Who would have thought I would post a DIY deep conditioning hair mask recipe on No Beef Here? Okay, it’s not THAT surprising. After all, the best ingredients for our hair, skin and nails (and all that jazz) are in the kitchen. I mean, seriously, you can whip up an endless combination of possibilities for hair masks, deep conditioning treatments, body scrubs, face masks. I promise you I can go on and on.
I’m a huge fan of making my own stuff. Not only does it save you a sh*t ton of money, it’s way healthier because you’re not loading your sacred temple with garbage. I mean, if you can ultimately cut down the chemical sh*t storm, I’m all for it. I feel like the stuff we put in and on our bodies should be similar. If you wouldn’t eat it, would you want that in your body (you know the chemical crap).
So in an effort to save some moolah, live a more nourished life and take care of our external as much as the internal, anticipate more recipes of this nature. I hope you can dig it 😉
For us ladies, a big part of our beauty is our hair and one thing I am working on is accepting my natural curls. Sure, the occasional blow out is super sexy and makes me feel like a rockstar, I realized recently that I really love my curls. And when I really give them the love they deserve, they look pretty freakin’ rad. I’ve done quite a bit of experimenting on my hair over the last few years. The continuous heat applied to my hair from blowouts, split ends from not making frequent trips to the salon for maintenance and years of dye jobs has done serious damage. And my friends who are in the process of reviving their lost curls, I feel you. It’s hard!
Maintaining curls is WORK! But they are beautiful. I promise.
And for you non-curly haired ladies, this is for you too. Not only am I sharing the recipe for the overnight treatment, I’ll share a few of my favorite masks and links to my favorite products to keep the hair nourished.
The Benefits of this moisturizing mask:
- Coconut milk is absolutely nourishing for hair. It provides natural moisture and helps with pesky split ends
- Coconut oil (a god send!) promotes scalp health (happy scalp happy hair), adds shine, luster, helps with growth and it’s just the best product for keeping hair looking gorg!
- Rosemary oil helps keep your sexy scalp healthy too (we’re really into scalp health)
How You Make It (WATCH THIS VIDEO HERE):
- Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut milk (FULL FAT ONLY) with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and about 10 drops of either tea tree or rosemary essential oil. Leave in for 30 minutes or overnight. Wash with baking soda and water OR a sulfate free shampoo.
My experience with the mask:
Once product is in my hair:
My favorite curly hair products:
- Coconut oil (raw, unrefined) DUH
- Argan oil (great for managing split ends- and also great for your face- I love multi-use products)
- Apple cider vinegar. Use this as a rinse post shampoo for ultimate shine and luster. Don’t worry about the vinegar smell. It doesn’t last.
- Baking soda. Mix with water and massage into your scalp to wash your hair. Can’t get any cheaper than that.
- Aveda Smooth Infusion Conditioner. This baby smells orgasmic and feels so good in my hair. It tames frizz, it detangles. I even add this baby to a spray bottle with some of my curl creme and a bit of water.
- Lush’s Jason & The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar. A little bit of this goes a LONG LONG way. Fo shizzles. It smells delicious and really gets the hair shiny, strong and clean without stripping natural moisture from beautiful curls.
- Miss Jessie’s MultiCultural curls. Though I love this product, I am working on using it less because it just has ingredients I cannot pronounce, this is not cool. I’m on the lookout for another amazeballs product so stay tuned. But for right now, this product is my ultimate fave. My curls are GORGEOUS and bouncy.
- Lush’s R&B Hair Moisturizer. This is a close second to Miss Jessie’s. A little pricy but glorious.
- Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk. Another curly hair essential if you’re not into thick curl cremes. It’s light and hydrating without over saturating the hair with product.
Stay tuned for more masks, DIY nourishing products, and ways to really hone in on the self-care. Looking beautiful starts from the inside through proper nourishment but also requires a little love and pampering 😉
Peace, love and NO beef!
Keep rockin’ those beautiful curls!