3 NEW HOMEMADE HAIR RECIPES USING COCONUTS

By | 2017-02-26T14:55:52+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner Candice Batista The Eco Hub

Hi, beautiful, yesterday my husband and I were talking about the versatility of coconut oil and it got me thinking about some of favourite DIY recipes. I’ve been using these recipes as part of my skin & hair care regime for a while now and have made them for friends and family as gifts. They are always a hit. So today I am sharing my top 3 coconut oil infused recipes with you. The best part, they are all simple to make and all provide so many benefits for the hair and body.

Did you know there are over 1,500 studies that prove that coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods in the world!

Coconut oil is made up of mostly fatty acids like Lauric, Capric, and Capryl. These essentials fats keel the skin hydrated and soft, add in the vitamin E (which is loaded with anti-oxidants) and you’ve got a powerhouse that keeps the skin young and moist.

It’s soooo good for the hair too. It’ll keep your hair strong and healthy and will help to moisturize the scalp too. Because the hair is made up of long amino acid chains that contain high levels of protein, coconut oil is packed with restorative proteins and vitamin E that increase body and shine.

The Lauric and Capric acids allow the oil to easily penetrate the hair shaft and moisture the cuticle at the same time.

I’ve added other innovative ingredients these 3 homemade DIY’s that will all enhance the effects of the coconut oil.

So without further ado, here are the 3recipes:

1. Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner Candice Batista The Eco Hub

This recipe is meant to do two things, nourish and moisturize your hair. The egg yolk works alongside the coconut oil to deeply condition your hair. Unlike harsh chemicals (found in many hair products) that strip the hair of its natural oils, eggs actually restore your hair’s natural oil.

The coconut milk is packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients, all helping to heal the hair!

Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner Candice Batista The Eco Hub

Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner Candice Batista The Eco Hub

The yolk is crammed wth proteins, vitamins, and fatty acids that promote hair growth. How do I like my eggs? Umm, in a hair treatment, please!

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Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner
Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Recipe Type Skin Care
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
1 application
Ingredients
Recipe Type Skin Care
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
1 application
Ingredients
Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Instructions
  1. Whisk the egg and coconut in a bowl till frothy
  2. then pour in the coconut milk and whisk till smooth
  3. pour into a squeeze bottle
  4. The Ritual: Apply directly to your hair and massage from the roots to the ends. Give the scalp a really good massage, it's a good way to stimulate the area. Leave this on for 5 minutes then wash and condition as normal.
Recipe Notes

Recommend for: All hair types

Usage: At least once a week

If you don't use it right away, make sure to store in a cool, dark place, will last for about 3 weeks.

 

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Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner Candice Batista The Eco Hub

 

2. Coconut Water Hair Treatment

You can drink your way to better health by adding coconut water to your diet.

 

Coconut water hair treatment Candice Batista The Eco Hub

But applying raw coconut water is a fabulous way to deeply moisturize and condition your hair. It’s also going to help with dryness and frizziness, hello winter right? The B vitamins and potassium in coconut water will help keep your scalp healthy and aid in hair growth too!

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Coconut Water Hair Treatment
Coconut water hair treatment Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Recipe Type Skin Care
Prep Time 1 mins
Servings
1 application
Ingredients
Recipe Type Skin Care
Prep Time 1 mins
Servings
1 application
Ingredients
Coconut water hair treatment Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Instructions
  1. Apply the coconut water to dry hair
  2. Massage deeply into the scalp from the roots to the ends
  3. Then comb through
  4. The Ritual: Leave the coconut water on your hair for at least a few hours, I normally let my hair dry complelety before rinsing. After a few hours, rinse and wash.
Recipe Notes

Recommend for: All hair types

Usage: When needed

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3. Coconut Hot Oil Treatment

Coconut Hot Oil Treatment Candice Batista The Eco Hub

Our hair takes a beating every day. Washing it, blow drying it, brushing it, adding products to it and then factor in the environmental issues like wind, cold and heat and you’ve got a recipe for dry damaged hair. Applying a good hot oil treatment regularly can help heal your hair. Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft, making it more manageable. Sounds good right? The most important thing to remember is like the rest of the body, the hair needs daily TLC too. I love to add essential oils to my DIY’s when used properly, essential oils have som many benefits. I’ve given you two options for adding essential oils. Ylang ylang, bergamot and clove (2 drops of each) or lemongrass, lemon, lavender, rosemary (2 drops of each).

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Coconut Hot Oil Treatment
Coconut water hair treatment Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Recipe Type Skin Care
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
1 application
Recipe Type Skin Care
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
1 application
Coconut water hair treatment Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Instructions
  1. Warm the coconut oil on the stove top, do this very slowly, until it melts
  2. add the essential oils
  3. The Ritual: Apply the mixture to your hair from root to tip
  4. Deeply massage your head
  5. Cover your hair with a shower cap
  6. Leave it in for at least 30 minutes
  7. wash and style hair as usual
Recipe Notes

Recommend for: All hair types

Usage: When needed

 

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Conclusion: These 3 easy, DIY recipes (using coconuts) will condition, nourish, soften and moisturize your hair! I hope you’ll give them a try. Don’t let DIY scare you. Just go for it. Do you have a favourite DIY hair recipe? Tell me about it in the comments below.

 

By | 2017-02-26T14:55:52+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Candice is an award winning eco-journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates, whose been sharing tips on how to live a more sustainable life for over a decade now. Currently, she calls CTV’s "The Marilyn Denis Show” home. As the resident on-air eco expert (and producer) , she provides viewers with the tools they need to live happy, healthy, green lives. From DIY recipes to saving energy, Candice has you covered.

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