With our humid Florida weather, frizz and dry hair are two main issues that I have always had. Now that the fall is upon us, my hair is staying a little more under control – thank goodness! I have a tendency to need to switch shampoo brands every few months because of a film that starts to build up on my hair, so I recently took some tips from Today Style and made my own shampoo and hair treatments. Sticking to all-natural ingredients such as coconut oil, aloe, honey, and essential oils has helped me tremendously. Here are a few tips that I took away from this amazing article:
Shampoo – Mix equal parts of distilled water and unscented liquid castile soap, then add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I like to use mint to give my scalp a refreshing feeling. The soap that I liked does have peppermint essential oils already in it, so you don’t necessarily need to add more. You can also add honey to this mixture and I have been massaging coconut oil onto my scalp with the shampoo for added moisture. This DIY shampoo may be great for someone who has a dry or sensitive scalp.
Conditioner – To make my own conditioner, I take plain Greek yogurt, honey, and coconut oil mixed together. After shampooing, place conditioner onto hair and leave in for about 5 minutes. I personally do this mixture about 3 times per week and put all ingredients into a plastic container before mixing. You may need to rinse your hair twice after using the conditioner, but everyone is different when it comes to that.
Hair Mask – Coconut oil and honey also have a wonderful use for a hair mask. Combine coconut oil, honey, turmeric, and cinnamon and leave this mixture on your hair for 15-20 minutes. Your hair will be left feeling silky smooth!
Curl Enhancer – According to the Today Style article, you can mix 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons shea butter for a way to enhance your curls. Simply take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and twist the product around curls to get even better definition.
Frizz Tamer – This is my all-time favorite! On the days when your hair just doesn’t want to cooperate, take a pea sized drop of coconut oil and smooth throughout. This trick helps tame frizz and any fly-aways.
Hopefully these tips will help keep your hair smooth and healthy this winter season and even during the summer time, too! Be sure to check out our other all-natural beauty uses for coconut oil.
Do you have a favorite way to use coconut oil in your hair?