Since I mentioned making a coconut oil hair mask in my February Favorites post, several people have asked me to share more detailed information. As a result, today I want to share with you all my simple, but effective…
Coconut Oil Hair Mask
You will need…
organic virgin unrefined coconut oil
(amount varies depending on the length of your hair)
8 drops rosemary essential oil
8 drops peppermint essential oil
Why Rosemary and Peppermint?
Rosemary truly nourishes hair. It can help fight oiliness and it is also known to be fantastic for cleansing, strengthening, and stimulating the hair follicle and scalp.
Peppermint is wonderful for stimulating and balancing the pH level of the scalp. It helps with dryness, hair loss, and promoting healthy hair growth. The scent is lovely and clean.
Feel free to email me at poppyanthology[at]gmail.com with any questions you may have
or you can order your starter kit here.
1. Fill a saucepan with water to melt coconut oil (use like a makeshift double boiler.)
2. Add jar with coconut oil so it can melt over the heat.
3. Once the oil is primarily liquid, take the jar out of the water and get ready to add your oils.
4. Add oils and stir.
5. You should be left with lovely liquid coconut oil that smells of peppermint and rosemary.
Coat your hair in the oil mixture.
(I typically rub in it, starting at my ends and then working my way up to massage the scalp.)
6. Let the hair mask sit. Pull your oil-coated hair into a bun, and leave it in for a least an hour.
(I usually spread a towel over my pillow and leave it in overnight.)
7. When you’re ready to wash it out, be prepared for a lot of washing.
My routine is to use a raw egg in my hair to cut through the grease (wash in cold water otherwise you’ll get bits of cooked eggs in your hair!) and then I’ll wash three times with my shampoo bar because it’s so gentle. After, I’ll do an apple cider vinegar rinse of a few tablespoons of ACV in a cup of warm water.
Note: I’d recommend trying this hair mask on a day when you’ll be at home in case your hair is still oily after you wash it. It can take a bit of time to figure out how much oil works for your hair and how many times you need to wash it after to get it all out.
8. Enjoy your soft, nourished, healthy hair!
(I usually do this mask every 1-2 months)
Feel free to comment below if you have any questions – I’d be happy to help.