Coconut and Honey: Self-care for your hair

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Over the last two weeks, Ive noticed that my hair became a tangled mess anytime I wash it. It felt dry, and damaged, and I was beginning to dread washing my hair. I needed to do something to help my hair, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I thought about going to my stylist for a deep conditioning treatment, or going to a store to buy a weekly leave in conditioner, but I was hesitating. I didn’t want to use something that was going to weigh my hair down, or that had a lot of ingredients. I really wanted to nourish my hair because I think the current state was from my last trip to the stylist to get highlights.

Yesterday I decided that I was going to create my own hair mask. Sundays are rest days for me, and I take the time to check in on my self-care practices and see what I can add or change to my self-care routine for the week. I don’t know why I didn’t think of taking care of my hair as a part of my self-care routine, but it totally is! Being frustrated about my hair has stressed me out over the past two weeks, it has increased the time it takes me to get ready in the morning, and my self-confidence has been a bit shaky. A hair mask that helps moisturize my hair and make it more manageable is a definite solution for all three of those things!

I did some searching around on the internet, and there are A LOT of hair mask recipes. So many, that I was getting overwhelmed. Self-care Sunday is not about overwhelm at all, so I decided to go simple, and use some of my favorite go-to aromatherapy ingredients.

Coconut oil and honey. Moisturizing, repairing, and smells great. Perfect!

I used 2 tablespoons of both the coconut oil and the honey, and I mixed them together so they made a lovely yellowish, creamy paste. I decided to use two tablespoons because my hair really needed the moisture, but you can totally use one tablespoon of each (more if you have longer hair, or if your hair needs more love).

Then I used a spray bottle filled with water and sprayed my hair just enough to make it damp. You can put it directly on dry hair, but I find that if my hair is wet, the application is easier. I let it soak into my hair for 45 minutes, and then washed it out with my normal shampoo and conditioner. 

My hair felt amazing even when it was still wet from the shower. I was able to comb it a lot easier then before, and as it continued to dry I noticed it felt very soft. 

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Verdict?

Coconut oil and honey is amazing for your hair! 

Here is what you need for this super simple recipe:

2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons natural honey
Mix together
For easier application, slowly warm on the stove until it all melts

Make sure you have a towel handy because it drips everywhere! I put my hair in a bun, wrapped it in saran wrap and a towel to keep it from dripping on me. It also helps to have a few clips handy, to section off your hair as you apply. If your hair gets oily quickly, then start applying the mask about an inch away from your scalp.

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I loved this addition to my Sunday self-care routine so much that I’m going to do it again next week! If there are any recipes you love or have been dying to try, let me know and I’ll test it out.