How to Make a Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

Give your hair a burst of moisture with a homemade coconut oil conditioner.

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Coconut oil is a thick, dense oil -- not runny like olive oil -- and is amazing for hair that needs major moisture or hair that is curly or frizzy. If you feel funny about massaging food into your hair, get over it. You can create a super deep-conditioning pack with coconut oil -- and a few other yummy items -- that will turn your frizz into luxurious, shining locks.

Coconut Oil Alone

1.

Scoop 2 or 3 tbsp. of coconut oil into the palm of your hand and run your hands together to warm and soften it up.

2.

Spread the oil all over your tresses from root to tip. The ends of your hair are usually the driest and need the most moisture.

3.

Pop a shower cap on your head, tucking all of your hair beneath it. Wait 20 to 30 minutes. The heat from your scalp will get trapped under the shower cap, heating the oil and making for an ultimate deep conditioning delight. Wash your hair afterward.

Added Ingredients

1.

Warm up a few tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave until it's soft, but not too runny.

2.

Add an equal amount of avocado, plain yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, pumpkin, berries or beer and mix until fully blended.

3.

Spread the mixture all over your hair and put your hair in a shower cap. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes before washing it out.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Coconut oil

3.Avocado, plain yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, pumpkin, berries or beer

5.Mixing spoon

2.Shower cap

4.Microwave-safe dish

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Add three to five drops of peppermint oil to your coconut oil creation. Not only does this smell incredible, it will also give your skin a pleasant tingle that stimulates your scalp and keeps you feeling fresh.

 

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