I wanted a deep conditioning recipe that required neither a fruit nor a vegetable. One that would be quick and easy to mix up, yet moisturizing and beneficial for my hair. A lot of naturals are happy to just use their store-bought conditioner and sit under their heat cap for deep conditioning benefits. But if you’re like me and rather ‘spruce up’ your regular conditioner to make it even more beneficial when you go under your heat cap, then this simple recipe is for you.
Coconut is packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, calcium selenium, sodium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. It’s also a good source of proteins and natural oils.
Coconut Milk Hair Benefits:
- Helps to protect hair from the loss of protein.
- Boosts hair’s body/volume and shine by replenishing hair fibres with oil.
- Helps to repair damaged hair
- Helps to detangle hair.
- Helps to soften hair.
- Treats a dry flaky scalp.
- By protecting hair and the scalp, it helps hair grow.
DIY Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner
- 1/4 cup Hello Hydration conditioner (dependent upon the length of your hair)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp – Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp – Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp – Jojoba Oil
- 3-6 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- Thoroughly mix together all the ingredients in a bowl
- Apply to hair in sections coating hair from roots to tips
- Cover with plastic cap and sit under your heat cap for 20 – 30 minutes
Heat helps your scalp to absorb the nutrients faster.
– Depending on the length of your hair, either increase or decrease the ingredients in a rational proportion.
– Oils can be interchanged to your favorites or what you have on hand
If you would like to make fresh coconut milk for your conditioner, you can try this:
- Either buy a fresh coconut and grate the pulp or grab some shredded and dried coconut from your local stores
- Allow it to soak in equal amount of simmering hot water, but don’t take it to the boiling level.
- Run the mix in a blender after a couple of hours.
- Then you can squeeze out the coconut milk by using a fine strainer or by using cheesecloth or muslin.
That’s all! Freeze left over coconut milk in ice trays for future use.
You can also use coconut milk on its own as a natural conditioner for your hair. Simply saturate hair with coconut milk from root to tip, cover with plastic cap and either sit under your heat cap for 20 – 30 minutes or wrap with a towel and let sit for 45 minutes to an hour.
Have you used coconut milk in your DIY recipes? What effect does that have on your hair?