GUYS – my hair has been SO, SO dry. I desperately needed a haircut before all of this happened, so now I’m like maybe three months overdue and who knows how long it will be before my next appointment. I’m trying not to care so much (most days my hair just goes in a bun and on non-bun days I embrace my natural wave) but it’s still so dry. So I’ve been doing a lot of hair masks!
My usual go-to for hair care is Olaplex No. 3, which I still of course love and use every week but I was feeling a little bit creative so I decided to try my hand at making this coconut oil and honey hair mask. This DIY coconut oil honey hair mask is incredibly simple and easy to make (just two ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry) but it IS messy. I’d recommend doing it before a shower and applying it while you’re in a towel or robe that you can easily throw in the wash afterward!
DIY Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask!
The benefits of coconut oil and honey.
Coconut oil and honey are both so good for your hair (and your skin!) making this combination perfect for damaged hair – smoothing and conditioning the hair follicles. This mask is highly moisturizing and will leave the hair silky + soft with less frizz! It’s such a simple combination, but it definitely helps with healthy hair. Honey is a natural humectant and coconut oil has a low molecular weight which ensures that it penetrates the hair shaft to leave hair nourished and healthy.
How to Use Coconut Oil & Honey As A Hair Mask
Mix up your mask.
Take one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of honey (any kind of honey will work, you can use raw honey, manuka honey, or just plain old regular honey from the honeybear jar!) and blend them up in a small mixing bowl. For extra credit you could add a drop or two of essential oil to get some aromatherapy benefits but this is not important. If you’re having a hard time getting the honey and coconut oil to blend together you can heat them up. I didn’t heat mine.
Apply in sections to dry hair.
I think you’d be fine to apply this to damp or wet hair but I like doing it as a pre-shower treatment, on dry hair. Apply the mask all over your hair, focusing on the ends and anywhere that feels dry or frizzy (I also have these little curly tendrils behind my ears so focused on those, too!). Again, protect your clothes. I applied the mask while in just a towel and that worked well.
Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
Once you’ve applied the mask to your hair, gather hair into a high bun and let the mask work its magic. You could also put your hair into a shower cap or wrap your hair in cellophane. Whatever you want! Read a book, soak in the tub, whatever you want to do. (Just don’t lean back on your couch or bed, again… this is a messy one.)
Rinse with warm water.
Rinse hair with warm water and then do your normal hair care routine with your regular hair products (shampoo and conditioner, style!).
PS – how to deep clean your scalp, this DIY apple cider vinegar hair rinse, and my DIY avocado and yogurt face mask.
And check out a few of my favorite hair masks in the widget below.
I’m going to give this a try. Might I also suggest that winding your hair up tightly in a terrycloth towel may be causing some damage and dryness? I have naturally curly hair and switched to one of those aquis towels a long time ago and instead of flipping my head over to do the usual twist, I just put it under my dripping wet hair and simply loosely fold it over (kind of like they do in the salon) to catch drips until I’m ready to style. if i need to dry it more, I just gently squeeze with the same towel. I swear it has made all the difference for me.
Give it a try! I have and love the Aquis towel – agree, it’s amazing! xo
Love your DIY tutorials! I need to try this one since I have a whole bottle of coconut oil I barely use! ❤️✨
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Oh then the timing is perfect!
I love it you saved my life I fried my hair and I have been doing this for a month and i see the difference.
I’m trying this as I’m typing this. I have some coconut oil left over so I made some for my mother in-law. I am inlove with the smell because I feel like I’m making some grilled cheese in my hair. lol
it’s Less messy then an egg mask that I’ve tried. I forget to buy a shower cap so I just used a reusable plastic bag, I didn’t put it in a bun I just combed my hair and loosely put it in the bag then tied it. thanks for the diy I really wanna use this for how on. how often should I use this mask in my hair.
How often can you do this? Is it ok to do in colored hair?
I used coconut oil and honey in my hair and I think that it is helping my hair grow longer! 🙂 I have 4a/4b type hair. I want my hair to be long and thick! 🙂
I want to try the pills and gummies to grow out my hair.