Yes, I know I said I wouldn't be around too much because of exams, but it's precisely for that reason that I'm writing this post- essay and revision procrastination in its most simplest form. I decided to give this DIY hair treatment a go after hearing various good things about using coconut oil on your hair. So why not?
Coconut oil is said to be one of the best things you can put on your hair as it really nourish and moisturises it as it helps stop protein loss from your hair so if you're a curly girl like me, this is great! It's also said to be great at combating scalp issues such as dandruff. I got mine from an Indian shop near to where I live but you can also order it online from place like Amazon. If you can try and get extra virgin, unrefined coconut oil as it will be in its purest form and therefore, easier for your hair to absorb.
Honey is yet another natural ingredient that helps your hair stay healthy and happy. It can also over time, naturally lighten your hair.
The egg is optional, but as everyone knows, eggs are a great source of protein and hair is essentially just one long strand of protein so a little extra can't hurt. And in case you're wondering, it won't make your hair smell like eggs. That would only happen if its gone off. It also helps tie all the ingredients together but it's not essential.
Here's what you'll need:
Shower cap/ clingfilm/ plastic bag
1. Take your coconut oil and put the desired amount into a microwaveable bowl. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature
2. Melt it in the microwave for about 50 seconds and then stir the rest until it's completely melted. Be careful as we don't want the oil to be too hot- it should be warm to touch
3. Add the honey. About 1 tbsp should do it, you don't need too much or else it gets sticky very easily
4. Re warm it in the microwave if necessary so that all the ingredients are liquid and smooth
5. Add the egg (optional)
6. Whisk all the ingredients together.
7. Grab a towel round your shoulders and, working from the tips up, work it into your hair
8. Leave on for 30-40 mins and keep it wrapped up and covered
9. Wash out with a small amount of shampoo
And that's it! It doesn't matter if you don't get all the residue out as a little bit left on overnight, will do no harm and then you can just wash your hair the next morning as normal. Your hair will be left smooth and shiny. Some people recommend this as a regular treatment to combat damaged or dry hair and it's definately something I will be considering to keep my hair healthy as possible.
Let me know if you try it!
Hope you've had a good weekend