Treat yourself to a hair mask with coconut oil for a total makeover for a complete transformation of how you feel, how you look, and to boost your confidence! And, if you already have coconut oil in your cupboards, then it’s not going to cost you a dime!
We’ll treat you with the top 7 coconut oil enriched hair mask recipes that you’ll need to try tonight! Don’t wait any longer because getting older won’t wait!
7 Top Coconut Oil Hair Mask Recipes
The One Night Stand
There’s no need to get hot and bothered when you can have your own long-term one night stand with the new-found love of your life – coconut oil! An overnight coconut oil infused hair mask treatment will have you soft and shiny come sun up!
Time: 5-10 minutes Servings: 1 application
You can melt down the coconut oil or just use the solid state and rub it in your hands and apply to your hair.
You can start with 1 Tbsp if you wish, but if you have longer and dryer hair, you may want to use more.
Your hair should be wet for maximum hydration.
Section it into parts for easier management.
Lock in the moisture by applying the coconut oil from the roots to the ends.
Put it up in a loose bun.
You can cover it with a shower cap or you can place a towel over your pillow to sleep on.
For more moisturizing, sealing, and silkening properties, you can add 1 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the mixture.
If you have a dry scalp and dry hair, then hopefully it hasn’t worn off on you! To avoid being dried out with dry humor too, this eggy concoction will provide a protein boost, strengthen your strands, and amazingly, it will stimulate sebum production for more natural moisture!
Time: 5 minutes Servings: 1 application
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Raw Honey
1 Egg Yolk
Your choice of essential oil
Put all the base ingredients into a bowl.
Whip it up until you have a smooth consistency.
Add your choice of essential oil or oils.
Section out wet hair and apply from roots to ends.
Put it up in a shower cap and leave on for 20-45 minutes.
Shampoo your hair first with warm water. The heat will open hair follicles for maximum absorption, even for deep penetration into the hair shaft itself.
Rosemary, Sage, and Tea Tree are very popular essential oils for this mask recipe.
Rinse out the mixture from your hair, finishing with a cold rinse. You can also follow up with conditioner.
If you hate being wasteful, set aside the egg whites for a pore-tightening facial while you wait for the hair mask to do its thang!
Bananas and avocados are notorious for their creamy and thick qualities that make green smoothies a delight to chow down on. The potassium, fats, and proteins in these foods are also great for reviving thin and thinning hair! Go on, sneak a taste, but save some for your mask!
Time: 5 minutes Servings: 1 application
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Blend the banana and the avocado well to ensure a lump-free and smooth consistency.
Melt down the coconut oil.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Part your wet hair into sections.
Start with small amounts from your ends up to your roots.
Put it up and cover with a shower cap.
Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes.
Rinse off in the shower and follow with conditioner.
If this recipe makes too much for what you need it for, use only half a banana and half an avocado next time, but keep the 1 Tbsp of coconut oil.
Ripe or overripe bananas are best to use.
Ripe avocados are also the best to use.
For another twist on the revival treatment, replace the banana with a protein-rich egg yolk.
For a stimulating and deep hair treatment, you’re going to seal in all the moisture with all the favorite ingredients that store-bought products love, except you won’t have any of the bad stuff that comes with it! This is also an excellent recipe for natural hair and for hair loss prevention!
A little different from a wash-out mask, this one is a leave-in mask that you can use to prep for all your hair-styling from here on out! Whether it’s braids, up-dos, or two-strand twists, your locks will be moisturized, hydrated, and healthy!
Time: 5 minutes Servings: 20-30 applications
1 Cup Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Aloe Vera Extract
2 Tbsp Sunflower Seed Oil
1 Tsp Vegetable Glycerin
8 Drops Pure Vanilla Extract
12 Drops Lavender Oil
Melt down the coconut oil.
Blend all the base ingredients together for a smooth consistency.
Add the essential oils.
Transfer mixture to a spritz bottle or glass jar with air-tight lid.
Section out hair and spritz all over or apply to sections from root to tips.
Time to style hair!
You can substitute the Aloe Vera Extract with Pure Aloe Vera Juice.
If you’re sensitive to Lavender, you can substitute with an essential oil of your choice.
You can substitute the solid coconut oil for Fractionated Coconut Oil. This is a popular option if you want to use a spritz bottle.
Can be used on dry hair.
