DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask and Rinse
This past winter was the first time I'd gotten my hair professionally dyed. So, 10 months later, I've noticed that my hair is starting to look a little damaged. I wanted a treatment that I could make with ingredients that I already had in my kitchen. Enter, a hair mask and rinse.
A coconut oil mask can be as simple as applying 2-4 Tbsps of coconut oil directly to your hair. But if you want a little extra nourishment, you can follow these instructions for a mask and rinse!
- 2-4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 5-10 drops essential oils*
- 2-4 tablespoons of honey*
- 1-2 eggs
Ingredient amounts will depend on length of hair
Making the mask:
- Fill a saucepan with water and place on medium heat.
- In a small bowl combine coconut oil, honey, and essential oils.
- Place small bowl into saucepan to heat the oils.
- Once softened, whisk oils and honey together.
You can apply the mask to dry or wet hair, but I recommend damp, towel-dried hair. Also be sure to brush / comb your hair beforehand. The mask will make your hair slightly tangled, so best to start with a detangled base.
- Apply generously starting from the top of your hair, working down.
- Focus on your hair, as opposed to lathering it into your scalp
- Throw your hair up into a bun so you don't have it touching anything while it's sticky
- Relax, throw on an episode (or two) of HIMYM, and let the mask sit for 30-60 min
An egg rinse is a great way to help get your deep-conditioning mask out of your hair. Eggs are clarifying for you hair, so aid in rinsing out this deep conditioning.
- Mix 1-2 eggs with 1-2 tablespoons of water.
- If you have long hair like mine you may need two eggs.
- Coat all of the hair that you treated with the eggs and then massage the rest into your scalp. Then leave for 5-10 min.
- I did this in the shower, so that I could apply and rinse w/o a mess
- Rinse out with cool-luke warm water
- This is very important! If you rinse with hot water you could end up with scrambled eggs in your hair!)
- Wash your hair as needed, it will be different for every person:
- Some people only need the rinse, others just need to shampoo their scalp, and sometimes you need to thoroughly shampoo the hair that you coated with the mask.
- I needed to thoroughly shampoo all of my hair, though I normally only shampoo my scalp.