Coconut Oil Hair Mask

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Today I’m blogging about something that is super important to me and I wanted to share it with all of you because A. you rock and B. why not?  Hair and makeup are a huge passion of mine. I can spend hours on end recreating makeup looks and different hair styles.  I am constantly trying out new products and always learning new ways to keep my hair as healthy as possible. I’m going to let you in on a little secret…I grow back gray!! UGH! I hate it! While it’s not 100%, it’s a good 70% grow back which means that every 3 weeks I need to color my hair. All those chemicals can really do some damage so it’s really important for me to take good care of my locks.  After doing some research I found the easiest and all natural way to help keep my hair not only strong but shiny and soft with coconut oil. I’ve had a lot of friends ask me what I do so I thought I would share it with all of you guys. Let’s start with the product I use which is an organic extra virgin coconut oil that I purchased on Amazon. The extra virgin oil is important to get because it’s not processed.

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This stuff is crazy versatile. Not only is it great for cooking but also for hair and skin. Coconut oil can be absorbed better than any other oil out there and helps to strengthen the hair follicle which in turn helps to stimulate growth. You will literally notice a difference in the feel of your hair the first time you try it. So let’s get started! Here are the steps I take, I try to do this at least once a week. Hope you enjoy my mug!

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First, I part my hair down the center and clip each side.

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Working with one side at a time I take a 1″piece and rub the oil into it starting from the scalp all the way down to the ends.

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I continue to repeat this (1/2 tbsp. of oil to 1″ piece) until all of my hair is covered.

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If you have a shower cap I would suggest putting that on top of the towel to help hold in the heat.  Keep your hair wrapped for 30-40 minutes and then shampoo regularly.  I always do 2 shampoos to make sure it’s all out! You’ll feel the difference right away but make sure to keep up with it, it’s really a great thing to do for your hair!

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Depending on the lighting my hair can look very red…clearly this is one of those times!

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119 thoughts on “Coconut Oil Hair Mask

    • Thanks but I have to say the lighting from the windows and also the white background and black top made it look so red lol It is actually more of a violet color. It’s from Goldwell and the color is 4V!

  1. wow – you have beautiful hair! I’ve just recently heard of using coconut oil, I started this week and love it already. I only put my hair in a pony tail and throw it in a bun once I have coconut oil in my hair and then wrap my bun in saran wrap and either sleep with it wrapped or put a blow dryer to it. Would one method work over another or will it work the same way?

    • Thanks so much!! I’ve only used the blow dryer in my hair. I’ve never spent the night with it in but I can imagine your hair must feel like silk!! As long as you allow your hair to absorb the oil either way is great but not sure if one is better than the other. I definitely want to try sleeping with it but I’d be too afraid of leaking!

      xo Cindy

    • I use Organix but I have also used Scruples White Tea…I would recommend checking and making sure the ingredients don’t say sodium laureth sulfate-that’s the bad guy!

    • Hi Chloe,
      No, definitely not lol I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week (I have quite thick hair) so I do it only once a week! You can definitely do it more but I probably wouldn’t do it more than 3 times a week. You certainly feel the results!

      xo Cindy

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  3. great, thank you so much for the info and tips, I’ll try this as soon as I get everything, I also use argan oil from pro naturals to keep my hair soft, shiny and healthy.

  4. great! Actually I bought pure virgin coconut oil from a woman in a Fiji village. They really use it for everything there – cooking, all over their bodies, hair… I’ve been meaning to start using it. This is awesome! I am definitely going to try this out…

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  5. I have it in my hair right now! I am soooo excited! I am an over-processed blonde and really want to have my hair back the way it used to be!

    • Hi Michelle,
      Nothing would happen. It’s ok to use shampoo with sulfate in it I just recommend getting one without it because sulfates can dry out your hair and the whole point of the treatment is restore moisture and shine! Sulfate essentially is what makes shampoo produce the thick lather that you get and it’s not great for curly hair or color treated but really it’s not the hugest deal if you continue using what you already have ;)

      • Tried it and it is amazing!! Leaves my hair soft and shiny, which is hard since I have thick, frizzy hair. Thank you so much for the advice!

  6. Do you put this on the top of your scalp too? Just curious. The pics look like you just massaged the oil in the two different parts but not on the top scalp. My hair gets oily really easily and most the time I don’t even condition the top of my scalp so just curious.

    • I put the coconut oil all over, scalp included! I think there is a worry that if you have oily hair this will make it oiler but that’s not the case. It’s simply a treatment and as long as you wash it out well enough it will only leave you with super soft and shiny hair! If you’re concerned, you could definitely skip the scalp!
      xo

  7. Thanks for the great post, slept In mine overnight and my hair feels amazing! About the scalp, I have read if you massage into your scalp it will promote hair growth.

