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DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask

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Hair masks can be very beneficial for your hair. This particular hair mask is super cheap and only uses one ingredient!

One Ingredient Hair Mask

Recently I have shared a few recipes for face masks including:

But did you know that a mask can be very beneficial for your hair as well? And the hair mask I am going to share with you today is super cheap and only uses one ingredient. Coconut Oil.

What are the Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair?

Coconut oil has so many benefits so it shouldn't be a surprise that it's also good for hair. Unrefined Virgin Coconut oil reduces protein loss in hair, prevents frizz, repels water and prevents damage when washing. It's moisturizing qualities can actually penetrate the hair shaft to reduce damage and condition your hair.

Coconut oil has also been known to help with dandruff, itchy scalp and hair loss.

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment Mask 

It is important that you use unrefined virgin coconut oil because it hasn't been treated at high temperatures so it retains it's many benefits. Unrefined coconut oil will usually be solid at room temperature so you will need to liquefy it before using it on your hair.

  1. Put a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl or ziploc sandwich bag and submerge in a bowl of really warm water.
  2. Once the coconut oil has melted, apply it to your wet or dry hair playing close attention to your trouble areas. (Rub all over scalp for dandruff, concentrate on your ends to treat damaged hair) Comb hair to make sure it's distributed evenly then cover with a towel, shower cap or even saran wrap.
  3. Leave the coconut oil mask on your hair for at least 15 minutes up to several hours. For even more benefits, leave it on for a coconut oil overnight hair mask. Just make sure you protect your pillow with a towel.
  4. Wash coconut oil hair mask out with your regular shampoo. It may take a few washes to get the coconut oil completely rinsed out.

Variations: Try adding a beaten egg or raw honey for extra conditioning.

Where to Buy Unrefined Coconut Oil

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

In the past, I have purchased Nutiva Coconut Oil from Amazon.

But my most recent order has been for Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil I love what the company stands for and the ethical and eco-friendly way they harvest and process their coconut oil.

You can read more and purchase Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil here.

Have you used Coconut Oil for a deep conditioning hair mask before? I would love to hear your experience. Please share by leaving a comment below.


Mindy Benkert



p.s. If you're interested in more ways to use coconut oil, click here for a ton of Recipes & Ideas!

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Saturday 22nd of April 2017

I love this! I have tried it before and it makes my hair sooo soft! I wonder if adding honey for extra conditioning and maybe an essential oil would be nice? I might have to try that this weekend! Thanks for the great article on Coconut oil, its such an awesome and versatile product!

Melissa @ My Darla Clementine

Saturday 25th of June 2016

I've tried this and did like it, but you're right - it took several washes to get out!

Easy Peasy Life Matters

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

I've been wondering how to do a coconut oil hair mask for a while now so this is just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We hope to see you back tonight :) Pinned!


Tuesday 21st of June 2016

I use coconut oil on my babies' heads when they have cradle cap, but I haven't tried it on my own. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop, I'll have to try this!

Deborah Smikle-Davis (@debsmikdav1)

Monday 20th of June 2016

I am obsessed with coconut oil and use it from head to toe every day so I am so delighted that you shared your healthy, natural, easy to use DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I'm Pinning and sharing this!

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