Easy Coconut Hair Masks for Thicker, Stronger Hair

Coconut oil is incredibly nourishing for your body, both inside and out. When applied topically, it can make your hair stronger, softer and glossier and can even fight dandruff and tangles. Plus, it can soothe and nourish your scalp to boost hair growth. Try one of these homemade coconut recipes today!

Coconut and Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal soothes skin irritation, reducing inflammation that could harm your hair follicles and slow hair growth.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. oatmeal
  • Warm water

Mix the oatmeal and water, using enough water so that the oatmeal forms a thick paste. Stir in the coconut oil then massage the combination into your scalp. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse clean.

Citrus Mask

If you suffer from oily, congested follicles, this mask will clarify your scalp and unplug your skin so your hair can grow better. Plus, the citrus oils help to cleanse your hair and boost your natural shine.

Ingredients:

  • ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. yogurt

Whisk the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then massage into your hair and scalp. Let it soak in for 30 minutes, then rinse with warm (not hot) water.

Baking Soda Mask

If you have dandruff, the anti-bacterial qualities of coconut oil and the cleansing properties of baking soda can help banish this embarrassing hair condition.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Mix the ingredients into a paste and apply to your scalp. Try to avoid getting it throughout your hair but focus on your scalp alone. Massage your scalp for five minutes, then rinse clean with cool water.

 

Aim to use these hair masks at least once a week to revitalize your hair’s natural beauty and protect your scalp from irritation or damage that could lead to hair loss or hair thinning.