There are more than many uses for coconut oil. Ever since I was young we always had a container of coconut oil. My mom used it in the kitchen, as a conditioner, and moisturizer. I remember it made our skin soft and kept our hair healthy looking and moisturized. I know some people do not like the nutty aroma and for that reason there is refined coconut oil which does not have the aroma. I, however, grew up on unrefined coconut oil and it does bring back pleasurable childhood memories. So read on and embark on your coconut oil journey.
Remember, coconut is actually a nut and if you are allergic to nut or anything in that family please do not attempt to incorporate it in your hair routine. Also never replace anything that could affect your health without consulting your doctor.
For the love of coconut oil, here are some recipes to try…
Aloe Vera and coconut conditioner
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- 8 oz. coconut oil
- 1 oz. aloe Vera (gel or pure aloe juice)
- 1 oz. sunflower seed oil, or sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin
- A few drop of essential oil (tea tree or lavender work great for hair)
Melt the coconut oil and blend it with all ingredients except for the essential oil. You want a smooth consistency. Add essential oils. Because of the aloe Vera, you may need a preservative. Viola! You are done. Section hair and apply. Use on damp hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb. For fine textured hair, a quarter sized amount works fine, dry hair may need more. and comb through clean hair.
I usually store mine in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. You also have the option of cutting down the ingredients amounts so that you can just make enough without having to store or add a preservative.
Avocado detangle smoothie
- 1 fresh and blended avocado
- 2 oz. coconut milk
- 2 oz. coconut oil
- 1 oz. avocado oil
- A few drops of essential oil of choice (optional)
Melt your coconut oil and blend all ingredients together. Add essential oils and mix well. Apply to clean, sectioned and damp hair. Cover with warm towel or sit under a drier for 20 minutes to allow deep conditioning. Comb slowly and carefully before washing out the conditioner.
Note: This recipe may require a little bit of thorough washing because of the avocado.
Enjoy your soft detangled hair.
Easy hair quencher recipe
All you need are these two ingredients
- 1 oz. Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 oz. Organic Raw Honey
Adjust ingredients according to amount and length of hair.
Warm coconut oil and honey. This works great when warm and used on damp hair. Please, please, please do not burn your scalp. Pay attention to the temperature because both ingredients can cause serious damage if too hot. Apply to hair and cover with a warm towel for 20 minutes. Rinse out and style your hair.
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