You know when you see someone with hair so good you assume they must have been born with it? Hair that good couldn’t possibly undergo the heat styling, mountains of dry shampoo, beloved highlights, relaxers, and inclement weather that take such a toll on our hair. But here’s the secret: those with good hair still do all of those things, they just know how to save their damaged locks, and it just might include a little DIY here and there. This coconut oil and honey hair mask is perfect for repairing and moisturizing damaged hair, and you can whip it up with just a few steps right in your kitchen. Here’s how we do our favorite DIY hair mask:
What you’ll need:
1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
Shower Cap (optional)
Step 1: Mix Ingredients Together
Mix the ingredients together, and as an extra step to help your hair follicles open up, slightly heat the mixture up on a stovetop in a small sauce pan. Add a bit more of these ingredients if you have long, thick, or curly/coily hair.
Step 2: Apply to Hair
The mask can be applied to dry or wet hair, although we’ve found that it’s easier applied to wet hair. Have a towel around your neck to protect your clothes and section your hair off. Apply generously from top to bottom, focusing on the ends where most damage occurs.
Step 3: Relax for 30-40 Minutes While Mask Soaks In
Wrap your hair in a bun and let the mask soak in for 30-40 minutes. While you wait for the mask to do its magic, flip through a magazine, read a book, or paint your nails to pamper yourself some more.
Step 4: Rinse With Warm Water
Wash the mask out in the shower using your regular shampoo and conditioner routine, and violà! Soft, smooth, healthy hair—and it took less than an hour.