Ladies, if you’re looking for an easy and affordable hair mask, I’ve got you covered!
I started making this hair mask a few years ago because you just can’t beat its simplicity and effectiveness!
All you will need is a good conditioner and coconut oil.
Make sure you’re using a good conditioner that doesn’t contain a bucketful of chemicals. Allowing products with a lot of harmful chemicals to sit on your hair for a length of time can do more harm than good.
The conditioner I’m using is from Trader Joe’s and it’s a really great, low-price conditioner at only $4! I’m not sure why this awesome shampoo/conditioner is so reasonably priced, but I’m also not complaining. The ingredients aren’t frightening either.
The coconut oil I use is cold-pressed, unrefined, and it is USDA-certified organic. Oh, and it’s only $5 at Aldi! It works great for hair masks.
For my hair length and thickness I mix up:
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp conditioner
I usually have some left over, so this amount can be used on longer or thicker hair.
For shorter or thinner hair, use less.
Mix until it’s light and fluffy. It should look like this:
I’ve found it’s easier to apply to wet hair but also works on dry hair.
Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse.
For the easiest results, use this mask on your hair-washing day and simply plan to shampoo and condition your hair as usual afterward.
Avoid using shampoo directly on the ends of your hair as this will undo all of the moisture you just put into your locks. Rather, allow the shampoo to simply run down the ends of your hair after you have thoroughly washed your scalp. Then condition the ends of your hair (from neck down, avoiding the scalp).
Coconut oil can be difficult to wash out. If you feel you have to over-shampoo your hair to remove the oil, simply add less coconut oil the next time you make your hair mask.
I hope you love this simple and effective hair mask!
Until next time --
Hugs and blessings,