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  9. Wow your hair looks gorgeous, I’m going to try! My roommate just bought a jar of coconut oil and it looks like I will be dipping my hands in it! lol! Feel free to check out urbanhills.co I have a lot of good DIY’s and fashion trends that I think you’ll love! :)

    • It doesn’t necessarily make it grow faster but if you take good care of your hair and it is healthy then it will grow! Coconut oil helps to maintain healthy hair so it helps to aid in that!

    • I use the Hydrating Macadamia Nut one but I believe all of the Organix are sulfate free so you could always choose one that works best for your hair if that one doesn’t!

  10. Hello! I saw your post and decided to try the coconut oil treatment. I have VERY thick, long hair. I probably used about two big spoonfuls of the oil for my hair. I wrapped it in a towel for about an hour then shampooed my hair THREE times to get it out, but the next day when my hair was completely dry it seemed very oily. Even after I washed my hair again it still seemed oily. Now, a week later, all the oil is washed out but my hair seems no more shiny/softer than before. What did I do wrong? The oil was expensive and I’m sad it didn’t work as it was supposed to. It seems nothing works for my hair.

    • Oh no! I’ve never heard that before! It doesn’t sound like you used a lot at all so I’m not sure why that happened. I would recommend using maybe a Tea Tree shampoo to really help wash out the oil. Also try just starting at the nap of the neck and down rather than your scalp if you’re finding this to be an issue. I hope the next time around is better!

      • That happened to me also. You HAVE to use conditioner to get it out. Conditioner has an emulisfier in it that binds to the oil to wash it out.

    • I have naturally a little on the oilier side hair. My hair is only a tad damaged at the ends so when I do coconut oil masks like these they do NOT come out unless I use harsh shampoo (which I refuse to use.) It also makes no difference to my hair as well. But there is a lot more you can use that coconut oil for! Such as the best make-up remover, facial lotion, helps acne, and eating everyday promotes hair growth and weight loss.

    • I had the exact same problem as Christine. I have extremely thick, long hair too. I did the instructions exactly, washed it out now two times, and it’s still so oily, greasy and gross. I’m not sure what I need to modify to get better results! I’ll definitely try going from the nape of the neck and down rather than from the scalp next time, but it’s actually that part of my hair that’s greasy and not the scalp area at all. So weird! Thanks for the blog post, anyway! I’m sure it’s a good treatment for my hair; even if it looks greasy right now. (I also refuse to use any mainstream shampoos/conditioners, only all-natural, so that may be why it’s not washing out as well too).

      • Update: I used 3 parts baking soda/1 part water for shampoo along with 1 cup water/3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar for conditioner to wash it out with a couple drops of tea tree oil, and it worked. Hair feels and looks amazing!

      • It seems that different hair types have different experiences! I’m g=so glad you were able to find a solution that worked for you because it really is great for your hair! I may have to add your mixture to the post for anyone else that may have trouble getting it out!

  11. Hello- thanks, I will try this. I have fine, curly hair, so it may be disastrous as my hair gets easily weighed down if I put too much product. Hopefully not. Do you actually put it on your scalp or just your hair?

  12. Im about to try the coconut oil now but I was also researching last night on shampoos. I use garnier’s fall fight and im wanting something better. I was originally planning to buy mane n tail next, but then I saw where yall were talking about sulfate free shampoo. Which do you think would be better, mane n tail or a sulfate free shampoo. My hair is pretty long but im trying to get it as long and strong as I can before next year (im donating my hair next year).

    • Hi Jessica! So sweet that you’re donating your hair! I would definitely use the sulfate free shampoo. As far as the mane and tail I believe that the conditioner helps aid in hair growth so maybe use the sulfate free shampoo and the mane and tail conditioner…best of both worlds!

      • Great idea! Why didnt I think of that.lol oh and the coconut oil was awesome!I loved it! It made my hair actually do better against the Alabama humidity. It didnt frizz up as bad . Thanks for the tips :)

  13. Hi there! What a wonderful natural treatment. I will be trying this on my unruly curly locks. Do you start with clean dry hair? Or can I start with dry hair that has products in it? Thank you in advance.

    • Applying heat to the hair helps to open the cuticle of your hair which in turn helps the hair to absorb the treatment. You don’t have to apply heat if you don’t want to!

