I’ve been praising, tweeting, blogging and talking about coconut for days; how tasty it is to cook with or how lovely it feels on the skin. I have finally tried frying pancakes with coconut oil and they were delicious! And now is the time to share another recipe with you, my lovely readers.
Personally to me, Coconut Oil is the best hair treatment I could find. Ever. It’s heaven for dry and damaged hair as it helps them to regrow faster and healthier. Look for pure and unrefined Coconut Oil, without any additives and forget about all the expensive cosmetic products.
Coconut Oil protects your hair and makes it look full and dense. It seals the hair from inside and retains the internal moisture that way keeping your hair moisturised, silky and shiny. It also helps to heal your scalp from dandruff.
The oil is beneficial not only to your hair, but also to your skin and overall health. I make sure I cook more with Coconut Oil and use it in my daily routine. Body scrubs and lotions made from this oil are absolutely lush!
Honey in this loooovely hair mask will nourish your hair. It’s a natural humectant – has the ability to attracts the moisture from outside and helps to retain it in your hair. It’s brilliant, cheap and natural!
Natural Hair Conditioning Mask: Coconut & Honey
1-2 tsp Virgin Coconut Oil (use less for short hair)
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (optional)
a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional)
In a small dish, combine the oil with honey.
Mix the ingredients well until you get a smooth paste.
And… well, it’s ready to use! Smooth it over your damp hair and keep the mask on for about 20-30 minutes. Shampoo. Easy, inexpensive and very effective! I tend to keep this mask for longer than half an hour, sometimes I would sit with the mask in my hair all morning!
But last Saturday I thought I’d splash out a little bit and add something else to this super nourishing mask. And so I added a splash of lemon juice and a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil. It was absolutely divine! If you love peppermint scent, of course…
But because Coconut Oil doesn’t always want to blend with lemon juice, I had to find a way to befriend the two ingredients! Just heat the dish a little bit (make sure it’s heat proof!) until the oil melts (and it melts really quickly) then add the Peppermint Essential Oil! Apply the mask to your hair and wrap it in a towel to keep it warm. Shampoo your hair well 20-30 minutes later.
Peppermint Essential Oil is amazing for the hair. It has regenerative properties and promotes hair growth leaving it greatly revitalised. Hours later I could still smell the fresh peppermint in my hair!