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Monday, August 12, 2013

Why You Should Switch to a Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut Oil Hair Mask



It's cheap, cheerful, natural (assuming you use pure coconut oil of course), cruelty free and easy, what's not to love about a good old fashioned Coconut Oil Hair Mask?
Due to bleaching my hair since I was 15 (maybe even younger) I am unsurprisingly prone to dry hair and it wasn't until I visited my local Afro Caribbean Hair Shop for some hair extensions that one of the ladies suggested that I whack on some Coconut Oil every now and then, the rest my friends is history.

To elaborate a little further as "whack" is pretty vague, you can use Coconut Oil how you would with any other hair oil or hair mask for that matter. If you have rather fine or are prone to oily roots you may want to use this a pre-shampoo treatment - massage the Coconut Oil all over the scalp before working into the entire lengths of the hair, leave as long as you can bear before shampooing out. For those with dry hair like myself you may find it more beneficial to apply where needed after shampooing the hair, wrap up in a towel and again wait it out until you can take no more before rinsing and following up with your usual conditioner. I tend to apply Coconut Oil once a week, more so in the summer when the sun has had its wicked way with my hair but of course no-one will know your hair needs better than yourself so play it by ear.

So why use Coconut Oil instead of other deep conditioning oils or masques? It is 100% natural and free from 100% natural free of silicone's, alcohols, and other chemicals (even more so should you opt for an organic brand), as it is naturally high in saturated fat there is no need to add presevatives making it safest for even the most sensitive skins/scalps. Of course it works well for repairing damaged hair including heat damaged locks but did you know that Coconut oil is also a natural meaning it can keep dandruff at bay as well as soothing an itchy scalp.

As a heads up (no pun intended) don't unless it is on some amazing offer purchase your Coconut Oil from a health shop it is vastly over priced - instead haul ass to your local Afro Caribbean market/shop and stock up there. It literally is pennies! 

Random Fact - Around ten million families make their entire income from growing coconuts.
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34 comments:

  1. Absolutely true!! and I use twice a week :) Great post :)

    http://www.beautyfrontline.com/

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  2. The Boots Almond and Coconut Intensive Hair Mask is by far the most amazing thing I've used. It's £1.99 for a tub and sorts out my unruly curly and dry hair in no time. Would really recommend it. Completely agree with your post!

    from Emily at at Sour Strawberry | UK based beauty blog x

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  3. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I was totally shocked to see it was like £15 in Holland & Barrett when I'd gotten some from Tesco for less than £2. Amazing stuff, my hair could probably do with a coconut oil mask right now xx

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  5. I swear by coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment! It has really improved the condition of my hair and makes it really soft. I also sometimes mix in a little honey with the coconut oil, makes your hair really sticky but its worth it.

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  6. i have just 'whacked' some on right now! i mix with a few drops of peppermint oil to stimulate my scalp! its amazing as a pre shampoo treatment and so cheap!

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  7. I've used this as a mask before and found that you have to wash it out VERY well or it will leave your hair really greasy!

    www.sequindoll.com

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  8. This sounds great!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love coconut oil- it's great for relaxed hair!

    Hannah
    girl-plus-world.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. It is a brilliant product, another amazing use for those of us who bleach our hair is to "Coconut Oil Load" your hair prior to bleaching, really saturate your hair in the stuff and leave it in the night before you plan to bleach, bleach as per usual without washing the oil out. Coconut oil seals the proteins into the hair and provides an extra barrier of protection against the bleach. It really does make a difference to the condition of post bleached hair :) Because Coconut oil effectively closes the proteins into your hair you shouldn't use it prior to a keratin treatment, you'll be shutting out the goodness!

    Bisous, Jemma x0x0
    abeautifulinstant.blogspot.com

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  11. I really need to start using using this, I have tried so many hair masks and deep conditioner and none of them seem to be doing anything in the long term, they seem to make my hair soft for the day and my hair goes back to normal!

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Sounds great, I'll have to pick some up :)

    Megan xx
    www.meganroisinn.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love using this before having a shower- I literally pile it on and leave it- it has really helped my poor damaged hair! :)

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  14. This sounds perfect for me, I've damaged my hair due to dyeing it like you and it needs all the help and moisture it can get! I also love anything coconut related as it smells divine :)

    http://fairygobmother.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. My hair is so fine and looks greasy after like 12 hours of washing it so I wash it everyday.
    I probably should try this out :)


    xx Chloe
    chloe-logan.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I have the superdrug coconut oil and i love it. I put it on overnight and then shampoo it off in the morning :-)

    http://hairmany.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  17. Great post. I will definitely be trying this out I am always looking for cheap and cheerful hair treatments that work.
    www.thisismyworldthisisme.blogspot.com
    Becka! :) x

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  18. so so true! I couldn't agree with this more, it's a brilliant oil and so cheap AND natural, I really think people should save their pennies and pounds and just opt for this instead, it's a great choice :)
    The Blushing Giraffe | A New UK beauty blog
    xxx

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  19. I love treating my hair with coconut oil - though it's not exactly cheap here.
    Also worth mentioning that I've heard coconut oil is particularly effective because the molecule is small enough to penetrate the hair unlike a lot of other oils! :)

    www.beautibop.com

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  20. I love using coconut oil..It smells amazing and you can use it in so many ways that makes me wonder why i spend all my money trying lots of different beauty products xD

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Coconut oil is my skin and hair best friend! xxx

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  22. Great idea! I knew coconut oil was a great multi-tasker (both on the body and in the kitchen), but I'd never thought of using it as a hair mask! Will have to give this a go! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  23. Neat! I might have to try this!

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  24. agree with you.. coconut oil is the best ever

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  25. Since discovering it I don't use anything else...I was amazed when i saw this review as it's been in my hair all night and I was just about to wash it off!
    Maya
    italianbeautyqueen.blogspot.com

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  26. Nicole Scherzinger uses coconut oil as a body moisturiser as well.

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  27. I always wanted to turn my hair product as natural as I could and this is a treasure! Thank you for the advice!

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  28. Loved this beauty tip for the hair. On top natural :) Thanks for sharing.

    Kisses***

    Isabel

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  29. You can pretty much use coconut oil for everything - cleanser, moisturiser, hair conditioner, body lotion and for cooking. So buying a jar really pays for itself because you'll use it everywhere!

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  30. Coconut oil is my favorite multipurpose product! you really get a great use out of it!

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  31. Hey, where do you get yours? I get some in a jar for about 3 quid at the KRK on Woodlands road, but it's not organic or anything and I'm always on the fence about whether to price-bump to get organic. Only, the only places I know that sell organic are like Holland & Barrett's and then it's like five times as much.

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  32. I've never thought to try coconut oil sounds like this would be super good for dry hair I've heard quite a few people talk about the benefits of coconut oil recently :)

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