Saturday, 26 January 2013

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Coconut oil has many uses and benefits. It can be used to cook with/eat, to moisturise the skin and as a hair treatment which is what I am going to talk about today.
I purchased this big tub from Holland and Barret a few months ago for £16.55 and I can tell it's going to last a long time! I've been using it as a hair mask/treatment, all I do is place a couple of spoonfuls into a bowl. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so I then heat it up by placing the bowl on top of a saucepan of water on the stove. The heat turns the texture into a oil, the heat also helps the oil to penetrate the hair better! Then I just apply it to dry hair, I section my hair off so its easier to apply. Once the coconut oil is applied all over the hair, tie it up using a hair band or a clip then wrap your hair in clingfilm or a shower cap, you can then apply heat from a hair dryer which will open the cuticle so the oil can absorb faster! Leave the oil on for at least 20-30 minutes, sometimes I leave it on longer, (the longer you leave it on the better!) After that I shampoo and condition my hair as normal, make sure to wash thoroughly to remove all the oil.
 

I really do notice a real difference when I use this! I have dry/damaged hair
as I get it bleached/heat styling etc...After I use this my hair feels sooo soft and looks a lot more shiny! It has also helped the overall condition and health of my hair! It's a lot more healthier and doesn't break as much! I tend to use this once a week, you can use it more or less depending on your hair.
 
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  1. I love using organic coconut oil on my hair, I have been using it since i first went blonde. My hair loves it! I got mine on ebay for about a fiver though x


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