I have pretty easy hair that I can easily do nothing to, just simple combing and leave the house the way it looks, however, there are some things about it that drive me crazy that my hair gets frizzy and dry, it’s quite thin and without using some sort of hair mask or hair serum to tame or smooth the frizz it can end up looking a bit crazy. I’ve never had any brand loyalty when it comes to haircare, so I’m always up for trying something new which is natural, don’t even cost anything and works as well. The new hair mask I found is “holy grail” for my hair because it’s moisturizing as well as makes hairs soft and manageable. I made coconut milk hair mask mixed with unsalted milk butter. What? Butter? Yes, one of my friends suggested me to apply milk butter to tame frizz and to give the hair a healthy look.
I have a little bit of oily scalp so I don’t use it on my scalp. I apply the only coconut milk on my scalp due to its hair growth boosting factor and after that, I mix all the ingredients and then just leaving an inch or two of hairs from the root, I apply the unsalted butter and coconut milk hair mask to rest of my hair. As we know coconut milk or coconut oil both are good for hair to tame frizz and hydrate the damaged and dry hair but when it is mixed with other powerful ingredients like honey, castor oil, and the most moisturizing ingredient the unsalted milk butter, it can make your hair soft, shiny and smooth. Let’s take a look at what are the benefits of coconut milk hair mask.
The Benefits Of Coconut Milk Hair Mask
Coconut Milk is rich in vitamins C, E, B as well as calcium, iron, and magnesium. All these Vitamins and minerals boost the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. This is particularly beneficial for restoring dry, damaged, weakened and brittle hair as well as split ends. Coconut milk is a great organic hair conditioner too that provides you with longer and thicker hair.
Unsalted Milk Butter is the important ingredients in this hair mask. Butter contains various fatty acids that get easily absorbed by the skin and makes hair soft and manageable. Vitamin E, D, Calcium and different proteins make hair healthy, shiny and lustrous.
Castor Oil fills in the damaged gaps of keratin in the hair shaft. It increases the tensile strength of the hair, making it less prone to splitting and breakage and smoothes the hair by restoring the hair cuticles. The fatty acids present in castor oil form a protective layer on your hair and protect it from sun damage and loss of color. It’s antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties make it an effective treatment for scalp infections. Its high protein content makes it very valuable to maintain hair health.
Honey seals the moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned. This reduces breakage, which is often a cause for slower hair growth. It has rich antioxidant properties which prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy and strengthens the hair follicles, curbing hair fall.
Procedure to make Coconut Milk Hair Mask
- 1/3 cup fresh coconut milk
- 3 tablespoon raw and organic honey
- 5og Unsalted milk butter
- 2 tablespoon castor oil
1. To make Coconut Milk
Break the fresh coconut into 2 parts and use a spoon to scoop the meat from the inside of the coconut. Try to get every last bit of white meat from the walls of the coconut shell, and don’t forget to scrape it off of the lid, too. Now, put coconut meat and its water in a blender and pulse it on high until the coconut water and meat are fully combined and smooth. Add some more purified water into it and blend them all. Strain the mixture with the help of cheese cloth and take out the fresh coconut milk out of it.
2. To make hair mask
Put the butter at the room temperature for about an hour to make it soft, or melt it in a double boiler system. Now, mix all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth and running consistency is formed.
Make partitions of your hair and apply the hair mask with your hand or brush and wear a shower cap to avoid staining of clothes with butter and coconut milk. Keep it overnight or for 1 hour and wash it off with shampoo. Do this remedy for twice a week to get soft and manageable hair.
- If you are having an oily scalp, don’t apply this mask on it as it can make it oilier. Apply the mask to hairs only.
- You can use coconut oil or raw cow milk if you don’t have fresh coconut milk.