Curlies use this oil to promote hair growth, prevent split ends, treat dandruff and condition their curls. What type of magical oil am I talking about? Coconut oil.

It’s one of those hair products you either love or hate, but you have probably heard of some of the amazing benefits that women have had when using this on their hair and skin.

You can use coconut oil in your weekly hot oil treatment, or along your hairline for healthy edges, but its use goes further. Using coconut oil in your curly hair regimen as a deep treatment mask helps you see even more benefits.

Oh yeah, there is no need to buy a mask at the store, today we’re DIYing it all.

With these recipes, you won’t need 10,000 ingredients for one mask. The ingredients are simple and minimal - likely ones you already have at home.

Here are 3 coconut oil DIY hair masks you can make at home.

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Cold pressed coconut oil + raw honey for shiny hair

Combine one half cup of melted coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl. Mix the two ingredients together, and use your hands to apply it to your scalp and hair evenly after shampooing. Allow the mixture to sit under a plastic shower cap for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.

Why this works

Honey is great scalp soother and has antifungal properties to make sure your hair stays healthy. Coconut oil helps lock in the moisture supplied by the honey for a shiny finish.

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Cold pressed coconut oil + aloe vera gel for damaged hair

Mix half a cup of coconut oil with one third cup pure aloe vera gel (you can make your own from the plant or purchase in store). Once combined well, apply the ingredients to your hair from root to tip. You’ll really want to concentrate on damaged areas, like your ends and edges for example. Let it sit on your hair with a plastic cap, then rinse.

Why this works

Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer, and one of the main reasons we experience damaged hair is because it’s dry. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which will allow the oil to penetrate your hair to repair damage.

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Coconut oil + ginger juice for hair loss

Slice off about one inch of fresh ginger and peel to remove the skin. Place the ginger root into a pot filled with 2 cups of warm water, and let it boil for about 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool before straining - keeping the ginger juice, and discarding the root.

Combine the ginger juice with one half cup of coconut oil and massage it into your scalp and hair. Rinse with warm water after 20 minutes and shampoo as normal.

Why this works

Ginger root contains magnesium, potassium, fatty acids and vitamins your hair needs to thrive and stay strong. Combine this power with coconut oil, which can prevent protein loss in hair, and you’re good to go.





How do you use coconut oil in your curly hair routine? Share your tips with us in the comments.