it to your hair starting at the ends if you do put in in your roots just use a little bit and massage in as best as you can. Be gentle when applying because the honey does make it really sticky just kinda rub and scrunch. Don't worry it will come out fine! When your done applying it threw your hair your gonna want to put on a shower cap or saran wrap or plastic bag what ever you have will work. I like to take my blow dryer and put it on warm and just put it over your head for a couple minutes so the oil gets heated up in your hair (this is optional you don't have to but I feel like it works better if you do). Your going to want to leave it on for 30-40 minutes. You could leave it on longer if you like I've gotten busy doing things around the house and taking care of the baby and forgot about it. Then you'll wash your hair out (you may need to shampoo twice if it still seems oily). Enjoy your soft, shiny and moisturized hair! let me know what you think if you try this out. I'm planning on posting more diy recipes, let me know if you like them or not.

Just as a side note I use Trader Joe's coconut oil its about $7 a jar at my local store and I get my honey from a local bee place its about $15 for a large mason jar. You can use what ever you like or have. Most stores sell coconut oil you can find it by the baking isle. I know my local walmart sells some.

10 comments:

  1. I usually use olive oil for a deep condition. What does the honey do for your hair?
    (I came from mommifried's link up.)

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  2. Honey atracts moister and softens and shines. It also has a lot of vitamins and minerals. You should try adding some to olive oil it works really good to. Thanks so much for checking out my blog!

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  3. It took me awhile but I've finally bought a jar of coconut oil from Trader Joe's. Alongside using it for cooking, I put it on my feet before bed. They are the softest feet in years!

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    1. You should I think you would really like it!

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  5. Thanks for posting this, I've been trying to grow my hair out, and I'm thinking it just needs to be repaired and I heard coconut oil is really good for your hair!!

    Vicky
    http://alovelylittleaddiction.com/

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    1. I think it would really help you in growing your hair out. I would try and do it 1 a week. Thanks so much for following!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this. I am looking for something to smooth my son's skin and many have told me to use coconut oil. I think I will stop by today and pick some up and use your recipe too :). Thank you for sharing this @ The Show Off Blog Party. We look forward to seeing you again next week!!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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    1. Coconut oil is really good for the skin to and a little bit goes a long way. I hope it helps your little guys skin.:) Thanks Jessica!

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  7. Just stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I did. I have a 15 month old son and since having him my condition of my hair is awful. I will definitely try this.

    Thank you so much.

    New follower:

    http://sugarplumandsaddleshoes.blogspot.co.uk

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