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Question: How can I make a coconut oil hair mask at home?

Answer: The rising popularity of coconut oil has been sweeping the nation. Coconut oil offers many benefits, which you can get from consuming and applying it. Because it’s rich in vitamins and nutrients and has a moisturizing properties, coconut oil makes a great hair mask. Honestly, coconut oil applied directly to the hair makes a great mask — but for something a little more nourishing and conditioning, I have the perfect coconut oil hair mask recipe for you.

What you’ll need:

1. Coconut Oil (obviously!): about 2 tablespoons (adds shine and nutrients)
2. 1 Egg (condition and moisturize)
3. Honey:  about 1/4 of a cup (corrects sun damage)
4. 1/2 an avocado (condition and moisturize)
5. A bowl for mixing the ingredients
6. A hair tie
7. A shower cap
8. A warm towel

The recipe

To make this moisture-boosting mask, start by taking 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and zapping in the microwave for just a few seconds until it’s melted. Next, add the egg to the melted coconut oil and mix them together with a hand mixer. After that, add 1/4 cup or warmed honey and also mix this with the hand mixer. After this mixing you may see some bubbles, and that’s okay! And next comes the messy part — add 1/2 of an avocado and mix this into the rest of the ingredients by hand. If it’s chunky, that’s okay. Next, it’s time to lather  it on; start with dry hair and slather this mixture on from root to tip. It’s easiest to do this if you flip you hair over. When all of your hair is covered in the mask, tie your hair up in a top knot, cover in a shower cap, and then wrap in a warm towel.

Now it’s time for you to sit back, relax, and let it all soak in! Allow the mask to sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes, the longer you leave this on, the more benefit you will receive, so don’t rush the waiting. When you’re ready to rinse, make sure your water is not too hot, or else you will cook the egg. Luke warm will do just fine. Allow your hair to air dry, and enjoy your super soft and silky hair!