How to use coconut oil for hair: 6 Homemade Hair mask recipes

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Coconut oil has become very popular in all areas of beauty, especially hair care. And it is because this natural product has many benefits and properties.

I prepared this guide on how to use coconut oil on hair PLUS 6 homemade coconut oil hair mask recipes!

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What are the benefits of the coconut oil for your hair?

Benefits of coconut oil for hair

  • Prevent protein loss  

One study found that unlike other oils, coconut oil applied to the hair before rinsing it prevents the loss of hair protein. The source is below

Rele AS, Mohile RB. Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage. J Cosmet Sci. 2003;54(2):175-192. STUDY RESULTS

  • Moisturize your hair
  • Prevent breakage 
  • Protect your hair from environmental damage, like smoke and sun. 
  • it has antimicrobial properties and could be useful for treating dandruff
  • Consuming coconut oil can promote health on hair because of the nutrients 

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How to use coconut oil for hair? 

hair mask, how to apply coconut oil in hair

Since coconut oil has so many benefits, there are different ways to use it on your hair for great results. These are some of the most popular uses of coconut oil on hair:

  • Prewashed hair protector: 

As the study above states, coconut oil can prevent you from losing some important proteins in your hair. Use a few drops of coconut oil before washing your hair.

For best results, you can leave it on overnight and then wash your hair in the morning.

  • Deep conditioner:

There are so many benefits of coconut oil on hair, that you can also use it as a deep conditioner. You can leave it on your hair after washing by applying only a few drops.

  • Homemade Hair mask: Our hair suffers from many constant damages. You can make many hair masks with coconut oil that can repair your main hair problems! 

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How often apply coconut oil on your hair?

If you use coconut oil to make homemade hair masks, the product is regularly left on your hair for a long time. So you only want to do this 2 or 3 times a week.

coconut oil hair mask homemade recipe

Since like any product, for best results we need to allow a few days to pass between deep applications. If you use coconut oil as an after shower protector you can use a small amount every day without a problem.

 

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7 DIY coconut oil hair masks RECIPES 

1. Coconut oil with avocado Hair mask

Coconut oil with avocado hair mask - homemade recipe. how to use coconout oil on my hair

Benefits of avocado for hair:

  • moisturizes the scalp
  • Moisturizes hair from roots to ends
  • Strengthens the hair follicle
  • Contains Vitamin E that promotes hair growth

Ingredients:

Instructions: 

  1. Crush the avocado with a fork in a container and add the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, preferably previously softened.
  2. Mix very well and apply directly to your hair from roots to ends.

NOTE: If you have very abundant or very long hair, you can double the amount of product to reach all your hair.

  1. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  2. brush your hair to distribute the product
  3. Leave it on for a minimum of 45 minutes before rinsing.

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2. Coconut oil with lemon juice Hair Mask 

coconut oil with lemon juice hair mask- how to use coconut oil for hair

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of lemon juice

Benefits of lemon juice:

  • Contains Vitamin C that promotes the natural collagen production on your hair 
  • Clean the Scalp
  • Balance the PH on your Scalp
  • Can help to prevent dandruff 
  • Add shine to your ends.
  • Can help to prevent hair fall 

Instructions:

  1. Mix the coconut oil with the lemon juice in a bowl 
  2. Apply directly to your hair from roots to ends. Focusing on your Scalp 
  3. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  4. brush your hair to distribute the product
  5. Leave it on for a minimum of 15 minutes before rinsing. No more than 30-40 minutes. 


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3. Coconut oil with egg hair mask

Coconut oil with egg homemade hairmask recipe

Ingredients (for medium hair):

  • 2 egg
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

Benefits of egg for hair: 

  • Egg whites are protein source which can help with repair damaged hair
  • Improve your natural hair growth
  • Adds Shine to your hair 

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl mix well the eggs
  2. Add the coconut oil to the mix 
  3. add the lemon juice
  4. Apply directly to your hair from roots to ends.
  5. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  6. brush your hair to distribute the product
  7. Cover your hair with a shower cap 
  8. After 45 min. Rinse your hair ONYL with cold water and shampoo. 

(Do not use hot water, hot water can cause the egg clump in your hair) 

4. Coconut oil with honey hair mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons of Honey bee

Benefits of honey for hair: 

  • Great hair moisturizer
  • Adds shine 
  • Can promote a strength hair
  • Clean the scalp and prevent for dandruff and dermatitis

Instructions: 

  1. Melt the honey and the coconut oil. 
  2. Mix very well the ingredients and apply to your hair 
  3. Focusing on scalp and ends 
  4. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  5. brush your hair to distribute the product
  6. Leave it on your hair for 30 min. and rinse perfectly. 

5. Coconut oil with aloe vera hair mask

Coconut oil with aloe vera hair mask

Ingredients: 

4 tablespoons of Coconut oil 

1 cup of aloe vera

Benefits of aloe vera for hair:

  • Repair dead skin on cells of the scalp 
  • Promote a smooth and shine hair
  • Promote Hair growth
  • Prevent itching Scalp
  • Relief Dandruff

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel direct from the plant, liquefy the pulp of the aloe vera to obtain gel.
  2. Mix the aloe vera gel with the coconut oil in a bowl
  3. With your hands apply the mixture directly to your hair
  4. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  5. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  6. brush your hair to distribute the product
  7. leave it on your hair for a minimum of 45 minutes. 

NOTE: You can leave this mask on overnight if you prefer. 

6. Coconut oil with tomatoes

Coconut oil with tomatoes hair mask how to use coconut oil for hair

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium tomatoes

Benefits of tomatoes:

  • Promote a healthy hair 
  • Contains Vitamin A, B, C and E
  • Help prevents Hair loss
  • Treats a oily scalp
  • Boost hair growth

Instructions: 

  1. chop the tomato into pieces and blend until tomato juice is obtained.
  2. Mix the tomato with the soft coconut oil in a bowl 
  3. With your hands apply the mixture directly to your hair
  4. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the ends
  5. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  6. brush your hair to distribute the product
  7. Leave it on your hair for at least 45 min. 
  8. Rinse well with shampoo

PRO TIP: Leave this coconut oil with tomato hair mask overnight for better results! Using a shower cap. 

BONUS: Coconut oil with yogurt hair mask

Cococnut oil hair mask with yogurt

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt (without sugar)
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

Benefits of yogurt for hair:

  • Clean the scalp
  • Has lactic acid that is great for cleansing the dead cells of your scalp 
  • Help to hair growth properly
  • Smoothening properties

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl mix the coconut oil and the yogurt
  2. with your hand apply the mask directly to your hair 
  3. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  4. brush your hair to distribute the product
  5. Leave it in your hair for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse well with shampoo

How do you remove coconut oil from your hair?

Wash your hair like you do regularly with shampoo and consider a second wash with to remove all the oil from your hair.  

It can be enough just to wash and rinse your hair once, to leave a lit bit of coconut oil on your hair, and promote the coconut benefits in your hair longer.

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Final thoughts on how to use coconut oil for hair

I love to use 2-3 times a homemade hair maks on my hair. feel like my hair is reborn every time I wear a homemade mask. I like to use coconut oil with avocado, egg, and tomato

Definitely the benefits of coconut oil are many since it is not only very nutritious to consume it in your diet but to use it as a natural alternative for hair and skin is also great. 

If you try any of the recipes, tell me how it turned out in the comments below.

Feel free to commen below what you think about coconut oil and its benefits, have you tried coconut oil in your hair?

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