Coconut Oil for Hair Masks

3 DIY Hair Masks with Coconut Oil

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil on Hair

Coconut oil is an extract from the flesh of mature coconuts. It’s often used in cooking but it’s a prized ingredient in many beauty products as well since it’s moisturizing and can protect against hair damage. Some studies have shown that it can block some of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, making it a great conditioner for hair (source).

Coconut oil can be used as a deep conditioner for dry hair, can help tame dandruff and frizzy hair, and is a great moisturizer for weak hair.


Coconut oil for DIY hair masks

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dry Hair

Dry or damaged hair needs lots of maintenance. We would suggest doing this coconut oil yogurt hair mask once a week. The coconut oil is moisturizing, the yogurt and egg will nourish strands, and the lemon juice will help clarify and add shine to your hair.

Yield: 1 Mask

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dry Hair

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dry Hair

This DIY coconut oil hair mask is a deep conditioning mask for dry and damaged hair.

Prep Time 4 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Materials

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Towel or other head covering

Instructions

  1. Combine the coconut oil, egg, yogurt, and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir till thoroughly combined.
  2. Apply to hair, massaging through the scalp, and to the ends of hair strands.
  3. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Thoroughly shampoo and rinse hair after using the mask.

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Growth

Encouraging hair growth can be a frustrating process – we understand! Keeping your hair healthy is an essential component to growing longer hair, so try this mask anywhere from once a month to once a week.

The coconut oil is going to increase moisture, the honey will help treat split strands, and the cinnamon will promote growth by stimulating your scalp.

Yield: 1 Mask

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Growth

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Growth

This DIY coconut oil hair mask will help encourage hair growth.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Materials

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Towel or other head covering

Instructions

  1. Combine the coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon in a bowl and stir till thoroughly combined.
  2. Using your hands, spread the mask out across your hair and scalp. Massage it into your scalp and make sure it covers all your hair.
  3. Cover your head and let the mask sit for 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Shampoo and rinse your hair thoroughly after using the mask.

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dandruff

Because coconut oil has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, it can help in the defense against dandruff. The olive oil has a similar effect and they work well in combination. If you suffer from a dry scalp, we recommend a once a week deep-conditioning mask.

Yield: 1 mask

Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dandruff

Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dandruff

This coconut oil and olive oil hair mask is a deep conditioner that helps keep your scalp moisturized.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Materials

  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Towel or other head covering

Instructions

  1. Combine the coconut oil and olive oil in a small bowl. Stir them till they are fully combined.
  2. Using your hands, smooth the hair mask over your head and massage it into your scalp.
  3. Cover your hair with a towel or plastic wrap and let the hair mask sit for 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Thoroughly shampoo and rinse your hair.

Essential Products for Making DIY Hair Masks

We love a good DIY hair mask! Here are some of our favorite products for making them.


What other ways do you like to use coconut oil? Let us know in the comments below!

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