Applying hair treatments on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to obtain healthier stronger hair. What women does not want to have healthy hair, am I right?
There are many different hair treatment products available, but sometimes going "au-natural" is the best option - not only is it good for your hair, it's also cost effective.
What products do you need in order to make an all natural DIY hair treatment?
For today's DIY beauty recipe, you'll need unrefined coconut oil and fresh lavender. Yep. Only two ingredients and you'll be one step closer to achieving the hair of your dreams.
This super simple DIY beauty recipe for lavender infused coconut oil hair treatment was shared by Wendy Rose Gould, beauty expert at Latest-Hairstyles.com.
According to Wendy, "applied topically, coconut oil actually does a few things for your hair. First, it nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen. It also conditions the hair to restore moisture and repair damage".
In addition to restoring the hair, she also mentioned that when coconut oil is "applied at the scalp, it can help reduce dandruff and soothe sensitive or itchy skin."
Now that we have a better idea of why coconut oil is used in this two-ingredient DIY beauty recipe, what about the lavender? What added benefits are there?
Wendy explains, "Lavender also has numerous benefits. It’s no secret that it smells amazing, and many simply use aromatic lavender for its calming effects. Topically, lavender, like coconut oil, is antibacterial and therefore helps with dandruff. It also helps to soften the hair."
Ready to get your DIY on?
DIY Beauty Recipe: Lavender-Infused Coconut Oil Hair Treatment
- Small Bowl
- 2 Tablespoons of Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil
- Fresh or Dried Lavender Springs (or 2 drops essential oil)
- Measuring Spoons
Step 1: Place Oil Into Your Bowl
Measure out 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to your bowl. Depending on your hair length, you may want to add more or less oil to the bowl.
For medium-to-long hair, two tablespoons should suffice. If your coconut oil has turned to liquid, just measure it out like normal.
Step 2: Add Lavender
Remove the greens and/or buds from your lavender and place it in the bowl with your coconut oil. If you want to add a little more for fragrance, that’s okay. A few pinches is plenty.
Step 3: Infuse Your Lavender
Next, we’re going to infuse the lavender into the coconut oil. To do this, create a bain-marie by placing your bowl over a sauce pan filled with water. Turn your heat to low-medium and allow the coconut oil to melt down, stirring periodically.
If your coconut oil is already liquid, you still want to do this, as the warmth from the water bath will expedite the lavender oil extraction.
Keep your bain-marie going for 45 minutes to one hour, then remove from the heat.
Step 4: Cool and Strain
Allow your infused coconut oil to set for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is slightly warm (not hot). Remove the lavender pieces if desired.
Step 5: Apply to Hair
Work the oil through your hair, focusing on the ends where hair gets dry. You can also focus on the scalp if you’re dealing with itchy, dry skin or dandruff. Let the oil set for 15 to 45 minutes. The longer it sets, the better. Shampoo and style as normal.