This year I've really become a fan of hair masks. I've always enjoyed using them weekly but now they have become a twice weekly ritual and I feel cheated if I don't have the time to apply them. One type of hair mask I've been enjoying using is one using pure coconut oil which you can buy from health food stores. I got mine from Holland and Barrett and I'd really recommend this one as it's worked wonders on my hair, there are other uses for it too- you can use it on your skin and in cooking but I like to keep it for my hair. I'm trying out one from another brand at the moment so I'll let you know how I get on with that one soon too.
Pure Coconut Oil
The Perfectly Pure Coconut Oil from Holland and Barrett makes a great hair mask. It's really easy to use and a big tub like this goes a very long way. I'm not even half way through this one and I've been using it since the beginning of the year! Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid which is known to help prevent premature hair loss and this was what first drew me to using coconut oil on my hair at the beginning of the year because I was losing weight so quickly, I didn't want my hair to suffer and start falling out!
At room temperature, the coconut oil is solid so it needs to be melted in the microwave before you apply it to your hair. I put a couple of tablespoons in a ramekin and heat it in the microwave for a minute, or until all of the coconut oil has melted. I then start to massage it into the roots of my hair then run it down the length of my hair right to the tips. I either leave it for 15 minutes then wash out, or wrap my hair in a towel and leave it to work it's magic overnight and rinse my hair the next morning.
The Perfectly Pure Coconut Oil leaves my hair feeling super soft and the softness lasts too, unlike some processed products that just coat your hair, this pure product actually feels like it's giving your hair some good nourishment. I find that it makes my hair feel stronger, more resilient and less prone to breakages and snapping too.
This huge 453g tub is available for £14.99 from Holland and Barrett.
What are your natural hair care wonder products?