I’ve been struggling with dry hair my whole life since having blond and fine hair. Finding that one perfect mask is a neverending search. However, I have discovered that it is a good strategy to alternate masks and oils to get the best results. Making them yourself with all-natural ingredients is also the perfect antidote against chemical-loaded products and most importantly they don’t use silicones which I banned from my hair routine about a year ago. In my book “The complete guide to healthy hair.” I already shared some DIY hair treatments but today I would like to share one I have been testing during this pandemic. At least this pandemic is good for one thing: time to try and test new things as I am working from my home office and I can walk around with face- and hair masks. ūüėā I always prefer to make masks with ingredients I already have in my personal beauty department store or my kitchen pantry. This mask uses coconut oil and honey which I stock at home anyway.

The ingredients you need.

  • Extra-Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
    • This deliciously, exotic healthy kitchen staple is high in lauric acid which deeply¬†penetrates the hair shaft, nourishing the hair with¬†vitamins, minerals and fatty acids,¬†rich¬†in antioxidants, has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
    • It conditions the scalp improving blood circulation and penetrates the hair shaft to moisturize and strengthen hair strands from within. Its deeply intense conditioning assets help you to grow healthy long and strong hair.
    • Using pure coconut oil is the better option since a lot of popular brands put the oil on their product ingredient list but at the same time top it with loads of chemicals and silicones which only dry your hair and harm your health which is actually limiting the effect of this natural oil. And most of the time they use so little of it in their formula that it has no benefit at all… they make you think there is a lot of it in it but they cover this up with a chemical coconut perfume.
  • Organic, raw honey
    • Honey is a natural emollient and humectant, making it the perfect moisturizer for dry hair strands. Emollients have the ability to smooth the hair cuticles, adding shine and lustre to dry and dull hair. The humectant properties bind¬†water molecules, locking in moisture. Result: healthy hair with natural shine and lustre.
    • the antimicrobial agents also take care of your scalp which, I keep repeating this over and over, the soil on which your hair grows. Healthy soil = healthy crops. Same with your hair.

The recipe.

1. Combine 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil with 1 tablespoon of honey into a bowl that is microwave safe. (I like Tupperware pots that are ok for microwaving) (double the amount if you have very thick hair) Use a measuring spoon to measure. You can buy them at the supermarket or from Tupperware)

2. Put in the microwave at very low power. You do not want to destroy the natural power in the ingredients. If you do not want to use a microwave you can heat it au-bain-marie. (= put the bowl in another bowl with hot water)

3. When all is melted, stir well and let it cool.

4. Apply the mask to your hair starting at the scalp working your way to the end of your hair strands. Make sure hair is fully covered.

4. Wrap your hair in plastic foil or opt for a reusable shower cap (= my favourite as it is more sustainable) or use a thin hairwrap or old T-Shirt to avoid any spilling and to let it really soak into your hair.

5. After 30 minutes, rinse off with warm water and shampoo and condition with natural silicon-free products. Read one of my articles on silicones HERE)

6. Et Voilà: soft, shiny, glossy hair

Hope you like this mask! Let me know how you liked it. If you have any amazing DIY hair care secrets? Then please share with me in the comments below.