Shiny, thick and lustrous hair are the ingredients of our happiest dreams.I constantly keep lusting after healthy hair and God knows how many home remedies and bottles of chemicals I have tried thinking of them to be some magic potion.
Some products do work and some don’t moreover I am constantly using hot rollers and curlers,therefore my hair needs extra nourishment.This time I came across this magical hair mask which really really helped me in keeping my hair free from all the damage and split ends and yes! it adds lot of shine too.
This recipe is a wonder. I’ll first let you know the many benefits of these amazing ingredients-
Coconut oil is widely used in personal care products due to its moisturizing properties. The best thing about coconut oil is that it is a great hair conditioner that is suitable for all hair types. No wonder then that our South-Indian beauties have beautiful hair as coconut is an integral part of their food and personal care regimen.
Coconut oil not only moisturizes hair but also stimulates hair follicles, thus promoting hair growth. It makes hair soft and shiny. Coconut oil prevents hair fall and split ends. It also prevents dandruff and lice.
Coconut oil penetrates the hollow hair shaft and improves it from inside. It locks moisture in the hair and makes them soft and thick. This oil does not disturb the pH balance of hair and also prevents loss of protein from hair. It also prevents premature greying and protects hair from getting damaged by harmful sun rays.
Honey is an absolute honey! It has anti-oxidant properties which fight against free radicals and keep scalp healthy. Honey is an emollient. Emollient is a substance that has the property of soothing skin and hair and making it soft. Honey has the same effect and nourishes and softens hair. It also boosts hair growth. Honey’s enzymes have antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties and prevent itchiness, dandruff and infections.
Honey is a humectant and provides hydration to hair without making it greasy. This tendency makes honey suitable for all hair types. Honey retains moisture in hair and prevents hair fall. Honey makes dull hair, full of life. Honey again has a near neutral pH and is safe. Honey is also known to prevent balding and protects hair from sun-damage.
Now after knowing the wonders of nature, let us move on to make a unique hair mask which has worked amazingly on my hair. You need only these two ingredients i.e. honey and coconut oil to pamper your hair. It is quick, easy and effective.
You will need- 1 tbsp. honey and 3-4 tbsp. virgin coconut oil.
The amount will vary as per the length and thickness of your hair but remember to use less honey and more oil. Otherwise you will end up with sticky hair.Keep the proportion 4:1 .
It will be great if you can get real raw honey as it is 100% natural. Virgin coconut oil is cold pressed and is definitely much better than the ordinary ones. It is easily available online if you can’t find it in market.I got lots of coconut milk from my recent trip to Kerala and I swear its so much better than what I get here.
Preparation of Mask
If you are living in a cold area then take honey and coconut oil in a pan and heat on stove. Do not keep the flame high as the natural properties will be destroyed if you overheat. Stir and mix well. Let it cool down a little.
As I am in a hotter area where coconut oil doesn’t need to be melted I simply mix coconut oil with honey.
Wet your hair and massage the mask on scalp and hair. Pay attention to split ends. Use you fingers in combing movement to let the mask cover your hair from root to tip.
Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. Tie you hair in a bun or cover with a shower cap if you have long hair.
Wash the mask with any shampoo of your choice. You will need to wash your hair twice to get the mask off from your hair completely but it won’t be very hard to take it out.
For best results use this mask once a week .Your hair will be completely smooth, shiny and lustrous.
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