DIY Hair Treatment- Coconut Oil

Happy Hump Day!

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I’ve done skin, I’ve done shoes, I’ve done buns…Time for hair!  I don’t know about any of you, but my hair took a serious beat down this past winter.  I think it has something to do with working every day, which leads to more showering, blow drying, curling and straightening. Yikes! I look like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket.

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Earlier this week I started to Google at home hair treatments. I was looking for something easy and affordable and not too disgusting.  I didn’t want to do a mayonnaise treatment (sick), or mash up 35 avocados to coat my hair with (expensive), and most certainly did not want to do a “beer rinse” after a long weekend of drinking (barf).  So finally I came across a do it yourself hair treatment that is super easy.  All you need is Virgin Coconut Oil.  We actually had this already in our pantry- who would have thought? You can buy it at Whole Foods.

Here’s how: Coconut oil has a pasty texture- not like olive oil.  So what you have to do is melt it down by putting it into a glass, and then placing the glass into a pot of hot water on the stove until it melts.  Once it’s melted, coat your hair entirely in the oil, bundle it up on your head and put a shower cap on.  Let it sit for 2 hours, and then shower and shampoo.  TA DAAA! Instant, shiny, soft, luxurious locks!

Side Note: Be sure to shampoo 2-3 times to get all the oil out.  If you shampoo only once you are going to be sporting the greasy-mullet look all day. Not cute.

Aloha!

Princess Superstar

3 Comments on "DIY Hair Treatment- Coconut Oil"

  1. marcie says:

    Is your hair wet or dry when you start this process?

  2. Cassandra says:

    Did you find this worked really well without weighing your hair down? I have tried the egg and olive oil mask and it didn’t work well at all! It made my hair feel almost rubbery! I have crazy breakage and I don’t want to resort to cutting it all off!!! :(

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