If using the mixture after a shampoo and conditioner routine, make sure hair is damp.
If you’ve been guilty of putting a flat iron to your hair, coloring, and using chemical-containing hair products, then a coconut oil hair mask is for you. If you’re guilty of existing and exposing your hair to the weather, sun, and anytime it’s smoky outside, then they are for you too!
The simple way to have said all that would’ve been along the lines of, everyone can benefit from a hair mask made with coconut oil! If you have…
Dry and damaged
Split ends, breakage, weak hair
Oily hair and oily scalp
Dandruff and eczema
Type 4B and 4C hair
Long, short, mid-length, and pixie hair
Thin and thinning hair
Curly, wavy, and coiled hair
We’re pretty sure this list encompasses everyone!
And, if you enjoy smooth, frizz-free, and tangle-free hair, you’d be jumping on the coconut oil band wagon too! It has anti-aging properties, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and moisturizing qualities in just one application, and when you stick to it, you’ll never go back to other types of masks again!
Potential Problems with Hair Masks Containing Coconut Oil
Although rare, allergies and sensitivities may be a cause of having problems with hair masks made with coconut oil. You’ll always want to spot test first with specific ingredients that you want to include in your DIY mask recipe or with a small sample of the complete mixture.
You may also have an aversion and sensitivity to certain essential oils that are called for in some of the recipes. Spot test with the oils first to make sure they’re compatible for your mask.
Nearly all of the time, you can substitute the essential oil that’s needed for an oil that you like. A lot of the time, the oils are just for scent, although they do contain powerful properties that can truly boost the benefits of your hair mask.
You can also substitute coconut for other oils such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Carrier Oils, Jojoba, Argan and Almond Oils.
Being that there are literally oodles of benefits for using coconut oil on your hair, we won’t bore you with them all. Instead, we’ll list out the best benefits so you can get mixin’ and dishin’ it up today!
Moisturizes scalp and hair
Penetrates hair shaft
Deeply penetrates hair follicles
Can treat dandruff with anti-fungal properties
Protects against hair protein loss
Contains Lauric Acid and Vitamin E
Contains fatty acids that are essential for preventing split ends
Adds shine, softness, detangling, and silky smooth benefits
Using superfood in a hair mask is ingenious! You can draw out all the unique hair benefits the natural way! And, while your hair is soaking it in, you can have peace of mind that there’s no hidden, unpronounceable ingredients trying to steal the shine!
An egg and coconut oil hair mask is a brilliant concoction! Eggs are high in protein, they can promote strong strands, and they also naturally encourage your scalp to produce more moisture!
A fat-rich source of vitamins, amino acids, and protein, it helps to not only moisturize hair, but rejuvenate hair for strong, long, and healthy strands!
Rich in potassium, bananas are an excellent ingredient to revive thin and thinning hair.
Loaded with antioxidants, it provides a protectant quality to hair and scalp cells while also deeply moisturizing.
A natural emollient, antiseptic, and antibacterial ingredient, it’s a great natural way to moisturize hair, stimulate and activate hair follicles, clean, and protect hair with a coat of shine and softness.
The proteolytic enzyme-rich ingredient, it offers many wonderful hair benefits including cleansing, healing, and soothing advantages.
Although most masks can be used on dry hair, it’s much easier to manage with wet hair. While many masks are great to apply after your shampoo wash, you can apply it before.
When using eggs, use a whole egg for normal hair types, the egg yolk for dry and damaged hair, and the egg whites for oily hair.
If you’re having trouble washing out the coconut oil, you may have used too much or your shampoo isn’t cut out for the job, or it’s all your hair type’s fault! A simple mixture of one whole egg and two teaspoons of water will work. Mix it together and then apply to your hair for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with luke warm or cool water. You don’t want a scrambled egg coiffure right?
To melt down coconut oil, you can heat it up on low heat on the stove. You can also put the jar into a sink of warm water. Fill a bowl or container with warm water and put the coconut oil into a glass jar to then place into the warm bowl. Whatever you do, don’t use the microwave! You’ll kill off all the beneficial properties it has to offer.
Don’t let your hair age a day older anymore! Instead, coconut oil is the miracle ingredient to help you get your dose from the Fountain of Youth. Made from Mother Nature, it’s a natural remedy to get your hair in tip-top shape tonight!