  14. I have very thin, baby fine hair. One side is curly, the other side wavy, and all of it is frizzy. I call it natural hag hair lol. I began using coconut oil last summer when bleaching left it feeling like straw. I use it once a week, and I have learned to NEVER put it on my scalp! I did a couple of times and was left with extremely greasy hair. After trying a spagillion different shampoos I had to use original dawn dishsoap to get un-greasified, and then my hair felt worse than straw!! I LOVE this treatment, just not on my scalp lol! Sorry about my novel lenghth reply :)

  15. Hey I wanted to give a report on your advice about using a sulfate free shampoo with mane n tail conditioner. I use organix ever straight brazilian keratin therapy shampoo and it smells like coconut!! I loooooove the smell! I am obsessed with it! I like the conditioner alright but I think next time im going to get the conditioner that matches my shampoo. I just dont personally like the smell of mane n tail or the fact that I have to use alot to get it on all of my hair. But thank you so much for showing me the road to hair heaven. I very much appreciate it!

  16. Ive used this treatment several times and made my hair feel fantastic and look great. But i recently went to the salon and got my hair colored. Will this be okay for fresh colored hair or will it strip it ? I just want to be sure before i attempt it . Thanks! :)

  17. I make coconut oil sugar scrubs all the time now (yay for licking your fingers afterward!!), but hadn’t tried it on my hair yet, so I was excited to find this!
    I have a naturally oily scalp (i only shampoo 1-2/week, condition less than that, otherwise my hair is heavy & greasy) so I did this (am currently doing this) everywhere but the scalp. It feels good and smells amazing. I love it even without finishing!

  18. My hair keeps falling off it scares me! but thank you for the awesome tip! :) Just a question, how often do you do this coconut oil treatment to see the result fast? :) Thank you!

    • Lol autumn is normally the time when our hair sheds so don’t worry too much! It would be good to try to do it once a week but after using it just once you’ll feel how soft and shiny your hair is!
      xo

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  22. Hi, I do this too. I love how your hair is cut though and was wondering if I were to go to a salon and ask to get my hair cut similar to yours what would I ask for?

    • Hi Jade! So my aunt cuts my hair and what she does is flips my head over and pulls it into a ponytail and then right at the bottom she cuts straight across. This creates a head full of layers…this look I have here is after it’s grown out a bit. You can show them the picture and just ask for long layers. It’s a pretty common cut so they should be able to handle it!
      xo

  23. I’m a huge fan of the coconut oil. Another thing to try for those annoying greys without damaging your hair…henna! It looks like you can find a shade pretty close to what you have now. It’s messy, but it’s worth it. I’ve been using it for 8 months now after years of dying my hair, and one incredibly damaging fiasco. My hair isn’t falling out anymore, and it’s sooooo much healthier.

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  27. Nice post. Coconut oil is rich in proteins that can makes scalp healthy and promotes healthy hair growth. Coconut oil also contains saturated fats and unsaturated fats these can boosts us hair follicles to faster hair growth. Coconut milk also helps more in the growth of healthy and lustrous hair. Coconut milk is high in proteins compared to coconut oil, it makes your hair softer, shiny and repairs your hair damage.

  28. What can I do my hair is breaking a lot and its to dry I don’t want to get a hair cut I want to know how can I use the coconut oil please tell me how can I avoid my hair from breaking out

  29. I have oily hair, but still needed a conditioner at the same time to protect my color treated hair – and the Shielo Color Protect line works perfectly. Even if you do not put color in your hair. It makes my hair shine and the shampoo is not heavy. This is one of the first shampoos that has really worked for me, and the Shielo conditioner did not leave my hair oily at all.

  30. Is it rite to use honey wid olive oil as I’ve heard dat if u use honey den ur hairs will become white. i really loved the

    remedies for increasing hair volume they really work,,,,,Gd tips and easily available….I didn’t try this as I am using

    Hibiscus pack…Nice :)Easy Hair Care

  31. Will this help me for hair growth? And also, how do you only wash your hair 2-3 times a week with out it getting greasy looking?

  32. Hey Cindy! I used to have long hair but then I cut it! And I totally regret it :P So, I’m planning on using this for growing it out! When you used this, did you noticed hair growth? And if you did, how long did it take? Thanks!!:)

  33. I’ve been using Coconut oil hair masks, and using Coconut oil and Olive oil for a hot oil treatments, and they work so so so so well! I have pretty dry hair naturally too.

  34. Hi Cindy, great post! You obviously know the importance of using heat when applying a hair treatment like this. We’d like to send you one of our Hot Head microwavable heat caps for you to try. Email us if you’re interested :)

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