It’s been exactly 46 days since I’ve put on any makeup or styled my hair. Forget styling, I don’t even do comb it out most days, lol. But what I have begun doing is applying a hair mask every week in an attempt to repair the damage from years of using hair color and hair tools. [I’m doing the same for my skin, nourishing it with face & body masks, and will share more recipes soon.]
This week’s hair mask is made from just three ingredients – honey, coconut cream, and vitamin E. This mask is very effective in repairing and moisturizing damaged hair.
Coconut cream is thicker and creamier than coconut milk or coconut water so it works wonders even on its own. But combined with honey and vitamin E, it becomes exponentially more effective. This mask’s benefits include – curing dry and damaged hair, taming the frizz, promoting hair growth, and improving overall hair health.
- 1/2 cup coconut cream [unsweeted and full fat]
- 1/4 cup honey
- 6-8 drops vitamin E [This is the one I purchased from Amazon]
- Heat the honey until it is almost scalding, but not quite boiling.
- Add the coconut cream to the honey and mix well. [Spoon out only the cream you see at the top when you open the can of coconut cream. Discard the water. Since the quantity of cream exceeds my needs per mask, I store the rest of the cream in small containers and freeze it for future use.]
Below: The coconut cream melting in the honey, at room temperature.
- Now add the Vitamin E.
- Mix well and apply this mask to wet hair after shampooing.
- It is quite runny so to prevent dripping, keep a shower cap handy.
- Leave it in for at least 20 minutes. [My mask stays in for a lot longer, sometimes hours, cause I’m always in the middle of something else and can’t find the time to wash it off].
- When ready, rinse hair [with cold water if possible] and then condition as usual.
You will see an immediate difference – your hair will feel softer and the frizz will be noticeably tamed. Reduce the quantity of coconut cream should you not like the “almost moussed feel” of your hair after using this mask.
P.S. In India, my hair becomes very frizzy from the intense humid climate in Mumbai. There, I use fresh coconut water with honey to gain some measure of control over my hair.