Let’s be honest here. Chances are by now you’ve heard of the do-it-yourself beauty treatments AKA beauty hacks. I’m sure you have all seen the infamous Pinterest fails too! While I am usually skeptical of diy projects I had to try the coconut oil hair mask. My poor hair is in desperate need of some L-O-V-E. It’s oily at the roots & dry at the ends. To top it off I deal with crazy waves. I know you’re supposed to love your natural hair, but who doesn’t want to tame their mane?
Helpful Tip – I highly recommend wearing an old shirt or an article of clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.
*Don’t be alarmed at my before photo.*
I told you it was all over the place!
This is the coconut oil I used. I found it at my local grocery store. You do not need to heat it up beforehand. The heat from your hands will help the coconut oil melt while you are applying it to your hair. Now I decided to put my hair in a ponytail and only applied the coconut oil to the length of my hair. Afterwards my hair was placed in a bun so I could keep everything in place.
Once my hair was full of coconut oil goodness I decided to apply heat via my handy dandy blow dryer! Some people sleep with these masks or leave them alone, but I do not have the patience for either of those methods. The purpose of the heat was to allow the hair follicles to open up so the coconut oil could go to work!!! I used the low heat setting for ten minutes. After that I left the mask on for 50 more minutes. In total I left my mask on for one hour.
Now it was time for me to rinse. It’s a simple process. This was all I did:
*Rinse coconut oil from hair
*Partial air dry/partial blow dry
I decided than when I washed my hair that I wanted to give it a little boost. I used the Keratin Smooth line from TRESemme` that I am a huge fan of.
Here is what the end result looked like. Drumroll puh-lease……..
Doesn’t that look amazing? I know I still have split/dead ends that I need to cut off, but I am so happy with the end result.
What a difference! I am so thrilled to share this with all of you.
Have you tried this beauty hack before? What others have worked for you?