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Coconut Oil Hair Treatment: 5 Natural DIY Hair Masks

It's no secret that we're all about loving our hair naturally here at Love Hair, but with so many hair care products teeming with harsh chemical ingredients, it's hard to do so with regular drug store and even professional hair care products. That's why we decided to gather up our favourite, all natural ingredients instead, and create our own hair masks right at home. Are you ready to love your hair naturally? Read on.

The Ingredients:

Coconut Oil, avocado, honey, coconut milk, eggs...these raw and natural ingredients have proven to be great resources for achieving shinier, silkier, healthier, hydrated hair (and more). The best thing about these ingredients is that they come straight from Mother Earth. 

Coconut Oil For Hair

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil has always been used as a natural conditioner to treat dry hair. It also produces soft and shiny hair by locking in moisture and preventing scalp dryness. It's a great resource for preventing hair breakage, split ends, and even fly-aways.

Honey

The benefits of honey are endless. First, honey is great for retaining moisture in your hair as it is a natural humectant. This means that it sucks moisture into the hair and prevents it from escaping. This is especially great if you have dry hair and need an extra boost of moisture and hydration. Honey is also an emollient, which helps smoothen and soften your hair, and brings back any lost sheen and shine.

Coconut Milk

It's no surprise that coconut milk is a natural hair repairing remedy, since it is made from the healthy, white flesh of coconuts. Are you suffering from hair loss? If so, coconut milk is loaded with vitamins like niacin and folate, which stimulates circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth. Do you have dry hair? Coconut milk also contains vitamin E and healthy fats, which nourish dry hair, moisturize hair from root to tip, and act as a natural hair de-tangler.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil For Hair

Coconuts truly seem to be the magical ingredient for your hair.  Coconut Oil for hair keeps it moist and soft and prevents hair breakage because of its high moisture retaining capabilities. Since Coconut Oil is loaded with fatty acids, it penetrates the hair more deeply than regular conditioners, leading to beautiful soft, silky, shiny hair. We recommend to use organic Coconut Oil whenever possible. 

Lemon

Lemon is best for those with an oily scalp, as it absorbs excess oil and grease. Lemon is high in vitamin C, which leads to strong hair, and its acidic nature will help clean your hair from any deposited products and dust. Lemon also contains a compound called limonene, which adds bounce and shine to dull, lifeless hair. Lemon juice is also great for fighting dandruff, as it has anti-fungal properties. 

Eggs

Eggs are rich in vitamins A, D, and E, proteins and fatty acids, which help retain the luster and shine in your hair. As your hair is mostly made of protein, this extra boost to the hair leaves it feeling healthy and restored. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known for having antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help with flaky and itchy scalps. It also cleanses the hair without stripping its natural oils, and helps retain the moisture in your hair for better conditioning. 

Apple cider vinegar contains loads of vitamin B, C, and potassium. Since apple cider vinegar is slightly acidic, when you dilute it with water, it works amazingly to balance the pH level of your scalp and cure any ailments. Exposing your hair to this acidic apple cider vinegar also hardens the outside of the hair, which results in hair that shines, is smooth and silky, and less prone to tangling. 

Strawberries

Strawberries aren't just delicious, they also prevent hair loss and thinning! Strawberries have a high ellagic acid content to protect your hair from thinning out, as well as folic acid, vitamins B5 and B6 which all prevent hair loss.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is a great exfoliant, which helps eliminate dead skin cells from the scalp and any residue buildup, leading to healthier hair.

Now that we've covered the ingredients and their uses, here's how transform them into hair masks.

1. Coconut Oil Hair Repairing Mask

What it does: softens hair and restores moisture and shine. 

What you'll need:

- 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil 
- 1 tablespoon of honey

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Transfer mix into a pot and heat up until melted

3. Apply to hair from top to bottom and cover with a shower cap

4. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

5. Rinse

2. Avocado Hair Mask

What it does: restores shine, fights frizz, repairs damaged hair and adds moisture.

What you'll need:

- 1 avocado
- 2 eggs 
- 1 tablespoon of honey 
- 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Apply to your hair from the roots to the ends

3. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

4. Rinse

3. Egg Hair Mask

What it does: softens your hair and restores shine.

What you'll need:

- 1 egg 
- 1 cup of coconut milk 
- 1 squeeze of Lemon 
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

1. Crack one egg into a bowl and beat it

2. Mix 1 cup of coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix well

3. Add a squeeze of lemon and mix well

4. Massage mixture into scalp and let it sit for 15-20 minutes

5. Rinse

4. Strawberry Hair Mask

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

What it does: eliminates excess oil and grease and gives your hair a glossy shine.

What you'll need:

- 6 to 8 fresh strawberries 
- 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil 
- 1 tablespoon of honey

Directions:

1. Blend all ingredients to form a puree

2. Apply evenly to damp hair

3. Let it sit for 5-10 mins

4. Rinse well with warm water

5. Brown Sugar Mask

What it does: aides dry, itchy or flaky scalps and removes any dead skin cells.

What you'll need:

- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Apply to your hair from top to bottom

3. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

4. Rinse

It's that easy. These hair masks take only a few minutes to whip up, give your hair all that natural goodness, and actually work. Loving your hair naturally has never been easier. 

Do you have any favourite natural hair masks? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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