Monday, April 2, 2012

DIY Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner

 

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I have dry hair. It’s brittle, the ends split way too fast after a haircut and don’t even get me started about frizz. I’ve tried a dozen or more deep conditioning treatments, and there were some I liked and some I didn’t. What seemed to be a recurring theme with the treatments I liked, however, was an uncomfortably large price tag.

I read online somewhere that coconut oil does wonders for hair, so I decided to give it a try. Well, I’m really pleased! After one 30 minute treatment my hair is softer, shinier, and the ends appear to be in better shape. It’s also relatively cheap compared to other treatments! This is how it works:

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Scoop a couple of spoonfuls of coconut oil into a ziplock bag. Coconut oil comes as a solid so it needs to be melted. Place the ziplock bag in warm water until the consistency becomes comparable to olive oil.

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Wrap a towel around your shoulders for the application. No one likes oil on their clothes. Separate your layers into two parts by securing your upper layers at the top of your head.

Dip your fingers in the coconut oil and begin running your fingers through your bottom layers until completely coated. Let down your top layers and repeat.

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Wrap your head in a towel and leave in for 20 to 30 minutes. Shampoo and Condition your hair as normal.


I was very impressed with the simplicity of this whole process. It was quick, easy, and it really worked! I’m actually having trouble keeping myself from constantly running my fingers through my hair. I think I will do this treatment once a week or maybe once every other week to keep my hair looking strong, shiny, and beautiful!

Do you deep condition your hair? What products do you use?

10 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh great idea! I'm a tad lazy when it comes to hair keep up. Hair dressers probably cringe at my split ends :S But this seems easy and who doesn't love the smell of coconut?!
Thanks lady!
Lauren

Pia said...

I have heard so many good things about coconut oil and I really need to try it!
My hair is very dry as well. What has helped me a LOT was mixing one avocado with some olive oil and leaving it in my hair for about an hour. That worked magic!

Alyx said...

Interesting - I'll have to try it!

eef said...

I love coconut oil! I haven't been deep conditioning my hair lately, but when I do I typically do a mix of coconut and olive oil with raw egg--sounds gross, but the egg protein is good for your hair.

I also made a little bottle of argon, coconut, and tea tree oil that I use as a leave-in conditioner and face moisturizer.

Natasha said...

ahhh! LOVE this diy! My hair has the same issues. Annoying! I want to try this asap!

xoxo

Sarahcastically said...

I love this idea! I am definitely going to have to try it as my hair has been increasingly static-y and irritating lately, what with the weather being up and down and all over the place here in Colorado. And I get split ends so easily, so this sounds worth a try for sure.

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Sadie Dear said...

Coconut oils is so good for so many things! I haven't tried using it for conditioner yet, but I'm making a mental note to do it this weekend!

lilywanderlust said...

I usually use olive oil but now really want to try this, what a great idea!

Mary Hayden said...

Nice post, product looks great I've never tried hair oils before.

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