Homemade Hair Mask for Damaged Hair: Simple DIY Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Written by Crafts-Women Community

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Natural Hair Masks, just as their face mask counterparts work to nourish, hydrate, and exfoliate the skin, have the same benefits for the health of your hair. While there are plenty of deep conditioning treatments and hair masks available on the market for all types of hair and hair conditions, you can just as easily make one yourself! Not only is it more economical to go the DIY route, but you also have complete control over the quality of the ingredients you use. No added preservatives or artificial fragrances are necessary.

The best thing about DIYing is when it comes to both skin and haircare: you can tailor everything you make to fit your unique needs. You can play with the details like what herbs and botanicals go into your infusions, what oils you use, and what essential oils you add as extras at the end. You can really let your creativity shine!

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Benefits of a Natural Hair Mask

Besides the fact that you can choose your specific ingredients depending on the exact benefits they provide for your hair and scalp, hair masks, in general, provide the following benefits:

  • Reduced frizz, breakage, and damage

  • Intense moisture and scalp nourishment

  • Increased shine and softness

  • Stronger hair follicles

  • Repair damage from coloring treatments, heat styling tools, saltwater, chlorine, and more!

Here is a super easy DIY nourishing hair mask you can whip up in minutes!

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Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask

This simple 2-ingredient hair mask takes only minutes to prepare and you’ll be loving the results! All you need is organic virgin coconut oil and high-quality honey. Mix equal parts of the two ingredients - how much will depend on the length of your hair - until well blended and apply evenly on damp hair using a comb or your fingers.

Depending on the temperature where you are, if the coconut oil is solid you might need to heat it up in a pan first. Bonus: you’ll benefit from the hot oil being able to penetrate deeper into the hair follicle. Allow sitting for 20-30 minutes or up to overnight for best results.

Why Does it Work?

Coconut oil conditions, protects, and strengthens the hair, and is lighter and less thick than other common hair care oils. Coconut oil has the ability to penetrate deeply through the hair shaft and give back some much-needed hydration to dry, brittle hair, as well as the scalp to relieve symptoms of psoriasis and the appearance of dandruff.

Honey is a humectant, so it is able to trap and seal in the moisture provided by the coconut oil. Honey can revitalize the hair, helping it to hold moisture and shine while soothing and softening the hair.

Benefits of this easy, DIY hair mask include improved detangling, scalp healing, and healthy new hair growth!

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