Looking to add shine back to your hair? And moisturize at the same time? A coconut oil hair mask could be a great option for you!
After months of cold winter weather, many of us are looking forward to Spring, warm weather, and sunshine. Staying inside during the winter often causes our hair to become dull due to a lack of sunlight. While too much sunlight can damage your hair, a small dose each day adds the perfect amount of gleam.
Other causes of dull hair could include using the wrong products for your hair type, overusing chemicals in your hair, and not getting enough nutrients in your diet. Lucky for us all, there are countless ways to get your hair back to its natural shine and glow.
Our hair mask today combines two all-purpose beauty ingredients: coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.
Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Hair
Using coconut oil as a hair mask can help moisturize and seal your hair. Research shows that more than any other natural oil, coconut helps to prevent protein loss. Additionally, applying oil to your hair before and after showering protects it from damage when it is wet (this is when your hair is most vulnerable to damage). Coconut oil can also help prevent sun damage, reduce hair loss, and treat dandruff.
With so many benefits, it makes sense to add coconut oil to your hair care routine.
Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair
Apple cider vinegar benefits the hair and scalp in a whole host of ways. First and foremost, it balances the pH levels of your hair and scalp which in turn closes the hair cuticle and makes your hair smoother, easier to detangle, shinier, and protects it from damage.
On top of this, apple cider vinegar cleanses the scalp by removing product build-up, reducing color-fading, and promotes a healthy scalp with its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
The Hair Mask Recipe
This is an incredibly simple recipe that will moisturize and deep cleanse your hair.
- 2 Tbs of coconut oil
- 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar
Make sure the coconut oil is in liquid form (heat if necessary) and then combine it in a bowl with the apple cider vinegar. Mix the oil and vinegar together well. You will see beautiful golden bubbles!
When the mixture is cool, apply the mask to dry or damp sections of your hair in sections. Cover your hair with the mixture from root to tip.
Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then follow up with a shower and your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.
Hair Mask Results
I was so pleasantly surprised by the immediate results of this hair mask. While brushing my wet hair and looking in the mirror, my hair was visibly brighter and shinier on a whole new level. My hair was easily detangled and only needed a few strokes of the hairbrush. It was incredibly soft and smooth. Softer and smoother than it has been in months. I highly recommend trying out this hair mask. The 10 minutes is highly worth it.