Hey friends! As I’m typing this it is pouring rain, windy and chilly outside and I’m dreaming of beach weather. Come on beach weather!! Anyways today I am doing a little DIY Nourishing Hair Mask that anyone can benefit from. It’s so super easy but packed with great results. Keep reading to learn how to do it!
DIY Nourishing Hair Mask
Guys this post is so simple, but it totally works, so simple or not let’s do this thang!
So the reason I even wanted to do a DIY Hair Mask is because I just got my hair bleached and toned a few days ago and bleach (even used with the right products) can still take a toll on your hair, or at least it does on mine. So a couple days after my fresh hair color, my hair was frizzy and harder to manage. Usually my hair is pretty tame, especially after using Function of Beauty, full review here. When my hair is overly frizzy it kind of drives me crazy, and I end up fiddling with it all day. So Friday night I coated my hair in this mask and let it do it’s thing!
What to use.
Obviously you can see the picture above but I’ll go into more detail.
Castor Oil is really great to use on your hair for hair growth. If you have any thinning spots or gaps from wearing your hair up a lot, or if you hair has just changed over time, give castor oil a try. I just got my hair trimmed so I wasn’t really doing this for my hair to grow longer, however sometimes I feel like my hair is thin, or thinner than it used to be (probably due to how light my hair is now, and heat styling way more). Some say that it can boost hair growth by 5%.
I used Castor Oil to regrow my eyelashes, check that out >> here.
Coconut Oil is perfect for nourishing the hair. Because coconut oil is made up of small fatty acids it really allows it to sink into each hair shaft and totally nourish your hair. It doesn’t just sit on top of the hair like some conditioners. Plus it has tons of vitamins and minerals that your hair loves! My goal was for it to nourish my hair so much that it would tame the frizz I was having, and calm my hair down.
Aside from what I wanted to get out of coconut oil, it can also soothe your scalp from dandruff or dry scalp, can prevent hair loss (goes right along with castor oil), while also adding shine, luster and softness to the hair.
What to do.
I apologize for not taking step by step pictures of this process, but when I got started my hands were so oily, holding a camera would have been a big mess.
- Start with tangle free brushed out hair
- Apply Castor oil to roots and scalp. (don’t forget the scalp underneath your hair in the back)
- Scoop out coconut oil, melt it down and apply to the rest of your hair, cover every piece until your hair looks wet.
- Tie your hair in a bun.
- Leave on as long as you want. You can keep this on over night for the best results, just wear a shower cap and put some towels on your pillow. You can also keep this in your hair for several hours, the night I did this I kept it on for about 5 hours.
- Wash your hair twice. After you have left it on as long as you want, it’s time to wash it out. I highly recommend washing your hair twice with your shampoo to get out all of the oils, if you only wash it once you may end up with oil still in your hair. Condition your hair like normal.
- You are done. Style as usual.
(please do not mind my lipstick in this pic, i just snapped a pic to see if I could see a difference in my hair, and I actually liked the pic so here it is, eaten off lipstick and all haha :) )
My hair feels so soft and smooth ever since I did this hair mask. It is way less frizzy than it was the day before. This mask did exactly what I wanted it to do. Tame my frizzy hair. It even added shine! If you have coconut oil and castor oil at home, seriously do this mask tonight, you will not be disappointed. If you don’t have coconut oil and castor oil, you can find them both at Amazon, or any drugstore or grocery store and they are really affordable. You gotta try this, trust me! :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I appreciate you!
Have you tried this before? What DIY Hair Masks have you tried and loved?
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