Last Updated on February 8, 2024 by Kapuluan
There are multiple ways in which your hair can benefit from a coconut oil hair mask treatment.
One of the significant components of coconut oil, lauric acid, is a fatty acid that binds hair proteins, thus helping protect roots and preventing hair breakage. A study conducted in 2003 revealed that coconut oil could reduce or prevent hair protein loss more effectively than mineral and sunflower oils, which are the most common oils used in hair care products.
Coconut oil is a natural hair moisturizer and conditioner that can penetrate the hair shaft, healing and conditioning from within. Coconut oil is also an effective remedy for damaged hair, as it is full of nutrients like iron, vitamin E, and vitamin K. These aid in your hair’s shine and softness while protecting it from the elements.
Massaging your scalp with a coconut oil hair mask also increases blood circulation. Improving this gives your follicles the required nutrients and oxygen, leading to hair growth.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask Treatment
- Raw Organic Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- 1 TSP organic honey
- 1 Free range egg
- 1. Mix all ingredients
- 2. Massage into slightly damp hair
- 3. Leave it in for 15-30 minutes
- 4. Wash out with shampoo and conditioner
You want to apply the coconut oil hair mask to the scalp. This is where the hair grows from, and you will get the most significant benefit. Before shampooing, apply generously to the scalp and gently rub the oil into your skin. Then, cover your whole scalp and massage it for a few minutes.
You then want to apply it to the rest of your hair, from the root to the ends. Let the oil set in your hair for at least 30 minutes, up to four hours if you have severe breakage problems or are trying to get the most benefits. Then, you can apply it before bed and wrap it in a towel overnight. Wash out with regular shampoo and condition after treatment.