Last week I shared the simple process for making coconut oil lip gloss. Did you know that coconut oil can be used as a beauty product on your hair as well? This easy coconut oil honey hair mask is natural and relatively inexpensive, and it makes a unique and thoughtful gift. You can make up a large batch of coconut oil honey hair masks, package it in jars from the dollar store, and give it out to all the beauty-conscious people on your Christmas list.Jump to Recipe
Homemade Gift: Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask
How Is the Honey and Coconut Oil Hair Mask Good for Your Hair?
Each of the three ingredients in this homemade hair mask has excellent benefits for your (or your giftee’s) hair. That’s it! Just three ingredients that will make your hair look its best.
BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
- Seals in hair moisture
- Contains antibacterial and antifungal properties (helps to control dandruff)
- Contains nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin K and iron
BENEFITS OF HONEY
- The high sugar content of honey acts as a humectant to maintain moisture content of hair
- Has anti-bacterial properties for a healthy scalp
- CAN LIGHTEN HAIR OVER TIME
BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
- As an acid, ACV balances the pH of your hair
- Removes buildup from styling products and inexpensive shampoos
- Closes the numerous cuticle scales of your hair leaving it shinier and smoother
How to Make DIY Coconut Oil Hair Masks
When you use this hair mask, you should apply it to clean hair in place of your normal conditioner. Massage into the scalp and work the mixture down the hair shaft. Let it sit on your hair follicles for a few minutes up to half an hour. Rinse thoroughly and gently towel dry.
This mask is especially great for dry hair or damaged hair. Now it won’t get rid of your split ends like magic, but it will help you to have shiny, healthy hair.
Paula Brower Megginson says
This is simply awesome!
How often should this be used on the hair? Before every shower, once a week, monthly?
I bet this smells delicious, really want to give it a try!
Can you use white vinegar instead?
You can. The smell might be a bit stronger though.
Brandie Mctaggart says
Is this applied to wet hairor dry hair and howlong do you leave it on?
Can this be used on color-treated hair?
Awesome tips. I know that coconut oil is good for the hair. But i will surely try the combinations you have mentioned in this blog
There is nothing as good as coconut oil to treat any hair problem.
Do i apply this treatment before my normal hair wash with shampoo and conditioner?
never microwave your coconut oil before applying it to your hair the microwave kills the enzymes that are there that help your hair, so you’re basically making it pointless. you have to heat it on the stove.