Hello hello! I wanted to hop back on the blog tonight with another new post about coconut oil! I’m really starting to try and stick to weekly posts for you guys. I know consistency is KEY here so please let me know if you find value in the new schedule, rather than my random posting timeline from this past year. Constantly a student in this blogging world ya know? And each and every one of your comments is truly so appreciated. SO, tonight let’s chat about my newest coconut oil usage obsession.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Two words: HAIR. MASK.
I started testing this out last year when we moved to Cali because my hair was SO FREAKING DRY. I think it was due to the dry environment out here versus the humidity I experienced back in Texas. And I also have always had extra dry hair because I routinely have highlighted it since I was in high school. A topic for a future post because I definitely have a very specific way of keeping it blonde these days- but using a far less toxic process. Stay tuned.
So when should you lather your hair up in the coco goodness?
Anytime really where it can sit for at least an hour. I specifically recommend it as a way to multitask during yoga if you’re a yogi kind of gal (or guy!) I currently go to Sweat Yoga here in Santa Monica that uses infrared heat in their studios, so the coconut oil really cooks in there during the class.
And like I said, I color my hair and I checked with my hair colorist guru to get his stamp of approval on this (shoutout to Conner at Lure Salon in Dallas!) So do not fear, it is SAFE for color-treated hair.
And how much should you use?
I say as much as you want. I flip my head over and take two big ass scoops and run it from the start of a high ponytail all the way to the ends. Then I put it in a bun on top of my head for the duration of my workout class. Also, I feel like I should note that I naturally have hair that gets oily fast. Like, I have to wash it every 3 days and I usually always avoid putting conditioner near my roots. But it’s weird, I swear this doesn’t make my hair oily or make me breakout or anything! Based on my research it’s thanks to coconut oil’s crazy beneficial antimicrobial properties. Blessed!
After you’ve let it sit for a bit, just wash off- shampoo and condition as normal. Sometimes if it feels like I have some left under my neck area or in my roots, I’ll shampoo with just a small amount more. Then, viola! Stronger, healthier hair in just a few hours that didn’t cost anything extra and is so easy to do right at home. It makes my breakage and any split ends way more manageable AND it helps my hair blow dry great too. No greasy after effects.
Alright, what other posts would you guys like to see about coconut oil? Do you cook with coconut oil? Have you ever heard of coconut oil pulling? I talk about it in this other post HERE if you’re looking for your next read.