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Hair Help? Two Step Honey Hair Mask

Since hitting my first hair goal (Yay - bra strap length healthy hair!) I've decided to spend more time transitioning out of protective wigs and weaves. What I noticed, however, is that my very non-porous hair lacks luster and bounce after a few days in a way no leave in, oil or moisture milk could adequately address. Since I've determined nothing in my product junkie arsenal could adequately address my hair's dullness, a short search of my kitchen resulted in the following quick and easy hair mask experiment, I mean, recipe. 

Note: I chose to do this as a pre-poo treatment, but feel free to place this in your regimen as you see fit. 

What You'll Need: 

  • 2 large tablespoons of coconut oil - This ingredient has a number of uses and advantages for hair, including it's double duty as a moisturizer and a sealant of moisture, its saturated fatty acids which aid in hair growth, and its frizz fighting properties. 
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of all natural Honey - This ingredient is a humectant, meaning it naturally draws in moisture to your strands; additionally, it acts as an emulsifier for low density curls. 
  • Shower cap (optional)

What You'll Do:

  • After placing the coconut oil in a microwave safe dish, heat oil in 30 second increments until it's well melted (I only needed 30 seconds)
  • Add Honey and mix well - the density of the honey will make it naturally sink to the bottom, just mix as well as possible. 
  • While this mixture is still hot, distribute it onto DAMP hair (not dry, and not soaking wet  I rinsed and then pat dried with an old t-shirt) from roots to ends. Take special care to saturate the ends of your hair as this is the oldest part of your strands and thereby the most delicate!
  • Put on your shower cap and allow the heat to do it's own thing. Leave the mask on for 45 minutes to an hour. 
  • Rinse thoroughly!

After rinsing this out my hair felt soft and refreshed. I went on to wash, deep condition and style as usual. 

If you try this out, let me know about your experience in the comment section!

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