In recent years, edible coconut oil has become well known for its many health benefits. According to some researchers, it improves brain function, cardiovascular health, and reduces levels of bad cholesterol. Externally, it is often used in health and beauty rituals such as mouthwash, skin moisturizer, makeup remover, etc. But did you know that you can make your own coconut oil mask to use as a weekly nourishing treatment? Here’s how!
What are the benefits of a coconut oil hair mask?
As you can imagine, hair colouring, styling, drying and exposure to environmental influences weakens hair over time and damages it. Fortunately, there are natural and affordable ways to protect your hair from this damage and restore it. Due to its unique chemical composition, coconut butter is one of the vegetable oils that are good for you and this applies to your hair as well. What exactly are its benefits and how can you get the most out of it with a coconut oil hair mask? Research has shown that coconut oil can:
Reduce protein loss
Hair is a protein and consists of three layers. Chemical, mechanical, and heat treatments cause your hair to lose the proteins that make up the cortex (the middle layer, which is the thickest). A 2017 review of studies confirmed that coconut oil reduces protein loss when used as a pre- and post-wash care product.
Nourishes hair from within
Coconut oil has been shown to have a low molecular weight compared to other types of vegetable oils. This feature facilitates the absorption of oil into the hair shaft, nourishing it deeply.
Since butter penetrates the hair shaft better, it can also help protect your hair from drying out. Therefore, a coconut oil hair mask has an important moisturizing effect.
According to research, coconut oil can relieve inflammation from eczema of the skin or scalp in children, reduce dandruff due to its antimicrobial, antifungal and moisturizing properties, and protect against lice when combined with anise!
Coconut butter for what type of hair?
Most hair types can benefit from increased hydration and reduced protein loss. However, a coconut oil hair mask is especially useful if your hair is dry, frizzy, frizzy, or prone to breakage. Girls with curly hair that lacks elasticity will be delighted with the effect coconut butter has on their mores.
Coconut oil hair mask – the basic recipe
You can make a simple coconut oil hair mask using two tablespoons of melted butter. For best results, use an organic, unrefined oil. Then protect your clothing by putting a towel around your neck. You can also apply the treatment in the shower, on wet hair. Otherwise, wet your hair before starting.
Next, divide your hair into 3 or 4 sections to make it easier to apply the warm (not hot) oilseed pomade. Distribute it evenly over the lengths of the hair, avoiding the roots and emphasizing the ends. Logically, this applies more if you have oily roots and dry ends.
Once your hair is completely covered, put a shower cap on your head and leave the mask on for one to two hours. Some people like to leave it on overnight for a deeper conditioning. Finally, rinse with lukewarm water and shampoo and conditioner as usual.
Hair care coconut butter and honey
Ingredients and instructions:
1 tablespoon raw organic honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Add coconut oil and honey to a small saucepan, heat over low heat and stir until smooth. Leave to cool and apply generously to damp hair. Leave it on for 40 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Wash as usual.
Coconut oil and egg hair mask
Ingredients and application:
2 tablespoons melted coconut butter
1 egg (scrambled)
Mix the melted coconut oil and beaten eggs in a bowl until combined. Apply to wet hair as described above. Leave the coconut oil and egg mask on the hair for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Wash with shampoo and treat with conditioner as usual. So !
Sources used: www.healthline.com